A healthy population is about the joined-up delivery of services, driven primarily by the needs of patients and communities. Our programme will introduce you to the key concepts and debates influencing health and social care, developing the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career. You’ll explore issues such as life quality, effective caring and communication to build a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health.
In the integrated Foundation Year in Health and Care you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.
You’ll explore issues such as life quality, effective caring and communication. You will also gain an understanding of the basic factors that influence health and social care.
Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You’ll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health and social care decision-making.
You’ll explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures, discovering how to appraise the effectiveness of joined-up approaches to service delivery.
You’ll learn from experienced professionals in their fields who are committed to your personal and professional development, along with helping you to develop the academic skills you’ll need for evidence-based practice and future research.
You’ll gain practical experience by completing professional placements as part of your degree.
Students may undertake their placement in a wide range of settings. For example, in facilities that provide residential care for adults and older adults, with youth work teams, in the NHS, in children’s and family centers, and with charities and non-government agencies.