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BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (Top-up)

Health and Social Care covers a huge range of activities from Child Protection, and Youth Work right through to Residential and End-of-life Care. It is about providing physical, emotional and social care to help in empowering people to live their lives independently. The Health and Social care sector is becoming more and more important as a considerable part of our population requires social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need or at risk, or adults with needs arising from illness, physical and mental disabilities, old age or poverty, therefore the professional carers offer vital services to the UK and their contribution to the health service is significant.

The BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care course is specially designed for students to become ‘practice professionals’ with the skills, professional knowledge and expertise needed for a rewarding and fulfilling career within the Health and Social Care sector. This one-year course is also ideal for industry professionals looking to acquire a qualification in order to succeed and progress in their career path and prepare them for brining and implementing positive changes in their own area of practices as Change Champions.

Students will be taught using a diverse range of teaching and learning methods including seminars, workshops, personal and small-group tutorials by highly senior and competent lecturers with extensive health and social care practice background. This programme is focused on interesting and most relevant topics, and students are encouraged to take part in engaging, learning and sharing their experience with others.

The objectives of the BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care are as follows:

  • Develop students’ confidence and creativity and their ability to demonstrate an evidence based approach to practice
  • Develop students as inter-collaborative professionally capable practitioners, with an ethically and socially responsible approach to patients and service users
  • Develop students’ theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and expertise appropriate for a range of practice settings
  • Develop students as independent and lifelong learners able to apply their skills for future career and personal development

 

Course Structure

On this programme, you will develop an existing academic knowledge in order to inform and develop your understanding in a range of significant areas such as safeguarding, leadership and management, and collaborative working.

Units

Level

Credit

Leadership and Management

6

30

Contemporary Issues and Inter-professional Practice

6

30

Introduction to Safeguarding

6

30

Applied Practitioner Research

6

30

Total credits

 

120

 

Note: The BA (Hons) is awarded on completion of a minimum of 120 credits

+ Assessment

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills.

The following assessment activities are used on this programme:

  • Essays
  • Research Proposals and Impact Assessments
  • Case Studies and Scenarios

In addition, students will be expected to undertake formative assessments, including presentations, guided learning tasks, and seminar participation.

+ Entry Requirements

  • a pass in an BTEC HND; or
  • a Foundation Degree; or
  • a recognised UK or overseas equivalent; or
  • other level 5 qualification in a related field (minimum 6 hours per week – paid or voluntary)
  • Be in employment (Minimum 6 hours per work – paid or voluntary)
  • There will also be the standard English language requirements of IELTS 6 or equivalent.

 

Note: DGHE will not be recruiting international students under the Tier 4 student visa system during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

+ Admissions Process

The College will ensure that entry requirement are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)Your
  • CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If you are successful in the interview, you will then need to submit your UCAS application. At this time, we will also write a reference on your behalf and notify our collaborative partner (i.e. the university) that we are happy to accept you.
  • The university, on receipt of the application, will then make you an ‘Offer ’. This will be ‘unconditional’ if you have completed your HND (or equivalent) or ‘conditional’ if you are still waiting for results.

Note: The university acceptance process could take up to 3 weeks so we will appreciate your patience.

+ Recognition

The BSc (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care reflects the changing requirements within the health and social care arena that expects skilled and flexible professionals to adapt and lead developments in their own specific area of practice. On a successful completion of this course, students are well-placed to pursue further academic development via post-graduate routes. These include (but are not restricted to) Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, Social Work, Nursing, Human Resource Management, Research and development and Teaching career.

+ Career Progression

The BSc (Hons) Integrated and Social Care is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in the provision and delivery of a changing and expanding health and social care agenda. On successful completion of this programme, you could work in these roles:

  • Resident / Care Coordinator
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Quality Assistant / Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant and Healthcare Support Worker
  • Assistant Practice Manager
  • Probation Services Officer (with additional course / training)
  • Assistant Care Home Manager
  • Care Worker Team Leader
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Care Practitioners
  • Victim Care Officer
  • Healthcare Volunteer Coordinator

+ Course Specification

Once you have been approved by DGHE Admissions, you can apply through UCAS by visiting the UCAS website.

UCAS course Information

Course code: IHDG

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: One year, full time

Course Delivery: Two days per week

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Start Date: 30th September 2019

Application Deadline: Mid-September (although late applications may also be considered)

 

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