This programme offers you the chance to explore a wide range of Health and Social Care issues and debates from a range of different perspectives. The Programme enables students to explore the many factors that impact upon Health and Social Care with a particular focus on social issues and experiences. It is ideal for those with an interest in health and social care and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Throughout your studies you will be considering key questions such as: what factors influence health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently? How do we address inequalities in health and social care? How does policy impact on health and social care? How can we work with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing? How can we safeguard vulnerable and marginalised groups?
Students on the programme will develop a thorough understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice. In addition throughout the programme there is an emphasis on developing practical skills alongside academic knowledge. The programme has input from a wide range of frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors and students are able to develop the practical skills necessary for careers in Health and Social Care through work-based learning, work on case studies and applied research projects within the local community. Working with you, we aim to develop reflective, autonomous and responsible health and social care practitioners who are able to work with a range of service user groups. Why choose this subject? Taught by academics who are actively involved in Health and Social Care research
Regular input from frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sector, which, means the course relates to 'real world' problems
Work based learning to enhance employability
Exciting national and international fieldtrip opportunities
Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit's research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014) For more information, download the