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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Health and Social Care

Level 5
Full-Time
22/23
EXC50001
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Overview

The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector, within which there is a growing demand for competent and patient-centred employees. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland whilst providing a national and global perspective on health and care.

In Year 1 you will gain an exciting introduction into health and social care by studying a range of modules including:

Effective Communication in Health and Social Care;

Safeguarding and Managing Risk;

The Effective Learner

Psychology

Social Theories and Concepts

Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice.

In Year 2 you will undertake a variety of modules including:

Evidence Based Practice

Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Introduction to Public Health

Innovative Practices

In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement), which will also be assessed.

  • Unit : The Effective Learner
  • Unit : Safeguarding and Managing Risk
  • Unit : Psychology
  • Unit : Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Unit : Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Unit : Social Theories and Concepts
  • Unit : Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Unit : Evidence Based Practice
  • Unit : Innovative Practices
  • Unit : Introduction to Public Health
  • Unit : Worked Based Learning

N/A

Applicants must: (a) satisfy the University’s general entry requirements and (b) have attained grade A, B or C at GCSE level in 5 subjects or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification and (c) provide evidence of competence in numeracy and literacy (GCSE grade C or above or equivalent - this requirement may be met within (b) and (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points) OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d): (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Non-standard admission will be agreed with the University Faculties. All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

All modules undertaken will have a number of assessment activities including written assignments, reports, oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations.

Upon successful completion of the course students may be able to progress to Year 3 part-time of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing at Ulster University. Students may also be eligible to apply to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy programme at Ulster University. In addition, upon successful completion of the FdSc in Health and Social Care students can also apply for admission to Year 1 of a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programmes including Nursing, Social Work and Community Youth Work as well as a range of Social and Life Science Degrees including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and many more. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s admission and progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

All applicants must satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI at a cost of £35. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

3 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

dungannon

Full-Time

P5001DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

enniskillen

Full-Time

P5001EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Full-Time

P5001OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

15

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-21:00

Time

Wednesday|Friday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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