You’ll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.
Key features of the Health and Social Care (Honours) course at The Open University
– Applies new ideas to real life issues and situations that affect us all
– Helps you to develop as an independent and reflective learner
– Explores the context and processes of change and new ways of working across agency and professional boundaries
Skills for career development
The BA (Honours) Health and Social Care (R26) emphasises crossing professional boundaries and the service user’s perspective, and is closely attuned to care sector priorities. You’ll acquire a strong set of highly-valued transferable skills, including skills in written communication; finding, evaluating and presenting research and other sources of information; problem-solving; leadership and management skills; and time management. You’ll learn to work independently and as part of a team, and gain a good understanding of the role of information technology in care.
This degree is applicable to a wide range of health and social care careers in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Some of our students include:care managers
– healthcare assistants and healthcare support workers
– health educators
– health scientists
– practice managers
– social workers and social work assistants
– specialist practitioners
– youth workers and youth justice workersSome careers may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree.
The Open University is unique. It is a public research institution that delivers 100% of its courses by online learning. It is the only university of its type in the UK
This course is at level 6 in the UK Qualifications Framework. Level 6 is higher level study often referred to as undergraduate level.
The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) is a way to talk about the time and effort a course requires. One credit (or CATS point) equals 10 hours of learning effort.
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