The Open University

Course Information

The combination of healthcare and health science topics in this Healthcare and Health Science (Honours) programme from The Open University will equip you with a broad understanding of the range of debates about the provision of healthcare, as well as enabling you to evaluate the relationship between scientific and social understandings about the promotion of health.

Key features of the course

– Develop skills in interpreting, generating, and presenting information and data using a variety of text-based, graphical, numerical, audio-visual and online sources
– Engage with an evidence-based, scientific approach to health sciences and gain an appreciation of the limits of scientific knowledge
– Critically evaluate approaches to service provision and develop strategies for improving practice
Skills for career development

You will gain some of the skills required for working in health science and be able to apply scientific methodology to health-related issues.

The broad knowledge base in healthcare and health science that you will acquire will equip you with the necessary skills to identify key factors which influence the health of individuals and the health of populations.

You will develop skills in handling scientific data and applying this to debates about the provision of healthcare. You will also gain skills in constructing an evidence-based argument which will enable you to contribute to debates about health policy.

Career relevance

This degree will enable you to contribute to the planning and delivery of a range of healthcare services, as well as the development of policy about healthcare. The degree provides a sound and critical understanding of the relationship between scientific understandings of health and the social influences on health, and of health and social care policy, theory and practice.

You’ll also understand how ethical, legal, scientific, social, and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.

Scholarship Option

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