Birmingham City University Health And Social Care

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Birmingham City University Health And Social Care

This programme is ideal if you are working within health and social care and want to develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to progress in your chosen career

The programme will enable you to develop relevant skills and with the support of your employer enables you to develop your existing role to Assistant Practitioner level or equivalent.  It will also support you to be able to access BSc Hons programmes which include some programmes leading to registration as a health care professional.

What’s covered in the course?

This full-time, two-year Foundation Degree, delivered via work-based learning at the City South campus, has been carefully-designed to provide the skills you and your current or future employer need.

Expert teaching staff in our School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Allied Health Professions, provide the guidance needed to make sure you secure the necessary academic requirements and clinically orientated competencies that will advance your career.

The course equips successful candidates for a range of roles in health or social care settings, local authorities, the voluntary sector and private care settings.

In securing this Foundation Degree you will complete an e- portfolio that offers clear evidence of your development. You explore the scope of professional practice in the areas of compassionate care delivery ,risk management,  responsibility and accountability,  infection control, confidentiality, consent, and many more.

The course offers an introduction to anatomy and physiology, and examines social, psychological and cultural influences relevant to your area of work. It covers professional issues relating to the boundaries of practice, patient and client assessment. It also provides a thorough understanding of standard operating procedures and relevant national service frameworks.

You can also choose a negotiated module, if appropriate, that will enable you to undertake more study in an area relevant to your role, practice and service user group.