Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Year of entry: 2017/18
Foundation Degree Health and Care (Nursing Associate)
Why Health and Care?
Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, This Foundation Degree in Health and Care (FD HC) has been designed in partnership with local employers and current trainees to address the education and development needs of the associate (non-registered) workforce.
What will I study?
Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, The Foundation Degree Health and Care has been designed around an integration of theory and work-based learning, gained at both university and work. The programme consists of core modules where you come together with other trainees to learn shared theory in an interprofessional environment; and pathway or workplace specific modules for example Learning at Work (Nursing Associate) which develops your knowledge and skills relevant to your place of work or role development.
Your journey starts in year one where you will begin to develop and enhance some of the fundamental skills and knowledge required for personal and professional advancement. During year one you will participate in four core modules (20 credits each, 80 credits in total) which will facilitate the development of fundamental knowledge across the health and care sector. The programme commences with an induction which encompasses both an induction to academic and work-based learning, including external placements for those on the Nursing Associate pathway. The first module, Lifelong Learning, prepares you for your journey into and through Higher Education. Other core modules will introduce core concepts such as person-centred care, health promotion, human development through the life span and anatomy and physiology. For those on the generic pathway there will be 2 open modules where you can tailor the learning to your own place of work, ideal for those wishing to become an Assistant Practitioner.
Those on the Nursing Associate pathway will spend 337.5 hours per year (675 hours across the programme) in an external placement setting outside of your normal place of work. There will be three-15 week external placements which will be at home, close to home and in hospital. During your placement experience you will have opportunities to gain an understanding of a range of services. You will have an identified supervisor for your 15 week external placement who will support your learning experience.
Year 1 Core Modules
The aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills to be a lifelong learner.
Partners in Care
The aim of this module is to enable students to recognise their role as a partner in care and how this can be adapted to the care context.
Anatomy and Physiology
The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of healthy human anatomy and physiology.
Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifespan
The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Year 1 Work-Based Modules
Learning for Work 1 (Nursing Associate)
The aim of this module is to equip the student with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and attitudes and behaviours required to perform fundamental clinical cores skills as a Nursing Associate in a range of settings.
Negotiated Learning (x2)
The aim of this module is to accredit a piece of the students own learning and professional development, conducted independently outside the University in the work place.
Year 2 Core Modules
Working with Others
The module aims to explore the student’s role within their team, the role of their team in the wider health care economy and the facilitation of others and their learning.
The aim of this module is to equip students with understanding necessary to apply evidence -based practice through identifying areas for service improvement, to develop sustainable solutions and proposals for change.
From birth to young adulthood (part 1): the aim of the module is to explore vari-ability across the life-stages. Part 1 will examine the impact of disease, chronic condition and disability from birth to young adulthood.
From adulthood to the older adult (part 2): the aim of the module is to explore vari-ability across the life-stages. Part 2 will examine disease, chronic condition and disability from adulthood to the older adult.
Year 2 Work-Based Modules
Learning for Work 2 (Nursing Associate)
The aim of this module is to equip the student with the theoretical knowledge, core skills and attitudes and behaviours required to perform more complex clinical practice as a Nursing Associate in a range of settings.
Negotiated Learning (x2)
The aim of this module is the accreditation of a negotiated piece of learning and professional development; conducted independently outside the University in the work place.
- Be employed for at least six months in a role in the health and care sector delivering care to enable them to meet the work-based learning outcomes;
Have certified evidence of level 2 Maths and English, or equivalence;
Have the support of your employer who will sign the application form.