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The Open University Health and Social Care

The Open University Health and Social Care, In today’s fast-changing care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. This degree provides a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, and the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. 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.

Undergraduate courses in ‘Health & Social Care’

If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. BA (Honours) Health and Social Care
  2. BSc (Honours) Health Sciences
  3. BSc (Honours) Healthcare and Health Science
  4. BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice
  5. BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing
  6. BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling
  7. BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
  8. BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing
  9. BA (Honours) Social Work (England)
  10. BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)
  11. BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) (graduate entry)
  12. BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)
  13. BA (Honours) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)
  14. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Foundation degrees

  1. Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
  2. Foundation Degree in Counselling

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences
  3. Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice
  4. Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
  5. Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
  6. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care
  2. Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families
  3. Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
  4. Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare with Health Science
  5. Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice
  6. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)
  7. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
  8. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care Practice (Wales)
  9. Certificate of Higher Education Open

Open University certificates

  1. Certificate in Health and Social Care
  2. Certificate in Health Sciences
  3. Certificate in Promoting Public Health

Modules

  1. People, work and society Access module
    Access
  2. An introduction to health and social care
    Level 1
  3. Perspectives in health and social care
    Level 1
  4. Enhancing your healthcare practice
    Level 1
  5. Introduction to working with young people in practice
    Level 1
  6. Science and health: an evidence-based approach
    Level 1
  7. Working with young people: an introduction
    Level 1
  8. Foundations for effective practice in youth justice
    Level 1
  9. Foundations for social work practice
    Level 1
  10. Foundations for social work practice
    Level 1
  11. Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology
    Level 1
  12. Young children’s play and creativity
    Level 1
  13. Adult health, social care and wellbeing
    Level 2
  14. Ageing societies and global health
    Level 2
  15. Dementia care
    Level 2
  16. Health and illness
    Level 2
  17. Mental health and community
    Level 2
  18. Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
    Level 2
  19. Death and dying
    Level 2
  20. Extending your contribution to healthcare practice
    Level 2
  21. Childhood
    Level 2
  22. Leading work with young people in practice
    Level 2
  23. Making a difference: working with children and young people
    Level 2
  24. Psychology of childhood and youth
    Level 2
  25. The law and social work in England and Wales
    Level 2
  26. The law and social work in Scotland
    Level 2
  27. Youth justice: theory, research and practice
    Level 2
  28. Leadership and management in health and social care
    Level 3
  29. Adulthood, ageing and the life course
    Level 3
  30. Exploring practice
    Level 3
  31. Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy
    Level 3
  32. Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice
    Level 3
  33. Approaches to mental health
    Level 3
  34. Issues in research with children and young people
    Level 3
  35. Working together for children
    Level 3
  36. Youth: policy in practice
    Level 3
  37. Improving dementia care
    Short Course
  38. Improving end-of-life care
    Short Course
  39. Improving health and wellbeing
    Short Course
  40. The NHS: structure, decision making and your service
    Short Course
  41. Facilitating learning in practice: mentorship portfolio assessment
    Short Course
  42. Developing better teams
    Short Course
  43. Developing yourself for clinical leadership
    Short Course
  44. Improving diabetes management
    Short Course
  45. Introduction to clinical leadership
    Short Course
  46. New managers’ toolkit
    Short Course