University of Bolton Health and Social Care

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University of Bolton Health and Social Care

Health and social care is a vast service sector providing support to people who are vulnerable such as children, older people and adults with disabilities or mental health issues. A huge range of rewarding employment opportunities is open to those with the right knowledge, skills and values, and the University of Bolton’s degree in Health and Social Care will prepare you for a successful career in this field.

The course provides the correct balance of policy, practice and academic training. Strongly linked to the UK government’s agendas for health and social care, the course will develop your understanding of the principles of care, care planning and delivery, the ethical aspects of care, areas such health promotion and a wealth of other relevant issues. You will learn how to collaborate across professional boundaries, use evidence to inform your decisions and be able to understand the critical issues in health and social care and ways of dealing with them.

Career development and employability skills are core elements of the course which includes a work experience placement in a health and social care setting. You will also benefit from studying alongside current practitioners and gain alternative perspectives from guest speakers.

About the course

The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree reflects contemporary issues, changing trends and challenges within the health and social care landscape. The degree focuses on key areas of learning, embedding policy into practice on a day-to-day basis and developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for a successful career in this essential and worthwhile sector. You will gain a deep and critical understanding of policy, theory and practice. You will also understand how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors shape the provision and development of health and social care services. Moreover, you will recognise and value diversity and difference and understand the challenges vulnerable people face in accessing the help that they need.