University College Birmingham Health and Social Care
There is an increasing demand for health and social care both in the UK and globally. This rapidly-growing industry requires individuals with a wide range of knowledge and experience.
This course offers an opportunity to gain an overall understanding of the sector, as professionals need to be flexible and open to new ways of delivering high standards of care. This course covers a range of diverse subjects which include substance misuse, offender management, working with gangs and the management of long-term conditions. You will also have the opportunity to study how to promote healthy living and emotional intelligence in practice.
This course is delivered by expert staff with vocational experience in a variety of health and social care settings. There will be opportunities to increase your employability through completion of specialised work placements in a wide range of settings.
Why should I choose this course?
- Your first year will provide you with a good foundation so that you can choose how to tailor your studies in your second and third year. You can choose to study both health and social care, or you can specialise in one of these two areas.
- You will be supported by experienced lecturers to gain a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of working in the health and social care sector.
- You will gain substantial experience in a range of diverse placement areas which aim to help you link theory and practice.
- Your modules will be focused on a range of vocational areas that can be directly applied to working within the industry.
- For your final project, you can research a topic that interests you and is relevant to your personal interests or intended future employment.
The University’s new Health Hub, a purpose-built facility at our Richmond House site, allows students to experience the full range of settings they are likely to encounter in practice.