Bishop Grosseteste University Health and Social Care

Bishop Grosseteste University Health and Social Care

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Bishop Grosseteste University Health and Social Care

At BGU we are very excited to be offering a brand new BA (Hons) programme in Health & Social Care, which will assist with meeting the supportive care needs of the Lincolnshire community. Recently, the Health & Social Care Act has undergone major changes and aims to integrate Health & Social Care services into a more service user-centred and holistic model. Many Lincolnshire agencies are now working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for service users, families, and communities. For the first time, many services, including hospitals, doctors, nurses, housing, aged care and social care workers, are in meaningful conversation about how to best assist those most in need.

New ways of practice are being developed and there is a need for new staff, as well as experienced practitioners, to ‘upskill’. Practice, policy, theories and skills are now focussed on multidisciplinary teamwork.

You can be a part of this new and exciting development and become part of a more social-justice focused workforce!

What you will study

The course modules have been designed to reflect the changes to the Health and Social Care Act and in consultation with Lincolnshire employers. Subjects will cover:

  • An overview of Health and Social Care
  • Latest theories based on research
  • Up to date professional practice skills, including placement with employers
  • Ethics, human rights and law
  • Social Policy
  • Assessment and Intervention skills
  • Research methods, practice and a dissertation in a topic of your choice based on your interests(negotiated with academic staff)

As well as guest speakers and practical work-experience, modules will be delivered by lectures, workshops, seminars and e-learning technologies. Classes will be interactive and discussion-based, all in a stimulating and exploratory environment. Enquiry-based and values-based learning methods, as well as critical reflection and analysis, are central to course delivery.