Health, Wellbeing and Social Care with Foundation Year
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The BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care with Foundation Year course delivers a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector, helping develop the skills and experiences needed to be successful in this sector.
The learning structure during the Foundation Year has been designed to develop academic skills and essential topics relating to health and social care, providing a fundamental understanding of the sector.
The following three years of the programme will progressively build in levels of intensity, exploring key topics including behavioural influences in healthcare provision and how to deliver effective management across the sector.
This programme provides the skills, practical experience and industry scope needed to be impactful in health and social care now and into the future.
Learning and teaching
Modules will combine weekly lectures supported by class activities, workshops and/or tutorials.
Learning will be facilitated through a range and mix of lectures, group work, individual work, case studies and syndicate sessions. The teaching and learning will reflect the practical nature of the healthcare sector with students learning from real-life scenarios, work-related learning and practical sessions.
Students will be expected to participate in group activities such as problem solving, research, presentations, and discussions to enhance their learning.
Delivery of scheduled teaching will be conducted face to face in traditional classroom set ups. Additional support and asynchronous content that is designed to be part of further learning and development will be delivered through a blended approach using the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle.
Online content will include asynchronous lectures, workshops, online exercises, study support, and academic skills support.
The assessment strategy has been carefully designed to enable students to develop a full range of knowledge, skills and competencies that are key in health and social care.
Students will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, debates and small group projects. Where possible, real-life simulations will be used.
Group projects will require measured commitment and input from all members, objectively assessed through peer presentation and review.
Presentations will be performed individually and in groups that address concepts of a particular scenario. These assessments will also include a question-and-answer element.
Group debates will be conducted around a particular topic or subject area within health and social care. A proposition will be offered and defended within the group context. This will enable students to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with each other, respect input from fellow students, effectively present information and prepare persuasive arguments.
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
How to apply
Please apply via the Global Banking School (GBS) website.
The combination of practical insights, progressive assessments and stimulating course modules will ensure that students will be ready to progress into a successful healthcare or social care career.
Students will be able to consider future areas of employment, including the age and needs of services users, whether their passion is an area of health and prevention or treatment; or a role which focuses for example on social determinants and developing community services.
Across the programme, students will be introduced to a number of elements of assessment tailored to the professional attributes which are crucial to employment across the Health, Wellbeing and Social Care sector.
The structure of this course ensures that students will gain the skills, practical experience and industry scope needed to be impactful in health and social care now and into the future.