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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Health and Social Care

Ulster University

Level 5


The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is a new innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland.


Duration: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 17:00

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Course Content

In Year 1 you will gain an exciting introduction into Health and Social Care by studying a range of modules including: • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care; • Safeguarding and Managing Risk; • Foundations in Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care; • Psychology Theory and Application; • Introduction to Social Policy Concepts; and • Introduction to Sociology and Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice. In Year 2 students will undertake a variety of modules (specific to chosen pathway). In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement), which also will be assessed.

Assessment Method

Upon successful completion of the course Learners will be able to progress to Year 3 of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy at Ulster University. In addition, Learners can also apply for admission to a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programme

Progression Opportunities


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Entry Requirements


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Course Costs

Total Fee £2,500.00
Reduced Fee £0.00

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