Course Information


Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Health and Social Care

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 18
Course Coordinator: Bronagh.McGahan2@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 18
Course Coordinator: Michelle.McCauley@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Wednesday|Friday
Time: 09:00–21:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 18
Course Coordinator: Deirdre.Fox@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 24 January 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 15
Hours per Week: 11
Total Hours: 165
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Roisin.Bradley@swc.ac.uk

Description

The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an 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.

Additional Information

All applicants must satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI at a cost of £35. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE)
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • 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 you will undertake a variety of modules including:
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Physiological Responses for Health and Well-being
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Innovative Practices to Support Health and Well-being
  • In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement), which will also be assessed.

    Core Modules

  • Study Skills
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk
  • Psychology Theory and Application
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Foundations in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Social Policy Concept
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Physiological Responses for Health and Well-being
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Work Based Learning
  • Innovative Practices to Support Health and Well-being
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Optional Modules

    N/A

    Assessment Method

    All modules undertaken will have a number of assessment activities including written assignments, reports, oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of the course students may be able to progress to Year 3 part-time of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies at Ulster University. Students may also be eligible to apply to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy programme at Ulster University. In addition, upon successful completion of the FdSc in Health and Social Care students can also apply for admission to Year 1 of a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programmes including Nursing, Social Work and Community Youth Work as well as a range of Social and Life Science Degrees including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and many more. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s admission and progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must:

  • (a) satisfy the University’s general entry requirements
  • and (b) have attained grade A, B or C at GCSE level in 5 subjects or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification
  • and (c) provide evidence of competence in numeracy and literacy (GCSE grade C or above or equivalent - this requirement may be met within (b)
  • and (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points) OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d):
  • (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Non-standard admission will be agreed with the University Faculties. All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

    International Student Entry Requirements

    International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills) PTE 51 or an approved equivalent test in English.