Health & Social Care

H&SC

Level 3 Health and Social Care at Magna:

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care

 

What will I learn?

The course provides the foundation for those that wish to further their professional qualifications at Universities and Colleges of Further Education or alternatively who wish to enter directly into the health and social care sectors after Sixth Form. Students attend placements in order to observe and practise the application of theories learnt to everyday scenarios in health and social care settings.

Unit 1:
Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

This unit aims to enable learners to understand effective communication, the barriers that may exist and ways to overcome these. The unit will give learners the opportunity to gain the interpersonal skills needed to embark on a career within the health or social care sectors.

Unit 2:
Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. Learners will be able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combatting this. They will also develop an understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.

Unit 3:
Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the health, safety and security of individuals in a health and social care context. They will explore legislation, policies and procedures and gain an understanding of the purpose of risk analysis. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to deal with incidents and emergencies in a health and social care environment.

Unit 5:
Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (10 credits)

This unit aims to enable learners to understand aspects of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems. Learners will be able to gain an overview of the organisation of the human body before looking at how body systems work together to provide energy for the body. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate how homeostatic mechanisms operate in the body.

Unit 7:
Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5 credits)

This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the different sociological approaches that can be used when studying and how these approaches can be used to study health and social care.

Unit 8:
Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5 credits)

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the different psychological approaches that can be used when studying and in particular how these can be used to study health and social care.

Unit 21:
Nutrition for Health and Social Care (10 credits)

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of current thinking on nutritional health particularly relating to users of health and social care services. Learners will then be able to apply this understanding and make recommendations to improve the nutritional health of an individual.

 

What is the expectation of homework?

Homework is set every week and takes on various forms depending on the work and unit being completed at the time. Different types of tasks can include –practical work, research and the production of associated written work, evaluations and writing-up of notes into a final piece of work

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed using a portfolio of work produced by the student, which may include essays, presentations, work sheets, practical write-ups, poster work and research. Resources used must be referenced correctly.

There will also be ‘timed’ pieces of work, which could include essays or question papers set as independent work.

Where will it take me?

Health and Social Care as at BTEC can be used to support student’s direct entry into health and social care work or as part of the entry requirement to NHS funded health and social care degree courses and other health and social care related courses. It can lead to degree and training programmes in:

  • Radiography
  • Midwifery and nursing
  • Paramedic science
  • Podiatry
  • Healthcare science
  • NHS Practitioner Training Programme.
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing
  • BA (Hons) in Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy
  • BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care