Integrated Mental Health and Social Care, FdSc (HTQ)
Integrated Mental Health and Social Care, FdSc (HTQ)
Integrated Mental Health and Social Care, FdSc (HTQ)
Integrated Mental Health and Social Care, FdSc (HTQ)

This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and is taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing and social care.

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are increasingly recognised as being of vital importance to overall patient health, so this Foundation Degree has been designed in partnership with key organisations, including the NHS, to provide those who aspire to be Assistant Practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to help those in need of specialist support.

This course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and is one of the first in the region to address the shortage of mental health skills in health and social care.

The classroom elements of the course include studies in anatomy and physiology, complex conditions and studies in transferable academic areas such as sociology and communication. Teaching on this programme is designed to be diverse to meet the range of differing working environments and taught by NMC registered staff in both the classroom and simulation facilities.

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (1 day per week in uni)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus and Loxton Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: L451
Campus: WG
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Additional information about this course:
The course can also be delivered as a Higher Apprenticeship at a cost of £12,000 paid by your employer.


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As well as the training in topics related to mental health, the classroom elements of the course also include studies in physiology, anatomy, disease and complex conditions and studies in transferable academic areas such as sociology and communication.

The course is taught by our expert and experienced lecturers in the University Centre in our Knightstone Campus, with studies also occasionally taking place in the new Health and Active Living Centre at Loxton Campus. You will also be able to take advantage of everything on offer in our multimillion pound redevelopment of the Winter Gardens on Weston seafront.

As a Higher Apprenticeship, this course involves assessment by work-based mentors, so you must be employed in a health or social care setting and also have access to such a mentor before applying. UCW employs a specialist facilitator to guide students and employers on workplace practices. Please read the workplace suitability guidance to find out more.

Please click on the next tab to find out more about what you’ll learn on this programme and how it is taught and assessed. The dropdowns below deal with our partnership with UWE Bristol and what is and isn’t included in the tuition fees.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the course leader Nicola North or UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

This programme is subject to a change as the learning content is being updated to meet new occupational standards. Please contact us for more information.

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This course has been designed with employer input to enhance the practice of multidisciplinary health and social care practitioners in the field of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Sue Day
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Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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      Sue Day
      Lecturer - Health and Social Care

      Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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        This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and is taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing and social care.

        Mental health and emotional wellbeing are increasingly recognised as being of vital importance to overall patient health, so this Foundation Degree has been designed in partnership with key organisations, including the NHS, to provide those who aspire to be Assistant Practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to help those in need of specialist support.

        This course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and is one of the first in the region to address the shortage of mental health skills in health and social care.

        The classroom elements of the course include studies in anatomy and physiology, complex conditions and studies in transferable academic areas such as sociology and communication. Teaching on this programme is designed to be diverse to meet the range of differing working environments and taught by NMC registered staff in both the classroom and simulation facilities.

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