Health & Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code 601/7197/2
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course is a 2-year programme designed to give students an overview of Health and Social care from a number of perspectives. Students look in detail at different roles within the industry, physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations and types of physiological disorders, the procedures for diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan and provision of support for service users.

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Details

This course is a 2-year programme designed to give students an overview of Health and Social care from a number of perspectives. Students look in detail at different roles within the industry, physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations and types of physiological disorders, the procedures for diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan and provision of support for service users.

What Will You Study:

There are 3 Mandatory units and 1 optional. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of coursework with will be externally moderated. The Units of study may include:

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development

This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of patterns of human growth and development. You will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. You will learn about factors that can influence human growth, development and human health. Some of these are inherited and some are acquired through environmental, social or financial factors during our lifespan. You will learn about a number of theories and models

to explain and interpret behaviour through the human lifespan. In this unit, you will explore the impact of both predictable and unpredictable life events, and recognise how they impact on individuals. You will study the interaction between the physical and psychological factors of the ageing process, and how this affects confidence and self-esteem, which in turn may determine how individuals will view their remaining years.

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care

This unit will help you to understand what it is like to work in the health and social care sector. When working for an organisation in this sector, you will have important responsibilities that you need to understand and carry out. These include maintaining the safety of and safeguarding individuals with health and social care needs, making sure that you properly handle their personal information and preventing discrimination towards them. You will need to understand how you will be accountable both to these individuals and the regulatory bodies that represent people who work in the health and social care sector. It is necessary for you to understand how your work will be monitored when you carry out a specific role such as nurse or social worker.

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

In this unit, you will learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. You will examine factors that can impact the professionals who provide the care and support, and the challenges that must be overcome to allow access to good quality care and health services. You will explore the different methods used by professionals across all care services. You will reflect on these methods when you

consider the importance of multi-agency working in providing a package of care and support that meets all the needs of individuals.

Unit 14 Physiological disorders and their care

In this unit, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of physiological disorders and how they are investigated and diagnosed. You will also learn about the different types of treatment and support available for individual service users, including surgery, rehabilitation and complementary therapies. You will create a treatment plan for a service user with a specific physiological disorder. This will help you understand the treatment and support strategies involved, the contributions of different professionals and the importance of providing individualised care.


How will it be delivered?

This course is a combination of examination, externally set and assessed units and internally set and assessed units.

• Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development (1hr 30 examination)

• Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care (1hr 30 examination)

• Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Internal Coursework)

• Unit 14 Physiological disorders and their care (Internal Coursework)


 

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths plus at least Merit in a relevant Level 2 Btec qualification

Your next steps...

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