BSC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
This part time Higher Education programme is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University and delivered locally at Keyll Darree by the Health and Social Care Teaching Team. It is designed for practitioners whose role influences the health and social well being of people at individual and organisational levels and aims to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge required to drive appropriate health and social care change.
The programme is available at Diploma and Degree level, and has a modular approach to fit around the individual’s work-life balance. There are 2 core (compulsory) units and the rest of the credits are gained from the student’s choice of the 17 diverse and contemporary units currently offered. Students can also go through the APL (accreditation of prior learning) process, to allow them to use courses they have gained from other universities towards the programme award.
This range of options means that the programme is flexible and allows practitioners from all areas to have a personalised path of study that is relevant to their area of practice. Past students include nurses (from acute care, continuing care, hospice, community, prison, adult and paediatric services), paramedics, social workers, police officers, counsellors amongst others. The programme is usually completed in 2-3 years, but this will vary for each individual student. Currently, staff from the Departments of Health and Social Care have their course fees paid by their department once they have their manager’s support to study.
There are several entry routes into the programme and not all require previous academic achievement or diploma. All students wishing to commence the programme as a whole, or one of the elective units as a standalone unit for professional development must attend an informal information interview (III) to assess their individual entry requirements, and plan their potential pathway through the programme or unit. Support is available for students of all academic levels and experience through the personal tutor, the unit leader and the study advice service, so even if you haven’t studied for several years we can support you through your study.
For further information please contact Catherine Black (Programme Leader)
Catherine.Black@gov.im or +44 (0) 1624 642929 or Pauline Golding (Programme Administrator)
Pauline.Golding@gov.im or +44 (0) 1624 642976 to have a chat or to arrange a meeting.
An up to date prospectus is available below.
MSc Professional Practice
Following validation by Manchester Metropolitan University we are now commencing the MSc Professional Practice. This is an exciting and innovative programme that has been designed by a multi-professional team and service users from across DH and DSC. The aims of the programme support the continual professional development of employees who deliver health and social care, especially within a national and international context. The programme outcomes set out to foster the development of research and critical thinking skills to enhance the knowledge and values which underpin professional practice.
To be awarded MSc Professional Practice, the student will complete 3 core units and 4 option units. Taught 20 credit units are 14 weeks long with 20 hours direct teacher content.
|Core Units||Nos. of credits|
|Valuing People and Celebrating Diversity in Professional Practice||20|
|Research Methodologies and Methods||20|
|Option Units (Choose 4 from options listed)|
|Comparative Health and Social Care Systems||20|
|Leading Organisational Transformation||20|
|Inter-professional Working, Learning and Mentorship||20|
|Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care||20|
|Enhancing Practice through Negotiated learning. (Students may undertake this unit with a different focus on three occasions)||20|
Each unit’s assessment can be tailored to an issue related to each student’s field of practice. The programme is delivered on Island and takes around 4 years to complete the necessary 180 level 7 credits for the final award of MSc Professional Practice. Programme fees are met by the Department for employees.
If you have the three entry criteria:
- a professional qualification;
- a first degree or equivalent;
- and employed in a health or social care capacity,
and wish to find out more about the programme, contact the Programme Leader, Dr John Struthers tel. 642931 email@example.com