|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£6,000 (for Foundation Year)|
|Full-time International||£14,400 (for Foundation Year)|
Health Care Foundation Year
School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Subject area - Health and Wellbeing
UCAS Code: B986 - BSc (Hons) Health Care with Foundation Year
Start Dates(s): September
Year one of a four-year degree
UK - £6,000 (for Foundation Year)
International - £14,400 (for Foundation Year)
- Intensive modules which provide the requisite background for specific honours courses for those without the necessary qualifications
- Ideal if you're returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- A chance to sample the different areas of health at university level before making a final choice of honours courses
Please note: this programme is only available for September 2017 entry.
The Foundation level aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in health care at level 3 in order to meet the prerequisites for level 4 study in the associated degree programmes. The Foundation Year of the four-year programme aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in health to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programmes (see Course Details).
The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with fundamental subjects in health. Students will be introduced to basic theories and concepts within the disciplines to provide a basic knowledge in all related subject areas.
This will be achieved by providing modules on health care and theoretical studies to explore the multiple facets of the care related to health care practice these being physical and mental health. The Foundation Year will introduce and review the concepts underpinning health, illness and the life continuum related to physical and psychological illness; it will introduce the concept of evidence based practice and focus on reflective practice.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Improve understanding in essential areas of biological sciences necessary for progression onto health degrees.
- Develop factual, theoretical knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for progressing onto a degree programme.
- Develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills in health subjects.
- Develop IT skills.
- Develop communication and study skills.
- Develop reflective skills.
Following completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remainder three years of your course.
This programme prepares students to study on the following University undergraduate programmes. Where the progression requirement to Level 4 is higher than a pass and/or it includes additional entry requirements these are indicated below. Should the attainment mark stipulated below not be achieved, the student will be asked to choose a course from programmes that do not require a higher entry (the default programme). Students who fail to pass the course in the first instance will also be moved to a course not requiring higher entry before being offered a final attempt to pass.
- BSc (Hons) Health Care
- BSc (Hons) Nursing, Adult - pass 60+
- BSc (Hons) Nursing, Mental health - pass 60+
- BSc (Hons) Nursing, Children and Young Peoples - pass 60+
- Study Skills (20 credits)
- Working in Healthcare Settings (20 credits)
- Foundations in Physical Health (20 credits)
- Foundations in Mental Health (20 credits)
- Communication in Healthcare (20 credits)
- Numeracy (20 credits)
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.