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UCAS Code: Nursing (Adult) with Health Care Foundation Year B703; Nursing (Children and Young People's) with Health Care Foundation Year B706; Nursing (Mental Health) with Health Care Foundation Year B763; Occupational Therapy with Health Care Foundation Year B921; Podiatry with Health Care Foundation Year B989; Prosthetics and Orthotics with Health Care Foundation Year B983

Start Date(s): September

Duration:

One year, with progression to a three year degree course

Fees:

UK - £8,250 for Foundation Year, then standard UG fee per year.

In Brief:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to successfully study at Level 4
  • Learn about the basic theories and concepts relating to Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
  • You will be taught by a multi-discplinary programme team with experience in a range of professional health care settings

Course Summary

The Foundation level aims to provide an understanding of the key subjects at Level 3 in order to meet the prerequisites for level 4 study on one of our Nursing or Allied Health Profession degree courses.

You will develop:

  • an understanding of fundamental theories that will be developed further within the associated degree programme;
  • the necessary skills and knowledge to study successfully at Level 4;
  • an awareness of the importance of communication and collaboration within health care professions, and develop these skills over the duration of the programme;
  • numeracy skills and competencies required for your subject area.

Course Details

This foundation year will provide a solid foundation and a pathway into one of our Nursing or Allied Health Profession programmes. The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills and you will be introduced to basic theories and concepts within the disciplines.

Course Structure

There are six modules of 20 credits each on this course, as detailed below. 

There is a requirement to achieve 60% in the following modules as relevant to your pathway in addition to 40% pass mark in all other modules: 

Communication in Healthcare Settings, Working in Healthcare Settings, Foundation of Physical Health, Foundation of Mental Health 

If you do not achieve the required marks, you will be offered the opportunity to progress on to a course with lower entry requirements.

Nursing Pathway Year 1                

This module introduces skills and knowledge around communicating with service users and colleagues in a healthcare setting. You will explore different methods of communication and be given opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and knowledge. The module assessment is in the form of a 20 minute observed scenario with an actor playing a service user.        
This module introduces you to the world of healthcare and its policies and guidelines necessary for people wanting to work in any healthcare setting.You get the opportunity to work and learn with healthcare staff in class, and be invited to visit a local hospital.The module assessment is a 1500 word reflective essay, looking at your own experience of health services. This allows you to reflect on one of the important themes in healthcare today; the subject of user empowerment and choice.        
Studying Healthcare at University necessitates the development and completion of essays and presentations, measured against the academic rigors of Degree level studies.This module helps you to develop skills in writing, referencing, and presenting information, all of which will be assessed via an essay at the end of the module.        
In this module, you will be introduced to how we function, physically. You will look at what happens when our bodies' systems breakdown and how we try to influence people’s lifestyle choices to give themn the best chance of a long and healthy life.The assessment is looking at providing a session (usually PowerPoint Presentation) which will aim to look at one lifestyle issue, how it contributes to poor health, and provision of a  health promotion strategy which can be used with service users.        
This module concentrates on what Mental Health is, and how we maintain mental health in our own lives. You will be looking at different models of mental health, and ways to avoid problems in life.Your assessment will be a 1500 essay, looking at the skills needed for healthcare workers to promote healthy living          
This module will help you become aware of the need to consider numeracy as an important skill in many professions pertinent to healthcare. You will get many opportuinities to hone your numeracy skills, using evidence based strategies, recognized in healthcare education as providing the best resources for the job.Your assessment is a one hour numeracy assessment; where you are given 20 calculations to work out in class.          

Allied Health Professions Pathway Year 1                

This module introduces skills and knowledge around communicating with service users and colleagues in a healthcare setting. You will explore different methods of communication and be given opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and knowledge. The module assessment is in the form of a 20 minute observed scenario with an actor playing a service user.                    
Studying Healthcare at University necessitates the development and completion of essays and presentations, measured against the academic rigors of Degree level studies.This module helps you to develop skills in writing, referencing, and presenting information, all of which will be assessed via an essay at the end of the module.                  
The module is designed to act as an introduction to the health care professions and the required skills and competencies to undertake specific roles.  This will include a comparison of a specified profession alongside other associated professions to identify areas of similarity and overlap whilst also identifying distinctive elements of the profession.  Core skills and competencies will be highlighted to provide an outline key working practices to ensure the learner is confident in their choice of this professional area as a future career.  The assessment for this module will be a 1500 word skills analysis essay.          
TIn this module, you will be introduced to how we function, physically. You will look at what happens when our bodies' systems breakdown and how we try to influence people’s lifestyle choices to give themn the best chance of a long and healthy life.The assessment is looking at providing a session (usually PowerPoint Presentation) which will aim to look at one lifestyle issue, how it contributes to poor health, and provision of a  health promotion strategy which can be used with service users.          
TThis module will help you become aware of the need to consider numeracy as an important skill in many professions pertinent to healthcare. You will get many opportuinities to hone your numeracy skills, using evidence based strategies, recognized in healthcare education as providing the best resources for the job.Your assessment is a one hour numeracy assessment; where you are given 20 calculations to work out in class.                
This module will provide a firm grounding in the key applied sciences needed to study for a degree in AHP or sport and exercise sciences. Students will be provided with a focused review of key biological, biomechanical and anatomical principles, allied to key applications in the vocational setting. A grounding in these applied sciences will ensure students are able to cope with the transition to level 4 studies. The assessment for this module will be a 2 hour multiple choice exam.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
English Language and Maths at grade C/grade 4 or above; or approved equivalency such as Key Skills / Functional Skills Level 2
UCAS tariff points 64 points
GCE A level 64 UCAS points, from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Applicant profile

This Foundation Year pathway is designed for students who do not have the standard entry requirements to enter university at degree level. 

You can read about the entry requirements for individual degree programmes here:

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People's)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics

Fees and Funding

Fees

Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £8,250 for Foundation Year, then standard UG fee per year.

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £6,165

Please view the degree programme page for fees for the remaining three years of your course.

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People's)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Teaching

A wide range of teaching methods are used according to the nature of the module e.g. lectures, seminars, reflective practice, guided study, teamwork, and oral presentations. A wide range of alternative learning technologies are applied throughout the programme including podcasts, VLE, Facebook, YouTube and student response system to provide an interactive experience for the students.

Your studies will largely be made up of two days per week in University, with self-directed/independent study three days per week.

Assessment

See the module list above for details of assessments. 

To find out more about assessment on the three year degree courses, please visit the course pages: 

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People's)

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics

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