Health and Social Care

What are the lectures structured like in terms of practical and written assignments and assessments for Health and Social Care?

The Health and Social Care courses use different types of assessments including written assignments, presentations, exams and objective structured examinations. These may be conducted in class, on work placements, lectures, or via blended learning tools. All aspects will require independent learning and taught elements. This really depends on which route you take as you may be required to conduct more fieldwork assessments, particularly if you are studying via an Apprenticeship or FdA route, for example.

Lectures include PowerPoint presentation to facilitate your knowledge on various subjects, various case study and examples, discussions, guest lecturers, service user involvement, small group exercise/activities to draw out your knowledge and understanding of professional practical element are also included as part of lectures.

Our assessment methods aim to replicate activities that are required in the workplace. For example, you will write reports, give presentations, review relevant literature, analyse complex cases and discuss how to manage change using critical analysis. You will also write essays and reflective accounts and get involved in group discussions which will also contribute to your portfolio.

Please note that (FdA) Health and Social Care applications are currently unavailable for international students due to visa restrictions, therefore these applications can not be considered. Additionally, there are several Health and Social Care routes, some of which require you to be employed by an employer supporting the Higher Education Apprenticeship scheme, and who will sponsor your studies. Other routes, such as Undergraduate BSc and HND are accessible without these conditions, however, still have specific entry requirements and/or UCAS tariff points to gain admission.

For all the details on the specific Health and Social Care courses or if you have any other enquiries relating to this please visit the Health and Social Care subject area, you will also find contact details of the Health and Social Care Team if would like to speak to them directly.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and we pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.

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