Applicants should have an honours degree (2.2 classification or above). Applicants who do not have English as their first language are expected to demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5.
Months of entry
This course has been developed to ensure that you have the opportunity to consider a range of central scientific foundations of health and social care. It enables you to:
- develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of key concepts and principles across the health and social care sciences;
- evaluate critically the contribution of and inter-relationships between the sciences underpinning health and social care;
- draw on acquired knowledge to contribute to the development of contemporary health and social care.
What you study
Core modules introduce key concepts which underpin health and social care sciences and how you can apply them to context. These include health economics, sociology, health and social care policy, health psychology and evidence-based practice. You also study two option modules. In addition you conduct your own research project.
How you learn
A range of learning and teaching strategies are used, including lectures, student-led seminars and computer-based workshops. The development of key skills including presentation skills, ICT skills and collaborative working is a significant feature of the course and these activities take place in a variety of locations using both traditional teaching and learning methods and e-learning approaches. Active participation in class discussion and activities is encouraged. Face-to-face activities are supplemented with the use of electronic materials via Blackboard. Individual tutorial support is also utilised to support learning, particularly in the Dissertation module.
How you are assessed
A range of assessment strategies are used to provide variety of experience, to challenge and extend you, to give feedback as a basis for advancement and as a measure of your learning and skill development. These include reports, oral presentations, assignments, projects and a dissertation.
You'll understand and synthesize various complex issues surrounding the health and social care arenas. In addition you'll enhance your ability to implement evidence-based practice, and undertake and publish research in your field.
Fees and funding
Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||70|
|Dissertation||30 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- School of Health & Social Care Admissions
- +44 (0)1642 384176