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Comments about Health and Social Care MSc-PgDip-PgCert - At the institution - Huddersfield - West Yorkshire
Entry Requirements A degree plus relevant recent experience of health or social care in the public, private or voluntary sectors. Applicants with relevant experience who do not hold a degree or equivalent qualification may be required to undertake preparatory work to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level and may be registered for the PgCert in the first instance.
Health and Social Care MSc/PgDip/PgCert
The boundaries between health and social care are becoming increasingly blurred and present UK government policy aims to create seamless services. In order to address these developments, organisational processes are changing across the health and social care fields.
This specialist course will meet the needs of health and social care professionals and those from similar backgrounds seeking to address these issues in a rapidly changing environment and confront the challenges of current professional practice and political agendas.
The course offers the opportunity to engage in reflective practice to build on knowledge and transferable skills in this new environment. The present active policy agenda demands that the content of the course is continually updated to address current critical issues and the needs of individual students.
Social Theory and Social Change
Critical Issues in Community Care and Care Management
Evaluating Health and Social Care Delivery
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Research Strategies for Practice (or alternative research methods module)
Methods for Enquiry
Plus: (Generic Route)
Two options from the School's Postgraduate Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme or (Older People Specialist Route)
Clinical and Social Aspects of Care Delivery for Older People
Organisational Aspects of the Care of Older People or (Risk Management Specialist Route)
Risk Policy and Legislation in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice
Risk Assessment and Decision Making
These specialist route modules are taught by a combination of e-learning and tutorial, with minimum teaching input.
Excellent Research Ratings
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, the Social Work Division achieved a rating of 5, in recognition of the national and international importance of the work undertaken at Huddersfield.
Please note that this course is suitable for those working in health and social care. It does not address the needs of those with medical backgrounds.