Health and Social Care Practice FD - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

Final award and programme/pathway title

FD Health and Social Care Practice

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
CertHE Health and Social Care Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTG06001 240 credits and 120 ECTS credits

JACs code

B700

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) descriptors for Level 4: Certificate of Higher Education and Level 5: Foundation Degree Descriptors for level 4 and 5 together with the associated developments of the Southern England Consortium (SEEC) for Credit Accumulation and Transfer Department of Health Knowledge and Skills Framework Skills for Health Foundation Degree Framework for the Health Sector Skills for Health Core Standards for Assistant Practitioners NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Nurse Education Department of Health National Service Frameworks

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

HADDOCK G Mrs (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The Foundation Degree Health and Social Care Practice aims to provide a programme which is intellectually stimulating and facilitates both professional and vocational development. The programme will emphasise work based learning, attract non-traditional learners and provide progression pathways.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply evidence based knowledge from the biological and social sciences to inform safe and effective care K CertHE
Discuss the principles underpinning effective communication and interpersonal relationships K CertHE
Provide a rationale for care which takes into account relevant social, cultural, spiritual, legal, ethical, political and economic perspectives K FD
Demonstrate knowledge of enabling inter-professional working practices that respect and utilise the contribution of each member of the health and social care team K CertHE
Enhance the professional development of self and others though peer support, supervision and teaching K FD
Identify the key features of good leadership and management including safe delegation of tasks to others K FD
Discuss methods of quality enhancement and service improvement including audit and participation in change management K FD
Apply evidence based knowledge from the biological and social sciences to inform safe and effective care K CertHE
Describe the principles underpinning effective communication and interpersonal relationships K CertHE
Provide a rationale for care which takes into account relevant social, cultural, spiritual, legal, ethical, political and economic perspectives K CertHE
Enhance the professional development of self and others though peer support and participation in supervision K CertHE
Utilise knowledge to Identify changes in clients' conditions C FD
Interpret data from practice including client assessment C FD
Contribute to the evaluation for outcomes of planned care C FD
Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and reflective capacities C FD
Recognise one's own abilities and limitations C FD
Utilise knowledge to identify changes in clients' conditions C CertHE
Interpret data from practice including client assessment C CertHE
Demonstrate problem solving and reflective capacities C CertHE
Recognise one's own abilities and limitations C CertHE
Manage self, own practice and that of others recognising the limits of own abilities P FD
Utilise an ethical and legal understanding to ensure the centrality of the interests and well being of the service user and respect confidentiality P FD
Practice in an inclusive, anti discriminatory manner which supports client dignity, independence and choice P FD
Apply communication and interpersonal skills to form, sustain and disengage from therapeutic relationships P FD
Recognise opportunities for evidence based health promotion and contribute to associated activities P FD
Participate in the formation, documentation and implementation of care where possible with the service user, their carers , family and friends P FD
Utilise the evidence base for care to undertake delegated care activities within a defined patient group or caseload P FD
Contribute to evaluation of the outcomes of care P FD
Manage self, own practice and that of others recognising the limits of own abilities P CertHE
Utilise an ethical and legal understanding to ensure the centrality of the interests and well being of the service user and respect confidentiality P CertHE
Practice in an inclusive, anti discriminatory manner which supports client dignity, independence and choice P CertHE
Apply communication and interpersonal skills to form, sustain and disengage from therapeutic relationships P CertHE
Participate in the formation, documentation and implementation of care where possible with the service user, their carers, family and friends P CertHE
Utilise the evidence base for care to undertake delegated care activities within a defined patient group or caseload P CertHE
Analyse evidence from a range of sources T FD
Collect and interpret numerical data and its significance for care T FD
Apply information technology both in clinical practice and academic work and participate in its management taking into account relevant legal and ethical issues T FD
Engage in problem solving and justify decisions on the basis of available evidence T FD
Apply communication and interpersonal skills to form, sustain and disengage from therapeutic relationships T FD
Present information in a clear, reasoned and structured manner T FD
Demonstrate ability to consider alternative explanations and arguments T FD
Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records T FD
Apply effective team working skills T FD
Show commitment to continuing professional development through the use of reflection and learning plans to enhance own knowledge skills, values and attitudes T FD
Integrate information from a range of sources and identify sources of support to facilitate own learning T FD
Collect and interpret numerical data and its significance for care T CertHE
Apply information technology both in clinical practice and academic work and participate in its management taking into account relevant legal and ethical issues T CertHE
Apply communication and interpersonal skills to form, sustain and disengage form therapeutic relationships T CertHE
Present information in a clear, reasoned and structured manner T CertHE
Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records T CertHE
Apply effective team working skills T CertHE
Show commitment to continuing professional development through use of reflection and learning plans to enhance own knowledge skills, values and attitudes T CertHE
Identify sources of support to facilitate own learning T CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This programme is studied full-time over two years consisting of 240 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4 and 5). All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Yes - 50% of the programme
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.