BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing in Society

Course overview

This single honors Health and Wellbeing in Society award provides the opportunity for students to understand and analyze contemporary developments relating to health and wellbeing and health and social care delivery to individuals and communities, through a range of multi-disciplinary approaches with particular consideration to the social and psychological influences on health. It will enable students to explore a range of health related themes and concerns as well as to develop essential employability skills.

Central themes and concerns are:

- The exploration of health as a human experience, mediated by individual, societal and global

contexts, and the political and institutional arrangements governing healthcare

- Engagement in critical evaluation of distinct conceptualization of health and illness, and the

diverse influences upon health and health inequality

It will also enable students to acquire and strengthen:

- communication skills - problem solving skills

- the ability to work both independently and as a team

- existing IT and study skills

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Key Information:

Course duration: 3 Years
Study Location: Birmingham Campus
Croydon Campus
Elephant and Castle
Luton Campus
Wembley Central campus

Course Level: 4
Award: De Montfort University
Awarding Body: De Montfort University

Modules Studied

Year 1 Modules (Level 4)

Health and Welfare

Personal and Academic Development

Psychological & Sociological Theories of

Health and Illness

Health Improvement and Lifestyle

Introduction to Social Research Methods

Year 2 Modules (Level 5)

Health and Disease in Communities

Psychological Aspects of Health

Social Aspects of Health & Illness

Debates and Dilemmas in Health and

Social Care

Applied Social Research

Year 3 Modules (Level 6)

Health Promotion and Public Health

Health and Wellbeing in Society Dissertation

Gender, Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Management

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing in Professional Contexts

Starting Dates:

"February 2022  Subject to availability "

Tuition Fees:

Pending regulatory agreement

At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learners (Aged 21+)

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life, and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

  1. Provide a Personal Statement
  2. English Language Test (with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0)
  3. Maths Test (Score 50%)
  4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
  5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview

Central themes and concerns are:

  • The exploration of health as a human experience, mediated by individual, societal and global contexts, and the political and institutional arrangements governing healthcare
  • Engagement in critical evaluation of distinct conceptualization of health and illness, and the diverse influences upon health and health inequality

It will also enable students to acquire and strengthen:

  • Communication skills – problem solving skills
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Existing IT and study skills

Assessment:

Students enjoy a diverse range of teaching styles, ensuring that differing learning needs are met. This includes: lectures, student-led seminars, workshops, group work, electronic based learning, guided reading, problem solving, visiting speakers (ensuring links with current practice) and tutorial support. The course has an excellent track record of supporting students returning to study. Assessment is continuous and includes essays, reports, individual and group presentations, assessed debates, poster presentations, blogs, discussion papers, case studies, portfolios and a dissertation.

Why choose this course

This single honors Health and Wellbeing in Society award provides the opportunity for students to understand and analyze contemporary developments relating to health and wellbeing and health and social care delivery to individuals and communities, through a range of multi-disciplinary approaches with particular consideration to the social and psychological influences on health. It will enable students to explore a range of health related themes and concerns as well as to develop essential employability skills.

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