- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Start date: September 2018
- UCAS code: B760
- Institutional code: H65
This Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Academic Writing and Studying in H&SC, Learning Development and Using ICT to Present Information, Developing Skills for Delivering H&SC, Measuring Health and Wellbeing, Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease and Developing Professional Skills for Delivering H&SC.
The course goes on to provide students with the opportunity to develop an awareness and skills for caring for those with mental health conditions and has been written in close collaboration with students and industry professionals.
The main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mental health with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently and with others. A range of lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered so that you become familiar with mental health promotion, provision and practice. You will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of mental health conditions and interventions.
In the final year of the course, you will be you will be further developing your knowledge and understanding including approaches to management and leadership skills, research methods, rehabilitation practice and therapeutic communication and counselling. You will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio based on your own reflective practice. Insight into the research process will allow you to recognise health trends helping you to fully comprehend and appreciate research in the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and encourage you to apply theory to practice.
Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work and independent research.
Guest speakers from different areas of mental health and wellbeing will facilitate professional lectures and Q&A sessions.