• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Ensuring your skills and knowledge are up to date has never been more important for professionals involved in today’s changing and expanding health and social care sector. Developed to closely reflect the changing requirements of the health and social care sector, the Integrative Health and Social Care Top-Up (Hons) course from University of Derby is designed to help skilled practitioners lead developments and implement positive changes in their own area of practice.

This specialist course is ideally suited to a wide-range of health and social care professional from family support workers, health promotion workers and probation officers to care home managers, volunteer co-ordinators and charity workers. It is also suitable for health scientists, practice managers, social workers, youth workers and other similar roles within the health and social care sector.

Ideal for health and social care professionals

Working in the health and social care sector can often be demanding and fast-paced, making it difficult to take time out to study. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study part-time, alongside your existing commitments from anywhere in the world so you can improve your career prospects whilst also focusing on making a difference.

Integrative Care is increasingly being practiced around the world, it is a global trend which covers complex and comprehensive fields with many different approaches and definitions of the concept. More and more practitioners are being called upon to lead change towards this concept within their organisation, both practically and strategically.

The focus of this programme encapsulates the principle of integrative care, ensuring a workforce is developed with a secure level of knowledge and skills base in integrative care fit for the 21st century. This programme reflects the academic benchmarks for students in health and social care, ensuring defined standards in knowledge, practice and application of ethical principles are met.  Consultation for this programme with industry partners, stakeholders and students strongly highlighted the demand for a flexible, inter-professional programmes such as this.

Flexible and supported learning

The flexibility of this course allows you to devise a coherent programme of study, guided by a specialist Academic team consisting of Academic Leads, Associate Academics and Online Learner Advisors, who will support your individual aspirations and your requirements. Individual modules within the programme may address the development of your professional skills and knowledge, management and leadership skills, teaching, mentoring and research skills.

This programme provides you with the opportunity to study core modules in integrative care, including leadership, management, mental health and wellbeing and public health. The curriculum is designed to provide a structured and cohesive focus on the core areas and advanced aspects of integrative health and social care practice in the twenty first century.

Practitioners within health and social care face both challenges and opportunities that require innovation and the need to work inter-professionally. This programme will be intellectually challenging and enable organisations and markets to develop a workforce that can deliver effective health and social care, inter-agency working, policy development, strategic intentions and an integrative way of working, ensuring that patient, client, family, social and community benefit as a result of these interventions.

Career

This course is ideal for anyone working in the health and social care sector who are looking to further their career and pursue a degree. This would suit workers who are looking to develop their career in health and social care, for example, non-registered health practitioners and those with a foundation degree, BTEC or Level 4 certificate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      1 - 2 years of part time study
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Integrating Practices
  • Preparing for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Mentoring in Practice (Non NMC approved)
  • Partnerships in Dementia Care
  • Public Health: UK and International Perspectives
  • Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Social Consequences of Dementia Care
  • The Social Landscape
  • Working with People with Distress and Disorder
  • Working with Vulnerable People

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You will:
  • Normally have 240 credits at Level 5 in a related subject area including but not limited to health and social care, social work, health promotion or youth work.
  • Access to an environment where you will be able to apply your skills to achieve the individual module learning outcomes. This does not specifically need to be employment and could include voluntary work.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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