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BSc (Hons) Contemporary Health Practice


Course Description

This degree is available as a top up degree and is designed for anyone working in health, social care or related fields, from a variety of organisational, hospital or community settings. This includes hospital, community nursing staff, paramedics, those in professions allied to medicine, health trainers, smoking cessation advisors, public health or health promotion practitioners, drug and alcohol workers.

It is an accessible top up for those with an existing diploma, professional qualification or experience who wish to enhance their professional development and career opportunities by attaining an honours degree.

This programme focuses on the professional development needs of the student, allowing you to undertake a generic health-related degree or to develop an area of specialist professional interest. It provides the opportunity for students to source learning that meets both immediate and future practice needs. Designed to facilitate flexible, intra-professional leaning opportunities, this degree programme can be studied at a pace suitable to the student.

Features and Benefits

A flexible, challenging programme of learning, which will develop skills and knowledge pertinent to the students’ health and social care practice and professional development needs.
A contribution to students’ practitioner-development, facilitating engagement with evidence-based change within service provision and delivery of care.
Engagement with life-long learning and development of transferable professional and intellectual skills necessary to ensure enhancement of contemporary health and social care practice.
There may be opportunities for students to bring existing level 6 units into the programme (Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning - APCL) - subject to regulations under the university APL policy.
The standard entry requirements for HE6 are that:

Applicants will be able to demonstrate their ability to study at the appropriate academic level and, where appropriate, students must normally be employed in a field of health or social care practice.

The standard entry requirement is a relevant, UK (or equivalent) Diploma in Higher Education (120 HE level 5 credits). However, one of the core principles of the CHP degree is that it provides a programme of learning for practitioners working within health and social care, not all of whom will have professional qualifications or have completed DipHE level studies. In order maintain accessibility of the degree, but also be able to assess equivalency of attainment and preparedness for learning at level 6, students applying for the degree without a formal Diploma in Higher Education (HE5) will be considered individually and will be required to provide a portfolio of evidence which will be mapped against the university standard descriptors for level 5 (APEL). If this is the case, you will be advised by the programme leader what you need to provide.

Visit the BSc (Hons) Contemporary Health Practice page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to study at an appropriate academic level and, where appropriate, must normally be employed in a field of health and social care practice. One of the core principles of this course is that it provides a programme of learning for practitioners working within health and social care, not all of whom will have professional qualifications or have completed DipHE level studies.

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