The BSc (Hons) Community Health and Well-Being degree focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments. However there are generic study skills elements attached to the programme, along with Anatomy and Pathology modules which would suit both acute and community practice. Community Health Workers use strong interpersonal skills to improve access and early diagnosis in communities.
The Community Health & Wellbeing course offers the opportunity to top-up your foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.
Top-Up year to BSc (Hons) modules include:
Inter-Professional and Multi-Agency Working
Professional collaboration examines the necessary theoretical frameworks as well as the relevant critical analysis skills to explore what it means to work inter-professionally in delivering services to young people, adults, & families.
Applied Professional Project
This module aims to provide an opportunity for students to research a topic of their choice and demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the issues, theories, concepts and debates within their chosen area.
This module will provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical and empirical basis of health promotion, and equips you with the conceptual and practical skills to design and evaluate health promotion policies and programmes.
Professional Development in Health and Social Care Management
You will gain an insight into the key issues and challenges facing those who manage, or are managed, through professional development systems within health and social care. Consideration will be given as to how organisations manage individual performance, including the role of performance appraisals and career development plans.
Tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study and other interactive activities will be utilised for the delivery of these modules.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, group work, presentations and online applications. Assessments are both formative and summative.
Successful completion of Foundation Degree (FD) Community Health & Wellbeing. If you hold a HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved. Read our Essential Guide for more information.
All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU.
You can choose to pursue the career of your choice in a related area which may include the following:
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.