MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Diploma in Applied Science|
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care
4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: English Language, Mathematics, Biology Preferred: Maltese, Chemistry
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|Course Description||This diploma has been developed to prepare students for health related careers.|
Students will learn about the impact of human beings on the environment, be able to understand the physical and psychological changes of ageing, understand aspects of the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems, and build competences in dealing with people with health problems and with challenging behaviour.
Through work placements students will get the chance to develop the skills and competences required to work within the health sector.
|Study/Course Delivery||During this two-year programme students will follow 19 units of study and will also experience work placement training. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures. Work placement will be carried out with one 4-week block placement every academic year, and one day work placement per week for the first academic year only.|
|Assessment||All units for this course are locally assessed using BTEC grading and assessment criteria. For each unit of study a limited number of formal assessments (between 2 to 4) will be carried out by students to provide evidence of their learning. Work-placed assessments will also be carried out through visits and monitoring of students’ logbooks.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Understand the physiological, sociological, and psychological approaches applied within a health and social care setting.|
2. Recall how legislation, policies and procedures promote health, safety and security in health and social care settings
3. Understand potential effects of life factors and events on the development of the individual
4. Understand the factors that affect health status and patterns of ill health, and know the origins and application of current public health strategies.
|Core Study Units|
|Specialist Units||Anatomy for Health Practice Physiology for Health Practice Caring for Individuals Development through Life Stages Sociological Perspectives Psychological Perspectives Microbiology Medications Nutrition Biochemistry Genetics Immunology Public Health Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Vocational Practice in a Health and Social Care Environment|
|Supporting Units||Key Skills|
|Progress After Completion|