MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)
Course Code CS4-02-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

or

MCAST Diploma in Health and Social Care

or

MCAST Diploma in Applied Science

or

4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: Mathematics, English Language, Maltese, Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, Nutrition Food Consumer Studies (Home Economics), Biology

Other Entry Requirements For work placement, candidates need to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act, be in possession of a clean police conduct and satisfy specific immunisation requirements.
Course Description This course has been developed to prepare students to work in care-related careers in a professional capacity.  After this two-year course, students will often seek employment in various care sectors as social support workers.

The course provides a holistic approach in that the subjects covered include sociology, psychology, legislation, communication studies and human biology. It also covers topics which help students understand how to deal with the different types of vulnerable service users they could possibly face. Such skills and knowledge are of utmost importance in the care sector.

Work placements carried out during the course, give students the opportunity to work with different client groups and get acquainted with the services provided by different agencies/organisations in the sector.

 

Study/Course Delivery The course content is covered mainly through lectures held at MCAST as well as through supervised block placements which give students the opportunity to work with different client groups.
Assessment The course is mainly assessed through assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Provide a safe environment for adults and children

2. Deal with challenging behaviour

3. Use effective communication in health and social care settings

4. Use different psychological perspectives when dealing with clients.

Core Study Units
  • Aspects of Challenging Behaviour & Effective Communication
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Health & Social Care
  • Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives in Health & Social Care
  • Health & Social Care: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Caring for Children & Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults & Promoting Independence
  • Sociological Perspectives in Health & Social Care
  • The Importance of Nutrition for Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Infection, Prevention & Control
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care and Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

 

 

Key Skills Units:

  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • English
  • Maltese
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
  • Working in the Social Care Sector
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  • Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Infection, Prevention and Control
  • Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Coping with change in a Health & Social Care Content
  • Support work in Social Care
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management)
  • MCAST Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education
Career Opportunities Social support worker

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