MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management)

MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management)

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management)
Course CodeCS6-01-15
MQF LevelLevel 6
Duration3 years full-time
Awarding BodyMCAST
Fees
Entry RequirementsMCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

or

MCAST Diploma for Dental Surgery Assistants

or

MCAST Diploma for Pharmacy Technicians

or

2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes and SEC/O-Level Pass in English Language

Preferred (A-Level or I-Level): Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Sociology, Psychology, Human Economics and Human Ecology, Accounts, Economics

 

Other Entry Requirements
Course DescriptionThe 3 year degree programme provides students with the theoritical and practical knowledge required to be able to manage care settings and to be involved in the social policy field. As part of the training, the students would participate in work internships along the supervision of experienced managers in related settings. Furthermore the student would experience opportunities to enhance the competencies in tapping financial EU funds for Health and Social Care Field. Whilst Research in this area is a key focal issue and students shall be expected to develop analytical skills and learn how to create tailor-made research programmes, the skills to develop future managerial leaders in the field is given the utmost relevance

Within this degree students will be required to choose one minor stream of 5 units (amounting to 30 ECTS) from the following 4 options: Social Studies; Human Sciences; Organizational Decision Making; Creative Design.

Study/Course Delivery
AssessmentThe course will be assessed as follows: The course is mainly assessed by home-based assignments, time constrained in class assignments, examinations and a work placement and disssertation.
Programme Learning Outcomes1. Conduct research in relation to health and social care management topics

2. Administrate and manage a care setting/programme

3. Ensure quality in health and social care settings

4. Evaluate current social policy and related issues.

Core Study Units
  • Leadership and Management Procedures
  • Project Management and the EU Funding Procedures
  • Governance and Quality Management
  • Family and Individual Functioning
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking and Evaluation skills
  • Psychological Well Being
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Research Project / Dissertation
  • Working Placement Theory and Practice
  • Financial Aspects and Business Studies
  • Management in the Non-Profit sector
  • Social Policy Practice
  • Working in Addictive Behaviour Environments
  • Gender diversity and sexual diversity
  • Globalisation and Poverty
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation
  • Operations and Service Management
  • Ethical Issues and Decision Making
  • Issues with Different Client Groups
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership
  • Law and Social Policy
  • Quality Assurance in Health and Social Care
  • Placements in a Health and Social Care Managerial Environment

 

Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion 

After successful completion the first 120 ECVETS that relates to the first two years of the programme, the students would be awarded a Higher Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Career Opportunities
  • Posts in management and administration in the health and social care sector

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