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Health and Social Care (single award) A Level at Anthony Gell School

Course description

UNIT 1 Effective Care and Communication For this unit students investigate and report on effective care and communication in a chosen setting about working with a specific type of client – e.g., a patient on a hospital ward, a young child in nursery, an offender in prison.

UNIT 2 Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways This unit helps students develop knowledge and understanding of a range of health conditions (asthma, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancers, mental disorders), their causes, symptoms, treatments, impact and the appropriate patient care pathways followed based on a patent - centred care approach.

UNIT 6 Practitioner Roles This unit increases students’ understanding of the world of work in health, social care, children and young people, and community justice sectors. Students research two jobs and reflect on their suitability for their chosen job roles.

UNIT 10 Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies This unit introduces a range of diagnostic techniques, the principles and procedures of a range of common medical treatments. It also looks at ways common diseases and disorders can be prevented, including screening (antenatal, child and adult) and immunisation for infants and travellers abroad.

Entry requirements

Standard, preferably including Science and English; good ICT skills would help for research and presentation of coursework units.

Standard = This is the standard requirement for studying a subject. This means that you must have at least five GCSE grades at C or above, including English Language and/or Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anthony Gell School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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