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Health and Social Care AS/A2 at Nicholas Chamberlaine School

Course description

This subject gives students the opportunity to study aspects of the Health and Social Care sector in preparation for higher education or employment within this field.

Course content

AS Award (H103) Unit 1 Promoting Quality Care (F910) External Exam This unit looks at how quality Care is implemented within the health and social care sector. Students will gain knowledge on all types of legislation and the Acts that protect individuals within society. Unit 2 Communication in Care settings (F911) Written Assignment This unit focuses on how communication takes place within the care sectors. Students will research and perform an interaction in a care setting of their choice. They will also gain knowledge and be able to demonstrate a high understanding of the ‘Care Values’ in both adults and early year’s settings. Unit 3 Promoting Good Health (F912) Written Assignment This Unit focuses on Health Promotion and how this is promoted within the health and social care sector. Students will research and perform a health promotion campaign of their choice. They will gain knowledge of the professional roles within the sector and demonstrate an understanding of the skills used in promoting health. A2 Award (H503) Unit 10 Care Practice and Provision (F919) Written Assignment This unit is focussed on how the care sector is structured and how the services meet the needs of individuals. Students will research two demographic trends within the local area, analysing the impact on care practice and provision. Students will gain knowledge on the formation of local delivery plans and how local/national targets impact funding and commissioning of services. Unit 12 Anatomy and Physiology in Practice (F921) External Exam Students will gain knowledge on seven systems of the human body including the structure and function of each part. Two dysfunctions of each system will be taught in depth and will include the signs & symptoms, diagnostic procedures, special tests, treatments and lifestyle changes. E.g Cardio-Vascular System - Myocardial infarction (Heart Attack) , Heart Bi-pass. Unit 13 Child Development (F922) Written Assignment This unit requires the student to focus on the development of a child/case study from birth to 8 years. Students will research each development stage in detail including types and theories of play. Each student is required to produce a learning aid of their choice and age range e.g Clock face, shape sorter or puzzle to give to their child/case study, to play with. Following an observation, the student will then analyse how effective the learning aid was for the child.

Assessment

AS = 3 Modules (33.3%) each

A2 = 3 Modules (33.3%) each

Future opportunities

This subject gives students the opportunity to study aspects of the Health and Social Care sector in preparation for higher education or employment within this field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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