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Health & Social Care at Ruskin - The Priory Academy

Course description

Course Description

This course is perfect for you if you wish to progress onto further study whether this be in sixth form or at college, leading forward to university studies. The content is specifically designed to support work in the field of Health and Social Care. This course provides a general introduction to the Health and Social Care services.

The course combines elements of Sociology, Biology, Nutrition, Law and Ethics. Developing a students' knowledge of Social, Psychological and Physiological issues that can impact on life, whilst discussing the standards of care that needs to be provided and maintained. Students will investigate the ways in which health and well being is promoted by health care workers, the different methods of communication and how to meet the needs of an individual who enters into the different health and social care settings. Students will explore the factors influencing human development and mental health issues in society and how the media has influenced the perception of our society.

Special Features

A variety of visiting speakers will enhance the learning of students and how this will support the optional units which they complete. We will look at the benefits of communication in the workplace and the impact of nutrition on the health and well being of individuals. Students will look at public health campaigns and how these impacts on the health and well being of individuals.

Future opportunities

Why study this subject?

If you are interested in studying for a career in any of the following then this could be the course for you!

Primary schools, social work, nursery nurses, nursing and midwifery, occupational therapy and caring for the elderly/disabled are just a few of the many varied professions that this qualification supports.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ruskin - The Priory Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years