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Undergraduate study

Health Professions and Social Care 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Welcome to Health Professions and Social Care You’ve made a great choice in considering one of our Health Professions and Social Care courses. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, excellent facilities, innovative research and strong partnerships with our students, placement providers, employers and service users. As a student you’ll be taught by staff committed to providing inspirational teaching and valuable support that will help you to realise your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to prepare you for a range of careers, where you can make a real contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Come and join us and together we will take the first steps in making a real and exciting difference to your future career.

Professor Philip Keeley Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning

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Are you someone with a natural empathy for other people? Someone who wants to help others get better, or help people stay healthy in the first place? Then you’re in luck. The health and social care sector is a truly rewarding place to work, with lots of potential for you to flourish. And here at Huddersfield we’ll do everything we can to give you the chance to succeed.

Study with us “My goal is to study the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc and eventually become a podiatric surgeon.” Lewis Nurney, Podiatry BSc(Hons)

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Check this out! 100% The UK’s only University where all permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

Placements All our courses have work placement opportunities.

Health Professions and Social Care is a huge subject. From nursing to social work, and from podiatry to operating department practice, we offer a range of courses to help you get started in your chosen career. They’ll give you the chance to develop the knowledge and practical experience needed. Our lecturers have close links with the health and social care sector. In fact, many of them will have done the job you’re training to do. Whilst you’re studying, you’ll be able to use state-of-the-art simulation equipment and purpose built environments. We have facilities designed to look like hospital areas and rooms in patients’ homes, so you can develop a feel for the environments you will be working in, and gain real insight into your chosen profession before you start your career.

Memberships Upon successful graduation on one of our health professions courses, you may be eligible to apply and register with your profession’s regulatory and professional body.

Our placements will give you the chance to put the skills you’ve learnt into practice. Depending on the course you choose, you could be working in a hospital, clinic, charity, school, in the community and with many health and social care providers – whatever you need to further your career chances. Our Health Professions courses are recognised by the relevant associated regulatory body. Once you’ve successfully graduated you’ll be able to register with them and take the next step in your career. Within Health Professions and Social Care there are so many careers that are possible. From working in the community to NHS trusts, voluntary or private organisations. *Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. 1. Physiotherapy students practicing auscultation using a simulator.

2. Learning disability nursing students, working with multi-sensory equipment. 3. Occupational Therapy students in a group work session.

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Graduates employed from this subject

90%* Key information: UCAS code: H253 Duration: 4 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBC at A Level · DMM at BTEC in Health and Social Care · 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications · Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at Merit Additional criteria: · DBS check

Health and Social Care MSci

This is an integrated four year Master’s degree. The course is designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to meet the rapidly expanding and changing environment in health and social care.

Taking a hands-on approach you’ll have the opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice through undertaking a work placement in your third year. This will support and enhance your learning, increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry so that you can reach your full potential.

Throughout the course you’ll be taught by a very supportive and experienced teaching team who have worked in a range of health and social care roles. They’ll use their expertise to bring their teaching to life with real-life case studies.

This course aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and core skills required to pursue a wide range of careers in a variety of statutory or non-statutory, community or residential health and social care settings. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying career choices for yourself. Graduates may work in specialist areas such as drug and alcohol use, housing, women’s centres, domestic violence and disability.

You’ll look at different aspects of health and social care, from looking at how to assess needs to being introduced to law, social policy, assessment and care planning. You’ll explore your own values in relation to working with diverse groups, and engage in becoming a reflective practitioner.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 90% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Personal and professional development, leadership and international perspectives are also key components of this course which run throughout the four years, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and putting you in a good position for both the UK and an international jobs market.

Placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Midwifery Studies BSc(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: B720 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · ABB** at A Level inc. a biological science*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care (Health with a minimum of 4 units in biological sciences) · 128 UCAS points from a maximum of three Level 3 qualifications inc. an A Level** in a biological science at a minimum grade B*** · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit. The course must contain 18 credits in a biological science Additional criteria: · GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4/C or above · Understanding of the role · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component

Our Midwifery Studies degree is designed to help you become a competent, confident and autonomous practitioner with the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career. Learning from experienced midwives and gaining real-world experience in a variety of healthcare settings, you’ll be able to prepare to make a difference in the lives of women and their families. Many different cultural, social and health-related influences affect child-bearing women. On this course, we know just how important it is for midwives to learn about midwifery in context, to gain a broad perspective on the delivery of care and to be supported by enthusiastic lecturers who know exactly what it’s like to be a midwife. That’s why this course is designed by midwives for midwives. Gaining clinical experience is key to your professional development.

£22,000 Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

It’s also vital to build a deep understanding of how to work in a team alongside other healthcare professionals. That’s why the course includes undertaking clinical practice working across a range of settings including birth centres, midwife-led units, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, as well as in the community. Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to build excellent knowledge of the theory of midwifery. Across all areas of teaching, we focus on the promotion of normality, health and the safe management of pregnancy, to ensure the best possible outcomes for parents and the newborn. We’ll also help you learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.

Regulated This course is regulated by the NMC.

Lucy Bucknall, graduated from Midwifery BSc(Hons) in 2016

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“The course was very organised, well structured and taught at a good pace. The lecturers were absolutely outstanding and over the three years provided endless support. They are all approachable, understanding and always go the extra mile to help their students to be successful.” ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. †

Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons)

99%* Key information: UCAS code: B700 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB** at A Level inc. a biological science, Psychology, Maths or Health and Social Care*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care or Applied Science (if you have studied specific units) · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. grade B at A Level** in a biological science, Psychology, Maths or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit including 15 credit modules in biological science or Psychology Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4/C or above before you apply · Understanding of adult nursing · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Whether you’d like to provide care for adults in community or acute settings, this innovative nursing degree is designed to provide a great foundation for your future career. We know just how challenging and rewarding it can be to work in the rapidly changing world of health professions. That’s why, from day one on this course, you’ll get the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment. You’ll explore all aspects of nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management. While the focus of your studies will be on caring for adults, you’ll also gain an understanding of how to respond to the needs of patients and service users from all fields of child, learning disability and mental health nursing.

£22,000 Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be an adult nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. In our fully equipped simulated ward, you’ll have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice in a safe environment using our patient simulator Sim Man. The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate nurse. You’ll develop a range of specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working and upholding professional values. You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors. You’ll learn and develop both practical and theoretical skills in order to help you achieve your full potential as an adult nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Standards.

Regulated This course is regulated by the NMC.

Rachael Livesey, graduated from Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) in 2017 “The course consists of 50% theory and 50% practice, so provides many opportunities to gain valuable experience in different clinical settings around West Yorkshire. The varied placements gave me an insight to the different areas within adult nursing, which helped me decide which area I would like to work in the future.” ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. † Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: B7H0 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB** at A Level inc. a biological science, Psychology, Maths or Health and Social Care*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care or Applied Science (if you have studied specific units) · 120 UCAS from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. grade B at A Level** in a biological science, Psychology, Maths or Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit and including 15 credit modules in biological science or Psychology Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4/C or above before you apply · Understanding of child nursing · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

From the very start of this course, you’ll get the chance to develop the vital skills you need to care for children, young people and their families whatever their circumstances, including those with acute illness, long-term conditions or those who need help to maintain their health. You’ll learn and develop both practical and theoretical skills in order to achieve your full potential as a child nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards. You’ll get the chance to develop your practical skills in a safe environment in our fully-equipped simulated children’s ward using our patient simulators. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to put what you have learnt into practice through placements in a variety of acute settings including general

£22,000 Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

paediatric/children’s wards, accident and emergency departments, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. You may also have the opportunity to work with specialist nurses in a range of community settings including GP surgeries, health centres, children’s hospices and mainstream and specialist schools. After successfully completing the course you’ll be able to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and work as a Registered Nurse for Children. The course also covers how to respond to the needs of patients and service users from all fields of adult, learning disability and mental health nursing.

Regulated This course is regulated by the NMC.

Alison Beardsley, graduated from Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) in 2016 “I enjoyed the course and the diverse topics made it very interesting. All of the child nursing staff had different professional backgrounds with a passion for specific subjects, which made the lectures stimulating. The practical sessions where we used simulation mannequins provided us with the opportunity to practise and refine our skills, as well as demonstrate what we had learnt.” ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. †

Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

95%* Key information: UCAS code: H538 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB ** at A Level inc. a social or biological science, Maths or Health and Social Care*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care or Applied Science (if you have studied specific units) · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B at A Level** in a social or biological science, Maths or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit and inc. 15 credit modules in a social or biological science or Psychology Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4/C or above. · Understanding of learning disability nursing · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not the first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons)

Learning disability nursing involves working with people who have a range of learning disabilities, providing hands on care in relation to a person’s complex physical, social and psychological needs. Learning disability nurses work in a number of settings, including the individual’s own home, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services. They work independently and in multidisciplinary teams, learning how to respond to the needs of someone with a learning disability. The course is designed to help you become a confident, caring, competent and compassionate nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You’ll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other

Regulated This course is regulated by the NMC.

professionals to promote health and wellbeing. Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. The skills you’ll be supported to develop include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, as well as leadership, management and team working to empower, advocate and protect the rights of marginalised people. You’ll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career and achieve your potential to be a learning disability nurse. No day is ever the same when you work with people with learning disabilities and you can make a real difference to someone’s life.

Placements Clinical placements are undertaken throughout this course.

Lucy Ward graduated from Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) in 2017 “I feel that the course and university has prepared me well for my career as a learning disability nurse. I am now working for a private company supporting and nursing individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs.” ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: B7P0 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB** at A Level inc. a social or biological science, Maths or Health and Social Care*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care or Applied Science (if you have studied specific units) · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including grade B at A Level** in a social or biological science, Maths or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit inc. 15 credit modules in biological science or Psychology Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4/C or above. · Understanding of mental health nursing · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Do you have patience, empathy and excellent listening skills? Are you interested in caring for the mind and the body? If you’re looking for a career in nursing where you can work with people of all ages across a variety of settings, then our Nursing (Mental Health) degree could be a great place to start your journey. Mental health nursing involves working with people suffering from various mental health conditions, and their families and carers, to offer help and support in dealing with the condition. This could include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, psychosis and obsessive compulsive disorders. This course is designed to help you become a confident, competent and compassionate nurse. It’s regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and led by committed and passionate lecturers who are research active with experience

£22,000 Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

across the mental health nursing spectrum. They will support you to develop the intellectual, personal and professional skills you need to practice in this challenging and rewarding field of healthcare. Alongside building your theoretical knowledge in lectures and seminars, you’ll be able to focus on your practical skills through simulation, role play and group work. You’ll also be able to practice and develop your skills through clinical placements in a range of private, voluntary and community settings, in order to prepare you to pursue your career. Above all, we want to help you achieve your potential as a nurse and while there is a clear focus on mental health nursing, the course also covers how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from the fields of adult, child and learning disability nursing.

Regulated This course is regulated by the NMC.

Damian Ejike graduated from Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons) in 2017 “The course has not only helped me gain a nursing degree but has also helped me to acquire first class knowledge, skills and experiences that can sustain me to work both competently and confidently as a Mental Health Nurse anywhere in the world. “ ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. †

Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: B930 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB** at A Level inc. a biological science, Psychology or double Health and Social Care*** · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care or Applied Science · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B at A Level** in a biological science or Psychology · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit Additional criteria: · GCSEs five at grade 4/C or above including Maths, English Language and Science · Understanding of the occupational therapy profession · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at an overall score of 7.0 score with no lower than 6.5 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with people to help them engage in those activities (occupations) which they need or want to do, enabling them to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Occupations are practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity for example self-care, work or leisure tasks. Working with people of all ages in a variety of areas, you’ll assess an individual’s needs, devise treatment and provide interventions to maximise quality of life. Our Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) degree is accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll learn how to integrate theory and principles whilst applying what you learn to different areas of practice. On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop vital knowledge and practical skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of Occupational Therapy through

placements in different settings including areas such as an individual’s home, hospitals, schools, charities and prisons. We’ve also got a purpose-built occupational therapy skills lab where you can learn in authentic simulated environments. Occupational Therapists work interprofessionally and therefore you will study alongside other healthcare students including Physiotherapists, Nurses, Midwives, Operating Department Practitioners and Podiatrists. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop both the teamwork and autonomous practice skills required to work in a rapidly changing health and social care context. Upon successful graduation you could work for the NHS, social services, charities, social enterprises, community interest groups or in independent practice. There may also be opportunities in education, research or overseas as Occupational Therapists are also needed internationally.

£22,000

HCPC

Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

This course is regulated by the HCPC and accredited by the RCOT.

** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. †

Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

100%* Key information: UCAS code: B992 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBC at A Level · DMM at BTEC · 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction and 30 at Merit Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4/C or above · Understanding of the role · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at an overall score of 7.0 score with no lower than 6.5 in any component

Operating Department Practice BSc(Hons)

Do you like the idea of working in a dramatic and exciting environment, where you’ll be part of a dynamic team in an operating theatre? Then perioperative practice could be a great career option if you want to open up a whole host of opportunities for your future. Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) work alongside surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical staff to provide care for patients at all stages of the surgical process. On our Operating Department Practice degree you’ll get a strong grounding in the theory exploring what’s involved in the three interconnected aspects of the role: anaesthetic, surgical and post anaesthetic. The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you’ll benefit from experienced staff, specialist labs and great links to NHS Trusts.

Placement Clinical placements are undertaken throughout this course.

You’ll have the opportunity to practise your skills in our simulated operating theatre, enabling you to experience the operating theatre environment. We know that learning on the job is often the best way to pick up new skills. That’s why we’ve designed the course to give you valuable hands-on experience in a wide variety of clinical placements. You’ll get the chance to work in the real world as part of interdisciplinary teams in a variety of care settings, so you’ll be able to see how ODPs contribute to all sorts of specialist areas, and be inspired about where your career could take you. From the very beginning, you’ll be supported in your learning by academic staff and qualified practitioners who understand what it’s like to be an ODP. As the course progresses, you’ll move beyond the fundamentals to delve into the role research plays in perioperative practice and explore leadership and management strategies.

Regulated This course is regulated by the HCPC.

Sarah Elizabeth Yates graduated from Operating Department Practice BSc(Hons) in 2017 * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“The lecturers set very high standards to prepare students for their working life when they graduate. The knowledge, ability and qualities of all the lecturers were outstanding. Each lecturer offered a contrasting approach to teaching and learning, and their differing qualities complemented each other.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Physiotherapy BSc(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: B160 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: · ABB** at A Level inc. a biological science (biology or PE)*** · DDD in BTEC Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science (must contain at least 40% externally examined assessment) · 128 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. an A Level** in a biological science*** · Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 Level 3 credits, 30 of which must be passed at Distinction, inc. at least 21 credits in biological science Additional criteria: · GCSE English Language, Maths and Science on application at grade 4/C or above on application · Understanding of the physiotherapy profession · Relevant work experience · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at an overall score of 7.0 score with no lower than 6.5 in any component

Are you fascinated by how our muscles, joints and bones work together to make us move? On our Physiotherapy degree you’ll get the chance to delve into all the science behind the practice and build the skills and understanding you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession. This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can be confident it has independent approval. Throughout the course you’ll learn in small groups so you can take advantage of the high levels of support on offer. Exploring all aspects of practice from musculoskeletal physiotherapy and health management to neurological conditions and working with vulnerable client groups, you’ll have the opportunity to build a wide knowledge base.

As you progress through the course, you’ll study how to assess, advise and treat individuals with a variety of conditions including spinal and joint problems, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, and those recovering from strokes and other chronic conditions, accidents and operations. Working in our physiotherapy practical rooms and biomechanics laboratory, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your skills in massage, joint manipulation and hot and cold treatments, as well as electrotherapy, movement analysis and rehabilitation. Crucially, you’ll also get the chance to benefit from our excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs through undertaking placements. These practical experiences enable you to apply and build on the skills and knowledge you have learnt and prepare you to launch your career after graduation.

£22,000

HCPC

Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

This course is regulated by the HCPC and accredited by the CSP.

Katie Murray, graduated from Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) in 2017

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“I honestly could not have wished for a better learning environment. As I was studying a practical course, it was important to have an environment where we could practice my skills prior to exams. This was easily to do in the physiotherapy skills labs, which aided lots of revision.“ ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. † Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Podiatry BSc(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: B985 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 ½ years part-time Entry requirements: · BBB** at A Level inc. a biological science, Sports Studies or Physical Education*** · DDM at BTEC inc. modules in biological science · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B at A Level** in a biological science or Physical Education, or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sports Studies · Pass Access to HE Diploma with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, to include 15 credits in biological science or Psychology, and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit Additional criteria: · GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4/C or above · Understanding of the profession · Interview and references · DBS and occupational health check · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at an overall score of 6.5 score with no lower than 6.0 in any component

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

Podiatrists are allied healthcare professionals who assess and treat the lower limb and foot. On our Podiatry BSc(Hons) you’ll have the opportunity to build the knowledge and hands-on skills you need whilst learning in specialist clinical facilities. We aim to give you the skills to improve the mobility and quality of life of your patients. As a qualified podiatrist, you could work in a number of specialist areas with people of all ages including musculoskeletal podiatry, sports injuries, biomechanics and gait assessment, orthotics and nail surgery. Your work could include the management of foot health, routine care, specialist wound care and minor operative procedures. You could also contribute to the wellbeing of patients with diabetes, rheumatism, vascular or neurological disorders. During the course, we’ll support you to get to grips with the theory of podiatry and practise the hands-on skills you’ll need to pursue a successful career. You’ll have the

opportunity to get vital experience using our fully equipped on-site Podiatry Clinic, surgical theatre suite, biomechanics gait analysis equipment and orthotics laboratory. Clinical placements will also form part of your studies, so you can put what you’ve learnt to the test in the real world. Practicing podiatrists often work as part of a multidisciplinary team. The course helps to prepare you for this, as you’ll take part in interprofessional learning alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nursing students. You’ll also have the opportunity to qualify with a certificate in local anaesthesia and prescription only medicines (POMS) annotation. Many podiatrists undertake further training to become a Podiatric Surgeon or Forensic Podiatrist. Whilst others set up their own consultancies, so if you’re looking for a career in healthcare working independently and developing your entrepreneurial skills, then podiatry could be a good choice for you.

Pamela Ritucci, graduated from Podiatry BSc(Hons) in 2016 “The University has its own Podiatry Clinic with an abundance of patients. Treating patients gave me the opportunity to explore their history, investigate their problems and understand how best to help them. Our very knowledgeable tutors were on hand to provide help and advice, which was a great learning experience.”

** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. *** Excluding General Studies. † Unistats.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Social Work MSci

90%* Key information: UCAS code: H254 Duration: 4 years full-time Entry requirements: · BBB at A Level · DDM at BTEC in Health and Social Care · 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma · Access to Higher Education 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Additional criteria: · GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4/C or above · DBS check · Interview · If English is not your first language you are required to have IELTS at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 6.5 in any component

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 90% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

This integrated four year Master’s Social Work degree is a professional qualifying course which is designed to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to succeed in a future career in social work. The four year course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree, preparing you to work in a range of social care settings including residential, field, day care, healthcare and education within statutory, voluntary and private sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary settings and work teams. You’ll be introduced to anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice within a complex and multi-cultural society, and within the context of professional and agency standards and requirements. Social work can be a challenging but rewarding profession. At Huddersfield we take pride in helping you to develop the thoughtful, considerate and professional qualities you’ll need to succeed. You’ll be taught by experienced staff who have a variety of backgrounds in social care, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet practitioners, service users and their carers.

This course is part of the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership, an accredited Social Work Teaching Partnership between local authority employers and the University. Providing high quality student placements and a curriculum that is co-developed and co-delivered by Social Workers and service users, ensures Social Workers are confident and creative practitioners with the skills required for working in statutory social work. Working closely with local authority partners you’ll be exposed to employment opportunities and post-qualifying social work progression pathways. You’ll also have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice through undertaking work-shadowing, and in your third and fourth years you’ll undertake work placements in a social work or related setting. This will support and enhance your learning, increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry.

Placements The course has work placement opportunities in Years 3 and 4.

£22,000 †

Unistats – Social Work BSc(Hons)

Average graduate starting salary across the UK after studying a similar course.†

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Upon successful graduation on our health professional courses, you will be eligible to apply and register with your profession’s regulatory and professional body.

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My student journey so far

Lewis Nurney

Podiatry BSc(Hons)

“When I was younger I always wanted to become a Formula 1 Driver, travelling around the world to different countries, however I soon realised this wasn’t a realistic career choice for me and decided to follow my interest in healthcare,” says Lewis Nurney from Barnsley. Podiatry was a profession that Lewis was unaware of until he had a football injury and was referred to a podiatrist by his GP. “The podiatrist made me a custom pair of orthotics for my football boots which worked fantastically, as through wearing these and doing some exercise my problem was fixed. I found this really interesting and on my follow up appointment I asked if I could shadow the podiatrist whilst I was at college in order to find out more and gain some work experience.”

My goal is to study the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc and eventually become a podiatric surgeon.

Lewis found the work experience very beneficial, as he comments “I was shown the vast scope of practice within podiatry and the rewarding career prospects, which confirmed this was the career pathway I wanted to focus on.” He is surprised how much he has developed whilst studying on the Podiatry BSc(Hons) at Huddersfield, “The experiences I have had so far will shape my career and have really helped me to develop as a person. The atmosphere at the University is brilliant and the support available from lecturers and academic skills teams is invaluable.” In the future Lewis would like to specialise in podiatric surgery “My goal is to study the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc and eventually become a podiatric surgeon. I know this is a long and tough process but I feel I am determined and willing to put in the work in order to achieve my goal.”

To hear Lewis talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

Hear from Sheena who teaches on Learning Disability Nursing

Sheena Miller

Senior Lecturer and Field Leader for Learning Disability Nursing

“I wanted to be a vet, as I’ve always loved animals,” says Sheena recalling her childhood dreams. Sheena who is from Halifax first developed a passion for helping and working with people whilst undertaking a degree in Psychology. “During my degree I really enjoyed the modules about behaviour. I then decided to take my interest further and study Learning Disability Nursing at Huddersfield, which is the best decision I ever made.”

Learning disability nursing is such a vital profession to the people who use it.

After graduating in 1999, Sheena then gained experience working with a wide range of people with all sorts of needs in nursing home and community settings, through roles with St Anne’s Community Services and the NHS. In 2006 Sheena returned to the University to work as a Lecturer Practitioner and after six months became a full-time member of the lecturing team for Learning Disability Nursing. “I find the topics we cover on the course to be fascinating and particularly enjoy discussing equality, social justice and social inclusion. Learning disability nursing is such a vital profession to the people who use it, and while I loved working as a nurse, I always felt as though I could only change the world for one person at a time. In education, I have the opportunity to influence a generation of nurses who can all change the world for many people.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 422288 Email Nursing and Midwifery. NMadmissions@hud.ac.uk Email Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Physiotherapy and Podiatry. AHSadmissions@hud.ac.uk Email Health and Social Care and Social Work. BHSSadmissions@hud.ac.uk @UoHHealthSocSci HudHealthandSocialSciences UniversityofHuddersfieldMidwifery UniversityofHuddersfieldNursing UniofHuddersfieldOT UniversityofHuddersfieldODP UniofHuddersfieldPhysio UniversityofHuddersfieldPodiatry UniversityofHuddersfieldHealthSocialCare UniversityofHuddersfieldSocialWork

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60. Interviews For the health professional and social care courses, we review your personal statement and reference. You may then be invited to an interview where we will assess your understanding of the profession and course, motivation and your personal and interpersonal skills. The interview team may include academics, clinicians and service users. If you are offered a place, you need to provide an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, as well as a satisfactory health check for the health professional courses. If we are unable to offer a place we may contact you if we think that another course may be suitable.

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Health Professions and Social Care 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Health Professions and Social Care at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Health Professions and Social Care 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Health Professions and Social Care at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)