Applied Health & Social Care
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
This course has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into appropriate employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification has been designed to be delivered in a work-related context and to allow you to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the health and social care sector. It is delivered via a work related context and a work experience is organised early in the course with the support of teaching staff. This is arranged to coincide with one delivered lesson, as the work experience is the basis of the coursework. Course outline AS Unit 1: Human Growth and Development
(1 hour 30 min exam: 331/3% of AS ) Health and social care practitioners need to develop a knowledge base for working with people in every stage of their lives. This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of patterns of human growth and development.
AS Unit 2: Communication and Values
(Coursework: 331/3% of AS) This unit will give you an understanding of the importance of communication in all caring activities, and about values involved in care. You will learn about the value base of care and the transmission of values through communication.
AS Unit 3: Positive Care Environments
(Coursework: 331/3% of AS) The knowledge that you gain from this unit will allow you to understand that positive care practice relies on practitioners having a comprehensive understanding of the diverse society we live in, and that the promotion of a care value base can enhance services users’ opportunities in accessing services.
A2 Unit 6: Investigating Disease
(Coursework: 162/3% of A-Level) This unit builds on the concepts of health and disease you were introduced to in Unit 1. You will learn about the disease process, and will carry out an individual investigation into various aspects of two specific diseases. This will include the biological basis of diseases, the ways in which a diagnosis may be made, the availability of treatment, the factors that may influence the outcome of the treatments, the strategies for preventing the spread or occurrence of the disease, and epidemiological methods for tracking disease.
Goes well with…
Health and Social Care combines well with a range of other subjects in the social sciences, such Psychology and Sociology, as well as the sciences, especially Biology, together with technology subjects, such as Food Technology. It might also be taken alongside PE.
Contact Miss R Geillis
A2 Unit 4: Meeting Individual Needs
(1 hour 30 min exam: 162/3% of A-Level) This unit assesses your knowledge and understanding of how health and social care services are structured and provided within the UK. The unit will focus on how services are tailored to meet individual needs through the use of care plans, and on the importance of working in a multidisciplinary environment.
A2 unit 5: Promoting Health and Well-Being
(Coursework: 162/3% of A-Level) This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of promoting health and well-being. You will find out why health promotion campaigns are carried out, and how topics and target groups are identified.
Careers and Higher Education
This qualification supports progression into further education, training or employment, as it offers a mix of both theoretical and vocational learning. Learners who successfully complete the course have several routes of progression: • Degrees in health and social care-related subjects and areas • NVQ in Care • BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in health and social care-related subjects and areas • Training within employment Tel 0121 323 2221 Web www.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk
AS Unit 3: Positive Care Environments A2 unit 5: Promoting Health and Well-Being A2 Unit 4: Meeting Individual Needs For Advice (1 hour 30 m...