The aims of the qualification is to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain careers in private and public care sector organisations via an integrated academic and professional training environment.
It seeks to develop skills appropriate, but not restricted to, graduate study in health with the potential for general employability, including self-employment.
This programme equips its graduates to:
- enable participants to study health at a higher level through the medium of English, particularly understanding of English medical language;
- enable participants to improve their ability in English and Study Skills, particularly in the area of health;
- develop an embedded understanding of the main themes of the academic study of health care in UK universities, and in particular to enable students to follow a BSc programme;
- gain knowledge and skills for optimising career opportunities;
- engage with and employ acquired study skills to aid academic progression;
- realise potential and strive toward set goals in higher level education or training;
- gain confidence in their own abilities and capabilities;
- be better placed for embarking on health related careers.
Programme Learning Outcomes
- Reasonably comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts underpinning academic English Language.
- Ability to be able to comprehend and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to an appropriate level in order to progress to undergraduate studies.
- Appreciation of the various study processes, procedures, and practices that are applied within undergraduate study in the UK.
- Knowledge and understanding of some of the key areas of study in Health, and the terminology and language utilised in that specialist area of study.
- Knowledge and understanding of key scientific concepts and theories
- Understanding of the function, co-ordination and interdependence of body systems, in health and disease.
- An understanding and appreciation of health practice ethics, inter-professional working and accountability
- Analyse a wide range of demanding / longer texts (oral and written) and recognise implicit meaning in his/her field of specialisation
- Synthesise information and ideas drawn from varied sources, and evaluate alternative explanations, arguments and theories
- Apply a level of language necessary to communicate orally and in writing to follow a programme of undergraduate academic study at university level
- Demonstrate the capacity to listen effectively, assimilating data and asking questions where appropriate.
- Demonstrate an appropriate ability in key study skills including computer usage, spread-sheeting and presentations skills.
- Communicate complex ideas and arguments clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media and methods.
- Demonstrate the ability to be able to plan and self-manage and ability in tackling and solving problems.
- Recognise and work effectively, independently and in a team to overcome problems using appropriate analytical tools and techniques.
- Critically apply in written and oral English, health concepts and frameworks to solve problems given by a tutor.
- Demonstrate the ability to problem solve and employ strategies for lifelong learning.
- Develop a tacit knowledge base within the roles, responsibilities and dimensions of health practice.
- Employ safe and effective clinical and professional skills in accordance with client needs and care management.
- Exercise initiative and take personal responsibility within agreed guidelines when dealing with different and variable situations.
- Make decisions that reflect good practice in complex situations.
- Demonstrate their ability to reflect upon their experiences and plan their own future development.
- Engage effectively in debate and discussion in a professional manner and produce detailed notes or reports of the discussion and outcomes.
- Develop capability and capacity for independent thinking and learning.
- Improve levels of confidence and competence in preparation for undergraduate study.