Applied Health And Social Care
WHAT IS APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
Health and Social Care is a term that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. Double Applied Health and Social Care focuses on understanding the human body, psychological theories on human development and how social, economic and legal factors influence the provision and development of services.
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? Applied Health and Social Care will develop your understanding of ways in which this can be achieved to allow you to progress to further study or employment within a variety of care settings.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
The subject will allow you to explore a diverse range of topics with real life application. You will carry out a health promotion campaign, implement an activity with an individual with a physical or learning difficulty and carry out in depth research on your chosen case study and job roles.
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Assessment is through coursework and examinations with 60% of your marks from coursework.
WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
If you are interested in developing your understanding of caring roles within society and/or would like to progress into a caring career then this is the course for you! You will develop an understanding of a diverse range of topics to understand factors that can impact human development and promote good health and wellbeing.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
A-level Applied Health and Social Care will support your progression to a range of higher education courses including Nursing, Social Work and Primary Education amongst many others. The qualification and skills you will develop will also support your progression into employment.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Unit 1 Exam: Quality Care and Communication involves studying the factors affecting the quality of life of individuals.
Unit 2 Coursework: Promoting Good Health. You will deliver a health promotion campaign as part of this unit.
Unit 4 Coursework: Creative Activities in Care Settings: You will be researching, planning and then implementing an activity with an individual with a physical or learning difficulty.
Unit 6 Exam: Common Illnesses, Diseases and Disorders.
Unit 7 Controlled Assessment: Provision of Health, Social Care and Children’s Service involves students writing up a report under timed conditions.
Unit 8 Exam: Human development involves students learning six main psychology theories to explain development.
Unit 9 Coursework: Working in Health and Social care involves researching a diverse range of job roles that work in the health, social care and children services.
Unit 10 Coursework: Care for older individuals involves researching a range of theories to investigate ageing.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN THIS SUBJECT
You will research and develop a healthcare campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.