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Health and Social Care Studies Level 3

Health Care - Level 3

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - IQ Level 3 Organisation Award in Health and Social Care Studies
  • Course Code: HSC01
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To purchase this course in a one off full payment it will cost you:

£375.00 - £275.00

About this course

This distance learning Health and Social Care course will give you an extensive foundation of knowledge to enable you to progress if you are thinking of entering a career in the care sector or if you are already engaged in relevant work.

Course Description

This distance learning course in Health and Social Care is for those who have an interest in Health and Social Care. Whether you have a goal to work as a nurse, social worker, health visitor or even as a paramedic, this course can provide you with the right stepping stone. Covering many of the important issues faced in the helping professions, this course provides one of the first steps to your success.

Course Content

Human Development and Growth

  • What is growth?
  • What is development?
  • Maturationist Theory
  • Constructive Theory
  • Environmentalist Theory
  • Life expectancy
  • Mortality rates

Ill Health

  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Down’s Syndrome

Drugs

  • Lysergic acid diethylamide
  • Amanita muscaria
  • Speed
  • Poppers
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Tranquilisers
  • Cannabis
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine
  • Tobacco
  • Addiction

Alcohol

  • Effects of drinking
  • Cheap alcohol
  • Protecting profits
  • Drinking culture

Nutrition

  • Guideline Daily Amount
  • Girls
  • Boys

Eating Disorders

  • What are eating disorders?
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Binge eating disorder

Mental Health

  • Depression
  • Atypical depression
  • Unspecified depression
  • Post-natal depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder

Personality disorders

  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal
  • Anti-social disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Abuse

  • Staying safe
  • Abuse and the Law
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003
  • Rights of victims
  • Injunctions
  • Court orders

Social Care

  • Care plans
  • Barriers to care

Legislation

  • NHS and Community Care Act 1990
  • The Mental Health Act
  • Sections
  • The Human Rights Act
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of protection
  • Public Guardian
  • The Children Act 1989
  • The Children Act 2004
  • Childcare Act 2006
  • Race Relations Act 1976

The National Health Services

  • Timeline of the NHS
  • Roles in the NHS
  • General Practitioners
  • Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nurse
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Social worker
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Minor injuries units
  • NHS walk-in centres

Social Services

  • Families
  • Communities
  • Organisations

Fostering

  • Permanent fostering
  • Short term fostering
  • Respite placements
  • Shared care

Child Care

  • The National Curriculum
  • Office for Standards in Education 
Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by IQ (Industry Qualifications)

Our course has been accredited by IQ, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 on IQ's own Customised Qualification Framework (CQF) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

The course has been developed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing and has been accredited and quality assured by IQ. IQ gives formal recognition to an organisation's bespoke courses through their Customised Qualifications Framework.  

Industry Qualifications is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland for their qualifications on the national framework ie the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF).

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http://www.industryqualifications.org.uk/

Method Of Study
  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors    
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.


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