Over the course of the two year programme, you will study the following modules:
Year 1 (Level 4): 120 credits
Academic Research and Study Skills (20 credits)
Gain the transferable skills required for undergraduate study and professional practice.
Fundamentals of Health and the Human Body (20 credits)
Explore the concepts of health (both negative and positive aspects) and health promotion.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills (20 credits)
Develop communication and interpersonal skills in preparation for your role as an assistant practitioner in healthcare.
Clinical and Therapeutic Interventions in Healthcare (20 credits)
Investigate aspects of clinical practice, learning how to recognise signs and symptoms of pain and distress in service users and recommend appropriate actions. The module will focus on clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to promote health and wellbeing.
Developing Professional Practice (including care planning) – Work Placement (40 credits)
Develop workforce skills and understand the principles that are required for not only this particular role, but within the sector. The module will cultivate class-based theoretical knowledge and facilitate the application of this to professional practice in the workplace.
Year 2 (Level 5): 120 credits
Nutrition and Health (20 credits)
Focus on the role of nutrition in relation to body function and the impact nutrition has on wellbeing throughout all life stages.
Researching in Healthcare (20 credits)
Undertake research that focuses on an aspect of healthcare. Throughout this module you will explore and review data, draw upon findings and make recommendations for change.
Mental Health and Wellbeing for Care (20 credits)
Get an opportunity to investigate the history, importance and impact of mental health and wellbeing in individuals, whilst developing an awareness of professional practice in alignment with current workforce requirements.
Legal Aspects of Healthcare (20 credits)
Explore contemporary legal aspects of healthcare and the role of the healthcare professional in complying with these.
Continuing Professional Practice in Healthcare – Work Placement (40 credits)
Build upon the level 4 Developing Professional Practice module. Throughout this module, you will learn to critically reflect upon the professional skills required of an Assistant Practitioner and develop autonomy and independence to carry out this role effectively.