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FdSc Hospital and Health Care

This Foundation degree is awarded by Hull University

The course provides opportunities to gain knowledge of the health care profession and develop key skills to aid progression into the
healthcare sector.
Students successfully completing the Year 0 may continue their studies within Grimsby Institute and complete the foundation degree. On successful completion of the full programme students have the opportunity to be interviewed by the University of Hull to progress to Year 2 of the Adult Nursing programme.
Alternatively students successfully completing Yr 1 will have the required credits to progress onto other HE programmes.
No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

2 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4
Health, Illness and Society
Health and Social Policy
Research and Study Skills
Essential and Clinical Skills
Principles of inclusive Practice
Practice Learning 1

Level 5
Psychology within a Healthcare Setting
Anatomy and Physiology
Practice Learning 2
Personal and Professional Development
Principles of Person Centred Planning
Working with Vulnerable Adults

766 hours of placement must be completed over the length of the programme. Placement within the NHS takes place throughout the year.

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: examinations, essays/reports, learning portfolios, individual and group presentations, practical, poster presentations and simulations of practice. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in as an assistant practitioner within the health and social care sector. They may also consider progressing onto further study within specialist areas such as adult nursing, physiotherapy, public health and occupational therapy.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013