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Health

Core content

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science: 

  • working within the health and science sector
  • health, safety and environmental regulations
  • managing information and data
  • principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

  • understanding the healthcare sector
  • providing person-centred care
  • supporting health and wellbeing
  • further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
  • infection prevention and control

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • supporting the adult nursing team
  • supporting the midwifery team
  • supporting the mental health team
  • supporting the care of children and young people
  • supporting the therapy teams
  • dental nursing (from September 2022) 

Detailed course specification and outline

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Additional considerations for this course

DBS basic or enhanced checks and disqualified disclosure
Where required, students should complete this check before they start their industry placement.

Care qualification or training (Supporting Healthcare occupational specialism only)
Dependent on the nature of the industry placement, it may help students to do a relevant care
qualification and / or do some relevant training.

Health check
Before starting their industry placement, students should have the relevant inoculations and
immunisations. These will be determined by the employers  they are doing their placement with.

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