The HNC provides an insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector, recognising the importance of collaboration. This course will equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values and will provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in healthcare, or progress to higher education qualifications such as, Public Health, Healthcare Administration or a related area.
The HNC in Healthcare Practice will support students to understand the local, regional and global context of healthcare practice, management and health promotion and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways. It also provides students with opportunities to address contemporary health and care issues facing the sector, and society at large, with particular emphasis on integrated and compassionate care, and person-centred approaches to providing healthcare to individuals across their lifespan
Year 1 (Level 4):
• Law, policy and ethical practice in health and social care
• Demonstrating professional principles and values in health and social care practice
• Supporting the individual journey through the integrated health and social care workplace
• Fundamentals of evidence based practice (Pearson set)
• Health education in action
• Addressing health inequalities
• Effective reporting and record keeping in health and social care Students will also be required to undertake a placement within their current workplace or as a volunteer placement.
• Law, policy and ethical practice in health and social car (15 credits) The Learning Outcomes in this unit build progressively from core underpinning legal principles and perspectives to national and international law on key topics within health and care practice. Students will investigate the legal and policy framework related to health and care practice in different settings, leading to opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through targeted assignments.
• Demonstrating professional principles and values in health and social care practice (30 credits) This unit is intended to run alongside other units in this qualification in order that students may gather evidence to compile a Professional Learning and Development Portfolio (PLAD) which captures evidence of learning and development against a framework of Practice Themes which forms the essential core running through the unit. The unit aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for students to reflect on their own and others’ daily practice and improve students’ own practice and professional development
• Supporting the individual journey through the integrated health and social care workplace (15 credits) The aim of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of an individual’s right to being involved in their own care and develop students’ skills in promoting this right when working with individuals. This right is, in many cases, enshrined in law and in the fundamental standards of care.
• Fundamentals of evidence based practice (15 credits) The aim of this unit is to develop students’ knowledge and skills to understand the purpose and process of research in health and social care particularly in relation to promoting integrated approaches to care. Students will carry out a literature review on a topic drawn from the Practice Themes aimed at quality improvement within wider health, care or support service practice
• Health education in action (15 credits) This unit
Learners must be aged 18 years on or before 31st August of the academic year that the programme commences. A minimum of 48 UCAS points. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above, equivalent Level 2 qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills. IELTS 5.5; Reading and writing must be at 5.5 Examples of relevant Level 3 qualifications include: 2 x GCE ‘A’ Level passes 1 x GCE ‘A’ Level pass plus AS level passes in appropriate subjects BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma BTEC National Certificate A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ in a Health and Social Care (or related subject) An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution Related work experience An international equivalent of the above.
Integrated Health and Social Care pathway potential job roles include: Senior care assistant, senior support worker in a range of health and care settings, pathway tracker, integrated support worker, care navigator or co-ordinator Public Health and Health Promotion pathway potential job roles include: Health educator, public health practitioner, wellbeing co-ordinator, voluntary sector field worker or research assistant, health improvement officer HND Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) HND Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management) HND Healthcare Practice (Public Health and Health Promotion)