The BSc (Hons) Community Health and Well-Being degree focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments. However there are generic study skills elements attached to the programme, along with Anatomy and Pathology modules which would suit both acute and community practice. Community Health Workers use strong interpersonal skills to improve access and early diagnosis in communities.
The Community Health and Wellbeing course offers the opportunity to top-up your foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
Students have the opportunity to top-up their foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.
Tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study and other interactive activities will be utilised for the delivery of these modules.
The Community Health and Wellbeing degree is assessed through a variety of methods including essays, group work, presentations and online applications. Assessments are both formative and summative.
Successful completion of Foundation Degree (FD) Community Health & Wellbeing. If you hold a HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved. Read our Essential Guide for more information.
* An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
This fee includes £40 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office Administration fee and the online administration fee.
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Subscription required for each year of the course for a yearly fee of £13. Please note the service has to be joined within 30 days of receipt of your enhanced DBS certificate.
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Students have to pay for travel and subsistence while on placement. Costs will vary, depending on location.
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU.
With a Community Health and Wellbeing degree, you can choose to pursue the career of your choice in a related area, which may include the following:
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.