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University of Bolton
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The human body is highly complex. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology are vital building blocks for understanding health and disease. This professional development programme will support you in learning the core concepts of human anatomy and physiology. You'll explore the systems of the human body and learn about some of the key conditions and diseases that occur when these fail.
Our expert team ensures your learning is relevant to your health and social care role. A large proportion of your learning and some of the delivery will occur in your workplace through recognition of the skills and knowledge you develop on the job.
We'll guide you in reflecting on your practice and how the skills and knowledge you gain in the workplace relate to the academic theory you've learned. You'll then take your learning back into the workplace, enhancing your practice further.
We'll also focus on helping you build stronger academic and study skills so that you can learn more effectively. This will prepare you to study in greater depth in the future if you choose.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers fundamental skills and knowledge in anatomy and physiology for health and social care. Your learning will be of great value in the workplace, supporting you to improve your practice and the care you provide to service users.
The academic and study skills you gain through this course will also support you if you wish to undertake extended study at university-level, for instance a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
We use various learning, teaching and assessment methods to make this course as engaging and beneficial as possible. These help you gain the skills, knowledge and competencies you need and support you in developing the values and attitudes essential to good health and social care practice. Learning focuses on your workplace environment, and you can expect to participate in a mix of face-to-face, online and work-based education.
We'll deliver theory sessions at the University or in practice on a dedicated study day each week. You can expect a combination of lectures and group-based activities, including demonstrations and using the clinical skills lab as appropriate. Completing workbooks will develop your knowledge and skills, and you'll have an individual tutorial to consider your assessment.
We emphasise learning at work and through work, so learning in your workplace will complement and enhance your university studies. The theory-practice link is of great importance, and we'll encourage you to reflect on your practice and draw from your practice experience. You'll benefit from considerable one-to-one support from University tutors and work-based education facilitators, who will work alongside you in both the workplace and the University.
We use a variety of assessment methods. Some assessments contribute to your final module marks, while others help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and where you can seek extra support from course tutors. We’ll expect you to complete a written case study essay. This allows you to demonstrate your core learning and understanding of basic anatomy and physiology. We'll also assess your competency in understanding observation skills on blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate and temperature. This assessment combines coursework and portfolio elements (that take your work-based learning into account). We'll also assess your completion of competencies in practice.
|Level one||Coursework 70%, Practical exams 30%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 60%, Placement/study abroad 100%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 40%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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