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Health & Wellbeing

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Health & Wellbeing.

This course offers you the chance to explore a wide range of Health and Wellbeing issues and debates from a range of different perspectives.  In recent years there has been an increasing recognition of the need to move beyond medicine with a greater emphasis on the promotion of Health and Wellbeing.  The course enables students to explore the many causes of Health and Wellbeing with a particular focus on social issues and inequalities in Health and Wellbeing.  This course is ideal for those with an interest in health and social care and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.  The course sits well alongside other social science subjects such as Social Policy and Sociology.  For those with an interest in health sciences the Health and Wellbeing course also compliments subjects such as Nutrition and Human Biology, offering students the opportunity to explore how health science interacts with other domains of health.

Throughout your studies you will be considering key questions such as: what factors influence health and wellbeing? How do social experiences impact upon health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently?  How does policy impact on health and wellbeing? What is the role of public health? How can we work with communities to promote health and wellbeing? Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing practical skills alongside academic knowledge.  Students are able to develop the practical skills necessary for careers in Health and Wellbeing through work on case studies and opportunities for placements, work experience and applied research projects within the local community.

Why choose this subject?

  • Taught by academics who are actively involved in Health and Wellbeing research
  • Regular input from frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sector, which, means the course relates to ‘real world’ problems
  • Opportunities to engage with employers through student placements and applied community research projects
  • Opportunities to go on fieldtrips.
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Health and Well-being at Liverpool Hope in our Health and Well-being Subject Guides. 

Health and Well-being Subject Guide 2016

Health & Well-being Subject Guide 2017

 

 

 

Curriculum

In Year 1 you will consider different models, theories and approaches to Health and Wellbeing.  You will explore a range of causes of Health and Wellbeing and how these relate to social divisions and inequalities.  You will look at different policy initiatives with a focus on the ways in which policy impacts on the Health and Wellbeing of different groups in society.  You will think about some of key Health and Wellbeing issues in the UK such as the rising burden of non-communicable diseases and increasing focus on ‘healthy lifestyles’.

In Year 2 you will explore the role of public health and health promotion and how key drivers and priorities have changed over time.  You will be introduced to a range of theoretical approaches and through case studies and practical work you will think about how theories relate to practice.  You will study a range of key dilemmas and debates in public health and health promotion such as: ethical implications; unhealthy lifestyles; risk and health; the challenge of health inequalities and the role of the media in health promotion.  You will also study research methods where you will explore a broad range of topics relating to planning and carrying out research, analysing research data and writing up research reports. 

In year 3 you will think about Health and Wellbeing issues at a global level. You will explore key principles, goals and challenges in global health and will consider a range of contemporary issues in global health for example: infectious and non-infectious diseases; the growing global burden of chronic disease; globalization and global mental health.  You will also explore the importance of the life-course approach as a framework for understanding Health and Wellbeing.  This will cover topics such as inequalities, social relationships and risk and resilience across the life course.  You will study some of the key Health and Wellbeing challenges at each stage of the life-course for example, the challenge of an ageing population.  In your final year there are opportunities to work with a range of community organisations/projects as you undertake your own research project.

You may also be interested in...

Human Biology

Nutrition

Psychology

Social policy

Sociology

 

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Employability

The health and social care sector is undergoing rapid and radical change.  As part of this we are seeing an increasing number of employers in the sector and there is much demand for well trained and multi-skilled graduates. Health and Wellbeing graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.  The holistic nature of the course will enable you to gain employment in a number of areas such as: health promotion; housing; community based projects; occupational health; services for the older population and services for young people.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Health & Wellbeing.

This course offers you the chance to explore a wide range of Health and Wellbeing issues and debates from a range of different perspectives.  In recent years there has been an increasing recognition of the need to move beyond medicine with a greater emphasis on the promotion of Health and Wellbeing.  The course enables students to explore the many causes of Health and Wellbeing with a particular focus on social issues and inequalities in Health and Wellbeing.  This course is ideal for those with an interest in health and social care and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.  The course sits well alongside other social science subjects such as Social Policy and Sociology.  For those with an interest in health sciences the Health and Wellbeing course also compliments subjects such as Nutrition and Human Biology, offering students the opportunity to explore how health science interacts with other domains of health.

Throughout your studies you will be considering key questions such as: what factors influence health and wellbeing? How do social experiences impact upon health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently?  How does policy impact on health and wellbeing? What is the role of public health? How can we work with communities to promote health and wellbeing? Throughout the course there is an emphasis on developing practical skills alongside academic knowledge.  Students are able to develop the practical skills necessary for careers in Health and Wellbeing through work on case studies and opportunities for placements, work experience and applied research projects within the local community.

Why choose this subject?

  • Taught by academics who are actively involved in Health and Wellbeing research
  • Regular input from frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sector, which, means the course relates to ‘real world’ problems
  • Opportunities to engage with employers through student placements and applied community research projects
  • Opportunities to go on fieldtrips.
  • This Unit is rated second in the North-West and 21st in the UK for their research intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Health and Well-being at Liverpool Hope in our Health and Well-being Subject Guides. 

Health and Well-being Subject Guide 2016

Health & Well-being Subject Guide 2017

 

 

 

Curriculum

In Year 1 you will consider different models, theories and approaches to Health and Wellbeing.  You will explore a range of causes of Health and Wellbeing and how these relate to social divisions and inequalities.  You will look at different policy initiatives with a focus on the ways in which policy impacts on the Health and Wellbeing of different groups in society.  You will think about some of key Health and Wellbeing issues in the UK such as the rising burden of non-communicable diseases and increasing focus on ‘healthy lifestyles’.

In Year 2 you will explore the role of public health and health promotion and how key drivers and priorities have changed over time.  You will be introduced to a range of theoretical approaches and through case studies and practical work you will think about how theories relate to practice.  You will study a range of key dilemmas and debates in public health and health promotion such as: ethical implications; unhealthy lifestyles; risk and health; the challenge of health inequalities and the role of the media in health promotion.  You will also study research methods where you will explore a broad range of topics relating to planning and carrying out research, analysing research data and writing up research reports. 

In year 3 you will think about Health and Wellbeing issues at a global level. You will explore key principles, goals and challenges in global health and will consider a range of contemporary issues in global health for example: infectious and non-infectious diseases; the growing global burden of chronic disease; globalization and global mental health.  You will also explore the importance of the life-course approach as a framework for understanding Health and Wellbeing.  This will cover topics such as inequalities, social relationships and risk and resilience across the life course.  You will study some of the key Health and Wellbeing challenges at each stage of the life-course for example, the challenge of an ageing population.  In your final year there are opportunities to work with a range of community organisations/projects as you undertake your own research project.

You may also be interested in...

Human Biology

Nutrition

Psychology

Social policy

Sociology

 

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Employability

The health and social care sector is undergoing rapid and radical change.  As part of this we are seeing an increasing number of employers in the sector and there is much demand for well trained and multi-skilled graduates. Health and Wellbeing graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.  The holistic nature of the course will enable you to gain employment in a number of areas such as: health promotion; housing; community based projects; occupational health; services for the older population and services for young people.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

School: Social Work, Care and Justice

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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