This course has a broad appeal to anyone with an interest in health and illness, whether it is for personal or professional reasons, and the variety of case studies that are used will encourage you to think about health beyond any traditional boundaries. You'll examine health policy and practice relating to different models of health and illness care, including those associated with long-term conditions. You'll also gain an insight into contemporary and emerging debates about this subject. Throughout the course you will be provided with opportunities to develop your critical thinking skills and to acquire the analytical and conceptual skills needed to link theory and practice.
SCOTCAT / HE Module
This is a Level 2 course and you need to have the study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning, obtained either through Level 1 study with the OU, or from equivalent study elsewhere. Our Level 1 course An introduction to health and social care (K101) would be ideal preparation. However, you don't need any prior knowledge as the study material for this course is designed to be accessible if you are new to this subject. If you have any doubt about the suitability of the course, please contact our Student Registration and Enquiry Service.
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The Open University offers part time distance education Ã¢â‚¬â€œ known as supported open learning Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which allows students to work at home in their own time, with the support of a personal tutor. Open University courses are aligned to the SCQF. All our level 1 courses are equivalent to SCQF level 7, our level 2 courses are equivalent to either SCQF level 8 or 9 while our Level 3 courses are equivalent to SCQF level 10. The flexibility of supported open learning makes the OU ideally suited to people wishing to work and study at the same time, or who wish to fit their studies around other commitments. Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities or other Support Needs: The Open University is committed to offering students with disabilities, and anyone who has special needs, full access to all its courses and the support and facilities they need in order to participate, as far as possible, in every aspect of university life. Examples of the sort of facilities provided include special examination arrangements, course materials on audio cassette, transcripts of broadcasts, comb-bound materials, loan of computer equipment and helpers at residential schools. Wherever possible the University will allocate a suitable venue for tutorials, to meet the requirements of people with disabilities. Contact our advisors on 0131 225 2889 for further advice.
Cost (inc VAT if applicable)
Scotland fee: Â£850 The fees can be paid by instalments and there are various forms of help available in the UK only, for those who would otherwise find it difficult to pay their fees.