St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
Wallasey

Year 12

This is a 2 year course made up of 17 different units.

Unit Information

Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to understand effective communication, the barriers that may exist and ways to overcome these. The unit will give learners the opportunity to gain the interpersonal skills needed to embark on a career within the health or social care sectors.

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. Learners will be able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combatting this. They will also develop understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.

Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the health, safety and security of individuals in a health and social care context. They will explore legislation, policies and procedures and gain an understanding of the purpose of risk analysis. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to deal with incidents and emergencies in a health and social care environment.

Development through the life stages - This unit aims to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the different stages throughout the human lifespan. Learners will be able to develop an understanding of both the physical and psychological changes of ageing and be able to apply theories of ageing to health and social care provision.

Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to understand aspects of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems. Learners will be able to gain an overview of the organisation of the human body before looking at how body systems work together to provide energy for the body. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate how homeostatic mechanisms operate in the body.

Sociological Perspectives in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the different sociological approaches that can be used when studying and how these approaches can be used to study health and social care.

Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to understand the different psychological approaches that can be used when studying and in particular how these can be used to study health and social care.

Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence - This unit aims to enable learners to be aware of different types of abuse and to understand why this may happen. They will be able to develop knowledge of work to safeguard adults, and an understanding of how the rights, independence and the wellbeing of adults are promoted through a person-centred, multi-agency approach.

Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to understand the learning process and to give them the skills they need to plan for, monitor and reflect on their professional development. Learners will then be able to investigate and gain an understanding of health or social care provision. including 100 hours of placement experience in 3 different Health and Social Care contexts.