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The Healthcare Foundation Year, is a yearlong, two semester course aimed at students who wish to begin their journey towards a career in the Health sector.

The course is designed to provide fundamental healthcare knowledge and skills, including academic, numeracy, IT and research skills. You will be taught by a range of professionally registered healthcare academics and be supported at every step of your course to ensure an enjoyable experience that will enhance your learning and future employment prospects. Their background, knowledge and experience in both practice and academia, and the emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment, will allow you to develop the confidence and skills needed for success on your chosen degree,

Northumbria University has a well-established suite of Health-related degree programmes.

Upon successful completion of the Healthcare Foundation Year, you will be able to progress on to:

You will also be able to apply for one of the following courses, which are subject to professional body requirements:

The Healthcare Foundation Year, is a yearlong, two semester course aimed at students who wish to begin their journey towards a career in the Health sector.

The course is designed to provide fundamental healthcare knowledge and skills, including academic, numeracy, IT and research skills. You will be taught by a range of professionally registered healthcare academics and be supported at every step of your course to ensure an enjoyable experience that will enhance your learning and future employment prospects. Their background, knowledge and experience in both practice and academia, and the emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment, will allow you to develop the confidence and skills needed for success on your chosen degree,

Northumbria University has a well-established suite of Health-related degree programmes.

Upon successful completion of the Healthcare Foundation Year, you will be able to progress on to:

You will also be able to apply for one of the following courses, which are subject to professional body requirements:

Course Information

UCAS Code
B750

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

Department / Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Northumbria's Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health offers students the opportunity to develop caring careers that can transform the lives of patients, families and communities.

Book an Open Day / Experience Foundation Year Healthcare Practice Studies

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Foundation Year Healthcare. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:

Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualificati

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications 

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.


Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HS3000 -

Body systems (Core,20 Credits)

Within this module, you will gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology from a cellular to systems level. Your learning will build from an introduction to cells, tissues and organs, to the exploration of human body systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive.

Exploration of the function of body systems will be supported by the use of an investigative case study within taught sessions helping you to apply the learning to a healthcare context. Understanding and knowledge developed within this module will also inform other foundation year modules and provide a solid basis for future study within health-related disciplines.

More information

HS3001 -

Communication and Study Skills (Core,20 Credits)

Within this module, you will gain an understanding of different forms of communication. Your learning will build from an introduction to accessing information, identifying barriers to effective communication and developing the foundations for professional communication. You will explore a range of communication techniques including the use of information technology.

You will explore and practice a number of techniques that support interaction in a professional context. Understanding and knowledge developed within this module will also inform other foundation year modules and provide a solid basis for future study within health-related disciplines. Particularly the development of your academic writing style.

More information

HS3002 -

Evidence in Health Care Practice (Core,20 Credits)

The module aims to promote an increase in knowledge and understanding of both how to obtain and interpret evidence relating to health care issues and factors that contribute to creating good health. It is important that students are aware of the wider social, economic, environmental and political drivers of states of health of the population or patient group they may encounter in the future. The understanding and knowledge developed within this module will inform other foundation year modules and will provide a solid basis for future study within health related disciplines.

More information

HS3003 -

Health in Today's Society (Core,40 Credits)

Within this module, you will address the key concepts related to health and healthcare within today’s society. This will enable you to explore different understandings of health and wellness from an individual, professional and societal perspective, along with the factors that impact upon it. How healthcare is provided in response to need will be explored, with consideration of health related policy, formal and informal caring roles and the structure of services.

This module will also enable you to explore health as related to specific populations such as people experiencing disability, mental health problems and long term physical conditions. You will consider issues such as stigma and social isolation, developing an appreciation of the needs of such groups and the barriers to accessing healthcare that they encounter.

Health services are increasingly orientated towards health improvement and the prevention of ill-health. Therefore, you will consider the nature of public health and current public health priorities, along with health promotion activities to address these to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Caring relationships within healthcare are essential to providing high quality care. The nature of such relationships will be considered in relation to the values underpinning care, the fundamental communication skills necessary to engage in positive relationships and the nature of person-centred practices.

More information

HS3004 -

Negotiated Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module will draw together the learning undertaken across the Foundation year and enable you to develop a connected and global understanding of contemporary healthcare practice. This will be framed by the student choosing an agreed area of healthcare practice, in order to facilitate an independent project of study. Under the guidance of the module team, you will negotiate your health related topic and will be supported to identify and incorporate the key concepts underpinning healthcare practice, into your chosen area of study. Where consideration will be given to the social, economic, environmental and political drivers of health and health promotion,

Sessions have been designed to provide learners with a platform to employ an independent approach to study, where you will be guided to identify and select evidence based materials in order to explore your chosen topic. You will have the opportunity to build on the study skills developed during the Foundation year and enhance your practical application skills in literature retrieval, appraisal and evaluation.
It is helpful to note that the academic team will work with you as partners to guide and direct the focus of your learning and a formative review is favoured to allow you to present findings to your peers and the wider module team.

The module will include a range of seminars, workshops and face to face sessions where you will be supported to explore themes and develop strategies to reinforce your independent learning skills. The independent design of the module will also allow you to continue to cultivate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the essential academic components required for your onward journey into Higher Education.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HS3000 -

Body systems (Core,20 Credits)

Within this module, you will gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology from a cellular to systems level. Your learning will build from an introduction to cells, tissues and organs, to the exploration of human body systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive.

Exploration of the function of body systems will be supported by the use of an investigative case study within taught sessions helping you to apply the learning to a healthcare context. Understanding and knowledge developed within this module will also inform other foundation year modules and provide a solid basis for future study within health-related disciplines.

More information

HS3001 -

Communication and Study Skills (Core,20 Credits)

Within this module, you will gain an understanding of different forms of communication. Your learning will build from an introduction to accessing information, identifying barriers to effective communication and developing the foundations for professional communication. You will explore a range of communication techniques including the use of information technology.

You will explore and practice a number of techniques that support interaction in a professional context. Understanding and knowledge developed within this module will also inform other foundation year modules and provide a solid basis for future study within health-related disciplines. Particularly the development of your academic writing style.

More information

HS3002 -

Evidence in Health Care Practice (Core,20 Credits)

The module aims to promote an increase in knowledge and understanding of both how to obtain and interpret evidence relating to health care issues and factors that contribute to creating good health. It is important that students are aware of the wider social, economic, environmental and political drivers of states of health of the population or patient group they may encounter in the future. The understanding and knowledge developed within this module will inform other foundation year modules and will provide a solid basis for future study within health related disciplines.

More information

HS3003 -

Health in Today's Society (Core,40 Credits)

Within this module, you will address the key concepts related to health and healthcare within today’s society. This will enable you to explore different understandings of health and wellness from an individual, professional and societal perspective, along with the factors that impact upon it. How healthcare is provided in response to need will be explored, with consideration of health related policy, formal and informal caring roles and the structure of services.

This module will also enable you to explore health as related to specific populations such as people experiencing disability, mental health problems and long term physical conditions. You will consider issues such as stigma and social isolation, developing an appreciation of the needs of such groups and the barriers to accessing healthcare that they encounter.

Health services are increasingly orientated towards health improvement and the prevention of ill-health. Therefore, you will consider the nature of public health and current public health priorities, along with health promotion activities to address these to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Caring relationships within healthcare are essential to providing high quality care. The nature of such relationships will be considered in relation to the values underpinning care, the fundamental communication skills necessary to engage in positive relationships and the nature of person-centred practices.

More information

HS3004 -

Negotiated Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module will draw together the learning undertaken across the Foundation year and enable you to develop a connected and global understanding of contemporary healthcare practice. This will be framed by the student choosing an agreed area of healthcare practice, in order to facilitate an independent project of study. Under the guidance of the module team, you will negotiate your health related topic and will be supported to identify and incorporate the key concepts underpinning healthcare practice, into your chosen area of study. Where consideration will be given to the social, economic, environmental and political drivers of health and health promotion,

Sessions have been designed to provide learners with a platform to employ an independent approach to study, where you will be guided to identify and select evidence based materials in order to explore your chosen topic. You will have the opportunity to build on the study skills developed during the Foundation year and enhance your practical application skills in literature retrieval, appraisal and evaluation.
It is helpful to note that the academic team will work with you as partners to guide and direct the focus of your learning and a formative review is favoured to allow you to present findings to your peers and the wider module team.

The module will include a range of seminars, workshops and face to face sessions where you will be supported to explore themes and develop strategies to reinforce your independent learning skills. The independent design of the module will also allow you to continue to cultivate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the essential academic components required for your onward journey into Higher Education.

More information

To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

Healthcare Foundation Year

Home or EU applicants please apply through UCAS

International applicants please apply using the links below

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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