We all depend on care services at some time in our lives – at home; in hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries; or in community and residential settings.
This An introduction to health and social care from The Open University UK takes you into the lives of care workers and care service users through in-depth case studies which are often brought to life through audio and video resources.
The module books are written in clear, simple language and a friendly, thought-provoking style. Frequent activities will set you thinking – drawing on your own ideas and experience to deepen your learning and help you understand the essentials of good practice.
If you want to share your ideas, you can join online forums with other students and our tutors. You'll develop the academic skills needed to thrive at university through activities that are threaded through the module material. The module also teaches you, quickly and simply, how to use information and communication technology for study.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You will learn
This module is a compulsory part of all OU professional programmes in health and social care. It is designed to provide a broad foundation of essential knowledge and skills for studies in the care field.
It provides a thorough and supported programme to develop the skills of independent learning that all students require, particularly the skill of communicating effectively in writing.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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