Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care (MQF 5)

Module 1 - 6 ECTS

Essential Skills for the Health and Social Care Worker

This module aims at introducing learners to get acquainted with the professional skills required by the health and social care worker and their role and responsibilities in the overall health and wellbeing of the patient.

Module 2 - 6 ECTS

Managing Daily Living in Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to delve into the world of health and social care, where the fundamentals and pediments of caring for an elderly person are set. It will allow learners to gain an understanding of the daily routine and activities that are carried out when caring for elderly patients.

Module 3 - 6 ECTS

Common Health Conditions in the Elderly Patient

This module is intended to provide learners with the knowledge they need to be aware of the most frequent health issues in the elderly and to determine the best strategies to treat patients who may have these conditions.

Module 4 - 6 ECTS

Communication and Soft Skills in Health and Social Care

This module covers the relevance of communication and soft skills in health and social care. As the caregiver spends the majority of their time with patients, they must be able to use good communication skills to ensure that they are both understood and that they understand the patient accurately in order to avoid misunderstandings, difficulties, and challenges.

Module 5 - 6 ECTS

Inclusive Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to grasp the fundamental rights of patients when it comes to receiving care that is inclusive, which promotes equality and which promotes diversity. Learners will also become acquainted with the legislation related to such rights.

Module 6 - 6 ECTS

Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

This module equips learners with the necessary knowledge and skills required to effectively work in health and social care and look out for health and safety measures. This module also introduces learners to the legislation governing health and social care in relation to health and safety and equips them with enough knowledge to be able to effectively prepare and care for a patient whilst also preventing health and safety risks.

Module 7 - 6 ECTS

Caring for the Community Patient

This module delves into the requirements for working and caring effectively for the community patient who is not allocated in a residential home for the elderly. This module also outlines the use of promoting independence and the benefits and challenges that come along with the self-administration of medication.

Module 8 - 6 ECTS

Resource Management in Health and Social Care

This module introduces learners to the principles of resource planning, management, and oversight in the day-to-day delivery of health and social care. Learners will also cover budgeting, managing human resources, and preparing for the aforementioned in an efficient manner.

Module 9 - 6 ECTS

Promoting Patient Independence in Health and Social Care

This module outlines the importance of encouraging patient autonomy and adopting the appropriate safety precautions in health and social care. It will provide a general overview of how to support older people who adopt a more independent approach and prepare for their care.

Module 10 - 6 ECTS

End of Life Care in Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to understand how end-of-life care should be tackled in health and social care. This module also allows learners to form enough knowledge and skills to be able to support patients and their surrounding families or relatives in preparing for death and bereavement in a professional manner.

Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care (MQF 5)

€4,000
Categories:
Health-and-Social-Care

About this course

 

Become a key worker yourself in today’s fast-changing care sector and make a difference in people’s lives with our MQF Level 5 Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care.

 

The Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care equips learners with an overview of the daily actions that need to be undertaken by carers and the essential abilities to pursue a managerial career in the health and social care sector.

 

Learners will learn how to:

  • Describe the basic skills required in order for a carer to be successful in their profession.
  • Recall the importance of inclusive health and social care practices.
  • Identify the need for promoting patient independence.
  • Define the importance of managing resources correctly in health and social care.
  • List and critically discuss health conditions that are common when caring for the elderly.
  • Define the role of effective communication methods when caring for the elderly.
  • Draw the importance of implementing health and safety practices when caring for the elderly.

 

The course will give the learners a space to be able to put their knowledge, skills and competence acquired to practice through work-based learning.

 

 

Duration

12 Months

Start Date

Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct

Delivery

Blended Learning

Credits

60 ECTS Credits

Awarding Body

This qualification is awarded by Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS).

 

This qualification is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority. MFHEA deems this Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold:

  • MQF Level 4 (60 ECTS) Qualifications or equivalent OR;
  • A recognised EQF Level 4 qualification in Health and Social Care AND
  • Learners should be in possession of an MQF Level 3 or equivalent level in English qualification such as IELTS, or TOEFL, or equivalent.

Assessment Mode

This course implements various methods and techniques of assessment including assignments, a group presentation, and a portfolio.

Delivery Mode

This Undergraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care is delivered through a combination of face-to-face classroom-based learning and work-based learning.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for those who are aged 21+ and aspire to enrich their knowledge in Health and Social Care and want to develop a career in hospitals, nursing homes, and other caring facilities.

 

Language of Instruction

This programme will be delivered in English.

 

Location of Lectures

Lectures will be delivered at Business Leaders Hub, 160, Mdina Road, Zebbug, Malta, ZBG 9015.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to admissions@cmbs.edu.mt or by calling us on 2247 0728/48 or on 00356 9912 1110. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.

 

Have questions?

Email us at admissions@cmbs.edu.mt or message us on WhatsApp on 00356 9912 1110 to learn more.

 

 

 

Price (EU Students): €4,000

€2,800 will be refunded via the Get Qualified Scheme
Pay only €1,200

Price includes:

  • Access to a comprehensive student management system
  • Overall qualification certificate

  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

 

 

 

 

Syllabus

Module 1 - 6 ECTS

Essential Skills for the Health and Social Care Worker

This module aims at introducing learners to get acquainted with the professional skills required by the health and social care worker and their role and responsibilities in the overall health and wellbeing of the patient.

Module 2 - 6 ECTS

Managing Daily Living in Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to delve into the world of health and social care, where the fundamentals and pediments of caring for an elderly person are set. It will allow learners to gain an understanding of the daily routine and activities that are carried out when caring for elderly patients.

Module 3 - 6 ECTS

Common Health Conditions in the Elderly Patient

This module is intended to provide learners with the knowledge they need to be aware of the most frequent health issues in the elderly and to determine the best strategies to treat patients who may have these conditions.

Module 4 - 6 ECTS

Communication and Soft Skills in Health and Social Care

This module covers the relevance of communication and soft skills in health and social care. As the caregiver spends the majority of their time with patients, they must be able to use good communication skills to ensure that they are both understood and that they understand the patient accurately in order to avoid misunderstandings, difficulties, and challenges.

Module 5 - 6 ECTS

Inclusive Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to grasp the fundamental rights of patients when it comes to receiving care that is inclusive, which promotes equality and which promotes diversity. Learners will also become acquainted with the legislation related to such rights.

Module 6 - 6 ECTS

Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

This module equips learners with the necessary knowledge and skills required to effectively work in health and social care and look out for health and safety measures. This module also introduces learners to the legislation governing health and social care in relation to health and safety and equips them with enough knowledge to be able to effectively prepare and care for a patient whilst also preventing health and safety risks.

Module 7 - 6 ECTS

Caring for the Community Patient

This module delves into the requirements for working and caring effectively for the community patient who is not allocated in a residential home for the elderly. This module also outlines the use of promoting independence and the benefits and challenges that come along with the self-administration of medication.

Module 8 - 6 ECTS

Resource Management in Health and Social Care

This module introduces learners to the principles of resource planning, management, and oversight in the day-to-day delivery of health and social care. Learners will also cover budgeting, managing human resources, and preparing for the aforementioned in an efficient manner.

Module 9 - 6 ECTS

Promoting Patient Independence in Health and Social Care

This module outlines the importance of encouraging patient autonomy and adopting the appropriate safety precautions in health and social care. It will provide a general overview of how to support older people who adopt a more independent approach and prepare for their care.

Module 10 - 6 ECTS

End of Life Care in Health and Social Care

This module allows learners to understand how end-of-life care should be tackled in health and social care. This module also allows learners to form enough knowledge and skills to be able to support patients and their surrounding families or relatives in preparing for death and bereavement in a professional manner.

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