Glyndwr University School of Business

Health Wellbeing and Community (4 years including foundation year)

Glyndwr University School of Business
In Wrexham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Wrexham (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Wrexham (Wales)
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Why choose this course? The health and social care sector is a leading employer and career opportunities across this dynamic field are continually evolving.   This course is designed to help you achieve your potential within this challenging and exciting discipline and to develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within the field of health and wellbeing.   Embedded throughout the course is the development of principal employment skills including communication and values in health care, problem solving, enterprise and innovation, effective team working and leadership.   As well as acquiring extensive theoretical knowledge and understanding in regard to the foremost issues in health and wellbeing, you will also have the opportunity to apply the theoretical elements of the programme to work-based learning experiences in which you can also align to your chosen career pathway.    Why not come along to our next subject day and find out more information about the course.   You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Health Wellbeing and Community (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code:  6YA2

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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
Health and Social Care
IT Development
Communication Training
Public Health
Team Training

Course programme

  • The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector.
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice.
  • Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme.
  • Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources.
  • Work-based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in years two and three of the programme.
  • Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Level 4 modules have been designed to provide your key foundation knowledge of health and wellbeing. You will learn about the contested nature of health and develop a fundamental understanding of underpinning topics through the study of normal physiology and psychosocial theories and perspectives. You will be introduced to the overall principles and methods of public health, including an introduction to epidemiology and health needs assessment within communities. Communication and compassionate values within health are also introduced at this level, together with essential research, study and professional development skills.


  • Studying Health, Wellbeing and Community: This module introduces you to the study of health, wellbeing and community and identifies defining features of communities and their determinants of health.
  • Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing: Explores psychological and sociological perspectives on health and wellbeing in the context of individuals and society.
  • Communicating & Interacting in Health & Wellbeing: Introduces the theories and concepts of communication and relationships in health and social care. The module will enable you to develop your interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Personal & Professional Development in Health and Wellbeing: Offers the opportunity for you to consider personal development planning within the context of your studies and for your future career ambitions within the healthcare sector.
  • Public Health: Principles and Methods: Develops your understanding of public health and health promotion principles and introduces you to the use of community health needs assessment to prioritise health promotion needs in public health.
  • Normal Physiology in Health and Wellbeing: Provides an understanding of the normal physiological functioning of body systems, normal growth and development and the maintenance of homeostasis in healthy individuals.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Level 5 modules will introduce you to more complex and multifaceted issues in health, including the need to improve wellbeing for individuals and groups who are living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions. Central to this learning is an increasing understanding of the need to work within a framework of equality and diversity and an ability to analyse the evidence base required to underpin a career within the field of healthcare


  • Research Foundations in Health Care: Establishes the significance of research within health and social care practice. This module also explores fundamental research concepts and methods used in health and social care and will enable you to develop a critical understanding of research processes.
  • Equality and Diversity in Healthcare: Enables students to be aware of and sensitive to discrimination, its origins and its effects. It also supports you to apply appropriate measures in the workplace to ensure you practice in an anti-discriminatory way.
  • Supporting Wellbeing in Long Term and Vulnerable Conditions: Develops your knowledge and understanding of disease causation and explores disordered physiology & long term illness and the impact that this can have on the health of individuals, carers and families.
  • Working with Groups in Health and Wellbeing: Enables students to work with and facilitate groups in health and social care environments, respecting the rights of individuals within the group and dealing with problems and conflicts in group situations. (Optional)
  • Exploring Fundamental Care Skills: This module is particularly suitable for students who are currently working in a direct support role or are anticipating undertaking a future career in support in a health or social care environment. It enables you to develop the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the fundamental skills necessary to support the delivery of care by health professionals. (Optional)
  • Learning for Work in Health, Wellbeing and Community: Develops knowledge and work skills that can be specifically related to a selected sector/area of health and social care work – this will be your work base learning module which runs across trimesters 1 and 2.
  • Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing: Develops students’ understanding of the principles of resilience and empowerment and the role of the carer in supporting the adult service user. To critically explore the impact carers have within the field of health and the services available to support them.

Year 3 (Level 6)

Culminating in the production of an extended project, modules at level 6 will enable you to demonstrate your ability to critically evaluate a comprehensive knowledge and evidence base drawn from differing theoretical perspectives. In addition, the level 6 modules consider the organisation of health institutions, leadership, and entrepreneurial & quality improvement initiatives which are informed by contemporary challenges in health care.


  • Community Engagement and Enterprise for Health, Wellbeing and Communities: Enterprise is seen as a key graduate skill and is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations. This module has been designed to facilitate entrepreneurial thinking and skills development within the health wellbeing and community empowerment agenda, in order to provide flexibility for accommodating students work experiences and career interests.
  • Legal and Ethical Practice in Healthcare: Introduces moral and legal theory as a foundation for constructing an argument in a health and social context and develops an understanding of key issues for professional accountability in practice.
  • Preparing for Employment in Health, Wellbeing and Community: This module is designed to enable you to focus on your employability or preparation for further study in a career pathway of your choice. This is your second work-based learning module.
  • Person-Centred Organisations for Healthcare: Enables students to develop a critical awareness of contemporary policy and person centred issues that impact on the organisation of health care including organisational leadership and management in health and community sectors.
  • Health and Wellbeing Project: Provides the opportunity to integrate acquired knowledge, critical analysis, synthesis and evaluative skills in order to produce an in depth study of choice from within the subject area of the programme.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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