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BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice *

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Modules for this course are commencing in semester 2, beginning January 2016.  If you are employed within the NHS and wish to apply please contact your Education/Training Lead in the first instance.  If you are working within the Private, Independent or Voluntary Sector please email

The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice programme is offered within the Department of Nursing Studies in the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology.  A central principle of this programme is to empower you as a health and/or social care professional to deliver high quality, evidence based care to a diverse population.

This part-time programme is underpinned by a philosophy of flexibility to enable you to have greater autonomy in your learning.  There are, of course, mandatory modules that you will be required to complete.  However, where there are opportunities to select optional Continuing Professional Development modules, you are encouraged to seek advice from one of our Professional Advisers who will guide you through modules that are specific to specialist areas of health and social care.

Although there are Continuing Professional Development modules which are focused on specialist areas of health and social care, such as Perspectives on Dementia for Health and Social Care Professionals, the majority of optional modules can be chosen by practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds as the theory can be applied to your own sphere of health or social care practice.  You may be encouraged by your employer to choose a specific optional mdoule or you may have more flexibility and be able to make a personal selection.  In the first instance it is advisable to contact the Course Leader, Donna Pierre or Deputy Course Leader, Helen Hollinworth

This course is open to any practitioner working in the field of health or social care. There are two entry requirements:

  • Be working in the field of health and/or social care
  • Have achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 crdits at level 5 - this could be a Foundation Degree or DipHE, or equivalent, in a helath and/or social care discipline

Opportunities in Completion of the Course

The University offers further progression of studies to Masters level programmes. Details are available from the Course Leaders.

For further course information, please contact:

Donna Pierre (Course Leader)
T: 01473 338525

Helen Hollinworth (Deputy Course Leader)
T: 01473 338522

Course modules

Module Framework

The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice programme structure consists of two 40 credit mandatory modules (these are modules which are integral to the programme and have to be studied) and two optional Continuing Professional Dvelopment modules.  In line with the rationale of this programme, the learning from these modules must be related to your sphere of practice.  There is no set order in which modules are to be studied, but pre-requisites may apply.  For example, the mandatory Evidence Based Practice (Dissertation) module previous study of 40 credits at level 6 is required.  All modules within the programme are available for study by all health and social care practitioners meeting the entry requirements of the programme.

Mandatory Modules 

The two mandatory  modules are:

Possible optional modules include:

Biological Basis for Practice
Preparation for Mentorship

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Fees and finance


  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £10,080 p.a. 

Further Information                                        

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.