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BMedSciHealth and Human Sciences

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Overview

Many of the most important challenges of the 21st century arise from health and social care. From an ageing population, persisting health inequalities, the need for evidence-based interventions to specific challenges such as obesity, diabetes and antibiotic resistance.

This means there is an ongoing demand for expertise in a range of fields. These include public health, health management and administration, service commissioning, healthcare research and clinical expertise in nursing, medicine, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work.

Our degree is aimed at students who are interested in health and social care but are undecided about what career to pursue.

Five core themes run through the three years of your study: biology and the body; finding, evaluating and using information and evidence (research); understanding and promoting relationships; health systems, organisation and delivery, and determinants of health & wellbeing. These are revisited in the modules you study and are important for any graduate wishing to pursue a career in health or social care.

In the third year your work placement allows you to get insight into your intended career. You may choose to go into a clinical healthcare setting such as midwifery, radiography or A&E. Or you may opt for a placement in management, public health or social care.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Epidemiology
Health Inequalities
Making use of Information
Organisation of Modern Health Care
Sociological Approaches to Health and Illness
Studying in Higher Education
The Body in Health 1
The Body in Health 2
Health Challenge – Local Engagement Global Citizenship

Optional modules:

Health Promotion
User expectations of health and social care

Second year

Core modules:

Communication in Health Care
Research Methods and Paradigms
Health Care Management
Health Psychology
Making Sense of Health Policy
The Body in Illness

Optional modules:

Perspectives on Pain
Understanding `Family’ in Health and Social Care
Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
Biography and narrative in palliative, supportive and end of life care

Third year

Core modules:

Dissertation

Optional modules:

Current and Future Challenges in Health and Social Care
Ethics in Practice
Health and Human Sciences Placement
Maastricht University Study Placement
The Biomedical Basis of Disease Management

Career opportunities

Our graduates are passionate about improving people’s lives. They join the healthcare professions, healthcare management, research, community project coordination, patient advocacy and health education.

If you want to go into nursing, midwifery or professions such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy, the course is a good basis for further training at postgraduate level.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States