Health and Social Care
The study of health and social care at City is specifically designed to address challenges in modern health and social care systems.
The health and social care landscape is undergoing significant and rapid change, both in the UK and around the world. Advances in health technologies, ageing populations, increases in life expectancy, public health challenges (such as obesity) and the increasing prevalence of long-term conditions (such as diabetes and dementia), present severe and growing challenges for countries across the world.
Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree course adopts a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach, drawing on a wide range of insights and research from medicine, sociology, psychology, economics, philosophy and other disciplines. You will be encouraged to think critically about how factors such as society, the environment and geography affect our experience of health and illness, and of health and social care services.
Drawing on the expertise of our academic team and external experts, the degree will help you development practical and transferable skills to prepare you for a career within health and social care.
Of the research submitted for the 2014 REF 82% of the School's research impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent School of Health Sciences
Since 1877 the School has been one of the leading nursing colleges in London.
Over 50 elective modules to choose from on our Masters course
Courses and study
We offer a range of health and social care courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degree level. We also have a wide range of Continuing Personal and Professional Development and short courses.
See which course is right for you:
- Case-Based Clinical Management
- Developing Complex Interventions
- Evidence-Based Health Care (e-learning)
- Health Economics
- Health Policy in Britain
- Innovation in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives (MSc)
- Innovation in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives (Undergraduate)
- Leadership (e-learning)
- Making Sense of Clinical Governance (e-learning)
- Management, Leadership and Change
- Managing Change (e-learning)
- Personal and People Development
- Politics, Power and the Health Policy Process
- Social Determinants of Health
- An Introduction to Abdominal Wall and Groin Ultrasound
- Basics of project management (for management staff)
- Contraception Update
- Practical OSCE Preparation Course for Pre-Registration Optometrists
- Training in the use of the Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB): an assessment for preschool children with language and communication difficulties
The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.
The Centre for Health Services Research comprises 10 research groups:
- Management of Long Term Conditions Group
- Research Group for Quality of Care for Older People
- Telehealth and Telecare Group
- Patient Safety Group
- Service User Involvement and Collaboration Group
- Health Economics Group
- Implementation Research Group
- Health Policy Leadership and Management Group
- Education for Practice and Research Group
- Impact of Disease and Treatments Group
News, events and recent research
The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.
Our relationship with some of London’s leading hospitals and trusts including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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