CAO Code LY978
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Health & Social Care (Common Entry)

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health & Social Care with degree award options: Aging & Care or Disability Studies or Health & Social Care (General) is a four year programme where you will develop the necessary skills for a fulfilling career in healthcare.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Introduction to Psychology and Sociology Mandatory 10 6
Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory 5 4
Professional Scholarship Mandatory 5 5
Human Physiology and Health 1 Mandatory 10 6
2 Preparation For Practice Mandatory 10 5
Law & Ethics Mandatory 5 4
Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory 5 4
Human Physiology and Health 2 Mandatory 5 4
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Practice Placement 1 Mandatory 30 30
4 Ageing & Care Mandatory 5 4
Psychological Well-Being & Health Promotion Mandatory 10 5
Research Process & Methods Mandatory 5 4
Disability Awareness Mandatory 10 5
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Children and Families Support Mandatory 5 4
Methods and Approaches in Health and Social Care Mandatory 10 5
Youth & Community Work Practice Elective 10 5
Contemporary Issues in Ageing and Care Elective 10 5
Approaches to Disability Care Elective 10 5
Responding to Behaviours of Concern Elective 5 4
Sustainable Social Care Elective 5 0
6 Practice Placement 2 Mandatory 30 30
Placement (Civic Engagement) Mandatory 30 18

After successfully completing the common entry, students get to choose one of the following specialisms:

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Master degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303

Head of Department Dr Louise McBride
Email: nursingandhealthstudies@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186308

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Early Education & Social Studies