Health & Social Care (Level 3 Diploma)

eDistant Learning
Ref: EDNCC - HSC01
Course Type: Home Study
Study Hours: 400 Hours/Flexible
Tel: 0800 009 6081

The material will be presented in ten individual modules covering a range of related topics and concepts for health and social care in the home, community and formal settings. It will explore legislative frameworks and protocols, look at how care is accessed and provided in the UK, together with examining core approaches to service users.

Module 1: Growth and development

The first module is based around the physical and psychological processes of growth and development in humans from birth to old age. It will also explore the role of genetic inheritance in human development, together with contributing social, environmental and lifestyle factors. The concepts of health promotion and wellbeing in relationship to development will also be explored.

Module 2: Care and communication: Part one

In this module, students will study the types of communication that are relevant and important within different care settings; these include verbal and non-verbal, written reports, confidentiality, listening skills and empathetic approaches. This module will also look at personal values and beliefs of carers and how these may influence behaviour, attitude and approach towards service users.

Module 3: Care and communication: Part two

This module examines the provision of care and the concept of service users within the UK. Students will study issues of rights, legalities and responsibilities, together with the routes to obtaining appropriate care and how carers can ensure a positive experience for all service users.

Module 4: Focus on social issues

Relationships, lifestyle, social class and gender issues are dealt with in this module. A look at how demographics influences care needs and structured provision will also be covered. The concept and implications of an ageing society, mental health and disability will be explored, and also discrimination relevant to health and social care issues.

Module 5: Focus on wellbeing

Physical, psychological, social and emotional aspects of wellbeing and what sort of activities within various care settings contribute to awareness and positive recovery and rehabilitation will be looked at.

Module 6: Public health and the UK care system

This module examines the history of the care system in the UK, together with frameworks and service provisions currently in use. It will also introduce the concepts of data interpretation, nutritional standards and recommendations, together with legalities surrounding infectious disease and interventions. The module will look at different care sectors and how individual needs are planned for and met.

Module 7: Health promotion

This module examines in detail the concepts of health promotion and wellbeing, and how implementation of strategies, frameworks and recommendations are carried out via various agencies and approaches. It also looks at the dissemination of health promotion information throughout care settings and the influence it has on wellbeing. The module will also give examples of different health promotion activities and how to plan, execute and evaluate these.

Module 8: Health and disease

This module introduces the basic concepts of understanding disease and why they occur. It also describes the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions in relation to care settings and responsibilities. Prevention strategies and rationale will be examined.

Module 9: Research in health and social care

This module looks at the importance of research within scientific and practice based elements of the field, and describes how this type of research is carried out, methods of data collection and the interpretation of this data which may be used to influence public policy and care provisions in the future.

Module 10: The psychology of health and social care

The final module examines the different types of behaviour that may be encountered within care settings and how psychological approaches appropriate to various behaviours may contribute to positive experience and outcomes for service users.

For more information visit:

Return to Training menu