MCAST Diploma in Applied Science – Level 3
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care
4 SEC/O-Level passes - Compulsory: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics, Biology
The Level 4 MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been developed to prepare students for health related careers.
Students will learn about the impact of human beings on the environment, be able to understand the physical and psychological changes of ageing, understand aspects of the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems, and build competences in dealing with people with health problems and with challenging behaviour.
Through work placements students will get the chance to develop the skills and competences required to work within the health sector.
Programme Learning Outcomes
• Understand the physiological, sociological, and psychological approaches applied within a health and social care setting
• Recall how legislation, policies and procedures promote health, safety and security in health and social care settings
• Understand potential effects of life factors and events on the development of the individual
• Understand the factors that affect health status and patterns of ill health, and know the origins and application of current public health strategies.
Core Study Units
Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Development Through the Life Stages
Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Caring for Children and Young People
Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
Physiology of Fluid Balance