Course Code
MQF Level n/a
Duration 700 hours
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements
Course Description Module 1: Quality assurance in health and social care (40 – Guided Learning Hours)

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of quality management and to explore how issues of quality are related to the health and social care services.
  2. Introduce concepts of quality management and to apply QM methods and tools.
  3. Enable participants to take active part in implementing of quality systems.
  4. Present different methods of assessing quality and their application to health and social care.
  5. Enable participants to make recommendations for improving quality.
  6. Introduce concepts of TQM, business excellence model and sustainable growth.

Module 2: Gerontology  (40 – Guided Learning Hours)

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the theory and multidisciplinary perspectives in gerontology.
  2. Analyse research and policies on gerontological issues.
  3. Demonstrate critical awareness of best practices and interventions that facilitate positive aging.
  4. Reflect on global experiences of elder persons and apply to a local context.

Module 3: Mental Health  (40 – Guided Learning Hours)

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss how mental disorders/illnesses are classified.
  2. Describe the signs and symptoms of commonly experienced mental health problems.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required for assessing people with commonly experienced mental health problems and to undertake a mental status examination.
  4. Describe the process of engaging with people who experience distress.

 Module 4: Infection, prevention and control (40 – Guided Learning Hours)

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain how infection is caused and spread.
  2. Describe the prevention and control of spreading infection.
  3. Develop knowledge of relevant infection prevention and control legislation.
  4. Recognise the range of occupations their duties and limitations in relative to the control of infection.

Intensive German language course (A1 – B2)

At the end of the German course, students would have gained a mastery of the language, enabling them to find employment in Germany.

Programme Learning Outcomes
  • Module 1 – Quality Assurance in Health and Social Care (40 hours)
  • Module 2 – Gerontology (40 hours)
  • Module 3 – Mental Health (40 hours)
  • Module 4 – Infection, Prevention and Control (40 hours)
  • Intensive German language course
    • A1 – 120 learning hours
    • A2 – 120 learning hours
    • B1 – 150 learning hours
    • B2 – 150 learning hours

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