Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
This BA (Hons) Health Studies course focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues and health care ethics. If you are looking to follow a career in health or social work, or you’d like to specialise in a particular area, this course is for you.
In the first year you will be introduced to the many factors that influence health and wellbeing and the issues which need considered in defining what it means to be healthy. You will also develop skills in academic enquiry and writing.
The second and third years build on this knowledge and look more closely at health promotion, public health, ethics, partnership working and collaboration, and skills in research.
The fourth year gives the opportunity to further build on knowledge and skills in these areas, and undertake a dissertation.
3 Highers, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus 1 Higher, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
8 years or more
Health and Wellbeing