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Health & Social Care Subject Overview

Statement of intent

Health and Social Care at St Marys is a successful subject. The overall aim is for learners to develop an appreciation and interest in the field of health and social care and are encouraged to become increasingly independent in their research and learning, whilst also developing a genuine sense of social and moral responsibility. About 3 million people work in health and social care and account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK.

Health and Social Care equips learners to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Learners will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to, but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work. An understanding of the different values within health and social care are developed to enable learners to understand how to work within any health or social environment and why each one is important to ensure the promotion of rights of individuals, health and wellbeing. It challenges learners to think abstractly, work collaboratively and apply their knowledge to practice. The course raises awareness of different needs of individuals in society and the range of services available.

Employment and progression routes for health and social care students are numerous as the health and social care sector is a growing and diverse sector with many opportunities across social care, mental health and early years. Learners who study Health and Social Care can go on to work in childcare, teaching, nursing, midwifery, community work, counselling, occupational therapy, criminology, social work, palliative care and care for the elderly. Students can also go onto careers such as community development work, counselling, mental health, or youth work.

Curriculum Map

Year 12 Overview

  • Autumn Term

    Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)

  • Lent Term

    Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care (Internally assessed)

    Unit 3:Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)

  • Spring Term

    Complete Unit 3 start LO1 unit 17

    Unit 17: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions. (Internally assessed)

Year 12 Topics

  • Autumn Term
    • Unit 2 : Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights and how these are applied in the context of health.
    • Understand the impact of discriminatory practices on individuals.
    • Understand how current legislation and national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice.
    • Understand how equality, diversity and rights in health, social care and child care environments are promoted
  • Lent Term
    • Unit 1: Types of relationships that can be built in health, social care or child care environments.
    • The role that context plays on different relationships in health, social care or child care environments.
    • Factors that can influence the building of positive relationships.
    • Person centred approach in health, social care or child care environments.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

    Unit 3:

    • Understand priorities and responses in dealing with incidents and emergencies.
    • Understand potential hazards.
    • Know how legislation, policies and procedures promote health, safety and security.
    • Be able to implement a risk assessment
  • Spring Term
    • Unit 3 Exam.

    Unit 17:

    • Factors that affect mental health
    • Concepts, types, causes and effects of mental health conditions Treatments that can best support individuals with mental health conditions
    • Services to support individuals with mental health conditions
    • Legislation which supports individuals

Year 13 Overview

  • Autumn Term
    • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
    • Unit 17: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions
  • Lent Term
    • Unit 10: Nutrition for Health (Internally assessed)
  • Summer Term
    • Completion of Unit 10. Resit options for Unit 4

Year 13 Topics

  • Autumn Term
    • Completion of Unit 17. Unit 4:
    • Cardiovascular system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
    • Respiratory system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
    • Digestive system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
    • Musculoskeletal systems, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
    • Control and regulatory systems, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
    • Sensory systems, malfunctions and their impact on individuals
  • Lent Term

    Unit 10:

    • Nutritional and diet guidelines The functions of nutrients
    • Factors which influence nutritional health
    • Recommendations to improve nutritional health

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