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Faculty of Health and Social Care

The Faculty of Health & Social Care’s mission is to transform lives through health and social care education and research. We continue to have a major impact on education and training in health and social care in the UK as we:

  • are the UK’s largest provider of part-time social work training;
  • have a unique pre-registration nursing programme which offers a work-based qualifying route for health care support workers;
  • are the sole provider for the Youth Justice Board approved Professional Certificate in Effective Practice and the preferred provider for the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice;
  • offer a range of modules and qualifications for professional development;
  • work in partnership with employers to provide learning programmes that meet their changing needs. Over 30% of our students are sponsored by employers;
  • have a growing research community to ensure the curriculum is underpinned by cutting-edge research and scholarship.

The Faculty presents learning materials for multi-disciplinary and multi-professional use, qualifying and post-qualifying routes, and vocational training. Modules and qualifications cover a wide range of subject areas, including: social work; nursing; working with children, young people and families; youth justice and law; public health; management, leadership and mentoring; mental health; and end-of-life care.

The Faculty also has long-established research interests in the needs of service users in health and social care and in challenges and issues related to life course/life of quality.

Further information on the Faculty can be found on the website at www.open.ac.uk/hsc.

An introduction to health and social care (Welsh Speaker) - K101
Cyflwyniad i iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol - K101wv
Cyflwyniad i iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol - K101
An introduction to health and social care - K101
An introduction to health and social care - K102
Cyflwyniad i iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol - K102
Introduction to healthcare practice - K104
Cyflwyniad i ymarfer gofal iechyd - K104
Foundations for social work practice - K113
Introducing professional practice - K114
Foundations for effective practice in youth justice - K115
Enhancing your healthcare practice (course tutor) - K117
Gwella eich ymarfer gofal iechyd (tiwtor y cwrs)   K117ct
Perspectives in health and social care - K118
Safbwyntiau ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol - K118
Care, welfare and community - K202
Working with children and families - K204
Youth justice: theory, research and practice - K209
Developing nursing practice - K211
Datblygu ymarfer nyrsio - K211
Health and illness - K213
Extending professional practice - K214
Applied social work practice (course tutor) - K216
Critical issues in health and wellbeing - K219
Materion pwysig ym maes iechyd a llesiant - K219
Death, dying and bereavement - K220
Marwolaeth, marw a phrofedigaeth – K220
Social work with children and families - K224
Diverse perspectives on mental health - K225
Dementia care - K235
Extending your contribution to healthcare practice - K236
Ymestyn eich cyfraniad i ymarfer gofal iechyd - K236
Mental health and community - K240
Iechyd meddwl a'r gymuned - K240
Ageing societies and global health - K242
Cymdeithasau sy'n heneiddio ac iechyd byd-eang – K242
Social care, social work and the law (England and Wales) - K269
Social work law -K271
Cyfraith Gwaith Cymdeithasol – K271
Challenging ideas in mental health - K272
Managing health and social care - K307
Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice - K311
Hybu iechyd y cyhoedd: sgiliau, safbwyntiau ac ymarfer – K311
Leadership and management in health and social care - K313
Arwain a rheoli ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol – K313
Approaches to mental health - K314
Ymdrin ag iechyd meddwl – K314
Critical social work practice (course tutor) - K315
Exploring practice - K316
Archwilio ymarfer – K316
Adulthood, ageing and the life course - K319
Investigating Health and Social Care - K323

Ymchwilio i Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol - K323   
Understanding and influencing policy - K340
Using research and evidence in practice - K343
Developing your leadership potential - K344
Using policy in practice - K345
Children, young people and health: enhancing care - K346
Dissertation: a practice innovation project - K801
Critical practice with children and young people - K802
Leading health care - K822
Leading healthcare improvements - K827
Researching and evaluating healthcare practice - K828
Ymchwilio i ymarfer gofal iechyd a'i werthuso – K828
Transforming professional practice - K829
Trawsnewid ymarfer proffesiynol – K829
Developing social work practice and Advancing social work practice - K832/K833
Making a difference: working with children and young people - KE206
Gwneud gwahaniaeth: Gweithio gyda Plant a Phobl Ifanc – KE206
Young lives, parenting and families - KE322
Plant, pobl ifanc, magu plant a theuluoedd – KE322
Foundations for social work practice - KYJ113
An introduction to health and social care - KYN101
Enhancing your healthcare practice - KYN117
Gwella eich ymarfer gofal iechyd - KYN117
Understanding nursing: knowledge and theory - KYN210
Deall nyrsio: gwybodaeth a theori - KYN210
Principles and skills for nursing practice - KYN237
Egwyddorion a sgiliau ar gyfer ymarfer nyrsio - KYN237
Exploring perspectives on health and illness - KYN238
Archwilio safbwyntiau ar iechyd a salwch - KYN238
Developing professional practice and knowledge in mental health nursing 2 (course tutor) - KYN273
Developing professional practice and knowledge in mental health nursing 2 (programme tutor) - KYN273
Refining professional practice and knowledge in mental health nursing (programme tutor) - KYN274
Developing professional practice and knowledge in adult nursing 2 (course tutor) - KYN278
Developing professional practice and knowledge in adult nursing 2 (programme tutor) - KYN278
Refining adult nursing practice (programme tutor) - KYN292
Refining mental health nursing practice (course tutor) - KYN294
Refining mental health nursing practice (programme tutor) - KYN294
Exploring practice - KYN316
Preparing for graduate practice - KYN317
Paratoi i ymarfer fel nyrs raddedig - KYN317  
Exploring Practice - KYNL316
Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice - KYP311
Introducing professional practice and knowledge (APEL) - KZL107
Introducing professional practice - KZL114
Sylfeini ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol - KZW113
Foundations for social work practice - KZW113
Applied social work practice (course tutor) - KZW216
Ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol cymhwysol (tiwtor modiwl) - KZW216
Ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol beirniadol (tiwtor modiwl) - KZW315
Critical social work practice (course tutor) - KZW315
Introduction to healthcare practice - XK104

Cyflwyniad i ymarfer gofal iechyd - XK104
Enhancing your healthcare practice (programme tutor) - XK117
Developing nursing practice - XK211
Datblygu ymarfer nyrsio - XK211
Developing social work practice and Advancing social work practice (postgraduate placement tutor)  - XK832 and XK833
Applied social work practice (programme tutor) - XKPS216
Critical social work practice (programme tutor) - XKPS315
Foundations for social work practice (programme tutor) - XKPW113
Sylfeini ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol (tiwtor rhaglen) - XKPW113
Applied social work practice (programme tutor) - XKPW216 (Wales)
Ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol cymhwysol (tiwtor rhaglen)-XKPW216
Critical social work practice (programme tutor) - XKPW315 (Wales)
Ymarfer gwaith cymdeithasol cymhwysol (tiwtor rhaglen)-XKPW315
Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship Practice Tutor - XKXY113
Gwella eich ymarfer gofal - XKYN117
Enhancing your healthcare practice - XKYN117
Egwyddorion a sgiliau ymarfer nyrsio - XKYN237
Principles and Skills for Nursing Practice - XKYN237
Preparing for graduate practice - XKYN317
Extending your contribution to healthcare practice - XK236
Ymestyn eich cyfraniad i ymarfer gofal iechyd - XK236