Programme Content

             

 

Introduction

This Health and Social Care programme develops your knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes needed to work in contemporary health and social care environments, and become critically reflective learners.  



The Programme provides you with the knowledge to develop academic, leadership and research competencies and professional skills in addressing patient-centred care, collaborative working and service improvements.  The focus will be on intellectual, technical and leadership training in preparing you for future career and academic development.  During the course of study, you are expected to embrace multiple perspectives, needs and applications of health and social care practice.

 

Programme Features
Essential skills for employment
You will learn multi-disciplinary knowledge and practical skills in the health and social care industry which prepare you for managerial and leadership roles in the industry. 


Teaching & learning methods
Participatory learning with a wide variety of pedagogical techniques, as well as teaching, learning and assessment activities.


Employable graduates
Our graduates can work in social welfare, education institutions, social enterprises, and healthcare services sectors as project managers, social service liaison officers, training personnel, and health promotion coordinators. 

 

Modules 

Dissertation Social Care

This dissertation module allows you to integrate generic and specialised knowledge in health and social care.  You will have the opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired in various modules throughout your study to carry out an individual research project on contemporary health and social care issues.  UWE Bristol teaching staff will provide advice to you on this dissertation module.  There are also local project supervision meetings along your research journey from planning, implementation to generating results.

Evidence and Research in Practice

This is a core module which aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the evaluation of research evidence, in order to guide and inform professional practice and policy decisions.  It provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of research methods, enabling you to develop skills in critical appraisal of research.  It also supports preparation for a dissertation.

Contemporary Issues in Working with Adults across the Lifecourse (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 41Z135124)

This module provides theoretical and practical context to issues of protection, risk and decision making in health and social care with both adults and children.  You will learn to identify and develop understanding of types, signs, symptoms of abuse and neglect, and then evaluate and discuss the impact of diverse social and cultural contexts for understanding issues of abuse and neglect, and management of risk.  During the course, it is important that you learn to examine the strengths, limitations and ethical dimensions of approaches taken by health and social care professionals to managing risk and making decisions.  

Protection, Risk and Decision Making

This module provides theoretical and practical context to issues of protection, risk and decision making in health and social care with both adults and children.  You will learn to identify and develop understanding of types, signs, symptoms of abuse and neglect, and then evaluate and discuss the impact of diverse social and cultural contexts for understanding issues of abuse and neglect, and management of risk.  During the course, it is important that you learn to examine the strengths, limitations and ethical dimensions of approaches taken by health and social care professionals to managing risk and making decisions.  

Leadership and Innovation (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 41Z135140)

In this module, you will learn to analyse leadership theories and traits, and reflect on how leaderships, professional influence and negotiation skills can coach individual development and enhance team performance to ensure quality service delivery.  You will also appraise theories on organisational and team culture, and consider how to influence change and improve services for quality care provision.

Leadership and Enterprise (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 41Z135132)

You will develop skills required to improve service delivery and make positive changes to practice in the context of health and social care through learning leadership theories, enterprise and entrepreneurship concepts, and organisational cultures.

 For part-time mode only. This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5). 

 

Assessment

Written assignment, report, individual/poster presentation, examination and dissertation.

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 21/000518/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2021 -  31/08/2025 

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of one of the following VTC Higher Diplomas: 

•    HD in Integrated Social and Health Services 
•    HD in Community Service Planning and Navigation 
•    HD in Social Work 
•    HD in Elderly Care Services 
•    HD in Social Services and Community Education   

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in relevant Health and Social Care, Elderly Care, and Social Services subjects awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$81,450 by 2 (FT) or 4 (PT) instalments 
     (FT students: deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS; PT students: deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)


FT students: The tuition fee is as low as HK$8,250 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$81,450 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).



Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students

 

 
 

I’m able to apply my learning at work. The ‘Protection, Risk and Decision Making’ module of this programme has particularly enhance my job performance.

Che Chin Pang

  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
  • HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
 


Financial Aids 

The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)  FT Mode PT Mode
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]

Y

--


Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000* --


Y

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Y --
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year Y

--

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year -- Y


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

Employment options range from managerial and leadership roles, and programme administrative duties in the health and social care industry, or community care and support service or residential care services for the elderly and disabled people. 

 

Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

 

Student Awards

Student Awards

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Co-ordinator

Dr. Tabitha Ng 

Tel. no.

2256 7202

Email

ylng@vtc.edu.hk 

 

 

General Enquiries

SHAPE (Sha Tin) Office 

Tel. no.

2256 7240 

Email

st-shape@vtc.edu.hk 

 

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Registration No. : 253136. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.