City College Plymouth

BSc (Hons) Community and Public Service Management (Healthcare)

A friendly, supportive higher education community is what we’re all about. Small classes. Personal tuition. Dedicated and enthusiastic tutors and lecturers delivering courses designed with employers. And it’s all in partnership with Plymouth University. 

Course details

  • Course overview
  • Core modules
    • CITY3008 Community and Public Services Delivery and Evaluation

      This modules links the contemporary public sector context (economic efficiency, equity and economic rationalism) to the delivery of public services (direct provision or regulated private/partnership provision) and to the issues of market forces, customer orientation and ethics and accountability, so as to be able to identify, assess and manage client and stakeholder needs and their satisfaction.

    • CITY3009 Ethical Decision Making

      This module introduces students to the notion of ethical decision making and provides an analysis of how those principles are applied to a variety of decision making contexts. It will look at the theoretical basis of ethical decisions and consider their application in modern government, community and public service settings.

    • CITY3012 Understanding Addiction and Compulsive Behaviour

      This module allows students to explore addiction and compulsive behaviour, enabling professional practice to be applied with an increased understanding and awareness; nurturing a person-centred approach for care and intervention. Module content will include exploring factors impacting on individual well-being and behaviour (children, young people and adults), assessment methods, intervention, services and legislations. Understanding of addiction and compulsive behaviour will be developed from both a professional and services user perspective.

    • CITY3017 Community and Healthcare Research Project

      This module emphasises the skills required of the student as an autonomous learner, as its setting is geared toward the student taking responsibility for choosing a community or healthcare related topic, be that practice, policy or theory focused and then demonstrating the confidence to plan and undertake an autonomous research project.

    Optional modules
    • CITY3010 Management and Leadership for Change in Community and Public Services

      The public sector and associated organisations are in a process of continual change. You will explore core theories relating to leadership and organisational change in the public sector, as well as some of the most up to date research and work in the field. There will be an emphasis on development and sustainability, which is now a prominent concept, as both public and private organisations compete for increasingly limited resources.

    • CITY3013 Understanding Mental Health & Mental Illness

      This module provides opportunity to explore the broad spectrum of mental health and associated illnesses enabling students¿ to develop knowledge and understanding of principles and practice. The module will explore the range of factors, legislation, care standards and human rights impacting on life which may imbalance mental health, types, diagnosis and support strategies. Understanding of Mental Health will be developed from both a professional and services user perspective.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from Plymouth University, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.

Find out more about studying at City College Plymouth