South Devon College

BSc (Hons) Enhanced Integrated Care

Everything at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is designed to maximise your employability and future career opportunities. Courses are created with local employers to ensure you learn industry-relevant skills and are delivered in small classes with regular one-to-one support, covering a range of study skills – it’s no wonder we’re recognised as a leading institution in the National Student Survey.

Course details
  • Course overview

  • Core modules

    • Divergence in Health and Wellbeing (SOUD3064)

      There is a key focus on the growing health and wellbeing gap across the health and social care sector, the inequalities across the funding and policy landscape and how new models of care will have implications for national and local reform. Students will consolidate the link between the NHS and health inequalities and how social determinant interventions drive improvements with the aim of reducing disparities. 

    • Lean Healthcare and Clinical Effectiveness (SOUD3065)

      This module will develop the students ability to analyse and utilise evidence to inform clinical decision-making, improving clinical effectiveness. Change is influential in?Lean Healthcare?implementation. Change management helps create the platform for continuous and sustained improvements. The module explains the roles of communication, team building, and leadership in managing change resistance. 

    • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (SOUD3066)

      Module gives health professionals an understanding of the historical development and current state of affairs in Quality Improvement and the patient safety movement. It will enable students to reflect on the challenges of improving healthcare delivery and specifically enhancing patient safety. Module incorporates the latest thinking relating to improvement models and the contribution of human factors to patient safety.

    • Generational Factors and Patient Engagement (SOUD3067)

      This module enables students to understand the differences in generations in order to provide effective patient engagement improving patient centred care. Patients express different preferences based on their age and life experiences. In understanding factors that affect engagement including emotional intelligence, students may help the patient access the care they truly need becoming consumers of healthcare. 

    • Major Research Project (SOUD3068)

      Designed to allow students to conduct an in-depth study of an area in health and care that they are particularly interested in, and to enable them to demonstrate skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme of study. Projects can take several forms and the students are expected to develop cognitive skills through the understanding of the chosen topic area and presentation of technical information. 

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.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

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 international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with South Devon College
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 Partnerships 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. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with South Devon College

At the heart of the sunny English Riviera, we’re an award-winning Beacon status college. Add to that our ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted (in 2009), modern facilities and our larger-than-life Students’ Union, and you’re left with the perfect environment.

Find out more about studying at South Devon College