BMedSci Health and Human Sciences (Part-time)

Part-time

This is a part-time version of our BMedSci Health and Human Sciences course, offering flexibility in study from those with other responsibilities (such as working part time, or caring for children or family members).

The course is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of subjects relevant to health, including human biology, health psychology, sociology of health, healthcare management and health research.

Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers on graduation. Some undertake further study to undertake professional roles in healthcare (such as, nursing, occupational therapy, midwifery, dentistry, operating theatre practice etc), others pursue careers in public health. Some of our students are undertaking Masters level study in clinical research others are working on their PhD.

Course Structure

This is a six-year part-time course with an elective placement in the final year. As a student in the Health Sciences School you will be part of a vibrant and diverse student community.

The course will develop a comprehensive understanding of the health service environment equipping you for a variety of rewarding careers in health or social care.
Over the six years you will study a variety of modules that reflect the diversity of the skills and understanding relevant to working in a variety of health-related role.

Year 1

Compulsory Units:

  • SNM133 Studying in Higher Education (10)
  • SNM141 Health Inequalities (10)
  • SNM142 Making use of Information (10)
  • SNM143 Sociological Approaches to Health and Illness (10)

Optional Units to the value of 20 credits from:

  • SNM134 User expectations of health and social care (10)
  • SNM139 Health Promotion (20)

or Unrestricted Units from other Departments to the value of 20 credits.

Year 2

Compulsory Units:

  • IPM101 Health Challenge - Local Engagement Global Citizenship (0)
  • SNM130 Organisation of Modern Health Care (10)
  • SNM137 The Body in Health 1 (10)
  • SNM138 The Body in Health 2 (10)
  • SNM140 Introduction to Epidemiology (20)

Optional Units to the value of 10 credits from:

  • SNM134 User expectations of health and social care (10)
  • or Unrestricted Units from other Departments to the value of 10 credits.

(you can’t repeat any units studied in Year 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Units:

  • SNM2093 Health Care Management (10)
  • SNM2228 Communication in Health Care (20)
  • SNM2229 Health Psychology (10)

Optional Units to the value of 20 credits from:

  • SNM2089 Understanding `Family' in Health and Social Care (20)
  • SNM2090 Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (10)
  • SNM2220 Perspectives on Pain (20)
  • SNM2231 Biography and narrative in palliative, supportive and end of life care (10)

or Unrestricted Units from other Departments to the value of 20 credits.

Year 4

Compulsory Units:

  • SNM2219 Making Sense of Health Policy (10)
  • SNM2226 The Body in Illness (10)
  • SNM2230 Research Methods and Paradigms (20)

Optional Units to the value of 20 credits from:

  • SNM2089 Understanding `Family' in Health and Social Care (20)
  • SNM2090 Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (10)
  • SNM2220 Perspectives on Pain (20)
  • SNM2231 Biography and narrative in palliative, supportive and end of life care (10)

or Unrestricted Units from other Departments to the value of 20 credits.

(you can’t repeat any units studied in Year 3)

Year 5

Units to the value of 40 credits from:

  • SNM3241 Ethics in Practice (20)
  • SNM3245 Current and Future Challenges in Health and Social Care (20)

or an Unrestricted Unit from another Department to the value of 20 credits.

Units to the value of 20 credits from:

  • SNM3242 Health and Human Sciences Placement (20)
  • SNM3249 Maastricht University Study Placement (20)

or an Unrestricted Unit from another Department to the value of 20 credits.

Year 6
  • SNM3252 The Biomedical Basis of Disease Management (20) or an Unrestricted Unit from another Department to the value of 20 credits.
  • SNM3243 Dissertation (40)

How to apply

You can apply for this course via our online application form.

Contact us

To find out more, please visit us on an Open Day, or get in touch:

Email: snm-bmedsci@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: 0114 222 2065

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