BMedSci Health and Human Science Course Structure

The BMedSci is a three year full-time course with an elective placement in the final year and opportunities for postgraduate study. As a student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery you would be part of a vibrant student community and work alongside healthcare practitioners. The course will develop a comprehensive understanding of the health service environment equipping you for a variety of rewarding careers in health and social care.

Over the three years you will study a variety of modules, you can see examples of these below:

Year 1 Units

Compulsory Units:

SNM130 Organisation of Modern Health Care (10 credits)
SNM133 Studying in Higher Education (10 credits)
SNM137 The Body in Health 1 (10 credits)
SNM138 The Body in Health 2 (10 credits)
SNM140 Introduction to Epidemiology (20 credits)
SNM141 Health Inequalities (10 credits)
SNM142 Making Use of Information (10 credits)
SNM143 Sociological Approaches to Health & Illness (10 credits)

Optional Units to the value of 30 credits from:

SNM134 User Expectations in Health and Social Care (10 credits)
SNM139 Health Promotion (20 credits)
or
Optional units from other departments

Year 2 Units

Compulsory Units:

SNM2226 Body in Illness (10 credits)
SNM2093 Health Care Management (10 credits)
SNM2219 Making Sense of Health Policy (10 credits)
SNM2228 Communication in Healthcare (20 credits)
SNM2229 Health Psychology (10 credits)
SNM2230 Research Methods and Paradigms (20 credits)

Optional Units to the value of 40 credits from:

SNM2090 Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (10 credits)
SNM2231 Biography & Narrative in Palliative, Supportive and End of Life Care (10 credits)
SNM2235 Physiology of Pregnancy & Childbirth (20 credits)
or
Optional units from other departments

Year 3 Units

Compulsory Units:

SNM3243 Dissertation (40 credits)

Optional Units to the value of 60 credits from:

SNM3241 Ethics in Practice (20 credits)
SNM3245 Current and Future Challenges in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
SNM3252 The Biomedical Basis of Disease Management (20 credits)

Optional Units to the value of 20 credits from:

SNM3242 Health and Human Sciences Placement (20 credits)
SNM3249 Maastricht University Study (20 credits)
or
Optional units from other departments

For more information on the course see our latest brochure.