Health Sector - Level 5

Programme Title:  Health Sector

SCQF Level:  5

Qualification Description:  Skills for Work

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description:

Health Sector: Working in the Health Sector (SCQF level 5) (1 credit)

This Unit introduces candidates to the range of provision and the services provided by the Health Sector in their local area. Candidates will participate in an interview for a specific job role which will help to develop knowledge and understanding of the world of work.

The Unit also focuses on the employability skills and attitudes identified as being those most valued by employers in the Health Sector. Candidates will be given the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate their own employability skills and record their progress throughout the Unit.

 

Health Sector: Life Sciences Industry and the Health Sector (SCQF level 5) (1 credit)

This Unit is designed to introduce candidates to the contribution of the life sciences industry in the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Candidates will investigate the safety of pharmaceutical products made by the life sciences industry and the health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees in the life sciences industry. Candidates will also undertake a risk assessment in relation to production, storage or use of products made by the life sciences industry.

 

Health Sector: Improving Health and Well-being (SCQF level 5) (1 credit)

This Unit is designed to introduce candidates to the wide range of options available in the Health Sector that help tackle current health and lifestyle issues. It introduces candidates to the health and safety risks to workers in the Health Sector and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Also, through team working, candidates will give advice in relation to the promotion of health. Course Specification — Health Sector (SCQF level 5) 8

Health Sector: Physiology of the Cardiovascular System (SCQF level 5) (0.5 credit)

This Unit will provide candidates with an introduction to the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Candidates will apply this knowledge to investigate the effect of a specific disorder on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system.

Candidates will participate in a practical activity which will help to develop knowledge and skills in taking physiological measurements at different activity levels. Candidates will also participate in a practical activity to demonstrate current first aid procedures to provide emergency life support.

Health Sector: Working in Non Clinical Roles (SCQF level 5) (0.5 credit)

This Unit introduces candidates to the range and diversity of careers in non clinical roles in the Health Sector. Candidates will undertake an investigation into the roles and responsibilities of non clinical roles and the diversity of career opportunities available. Candidates will also participate in a practical activity which will enable them to demonstrate customer care skills in a non clinical role.

Semester 1 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Health Sector: Working in the Health Sector (Outcomes 1 and 2)
  • Health Sector: Physiology of the Cardiovascular System      
  • Health Sector: Working in Non Clinical Roles

 

Semester 2 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Health Sector: Life Sciences Industry and the Health Sector
  • Health Sector: Improving Health and Well-being
  • Health Sector: Working in the Health Sector (Outcome 3)

 

The above schedule is only an indication as the units are delivered in a naturalistic and integrated manner throughout the entire course.

Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

A variety of approaches will be used for gathering evidence, reflecting the variety of learning experiences offered throughout the Course which includes:

  • individual investigations
  •  practical activities: carrying out a risk assessment, participating in a role play, carrying out physiological measurements, demonstrating emergency life support, participating as part of a team to give health promotion advice
  • candidate performance in an interview
  • candidate reviews of specific employability skills
  •  written and/or recorded oral evidence produced by candidates throughout all the Units

 

Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Students are fully involved in planning their own learning, taking responsibility for their part of group work tasks, evaluating their participation in group activities and reflecting on their learning.  As part of the college community they are responsible for themselves within an adult learning environment. 

 

Core Skills are developed through the learning activities –

  • written and oral communication through portfolio work and presentations.
  • IT skills through research, presentation of work and preparing presentations using Powerpoint
  • Problem solving and working with others through group work and research activities
  • Numeracy through developing an understanding of how children develop an awareness of numbers

 

Employability skills are developed throughout the course, in particular within the unit Health Sector:  Working in the Health Sector where students explore the different career paths for healthcare workers, job descriptions and person specifications for specific posts.

Health and Wellbeing is encouraged by the College  eg encouraging drinking water in classrooms, showing respect for others and support offered to students who require additional support.  Liaison with schools through the school and community staff ensures that any concerns are quickly reported back to school Guidance staff.

If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

Learners can progress to Higher (National 6) or if leaving school may be able to apply for Care courses at Intermediate 2 (National 5) or Higher (National 6) level or other courses throughout the college.  Tutors are willing to advise students on progression routes.