Healthcare Practice BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Healthcare Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time UTA25086 120 credits and 60 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Health Studies

Other internal and / or external reference points

NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework Association of Family Therapists

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

WARD Hayley (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • Enable individuals, and where appropriate their employers, to engage in higher education with the University to study academic programmes relevant to their area of practice
  • Facilitate learners in the development of a programme of learning that meets their personal and professional objectives
  • Enhance learners┬┐ competence in decision making to enable them to make significant contributions to healthcare and service development
  • Empower learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and work within a range of health settings
  • Enhance the learners┬┐ personal and practice development through innovation and evidence based practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Prepare students academically and professionally to develop their practice through personal and practice development K Ord
Explore the conceptual models and frameworks that support healthcare practice K Ord
Evaluate the strategies for enhancing the complexities of professional practice in healthcare C Ord
Use innovative approaches to explore and communicate the effectiveness of healthcare practice C Ord
Develop flexible, and innovative strategies to support their self-development and the development and delivery of healthcare P Ord
Utilise a range of resources to effectively lead and manage the development of self, others and the service P Ord
Apply professionalism to all aspects of their role whilst communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues from practice T Ord
Advance students analytical skills to enable them to transform practice and or the service by making reasoned judgements of research K BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Generate an understanding of their own practice through self-direction and autonomous research and enquiry C BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Deal with issues in healthcare practice systematically and creatively to make sound judgements of healthcare practice in the absence of complete data, communicating their decisions to others P BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Adopts a reflexive stance towards their own practice and others practice and their development T BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied part-time over two to five years, consisting of 120 credits at FHEQ level 6. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Unstructured (2-5 years) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Unstructured (2-5 years) - FHEQ Level 6

Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:

Choose Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership and Management

Choose three optional modules. Information on CPD modules can be found at:

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.