Study patterns: Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up), BSc (Hons) (online) - standard (2 years) with spring (January) start

Study patternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1  Option B module*
20 credits
Option C module*
20 credits
Integrating Practices
(6CL513)
20 credits
Year 2 

Preparing for Research
and Evidence Based
Practice
(6HC508)
20 credits

Research and
Evidence in Practice
(6HC511)
20 credits
Option A module*
20 credits

*Option A module (autumn): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (6HC507); Working with People with Distress and Disorder (6CL515); Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (6NU503)

*Option B module (spring): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (6NU503); Working with Vulnerable People (6HC510); Social Consequences of Dementia Care (6NU538); Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (6CL514)

*Option C module (summer): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (6CL514); Partnerships in Dementia Care (6NU537); Public Health: UK and International Perspectives (6NU519); Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care (6NU545); Working with People with Distress and Disorder (6CL515)

Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) (online) - accelerated (1 year) with spring (January) start

Study patternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1  Preparing for Research
and Evidence Based
Practice (6HC508)
20 credits

Option B module*
20 credits

Research and
Evidence in Practice
(6HC511)
20 credits

Option C module*
20 credits

Integrating Practices
(6CL513)
20 credits


Option A module*
20 credits

*Option A module (autumn): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (6HC507); Working with People with Distress and Disorder (6CL515); Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (6NU503)

*Option B module (spring): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (6NU503); Working with Vulnerable People (6HC510); Social Consequences of Dementia Care (6NU538); Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (6CL514)

*Option C module (summer): Educating in Health and Social Care (6HC514); Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (6CL514); Partnerships in Dementia Care (6NU537); Public Health: UK and International Perspectives (6NU519); Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care (6NU545); Working with People with Distress and Disorder (6CL515)