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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

112* (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

Do you aspire to a career where you can support children and families? Choose Child and Family Health and Wellbeing as a Joint Honours subject and you’ll be equipped for roles where you can make a positive difference every working day. 

If you would like to study Child and Family Health and Wellbeing as a single honours subject, consider our BSc (Hons) course.

This course gives you vital insights into the health, social and developmental needs of children and young people. You’ll gain skills and understanding which will serve you well in a wide range of roles supporting families and their wider communities.

Passionate about helping families?

High-quality support services are critical to sustaining family life, sometimes in the face of problems such as poverty, illness, domestic violence and mental health issues. This course shows you how to support vulnerable families with respect and compassion, promoting strong parenting skills and healthier lifestyles.

By studying Child and Family Health and Wellbeing as part of your Joint Honours degree, you can take your first steps towards a broad range of careers delivering health, social and developmental work.

We help you build a holistic view of children’s and young people’s needs – emotionally, socially, educationally and from health perspectives. You will also consider those needs in the context of the wider community.

A focus on practical experience

You will apply your skills to practical scenarios throughout. This could entail writing up home visit reports, devising family learning resources such as games, or harnessing music, dance or drama to help children express themselves creatively.

There may also be opportunities to work on public health projects covering everything from healthy eating and exercise to children’s dental health.

Placement opportunities

In your final year, if you are taking Child and Family Health and Wellbeing as a joint or major pathway, you will undertake a compulsory placement working in a relevant setting. It could be with a family support team, social work team, children’s centre, hospital, school or voluntary organisation.

Because strong inter-personal and communication skills are essential to your career success, you will gain meaningful experience of developing positive relationships with children, families and other practitioners.

In earlier stages of the course you are also encouraged and supported to undertake voluntary work in relevant settings to prepare for your placement.

Draw on our strong employer links

We liaise closely with employers across the health and social care sector to ensure that your learning is up to date, relevant and purposeful.

You will also hear from a wide variety of specialist guest speakers. Some focus on specific themes like health inequalities, child obesity, dental health, domestic violence and safeguarding. Others share insights from their own experiences in roles such as health visitor, family support worker or social worker.

Working together to learn from each other

Successful professionals who work with children and families have to be prepared to work in multi-agency teams. You will therefore have opportunities to learn with, and from, students from other disciplines through our College of Health and Social Care's Inter-Professional Learning agenda. This is very important in preparing you to work alongside other practitioners after graduation.

A first-rate learning environment

Our Derby campus features facilities which will give you valuable insights into health care practice, including clinical skills suites and immersive simulation suites to represent a range of working environments.

Joint Honours combinations

Because Joint Honours gives you the flexibility to cover two subjects in one degree, you will be able to demonstrate to potential employers that you are versatile and adaptable, with strong organisational skills.

You can choose to study Child and Family Health and Wellbeing as a minor, major or joint pathway. This enables you to find the ideal study balance with a complementary subject.

Joint Honours subject combinations which might work particularly well include:

What you will study

Example modules are shown below, the modules available as a Joint Honours student will be dependent on the subject that you combine with. In your first year, modules will be defined for you, and will be dependent on your subject combination to ensure you have the best fit. In your second and third years, module availability and the number of modules you are required to take will depend on whether you choose this subject as a major, joint or minor.

Year 1Year 1Year 2Year 2Year 3Year 3

Code: 4CF501

Child Development and Health

This module is intended to enable students to develop their knowledge of children’s health issues in contemporary society and how this is related to healthy growth and development. Throughout the module, emphasis is placed on holistic and multicultural dimensions of health, including the importance of healthy lifestyles and the impact on children and young people’s health throughout their lives by choices made by parents and carers. Consideration will be given to the role of agencies including social care and health services in promoting health and well-being.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4CF502

Family Community and Society

This module is designed to provide a theoretical understanding of family roles, relationships and dynamics. It enables the student to gain a range of perspectives from across social psychology to understand the behaviour and functioning of families. A family does not exist in isolation; it is embedded in the immediate community and shaped, influenced and defined by its society. Therefore, key social trends will be examined with a focus on how communities and society impacts on the family.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4CF503

Protecting and Safeguarding Children

The ability to identify and manage risks to children is a core requirement within the health and social care arena. An understanding of the concepts of abuse, risk and vulnerability, within an historical context is therefore a requirement. The legal and policy contexts will be discussed along with research which contributes to improved outcomes for ‘at risk’ children, young people and families. Understanding duties to assess and protect is necessary for safe and effective practice with vulnerable service users. Tragedies in the field of child protection highlight the consequences of professionals lacking skills and confidence in identifying and managing risk. Students will explore issues around assessment and management of risk. The behaviour and development of children, inter-professional roles and responsibilities and conflicts and dilemmas around risk and safety will be explored.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 4CF505

Social Pedagogy

Social Pedagogy is the professional practice of bringing care and education together. This module has been designed to provide an academic platform to enable the development of social pedagogy within professional practice. The module will enable the student to understand the theoretical background to social pedagogy, in the context of work with children, young people and families. Underpinning this understanding will be the concepts of child and adult learning, the importance of sustaining professionally nurturing relationships and the barriers to embarking on a learning journey. Additionally the module aims to explore critical self-reflection and action planning, in the engagement of children, young people and families through creative activities. The module includes external practitioners illustrating social pedagogical techniques through examples of their practice.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5CF500

Creative Approaches with Children and Families

This module examines a range of different engaging, creative approaches for working with children and families. It includes an exploration and analysis of play, creativity, drama, art and music. The module aims to explore the philosophy and theories of positive psychology and its application to health and wellbeing initiatives. The module is experiential with students actively engaged in each session. Effective group work participation and facilitation is explored. Topics include: developing emotional resilience, building trust, understanding and breaking down barriers to engagement and creating positive, engaging family experiences.

They will experience workshops which model the use of a creative approach to support development of their methods and practice tools. Students will reflect on their capacity as a facilitator and gain a theoretical understanding to their practice in order to accurately utilise a creative approach with families together. The assessment is designed to enable practice and reflection.

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20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5CF503

Family Mental Health and Parenting

This module focuses on family mental health and explores the impact poor mental health can have on families and parenting practices. . It includes the biology and psychology of mental health. The module explores theoretical models and the interaction between the child and the family as a complex whole. It considers child and young people’s mental health as well as multiple environmental influences. Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty are explored. The focus includes resilience, mental health promotion and empowering parents to ensure positive change.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5CF504

Health and Nutrition

This module focuses on the role that food and nutrition play in the health of family members especially children, looking at requirements for normal growth and development. Public health issues will be considered regarding the poor nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low-income households which increases the risk throughout a child’s life of health conditions such as obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and poor dental health.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 5CF505

Integrated Working with Children and Families

This module is designed to provide an empathic understanding and the skills to work with vulnerable families. It builds on students’ theoretical understanding of inequalities to understand how psychological and sociological factors manifest in the everyday lives of vulnerable families. Students will gain a critical understanding of the systems that surround families and how to professionally operate within these systems to achieve anti-oppressive practice and successful outcomes. The module will refer to recent social policy and how this shapes and informs practice. Service users and practitioners will have a key role in shaping the student learning and experience in this module.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6CF500

Complex Health Conditions in Children

This module aims to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in working with families where there is a child with a complex health condition. It will provide students with the opportunity to explore the impact of complex health conditions on children and young people as well considering the challenges families face. The modules considers disability and work with siblings and carers. Students will gain an understanding of multi-professional working when care is coordinated while recognising their own role in supporting around the needs of children and young people and their families.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6CF501

Integrated Practice Placement

This module prepares students for safe, ethical and reflective practice. The university based sessions include roles, responsibilities, team working and professionalism. Students are required to take an active role in preparing for placement, taking responsibility for the planning and identifying their role in practice. The practice based element consists of 24 days of placement based within an agency offering work with children and families. The assessment enables employability through the development of practical report writing skills and providing the student with a portfolio of evidence to take into job application processes. The module encompasses Professional Development Planning (PDP).
20 Credits
optional
Practical
Coursework

Code: 6CF502

Managing and Leading Work with Children and Families

Effective leadership and management are pre-requisites for organisations delivering work with children and families. This includes the management of staff and volunteers but also the management and development of partnerships, integrated and inter-professional working. This module aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to be effective leaders of people and to be safe, proficient and effective managers who are able to plan, monitor, evaluate and quality assure their areas of responsibility. The module ensures that students understand their roles and the external and organisational factors which affect them. The module encourages students to critically evaluate management approaches and to contextualise political developments which impact on organisations, service development, leadership and management. The presentation develops skills in preparation for employment.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Code: 6CF503

Resourcing Services and Social Enterprise

This module provides opportunities for students to develop understanding and skills in the development of current resourcing and funding strategies within agencies and support services for children and families. Students develop skills in project and programme development in an environment of partnership and multi-agency working. The module examines procurement and contracting relationships and focuses on the development of sustainable funding strategies. It provides an understanding of the social economy and the growth of social enterprises in enabling sustainable feeder incomes from trading organisations. The assessment enables the student to fully appreciate the value of a diverse income and the opportunities in differing funds as well as enabling the student to turn their ideas into workable, well planned and resource-ready projects.
20 Credits
optional
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

Exciting and highly interactive, this course places great emphasis on applied learning. You will build on the theory you learn through traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops by taking part in activity-based group work and delivering presentations.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive, friendly and welcoming learning environment where you can fulfil your ambitions.

How you're assessed

There are no exams for the Child and Family Health and Wellbeing part of your Joint Honours course. All your assessments will centre on work-related themes and professional practice so you are well prepared for the challenges you will encounter in your career.

Assessments take a variety of innovative forms including reflective diaries, practical work undertaken in our professional skills suite, presentations, reports, a portfolio of the work you complete on placement, and observations of your practice. We offer a wide range of support to help you with the assessments at all stages of the degree.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Who will teach you

Elizabeth Eate
Programme leader

As Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing, Liz Eate manages the programme and works with a diverse team of lecturers and with current students to ensure a positive, contemporary learning experience. Her specialist interests include interprofessional learning and working in child protection, teenage pregnancy, parenting and public health.

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112*
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For Joint Honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per 20 credit module

International

N/A

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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Careers

Exciting new roles are currently emerging in education, health, social care, community and voluntary settings. This course could therefore be your stepping stone to careers in:

You could also draw on the skills you gain through studying your other Joint Honours subject to broaden your career scope further still. There are opportunities to pursue careers in a wide variety of professions where excellent people skills are valued, including nursing, social work, education, coaching, mental health and human resource management.

You could also continue your studies to postgraduate level if you would like to specialise further. For example, you could consider one of our postgraduate courses in Nursing or our MA Social Work. If your interest lies in teaching, there are opportunities to progress to a PGCE too.

Ongoing careers support

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course – and for up to three years after you’ve completed your studies.

Contact us

   
EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Liz Eate (Programme leader) e.eate@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 594144
Course: Claire Ambrose (Admissions leader) c.ambrose@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 594084

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Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

 

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.

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