1Course Overview

CIE Level 5 Diploma in Understanding Health and Social Care Practices

Course code: OLL328

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This course gives you all the information you need to know about understanding social care practises, from learning about growth and development to promoting health. You will be able to learn from the comfort of your own home. Studying can’t be easier than this!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand how to use information, communication and technology ICT in the study of health and social care
  • Learn about human growth and development
  • Discover the essential anatomy and physiology for care practitioners
  • Develop an insight into health and disease and know the signs, symptoms and treatments
  • Understand the different types of support such as paid and unpaid
  • Look at ways to promote health using theories and models
  • Know how to categorise diseases, with help from various models

You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Health and Social Care practices
  • Setting up an ePortfolio
  • Independent research
  • Communicating ideas
  • Reflective writing
  • Pro-active implementation of skills
Unit 2: Human growth and development
  • Human growth and development
  • Behaviour
  • National Child Development Study
  • Social skills and personality
  • Genetic mechanisms
  • Dynamic process
Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology for care practitioners
  • Homeostasis
  • Body’s internal environment
  • Body systems
Unit 4: Health and Disease
  • Disease categorisation
  • Physical, mental or social
  • Signs
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
Unit 5: Care and Communication
  • Unpaid support
  • Roles
  • Addressing needs
  • Developing relationships
  • Barriers
  • The Care Value Base
Unit 6: Focus on social issues
  • Physical and psychological functions
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Activities
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Social class
Unit 7: Socialisation, attachment and lifestyle
  • Values
  • Attitudes
  • Culture
  • Primary socialisation
  • Secondary socialisation
  • Attachment theory
Unit 8: Focus on disease models
  • Diagnosing
  • Categorisation
  • Medical problems
  • Alternative therapy
Unit 9: Public health contexts
  • Screening programmes
  • Environmental health services
  • Political directives
  • Campaigns
  • Infra structure
  • The natural environment including water
  • The physical environment including housing
  • The social environment for example
Unit 10: Diagnosis and treatments
  • Immunisation and vaccination programmes
  • Common infections
  • Parasitic infections
Unit 11: Promoting health
  • Theories and models of health promotion
  • Formal or informal
Unit 12: Research in health and social care
  • Establish trends
  • Possible outcomes
  • Reviews
  • Quantitative Data
  • Qualitative Data
Unit 13: Safe caring and care services
  • Service user needs
  • Funding’s
  • Voluntary sector
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Key legislation
Unit 14: Care contexts: roles and responsibilities
  • Infection control
  • Practices
  • Outcomes
Unit 15: Antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbes
  • Antibiotics
  • Bacterial infections
Unit 16: Pharmacology for health and social care practitioners
  • Drugs
  • Drug addiction
  • Therapeutic index
3Other Information

You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you will have 16 tutor marked assessments. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete this course. The approximate learning time for each unit is 60 hours.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Understanding Health and Social Care Practises.

This course is awarded by CIE. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. Their courses are known to allow learners to study in an interactive and effective way and in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.

This course is thoroughly checked to ensure the best practice of quality assurance.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before studying this course (Level 5 qualification).

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Understanding Health and Social Care Practises.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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