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BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (Top-Up)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Course UCAS code: B304
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 1 Years
Course Summary:
This course provides an excellent opportunity to extend your learning and experience within the field of complementary therapies to achieve a BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) within the well-established Centre for Complementary Healthcare at Cardiff Met. Having gained appropriate recognised qualifications in massage, aromatherapy and reflexology and relevant underpinning knowledge at Levels 4 & 5, you will be able to focus on developing the skills and experience required for graduate employment as part of a multi-disciplinary team at two different placements (one per term). You will use all three modalities, often in combination, to treat clients with a wide variety of physical and mental health concerns and to support their families and carers. The opportunity to work alongside or observe other healthcare professionals is a valuable learning activity offered by a number of placements. Current work placements include the metabolic disorders unit at the local NHS hospital; palliative care settings; a supported living complex and a short-term residential facility supporting mental health needs. Students have an on-site placement supervisor as well as support from a named member of the teaching team. Alongside attending placement students work as a team to operate all aspects of the university’s Complementary Healthcare Clinic which is fee-paying and open to the general public. In addition to the work-based learning opportunities, students are able to extend and develop their therapy and differential diagnosis skills via the Advanced Practice and Biopsychosocial Influences in Health modules. A major component of the top-up year is completion of a research project. This is often an extension of an area of interest already identified at Level 4 or 5 and should be discussed with the programme team at interview. This top-up opportunity will undoubtedly enhance employment opportunities and enable therapists to extend and broaden their potential client base. This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.
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15 January

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Cardiff is an amazing place for students, with loads of great nights on and plenty of unique shops. There’s also the amazing Welsh coast an hour away, and lovely hiking and biking on the Brecon Beacons if you’re not all about partying. It can either be a party university or a more relaxed small city surrounded by lovely countryside, your choice! The university has a great, intimate community vibe, not too far from the city centre, and with passionate and dedicated staff who really push you academically.

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    Overall, I think that this university is great. There are always staff and students looking out for you and wanting to improve your experience as much as possible.
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    Great location, great facilities, members of staff are friendly and approachable and they only want you to be the beta person you can be.
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