Health and Social Care student at UCB

Health and Social Care Online Taster Activities

Are you passionate about wanting to make a real difference in people’s lives?

Whether you’re looking for a career working with the elderly, a role as a healthcare assistant, or pursuing training for an allied health profession such as a paramedic or nurse, there is no better place to start your journey towards these rewarding careers than University College Birmingham.

Take part in our online taster activities to find out what it’s like to study Health and Social Care at college, as well as meet some of the teaching team. If you’re joining us in September, these activities will help prepare you for starting college.

If you have any questions about these taster activities, please complete our enquiry form here.

How to take part

  • Click here to meet the teaching team and hear from them on the topic of diversity.
  • Next, click on the ‘view video’ buttons below to see several different scenarios, each highlighting an aspect of equality and diversity, and learn how to check your pulse and measure the respiratory rate of a patient.

You can practise taking a pulse and measuring the respiratory rate on yourself, friends or family members. Remember, though, consent is always needed when taking observations.

Taster activities

Videos courtesy of Derbyshire Community Health Services, British Heart Foundation and Health Education England – HEE.

Joining us in September?

We hope you have enjoyed the above activities. If you’re joining us in September, we hope you are excited to start college! To get yourself prepared for the start of your course, there are a few things you can start to think about.

  • Do some reading on safeguarding and the importance of safeguarding. Look at high profile cases such as Baby P, Daniel Pelka and The Winterbourne Abuse Scandal.
  • Start looking within your local area at a placement you could attend. Look into what services you have in your area that will contribute to your development. 

If you have any questions about your application, please complete our enquiry form:

Enquiry Form

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