BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care - HKU SPACE: Nursing Studies & Healthcare courses
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BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care

Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
08 Jan 2021 (Fri)
2 years
Course Fee
First Instalment (Year 1): HK$71,400
Second Instalment (Year 2): HK$71,400
How to Apply
Deadline on 03 Nov 2020 (Tue)
2975 5687
2807 2054

The programme provides an up-to-date curriculum, drawing upon regional expertise and national and international research, and prepares students to take up employment in the integrated care sector, and for embedding research-informed learning.  Students will develop personal, professional and academic skills for practice in an effective and respectful way, with other professionals, communities and individuals who are living with multiple and complex issues that affect their health and wellbeing.

** Briefing session could be arranged whenever necessary or upon request.  Please contact 2975 5687 or email to

On successful completion of a BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care, students will be able to demonstrate systematic knowledge, comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of:

  1. the nature, issues and trends at the forefront of contemporary integrated health and social care practice and policy in UK, European and international contexts;
  2. the central theoretical arguments and paradigms in integrated health and social care research and the range of theories and evidence relating to health and social well- being, including user perspectives;
  3. the relationship between legislation, agency policies and professional roles in shaping the nature of services and the skills and knowledge relevant to integrated working across professional boundaries and within different settings and communities;
  4. models and methods of assessment, including the nature of professional judgement and advocacy; and
  5. the contemporary issues at the forefront of policy responses to protect and promote population health.
Application Code 1865-HS157A -

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


Year 1

1. NUHS4036: Integrated Health and Social Care (2G4Z0016)

This module examines the structure of integrated and social care services and its relation to the policy, legislative and economic contexts, social policy and social actors (i.e. individual/family, community, market, agencies)

- 18 Lecture hours plus online learning

2. NUHS5001: Applied Health and Social Sciences (2G5Z0025)

This module will explore the relevance of social science subjects, such as Social Policy, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, to integrated care contexts.

- 18 Lecture hours plus online learning

3. NUHS5002: Health and Social Care Technologies (2G5Z0029)

This module examines the advances in technologies and the ways in which these are changing the health and social care landscape nationally and internationally.

- 18 Lecture hours plus online learning

4. NUHS5003: Research Methodologies (2G5Z0026)

Developing skills and knowledge of the research process in integrated care practice. Students will develop their understanding of literature searching and reviewing; qualitative and quantitative research methods and methodologies.

- 18 Lecture hours plus online learning

Year 2

5. NUHS5004: Working with Others: Strength Based Approaches (2G6Z0025)

This module explores working with individuals, families and communities from strength based approaches. This will take an interdisciplinary stance to enable students to apply theories and concepts across integrated care sectors.

- 36 Lecture hours plus online learning

6. NUHS5005: Critical Perspectives on Adults (2G6Z0028)

This module explores current issues of relevance to & about adults in society, by examining the experiences & needs of a diverse adult population from cultural, sociological, psychological & health perspectives in adult health & social care.

- 36 Lecture hours plus online learning

7. NUHS5006: Approaches to Public Health Practice

This module will provide a comprehensive coverage on global views on public health and its relationship to health maintenance; strategic approaches for promoting community health; preventive of health, special issues in relation to gender, vulnerable groups and ethnic minority and legal & ethical perspectives to public health practice.

- 36 Lecture hours, 4 Tutorial hours and 4 Seminar hours

8. NUHS5007: Dissertation / Work-based Project (2G6Z0024)

This module provides a framework for students to specialise in an area of study and engage in small scale research study, literature review or work base project.

- 18 Lecture hours plus online learning



100% coursework



For Modules 1-6, and 8:

Lectures will be delivered by MMU teachers flying to HK and arranged over one weekend with pattern as follows:

Friday  (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Saturday and Sunday (8:30am to 5:30pm)

For Module 7 (NUHS5006: Approaches to Public Health Practice):

Lectures, tutorials and seminars will be arranged on weekday evenings (6:30pm to 8:30pm or 6:30pm to 9:30pm).

Applicants should:

  1. Hold a Higher Diploma in Health and Social Care awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or a relevant Higher Diploma in a related discipline awarded by a recognised institution; and
  2. Pass in GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or local equivalent, e.g. DSE English and Mathematics at Level 2.

Applicants with other equivalent English proficiency tests, e.g. IELTS: Score 6.0 with no element below 5.5, will be acceptable.

Applicants with other qualifications and currently working in health and social care related fields will be considered on individual merit.


Applications will be considered in accordance with Manchester Metropolitan University's Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • First Instalment (Year 1): HK$71,400
    Second Instalment (Year 2): HK$71,400

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please submit your application with all the following documents through any of our enrolment counters in person or send by post to the following address:

Food, Nutrition and Healthcare
13/F, Fortress Tower
250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
(Attn: Ms Iris Wong)

  1. hard copy of the completed application form;
  2. copy of Higher Diploma in Health and Social Care awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE or a relevant Higher Diploma in a related discipline awarded by a recognised institution or other related field;
  3. copy of academic results showing "Pass in GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or local equivalent, e.g. DSE English and Mathematics at Level 2";
  4. copy of HKID card;
  5. application fee HK$200 (Crossed cheque or bank draft should be made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’); and
  6. a recent colour photo (in plain background)
Payment Method

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, crossed cheque or VISA at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s most applied to universities, with the widest choice of flexible courses and professional accreditations, which ensures what students learn can be applied in their chosen career.  With a community of around 37,000 students, Manchester Met is one of the largest universities in the UK.  There are 2500 academic teaching staff, professors and researchers.  It has more than 270,000 alumni, representing 100+ countries across the world.  Manchester Met has 10 subject areas that are ranked in the top 20 in the UK,* and is in the top 3% of universities globally and is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old.**  Manchester Met delivers outstanding research addressing the biggest challenges in contemporary society.  85% of research impact at the university is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and attracted research funds form the Higher Education Funding Council for England, one of several institutions that fund research programmes at higher education institutions.***


*Complete University Guide 2018

**Times Higher Education 2015-16

***Research Excellence Framework


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