The Department of Health, Wellbeing and Family brings together health and social care academics whose collective aim is to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and populations through advanced scholarship.
We offer a range of courses for students looking to develop careers as health and social care professionals, such as Child Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, Midwives, Play Therapists, Dance Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Health Promotion and Public Health professionals. We also offer courses for students who want to progress their roles as non-professionals in health and social care settings, such as those working in mental health, hospices, visual impairment, children and families, dementia and business and administration roles.
All educational opportunities have been created by working with local and national stakeholders in order to develop the individual's potential and, where appropriate, meet defined service needs.
Our staff are actively engaged with research and scholarship through a variety of mechanisms, and is the Faculty of Health and Social Care sponsor of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health based at the University Centre, Folkestone.
We work within the new Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities, the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and with the Dementia Services Development Centre.
Find out more about the newly revalidated Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.