Studying the BSc (Hons) in Applied Health Care helped Gillian grow a successful and rewarding career as a Social Care Worker with Nua Health Care
Graduate of BSc (Hons) in Applied Health Care, Gillian Lawlor is working with Nua Health Care with the past two years and loves the area she works in. She currently works in an interesting and rewarding role as a Social Care Worker, which involves providing support to persons with mental health issues and/or intellectual disabilities.
Learning by doing
Like many courses offered at WIT, the BSc (Hons) in Applied Health Care helps students develop their expertise through experiential learning. Which means that students not only learn by reading, writing or listening, but also by doing.
Following satisfactory Garda Vetting/Police Clearance, Mandatory Training (CPR, Manual Handling) and Occupational Health training, students get the opportunity to put theory into practice by engaging in a relevant work placement as part of the course. This experience prepares an individual for future careers in the industry.
“This course offered me a broad variety of learnings that helped give me a wide understanding of the area of health care and the skillset to successfully fulfil my current role,” Gillian says.
Management and Leadership
This honours degree course allows the student to develop as a self-aware, reflective graduate who is a confident practitioner with the ability to integrate and use their knowledge, skills and attitudes in a variety of health care situations and contexts by applying the best available evidence for their practice.
“I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in working with people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities and pursuing a role in the management field,” Gillian says.
A key feature of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Health Care is the Management and Leadership in Health Care studies. This enables graduates to become involved in both management of their own workload, but also to become involved in supervision of others.