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BSc (Hons)Learning Disabilities Nursing

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Overview

Learning disabilities nurses promote the health and wellbeing of individuals embracing the principles of inclusion, empowerment and choice.

Our degree offers pre-registration nursing in the specialist field of learning disabilities.

You will learn how to promote the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, who often face a variety of barriers when trying to have their needs addressed. You will ensure that their rights are valued and they are supported as equal citizens. To do this, you will need to possess a range of specialist knowledge and skills, including strong and effective leadership skills to ensure people with learning disabilities receive high-quality care. This will include being able to work effectively and in partnership with the person with a learning disability, as well as with their family/carers and other health and social care professionals.

Learning Disabilities Nursing includes being taught in our four, state-of-the-art laboratories. This ensures you develop competence in a safe and protected environment.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Human Anatomy & Physiology (Level 4) (15 credits)
Principles and Practice of Learning Disabilities Nursing Across the Lifespan (Level 4) (30 credits)
Psychological and Sociological Perspectives of Health (30 credits)
Preparation for Learning Disabilities Nursing (30 credits)
Academic Skills Preparation (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Understanding the Pathophysiology of Ill-Heath (Level 5) (15 credits)
Care and Support of Vulnerable Individuals and Groups (15 credits)
Meeting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities (Level 5) (30 credits)
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities (Level 5) (30 credits)
Evidence and Research for Professional Practice (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

National and International Perspectives on Healthcare (15 credits)
Learning and Teaching in Practice (Level 6) (15 credits)
Critical Appraisal Skills for Professional Practice (30 credits)
Reducing Challenging Behaviours in People with Learning Disabilities (Level 6) (30 credits)
Managing Complex Needs in People with Learning Disabilities (Level 6) (30 credits)

Career opportunities

As a learning disability nurse, you can work in a variety of settings, including community, forensic settings, specialist schools, assessment and intervention services and hospitals across the acute and community sectors. Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States