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BSc (Hons)Nursing - Learning Disability

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this course expertly supports you in gaining the hands-on clinical and care skills that reassure patients/service users and their families that a professional is at their side.

Initially, you will study how the body functions in health and attain the clinical skills you will practise both in University and on placement. You will also learn about aspects of caring for patients from all the four specialist fields.

Supported by clinical placements over the course of the three years of study, the programme teaches you how to assess, implement, plan and evaluate care for patients in a variety of settings.

A state-of-the-art simulation facility and skills suite complement your clinical placement experience. In parallel with your practice, you will explore important aspects of values, ethics, research, physiology and social policy.

Towards the end of the course, you will focus on making the transition from nursing student to registered nurse, and you have the opportunity to explore a relevant area of your choice. Throughout, you nurture and hone the personal and professional skills that are key to your future employment.

The goal of learning disability nursing is to place the service user at the centre of all decision making and to support the promotion of a full life and meaningful experiences for people with learning disabilities. Teaching methods involve the inclusion of service users and carers in classroom settings and practice placements, ensuring that throughout the course, their experiences are your prime focus.

Programme structure

The course is delivered using a modular approach and divides the content into manageable elements of study and practice learning opportunities.

The first year prepares you for further study and facilitates the understanding of the principles which underpin nursing. This is supported by two placement learning experiences of about 10 weeks’ duration each.

In year two there is an increasing field-specific focus. Core modules help to contextualise nursing whilst Field Specific modules prepare you for the two placement experiences which follow each period of study.

In year three all the modules are Field Specific but there are opportunities for shared learning with the other fields of nursing and you will again complete two placement experiences.

You’ll experience a mixture of teaching, self-directed study and practice-based clinical placements, spending half of your time each year on placement.

Upon successful completion you will graduate with a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree worth 360 credits and be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Career opportunities

Once qualified and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you can practice in the UK and many countries overseas. As a qualified nurse you could find yourself working within:

the NHS
the private sector
in the community
at GP surgeries
at schools
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Older Adults
Dual Diagnosis
Specialist Housing Support
specialist clinics
Community Care
Primary Care
Health Facilitation Teams
Respite Care
Day Care
Plus many more.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States