Nursing (Learning Disability)

University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability? Are you looking for an interesting and exciting career working to support people’s health, wellbeing and independence? Our Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) degree regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.

  • You'll be supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse and will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.
  • You'll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career.
  • You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
  • You’ll also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan.
Learning disability nursing is an exciting and rewarding career where you can support people from a range of backgrounds to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Learning disability nurses provide hands on care, as well as emotional and educational support in order to promote an individual’s independence. They work in people’s homes, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services to empower individuals to achieve their potential and have more choice and control over their lives. Working in partnership with the individual and their families, learning disability nurses work independently and with other professionals, learning how to respond to individual needs. The course is designed to help you become a competent, caring and compassionate nurse who can work confidently with a high level of personal and technical skills to improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability. You'll spend half of your time undertaking theoretical study and the other half in practice as you develop your knowledge and skills in order to empower, advocate and protect the rights of marginalised people. These will include communication and interpersonal skills, person centred working, leadership and management, evidence-based decision making and team working.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Becoming a Professional - Learning Disability Nursing Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing Nursing Practice 1 Nursing Practice 2 Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing Year 2 Core modules: Developing as a Professional Developing Critical Knowledge and Skills in Learning Disability Nursing Developing Research Knowledge and Evidence for Learning Disability Nursing Practice Nursing Practice 3 Nursing Practice 4 Year 3 Core modules: Being a Professional Enhancing Knowledge and Skills in Learning Disability Nursing Nursing Practice 5 Nursing Practice 6 Using Evidence and Research to Enhance Learning Disability Nursing Practice

Assessment method

An average of 7% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. You'll be taught by a team who really understand what it’s like to do the job and care passionately about developing the best future workforce. Contemporary issues will be addressed, latest techniques demonstrated and strategies identified which will support you in developing skills and qualities for professional practice. A range of teaching and learning strategies are used to suit different learning styles. Teaching is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, simulation and practical skills experience. Our virtual learning environment and state of the art simulation equipment provides the opportunity to put the skills and theory you've learnt into practice. You'll be assessed through a combination of coursework and practice/competency based learning. This includes essays, reports, case studies, presentations, simulated and scenario based assessments, as well as exams. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results. Further information Once you’ve submitted your application form to UCAS you may be invited to attend an interview. The teaching year normally starts in September with breaks at Christmas, Easter and Summer, finishing with a main examination/assessment period in May/June. Timetables are normally available one month before registration. This is a full-time course, so you may have to attend every day of the week. Your course is made up of modules and each module is worth a number of credits. Each year you study core modules to the value of 120 credits, adding up to 360 credits in total for a bachelor’s qualification. If you achieve 120 credits for the current stage you are at, you may progress to the next stage of your course, subject to any professional, statutory or regulatory body guidelines.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH538
Institution code H60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.
A level BBB The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit.

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at Grade B. In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of learning disability nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record * If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/) towards this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fee includes NHS placement Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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