This three year programme will enable you to become a safe, reflective practitioner who is able to deliver care as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as with other agencies. You will learn how to critically evaluate nursing practice, demonstrate a sound knowledge base of children’s nursing, and understand the shift in focus of care from a disease to a health orientation. You will gain the knowledge to critically analyse the role of the children’s nurse and evaluate episodes of care. You will participate in family-centred care, analyse complex issues utilising problem solving approaches, recognise the cultural diversity of children and their families and analyse the impact of health care practice.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
25 September 2019
Year 1 is the trans-disciplinary first year where shared and inter-professional learning takes place with other nursing and healthcare students. You’ll explore the core issues required to become a healthcare professional, anatomy and physiology, as well as being introduced to specific aspects of child nursing.
Year 2 Looks at the normal development of the child and young person and chronic conditions affecting these age groups. You’ll explore health promotion and health education, develop understanding of issues related to safeguarding children, debate legal and ethical concepts related to nursing and develop the skills for evaluating the research evidence underpinning clinical practice.
Year 3 focuses on the acutely or critically ill child. You’ll examine critical thinking, decision-making skills and leadership skills and will be supported in making the transition to the role of qualified nurse. A 10,000-word research dissertation develops your ability to use, summarise and communicate research evidence and apply it to your professional practice. There is also an optional module which offers the opportunity to undertake a clinical placement abroad.
Clinical placements are an integral part of your training.
We use a range of assessment methods, including essays, posters/ leaflets, practical skills examinations and multiple choice questions.
You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies.
You’ll need to produce work that is typically both evaluative and creative and show you can conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and critique received opinion.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
International Admissions Process: All applicants for Nursing programmes must meet entry requirements, are required to be interviewed and undertake a short entry test. Interviews may be conducted via SKYPE and will be arranged with the applicant for a specific date and time. For nursing the test is a numeracy test. Tests for Nursing will be taken remotely, but under observation, immediately following the interview. Following applicant shortlisting by the School of Healthcare Admission Tutors, applicants will be invited to undertake an interview and entry test (subject to relevant entry criteria attainment as identified below): The numeracy test for Nursing and Midwifery is set around the European metric system of measurement and calculation.
A-level: BBB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, physics or applied science)
Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 A*-C or above / 4 or 5 (if taken after 2016), including Maths and English and 2 Science subjects
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction in: Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Health and Social Care (Health Studies) and must include 6 science focused modules, from:
Unit 4 Development through the life stages
Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care
Unit 13 Physiology of Fluid Balance
Unit 14 Physiological Disorders
Unit 15 Biochemistry for Health
Unit 16 Science for Health
Unit 21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Unit 31 Physiology of Co-ordination
Unit 33 Physical Science for Health
Unit 34 Human Inheritance for Health Social Care
Unit 35 Introduction to Microbiology for Health Social Care
We would not insist on this if you are also studying another science-focused course in addition to the Health and Social Care course.
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
For 2018 onwards, candidates will need to have studied the Health Sciences or Health Studies programmes and have 6 science focused modules.
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D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from science subjects + 5 GCSE’s A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus two others. The remaining level 3 credits must be at merit level or above. For Access to Higher Education Diplomas completed before September 2014, applicants are required to have 45 credits at level 3 at distinction and include 12 credits from biology. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.|
|Scottish Higher||BBB||BBB one of which must be a science (biology, chemistry, physics or applied science)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||33 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||(Leaving Certificate): BBBBBB including B in English, maths and science (chemistry, biology, physics, applied science)|
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
6 science modules if undertaking Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). Applicants will be considered who take the Level 3 Award (1 A-level equivalent) or the Certificate (2 A-level certificate) but one of their other qualifications would need to be the equivalent of an A level in the Physical Sciences (Biology, chemistry or Physics).
Students will need to have completed 2 mandatory modules and 3 from option group 1 and 1 from option group 2. Grade A (overall) is accepted.
HSC CM6 Infection prevention and control in health and social care Mandatory
HSC DM3.1 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Mandatory
HSC CM 02 Biochemistry for health Option Group 1
HSC CM 07 Genetics in health and social care Option Group 1
HSC CM 011 Microbiology for health Option Group 1
HSC CM 013 Physiology of coordination Option Group 1
HSC CM 015 Science of nutrition Option Group 1
HSC DM 09 Pharmacology Option Group 2
HSC DM 010 Physiology of ageing Option Group 2
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://courses.leeds.ac.uk/h396/nursing-child-bsc#section2
Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)
When applying, you should provide an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to your character and good standing.