Health Care Practice (Top up) BSc (Hons)





About the course

This flexible, part-time course is a top-up degree for Healthcare workers, with an emphasis on improving service through evidence-based practice.

It allows you to take a critical view of your own practice and its environment, and covers a range of theories and concepts underpinning professional healthcare.

You can choose from a range of units according to your own professional and academic needs.



Health Care Practice (Top up) - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

  • Learn via an interactive approach, allowing you to explore issues and articulate your ideas and points of view
  • Study flexibly, part-time over two to five years depending on your work commitments
  • Develop focused career goals benefitting both you and your workplace (or future workplace)
  • Explore your role in healthcare through discussion and debate
  • Gain academic and practical skills that make you more competitive in the job market
  • Benefit from a course that enhances your employment prospects as well as leading to potential further study at Masters level



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

  • Innovation and Improvement in Practice Project
  • History Taking and Assessment Skills
  • A Person-Centred Approach to the Care of People with Dementia
  • Adopting Evidence Based Practice
  • Caring for the Person with Coronary Heart Disease
  • Caring for a Person with Respiratory Illness
  • Contemporary Intensive Care Practice
  • Context of Professional Practice
  • Developing Effective Leadership Skills
  • Developing End of Life Care Practice
  • Emergency Trauma Care
  • Enhanced Intensive Care Practice
  • Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions
  • Fundamentals of End of Life Care
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing Care
  • High Dependency Care of the Child
  • Intensive and High Dependency Care of the New-born
  • Managing the Needs of the Surgical Patient
  • Mentorship and Supervision for Professional Practice (accredited)
  • Nurse and Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (V300)
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Practitioners
  • Promoting Quality Healthcare
  • Recognition and Management of the Acutely ill patient
  • Return to Practice (Nursing)
  • Special Care of the New-born
  • Stroke Care
  • Suicide and Self-Harming Behaviours: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessment and Management
  • Understanding Diabetes
  • Principles of Anaesthetic Practice
  • Developing Anaesthetic Practice
  • New Anaesthetic Patient Care
  • New Intraoperative Patient Care
  • New Post anaesthetic Patient Care
  • New Concepts of Emergency Nursing
  • New Introduction to Practice Nursing



Discover the School of Healthcare Practice

The School of Healthcare Practice provides contemporary education and training for students wishing to qualify as adult, mental health or children's nurses, midwives, paramedics or operating department practitioners.

It also supports the education and training of Healthcare Assistant Practitioners wishing to gain a foundation degree.

All students studying within the school spend at least 50% of their time in practice settings working with a practice mentor. All academic staff  are link lecturers to practice partners, supporting students in the practice areas.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.



How will I be assessed?

This course uses a range of assessment strategies and upon completion you will have been required to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Develop action plans – to demonstrate a problem solving approach to learning
  • Prepare essays – to demonstrate application of pertinent theory to and evaluation of practice
  • Prepare and lead presentations/seminars

Most health care workers are required to maintain a personal portfolio of professional development and the construction of a portfolio of evidence of learning will contribute to this process. The inclusion of presentations as a form of assessment will develop your confidence in conducting formal presentations and discussions, which is important to work effectively within a multidisciplinary/multi agency environment.

Individual assignments place responsibility on each student to work under self-direction and to manage their study time effectively, attributes which are also necessary in the work environment.

Entry requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.

Students accessing the course will normally have a diploma of higher education or the equivalent. Students without a diploma, but with a professional qualification relevant to the course focus may be accepted onto individual course units.

You are advised to discuss this with the course lead or the academic director. Students will be allowed to enter with 240 credits by virtue of pre- or post-registration qualifications and relevant experience.

Students registering to complete an honours degree can apply for RPL for up to 30 credits at level 6, which have been awarded by another higher education institution. Students applying for RPL will receive guidance from the course lead or academic director about their entitlement on a case by case basis.

This course does not lead to a professional qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course will equip you with academic skills which will enable you to compete in the job market and will enhance your opportunities for promotion.

The course team values the student experience and strives to make your learning relevant to your clinical practice and your professional development. Being a health care professional gives us the privilege to care for patients and their families, which places an obligation upon us to behave professionally and keep our knowledge and skills updated. The development of a lifelong learning attitude and a critical thinking mindset are the main underlying aims of the course.
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Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

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