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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Part-time day
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

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.

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

Course units you can study include:

  • 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
  • Mentorship and Supervision for Professional Practice (accredited)
  • Nurse and Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Practitioners
  • Promoting Quality Healthcare
  • Recognition and Management of the Acutely ill patient
  • Return to Practice (Nursing)
  • Return to Practice (Midwifery)
  • Special Care of the New-born
  • Stroke Care

The assessments used within this course are designed to help you enhance your professional practice by requiring you to review a wide range of evidence underpinning best practice and to consider the implication of this evidence for your own role. The notion of professional learning as a lifelong journey is emphasised throughout the course. Most healthcare workers are required to maintain a personal portfolio of professional development and the learning and assessment activities you undertake during the course will assist you in the construction of your portfolio. As a health care worker, the ability to critically appraise the practice of both yourself and others is essential in maintaining patient safety and enhancing the quality of healthcare services. Furthermore, the requirement for you to manage your study time effectively and to work under self direction when preparing for assessments, are attributes that are applicable to the work environment. The inclusion of presentations as a form of assessment will develop your confidence in conducting formal presentations and discussions, which are skills fundamental to working effectively within a multidisciplinary/multi agency healthcare environment. This course uses a range of assessment strategies depending upon which option units you select these may include: - The development of action plans to demonstrate a problem solving approach to learning - Completion of a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate critical appraisal of your practice and pertinent literature - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and/or Assessment of practice to demonstrate skills development and team working - Essays to demonstrate application of pertinent theory to and evaluation of practice Preparing and leading presentations/seminars to demonstrate your confidence and ability to communicate knowledge and understanding verbally to a peer group in a critical manner. Formative assessments provide you with the opportunity to receive developmental feedback on non graded assessments

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.

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.


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

Further study:

The completion of an honours degree course will enable you to access post graduate courses offered throughout the University. Master’s degrees in related fields include:

  • MSc Advancing Healthcare Practice
  • MSc Public Health

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 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.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student