Mental health nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

First Step Study Skills

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The purpose of the module is to teach students the basics of studying at higher education level. The module will explore the key principles and theories of study in higher education. The aim is to provide the students with the skills they need for academic study, to build their self-confidence, to familiarise them with current tools and technology and to steer them into the habit of thinking critically about the work they do.

The module is practical in nature, comprising a series of seven face-to-face workshops plus weekly tasks done using the virtual learning environment. The students are guided by the workshops and individual academic supervision and are also expected to direct their own learning.

The course is assessed by a reflective essay.

The module is part of the University Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care programme of study.

Extra sessions might be scheduled for students who feel they need extra support. These are likely to be on Fridays where no formal workshop is scheduled, so if possible, it is a good idea to try to keep Fridays free for Study Skills for the whole term.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Friday mornings, blended delivery on campus and online.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Applicants are not required to possess any formal educational qualifications. Applicants wishing to undertake the University Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care programme of study will need to attend a selection interview.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate evidence of recent academic study or equivalent, i.e. within the last 5 years.

This course is available for UK residents only.

Fees and funding

Home: £770 (10 credit module)

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.