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Faculty of Health Sciences

Numeracy in Health and Social Care Practice

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

Designed for health and social care practitioners and carers, this module will give you an insight into numeracy in the health and social care setting. It is widely accepted that there is a need for health care providers and carers to be numerate to ensure safety of patients, clients and loved ones.

It has been well documented that calculation errors have played a part in medication errors and patient harm. With this in mind, this module prepares those working, or those interested in working in the health care environment for simple and more complex calculations.

The Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) require as a minimum, English and Maths GCSE or equivalent qualification for entry onto the nursing programmes. In the future, Functional Skills Maths Level 2 will not be supported to gain access to the nursing programme, and therefore this module will complete the NMC requirements to pre-registration nursing.

Starts in: Duration:
TBC 12 weeks (1 semester)

This course is currently under review and start dates will be confirmed in due course.

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

There are no formal entry requirements for this module.

Fees and funding

Home: £770 (10 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.