What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Skills for Practice (Practice 1)
Link theoretical knowledge with fundamental nursing skills in a safe clinical simulation environment giving you a firm grounding in preparation for clinical practice.
Essence of Professional Practice
Explore the importance of effective communication, including practical, professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of nursing.
Life and Social Sciences
In order to provide holistic, individualised care, nurses must be knowledgeable about fundamental life and social sciences - physiology, sociology and psychology.
Adult Nursing Practice 2
Get your first taste of working in a healthcare environment with the support of a mentor. It allows you to start developing your knowledge and apply it in practice.
Identify ways in which a biopsychosocial approach can be used to explain how health and illness can be experienced and understood by patients and clients.
Adult Nursing Practice 3
Work in a health care environment supported by a mentor. You will develop and become more confident in your existing skills and the underpinning knowledge that supports them.
Second year modules
Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing
This module considers the health behaviours of individuals, as well as individualised approaches to health and wellbeing and obstacles to achieving it.
Adult Nursing Practice 4
Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse; to be involved in direct 24-hour patient care under the supervision of a mentor.
Caring for People with Long Term Health Conditions
Improving care and quality of life for people living with long term conditions is central to NHS policy. You'll learn to recognise and respond to the needs of these individuals.
Adult Nursing Practice 5
Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse, to be involved in direct 24 hour patient care under the supervision of a mentor.
Nursing the Person with Deteriorating Health
Investigate the care and management of a variety of acutely ill patients. Develop skills in assessing patients' needs and delivering appropriate interventions with the aim of halting deterioration.
Adult Nursing Practice 6
Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse, to be involved in direct 24-hour patient care under the supervision of a mentor.
Final year modules
Safe and Competent Adult Nursing
Prepare for the transition from student nurse to registered practitioner. Main features include completion of a literature review and a peer observed teaching activity.
Managing Complexity in Adult Nursing Practice
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, competent care to patients and clients with complex needs.
Adult Nursing Practice 7
You'll have the opportunity to experience the various clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in real clinical settings.
Adult Nursing Practice 8
This module provides you with further opportunities to experience the various autonomous clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse.
Adult Nursing Practice 9
This final practice module provides you with the opportunities to effectively link theories to practice in real clinical settings.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.