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.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 2
Observe and undertake a wide range of aspects of nursing practice under the supervision of your practice supervisors and practice assessors. You'll demonstrate your proficiency in calculating medications.
Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing
You'll have the opportunity to identify a condition associated with learning disability, develop an electronic information pack and deliver a presentation to your peers.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 3
As your confidence grows, you will continue to build and develop new skills. Understanding the role of the registered nurse - learning disability, is a key feature of this module.
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.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 4
This module has been designed to assist you to function more independently in practice as you move to the next level of study.
Long Term Conditions and Learning Disability
Explore the role that the learning disability nurse adopts in long term conditions and ensuring that they are treated and managed appropriately.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 5
This placement is supported by a period of simulated practice allowing you to practice less familiar skills in a safe environment.
Acute Presentations and Learning Disability
Gain the skills to assess and plan interventions to address the acute presentation of mental health needs that children and adults may present with.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 6
Develop key skills in producing relevant information in an accessible format. You'll create a piece of accessible information for an individual or group in practice.
Final year modules
Safe and Competent Learning Disability Nursing
This final academic module forms a patchwork test, which once combined becomes a coherent, unified piece of writing on a practice-based topic of your choosing.
Managing Complexity in Learning Disability
Drawing together all your learning in theory and practice, you'll consider how to effectively support individuals whose situation and needs are complex.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 7
With support, you'll lead a team within bedded services, manage a span of duty in a community placement, and coordinate care for individuals or groups.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 8
Increasingly challenging placement experience is accompanied by simulated practice to include updating mandatory training elements.
Learning Disability Nursing Practice 9
Supported by your practice supervisors and practice assessors, you'll ready yourself to complete your degree and enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.