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.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
Experience mental health nursing practice in a real-world setting as an observer and gain an understanding of some of the skills, processes and issues involved.
Values-Based Mental Health Nursing
This module will encourage you to begin exploring your own values, perceptions and attitudes in relation to mental health practice.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 3
You will function autonomously in the clinical setting as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team in an organised and systematic way.
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.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 4
Develop your knowledge, skills and competence in the practice setting. You will focus more on assessment skills and the concept of promoting health with patients and service users.
The Craft of Mental Health Nursing over the Lifespan (1)
Develop your knowledge and understanding of assessments used in mental health nursing right across the lifespan.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 5
In this placement, you will begin to focus on assessment skills and the concept of promoting health with patients and service users.
The Craft of Mental Health Nursing over the Lifespan (2)
In this module, you will learn about formulation in mental health and how appropriate client centred interventions can be identified and offered based on this.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 6
You will be allocated an appropriate clinical placement where you can strengthen your knowledge and skills and use opportunities to apply and adapt these to the clinical setting.
Final year modules
Safe and Competent Mental Health Nursing
Examine research, management, leadership, teaching and learning. Complete a literature review and develop recommendations for practice in an area you're passionate about.
The Professional Role of the Mental Health Nurse
Examine the research evidence underpinning current policy recommendations for clinical interventions and to explore the drivers and barriers to their implementation in practice.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 7
You'll focus on evidence-based practice and the relevance of research to developing nursing practice. This includes decision-making, and the nurse's role in management and leadership.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 8
This innovative module provides the opportunity to engage in simulation in our fully equipped communication and simulation suites in the Allam Medical Building.
Mental Health Nursing Practice 9
You'll explore evidence-based practice, leadership and management roles to demonstrate your integrated mental health nursing skills as suitable for entry into the professional register.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.