In addition individually designed study days can be negotiated to meet specific needs of practitioners within Trusts.
Individual modules route
Modules generally run over an eight week time frame and attendance is usually one day per week. With the use of blended and e-learning this contact time may be reduced for some modules. Each classroom based day usually commences from 9am to 4.30pm. Assignments are usually handed in 16 weeks from the first taught day. You can select any module from the module index, regardless of whether it is part of a specialist degree or a stand alone module. For a list of modules see the modules section.
Essentially, the Nursing Framework consists of two major routes to achieving your degree award of BSc (Hons) in Health Care Studies or BSc (Hons) in Mental Health and Social Care, these are:
a Combined Studies pathway which is individually negotiated
a number of Specialist Studies Pathways
Each pathway incorporates a compulsory 20 credit Evidence Based Practice module, this module is designed to further develop critical thinking and understanding of issues associated with evidence based practice. Students will also complete a 40 credit Dissertation. Further details about this route can be found within the pathway section.
The Specialist studies pathways have been specifically developed to meet professional requirements and cover a number of different subject areas. You will usually have to complete a number of compulsory modules and then select 'free choice' optional modules. Further details about this route can be found within the pathway section.
Once you have registered for a degree your study must be completed over a period of up to 5 years.
BSc (Hons) in Midwifery Studies Pathway
The Division of Midwifery also offer an alternative Degree route for Midwives and Health Professionals working in the sphere of maternity care who want to further develop their knowledge within their own field of practice. The BSc (Hons) in Midwifery Studies is a Modular Pathway that can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, and offers midwives the flexibility to meet their professional development needs within a 5 year period.
Within this pathway there are two core modules; Research and Ethics in Maternity Care and Developing Midwifery Practice through Work-based Learning.
The latter module can be accessed in the individual midwife’s place of work through a partnership with the midwife, the employer and the University.
Students then need to complete 60 credits from a range of optional modules selected according to their sphere of practice and professional development needs. The list of modules can be found within the module section.
BSc (Hons) Dissertation Module
Students who have completed the pre-registration Diploma in Midwifery course with the Division of Midwifery are eligible to undertake the dissertation module to complete their degree studies. Students must commence this module within 2 years of completion of the pre-registration course.
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