BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice

Course Overview

 
Key Facts

Course Title:

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice

Course type:

BSc (Hons) - Level 6 - 120 credits

Graduate Certificate - Level 6 - 60 credits

Contact Details: Course Administration Office
Contact email: nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk
Website: Go to School homepage
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Subject Area: Nursing

 

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based in the Hospital Campus at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust site. Students studying Post-Registration modules and programmes are based at the Clinical Education Centre and may also attend tutorials and lectures on the main campus site.

Keele University
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Clinical Education Centre
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6QG

Customer Services
Tel: 01782 679600
Email: nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk
Web: www.keele.ac.uk/nursingandmidwifery/

Post-Registration Administrator - tel: 01782 679611

Head of CPD/Post registration, Dawn Johnson - tel: 01782 679617

Enquiries can be directed to Kathryn Hick (Course Administrator) or Karen Adams (Award Lead).

Hospital Campus

The Clinical Education Centre (CEC) based at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust site is a purpose-built resource that houses state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities, used to enhance and support the learning experience. Within the spacious and light interior of the building, you will have access to clinical skills laboratories, a variety of rest areas, seminar and meeting rooms, and impressive inter-professional health library and comprehensive IT facilities. Also based on the site is the Undergraduate School of Medicine that houses a modern, well-equipped lecture theatre.

Course Content

The Post-Registration portfolio is regularly expanded and updated so please visit our website for more details on modules and programmes that are available. 

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice

The programme offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to study for an undergraduate conversion degree in an area relevant to their professional practice and interests. You can choose to specialise your degree in one of a range of optional pathway modules, or select from a range of modules to make up a generic route. The programme is delivered through a range of blended learning approaches (which includes lead lectures, tutor and student-led tutorials, case study presentations, simulation, experiential learning, web resources, course workbooks).

Who is it for?

The programme is designed to be multi-professional, and is therefore attractive to a range of qualified health and social care professionals aiming to gain an undergraduate honours degree.

Aims 

The aims of the programme are to support the development and enhancement of your essential knowledge and skills to equip you to develop your career in health and social care. This is achieved through building upon the theoretical and clinical basis of your specialised area of practice, through delivering a coherent programme of study. The clinical pathway options are as follows and focus specifically on meeting the needs of practitioners working within clinical practice, please click on each individual pathway for further information:

Each pathway is designed to develop and enhance your application of specialist theory to your practice area

Please be aware that individual pathways run subject to minimum numbers.

Please click here to return to the Post-registration Courses & Modules Page.

On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the development of enhancement of skills in intellectual debate, knowledge and skills in clinical reasoning, structured evaluation and problem solving
  • Demonstrate the development of enhanced analytical skills to support individual professional practice development
  • Contribute effectively to the development of innovative care delivery, within your practice area, through the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes
  • Contribute to the advancement of evidence-based practice and research within the context of contemporary professional and public policies
  • Demonstrate critical awareness and understanding of the ways in which personal and professional values and organisational structures affect clinical decision making and integrated care delivery
  • Demonstrate the skills and practical knowledge surrounding communication through an individual and personalised approach to patients, family and colleagues
  • Undertake critical analysis of your role and responsibilities within your practice setting and acquire the skills and knowledge to respond to changing practice and expansion of roles
  • Demonstrate understanding and enrichment of knowledge for practice, and demonstrate competency within practice area (would exclude generic route)

Successful completion of the course requires: achievement of 120 credits at Level 6 for BSc (Hons) or 60 credits for a Graduate Certificate.

On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the development of enhancement of skills in intellectual debate, knowledge and skills in clinical reasoning, structured evaluation and problem solving
  • Demonstrate the development of enhanced analytical skills to support individual professional practice development
  • Contribute effectively to the development of innovative care delivery, within your practice area, through the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes
  • Contribute to the advancement of evidence-based practice and research within the context of contemporary professional and public policies
  • Demonstrate critical awareness and understanding of the ways in which personal and professional values and organisational structures affect clinical decision making and integrated care delivery
  • Demonstrate the skills and practical knowledge surrounding communication through an individual and personalised approach to patients, family and colleagues
  • Undertake critical analysis of your role and responsibilities within your practice setting and acquire the skills and knowledge to respond to changing practice and expansion of roles
  • Demonstrate understanding and enrichment of knowledge for practice, and demonstrate competency within practice area (would exclude generic route)

Successful completion of the course requires: achievement of 120 credits at Level 6 for BSc (Hons) or 60 credits for a Graduate Certificate.

Teaching and Assessment

Tutorial support

You will be allocated a personal tutor. Module leaders and pathway leaders provide additional support.

Course duration, commencement, attendance and cost

The course is normally completed between two and five years (part-time). Each programme has a unique delivery approach utilising a blended learning philosophy and you are advised to contact the specific pathway lead for details of the programme that you are considering studying.

For costs, contact Customer Services on 01782 679600

Please click the links below to be directed to our Undergraduate & Postgraduate Courses Quality Assurance Page. Please use the alphabetical directory at the top of the page to navigate.

Programme Specification

Additional Costs

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, students should be aware of the following additional costs:

Travel for placements - as part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport.

Entry Requirements

  • Current registration with a relevant regulatory body
  • Working in practice where pathway specific care is delivered
  • Hold a Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject or equivalent 
  • Minimum of one year practice experience
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning considered
  • International candidates should have an English Language qualification in written and spoken English. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum 600 score or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7 score.
  • International candidates who meet residency/academic requirements of UK students but whose first language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of 7.
  • Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

Points of Pride

  • The School has a high standard of academic staff who are also engaged in clinical practice which facilitates effective student learning; along with flexible learning and teaching  approaches that are used within the school. This enables further the effective learning of post-registration students who are also working in clinical practice.
  • The School has excellent clinical skills and library facilities to aid learning and teaching and excellent collaborative working with local NHS Trusts and a clear service improvement agenda within all programmes of study.

How to Apply

To apply for this course please complete and return the application form below:‌

Application form

Note: Though application forms can be returned via postal mail, applications via email are preferred.