Learning Disability Nursing 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Learning Disability nurses work with people with learning disabilities and their families in a wide range of settings. The philosophy of care and support for people with learning disabilities is one of partnership in which the nurse works alongside the person to support them to lead a healthy and valued lifestyle and to exercise their rights as members of society.

Single Honours
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3 years
International elective placement available

UCAS code: B761

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Course Overview

The course at Keele helps students to learn about and apply this philosophy in the many different services for people with learning disabilities. The course will also equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities who have more complex and specialist needs. Clinical skills are an essential part of the course and students have access to expert staff in the Clinical Skills Laboratory to help develop and assess their practice. The University also provides excellent support through its personal tutor system. Wider benefits of enrolling on our courses include; experienced student support, excellent IT and library facilities, preparation for a range of roles as a professional learning disability nurse and a range of practice based experience whilst you study.

What will this mean for my future?

Placements are designed to complement your theoretical and classroom based work and you’ll be supported by a team of experienced mentors. This will prepare you for a career in learning disability nursing in a range of settings.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Knowledge for Professional Nursing Practice - Learning Disability Nursing

Second year

  • Developing Professional Nursing Practice - Learning Disability Nursing

Third year

  • Transition to Professional Nursing Practice - Learning Disability Nursing

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows:

 

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

120

0

0

0

0

2

120

0

0

0

0

3

120

0

0

0

0

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Knowledge for Professional

Nursing practice

120

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Knowledge for Professional Nursing

Practice

120

   

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Transition to Professional Nursing

Practice

120