Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 5th for Nursing (View subject table)

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    99.0 / 100.0
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    3.95 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: B761

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: CCC A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course


With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Learning Disabilities Nursing degree provides rigorous training and fantastic placement opportunities – and it’s fully-approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As a qualified Learning Disabilities nurse, you’ll provide advice and support to help people navigate the many physical, mental and social challenges that they and their carers face. You’ll also work to ensure that people with Learning Disabilities experience equal and equitable access to services in order to meet their needs. Our three-year BSc Learning Disabilities Nursing combines 50/50 theory and practice to equip you with the specific skills and experience you’ll need to take on both essential nursing practice and the more specialist areas intrinsic to Learning Disabilities nursing. As with our other nursing courses, you’ll learn alongside students from other areas of healthcare. And you’ll be taught about the importance of social inclusion and empowerment – key factors in the life of anyone with a Learning Disabilities.Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to play a pivotal role within a multi-professional team. You’ll also provide a valuable and important contribution to enhancing the lives of people with a Learning Disabilities, as well as their carers.**Highlights of Learning Disabilities Nursing at UEA**- Wide range of placements including community settings, hospitals and specialist care units- Regular group work with other health and medicine students- Opportunity to link theory and practice with enquiry-based learning - 50% theory, 50% practice – the best way to prepare for your career- Award-winning facilities, including our skills laboratories- Elective overseas placements- A highly supportive culture**Course Structure**Our Learning Disabilities Nursing degree features two academic modules and clinical placements in each of its three years. Our learning programme combines small group teaching, lectures and self-directed study, typically scheduled between 9am and 7pm. Clinical practice placements, however, are designed to reflect the typical working patterns of a qualified nurse, and will include a minimum of 75 hours on night duty.**Placements**You’ll have access to placements in a wide variety of settings, using and developing your skills and knowledge in a clinical environment under professional supervision. You’ll work closely with adult patients, clients and their families. This will give you the confidence you’ll need to launch your career as Learning Disabilities nurse after graduation. Due to the nature of healthcare environments, you’ll also experience 24hr and seven-days-a-week work cycles, which can mean working nights and weekends. By the end of your course you will have completed the number of assessed placement hours required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for professional registration.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Start Dates

  • 24 September 2018 at Main Site

University of East Anglia (UEA)

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School of Health Sciences
University of East Anglia (UEA)
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