Assistant Pracitioner (Immediate Critical and Peri-Operative Care) FdSc

Buckinghamshire New University

Key Information

Course duration: 2 Years

Mode of study: Part time

Qualification: Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Foundation Course

Subject Ranking

Ranked 69th for Nursing (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    91.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    3.98 / 5.00


Home students: £5,000 per year
EU students: £5,000 per year
Overseas students: £5,250 per year

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The Course


Becoming an Assistant Practitioner means you have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although you will not be a registered practitioner, you will have advanced skills and opportunities to continue your training.Students on this course have a varied degree of experience yet share the ambition to provide high quality care.This course attracts students eager for a career in settings such as:- Nursing homes- Residential homes- Voluntary organisations- Day centres- Drop-in centres- Special Schools- GP surgeriesYour skills will help the NHS and independent sector meet demands for high quality care. As an Assistant Practitioner you can choose from a wide range of pathways, relevant to your area of work.**What will this course cover?**This course covers a wide range of areas alongside developing your skills for professional practice, leadership and management.In year one you will cover: biological basis for health, sociology and psychology in context, and effective practice.In year two you will study: role development and governance in practice.Students also choose from the following pathways:- Long Term Care and Caring for the Elderly- Immediate, Critical and Peri- operative Care- Mental Health- Maternity and Newborn- Child Care- Acute Rehabilitation

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Uxbridge Campus

Buckinghamshire New University

University League Table Ranking: 122nd

Bucks New University has invested more than £100 million to create an inspiring and well-equipped university, transforming lives through employment-focused and skills-based teaching. Well established in specialist fields such as nursing, aviation, sport, art and design, it is split across three campuses...

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Postal Address

School of Nursing and Allied Health
Buckinghamshire New University
106 Oxford Road

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