During this course, you’ll practice clinical skills and techniques, such as how to manually take a patient’s blood pressure and how to give emergency care in our Clinical Simulation Suite.
As well as practical skills, some of the topics you’ll explore in lectures include anatomy, infectious diseases, how poverty impacts on health, and the ethics of being an adult nurse in today’s society. We’ve designed our course around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what’s required in caring for and supporting vulnerable adults. Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing.
You’ll spend half of this course on clinical placements in a variety of settings, these may include an operating theatre, accident and emergency, a community health centre, an intensive care unit, an outpatients department or a nursing home.
This course is 50% theory and 50% clinical practice with placements in both the hospital and community settings. We feel that immersing our students in the reality of the profession as they train better prepares them for the challenges of nursing practice upon qualification and develops highly employable, accountable nurses.
You will learn how to assess the needs of the patient, communicate effectively with professional colleagues, and provide sensitive support for the patient and their families. You will also develop leadership and management skills required to motivate and supervise others.
The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning. The choice of possible career routes is diverse and after graduation there are opportunities for work within the National Health Service, in the private sector, or overseas. There are also a range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research. Some of our degree programmes provide a range of practitioner options, and the nature of the units available can contribute to current personal and professional development.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- UCAS Tariff
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Access to HE Diploma
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About this University
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students. It balances a rich and proud heritage with a modern and ambitious approach, striving to disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.
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