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Nursing (Learning Disabilities) PgDip

University of West London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Are you ready to make a difference and embark on a rewarding career in nursing? This course will prepare you to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. You will learn how to assess the often complex social and health care needs and support the delivery of robust, evidence-based care plans. On completion of the course you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Learning Disabilities Nurse.

This course is offered at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading but is also available at our West London campus. As you will spend half your course gaining experience on placement, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily. Please see the course details below for our Berkshire placement partners.

Course detail

This Learning Disability Nursing degree has been designed with input from students, service users and our partners in the NHS and voluntary and independent sectors. You will benefit from a combination of staff expertise, active learning resources and placement work that will prepare you for current nursing practice.

On this course you will learn how to deliver care to the new standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Education and Training and the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC). The aim is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of nursing in the twenty-first century, with a focus on caring for people with learning disabilities.

You will learn how to:

  • provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate and evidence-based
  • care for people with complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs
  • care for people in healthcare settings including their own home, in the community and in hospital
  • help promote health, protect health and prevent ill health
  • empower people, communities and populations to take control of their own health decisions and behaviours
  • care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs
  • care for people at the end of their life
  • work across health and social care services
  • play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams
  • think critically and apply your knowledge and skills
  • be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing.

Practice learning

You will spend a significant amount of time in practice where you will be appropriately supported and assessed. This will include learning to care for people in hospitals, in their own homes or within a community setting. As you will be working with people who require care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can expect to work days, weekends, bank holidays and night shifts. You will not receive payment for your practice learning.

Study & career progression

Many of our graduates find work with local NHS Trusts or healthcare organisations.

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University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 72 1

    59th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    127 64%

    38th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    66th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    17th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    97 56%

    79th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    41st

    38

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