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Nursing Studies (Learning Disability) BSc

Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learning Disability nursing involves working in partnership with individuals and families to improve autonomy, promote health and support inclusion. This includes making a real contribution towards enhancing behaviours and lifestyles that help achieve the best health outcomes.

This programme focuses on meeting the holistic needs of people with learning disabilities. You will explore key themes within contemporary learning disability practice including meeting health needs, community engagement, person centred planning, inclusion and integration, addressing health inequalities, legislation, forensic practice, care planning and assessment, evidence-based practice, research methods and appraisal.

You will undertake a variety of practice learning experiences within a variety of health and social care settings.

GCU's virtual learning environment and state-of-the-art inter-professional simulation suite provides flexible, innovative, appropriate and eEective learning design, content and assessment. There is the opportunity to undertake clinical placements in a variety of NHS Health Boards and third sector organisations throughout west and central Scotland.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Your career

On successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

There are a wide range of employment opportunities in both NHS and third sector services, e.g. assessment and treatment units, community learning disability teams, hospital liaison services, forensic services, child and adolescent mental health service, and other specialist services.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Glasgow Caledonian University

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The campus is in the heart of Glasgow, an affordable, accessible and welcoming city – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
Benefit from a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible.

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  • Entry standards

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    113 57%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    99 99%

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    1
  • Student satisfaction

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    3.97 79%

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    10
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    109 63%

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    90 90%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.17 83%

    23rd

    15

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