The University of Wolverhampton

BScHealth and Social Care Practice (Top-up)

Why choose this course?

The aim of this course is to enable you to build on your previous diploma level studies in your field of healthcare to gain a degree in healthcare practice. With both your current and future career development aims in mind, the course will provide you with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in healthcare through detailed critical analysis and evaluation of the evidence base for effective healthcare practice.

You will be able to take either a specialist or a more general route through the course to meet your own learning needs and career aspirations.

Through critical reflection on your own healthcare practice you will examine ways in which you can improve practice for those who use healthcare services by increasing your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those within your sphere of influence. The course provides you with the option to undertake work-based learning and there is flexibility of module choice so you can match your learning needs with your learning experience.

Practice improvement is a strong theme throughout the course – your studies will focus on developing the skills you will need to ensure that service users and their carers get the best service and consequently the best health outcomes and health gains.

What happens on the course?

Within the course there is a degree of flexibility enabling you to tailor your study to meet your own specific career needs. You will be provided with a selection of modules that contribute to a coherent and manageable programme of study whilst you are continuing in your professional role.

With both your current and future career development aims in mind, the course will provide you with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in healthcare through detailed critical analysis and evaluation of the evidence base for effective nursing and healthcare practice.

You will be able to take either a specialist or a more general route through the course to meet your own learning needs and career aspirations.

Through critical reflection on your own nursing practice you will examine ways in which you can improve practice for those who use healthcare services by increasing your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those within your sphere of influence.

Practice improvement should be a strong theme throughout the course – your studies will focus on developing the skills you will need to ensure that service users and their carers get the best service and consequently the best health outcomes and health gains.

You will study a total of 60 credits relevant to your personal and professional development. In order to be guided in your choice of modules you will be required to book an academic advice session with a member of the CPD academic team.

Once you have submitted your online application, you must email Healthprofessions-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk to book an academic advice session where you will be supported in your choice of studies.

In order to see more about the modules we offer and to prepare for your academic advice session please visit our module information pages.

Why Wolverhampton?

You should study this course with us as it is a route to gaining a deeper insight into your area of health and social care practice whilst also gaining a degree qualification. Studying the course will also provide you with flexibility as your specialist healthcare modules can be work-based – ensuring your study is clinically focused and your time is spent mainly in the work place.

Available as a Top-up Degree, this course is designed to meet your career development needs as a registered nurse working with patents/clients in all areas of practice.

Entry requirements

  • For the University Non Honours Degree, you need to have previous evidence of Level 5 study
  • For the BSc (non Hons) you must have 120 credits at level 4 (certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 (diploma). Applicants should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree this in advance of an application.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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