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University of Greenwich

Nursing (Learning Disabilities Nursing)

UCAS Code: B761

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS points from A-levels.

We will consider combinations of Distinctions, Merits and Passes that total 112 UCAS Points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs (grade 4/ (C) including English Language and Maths (equivalency accepted)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

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112

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

* Study our learning disabilities nursing degree for a rewarding career supporting people with learning disabilities and helping to achieve equality in health care.*

Learning disabilities nurses play an important role in the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers. They work in a variety of specialist settings and within generic services to provide support.

Our degree provides you with the skills to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, including those with complex needs. You will experience practice-based learning in the community with patients, families and carers in south-east London and Kent.

We prepare you to apply for registration as a learning disabilities nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course helps you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Realising Professionalism: Standards for education and training, Part 3 (2018) and Future Nurse: Proficiencies for registered nurses (2018).

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. See more information on the following link: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

**What you should know about this course:**
* Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).

* Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.

* You will be placed in a NHS trust for the three-year course, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.

* We are currently developing a brand-new simulation suite where you will be able to practice and develop your skills and knowledge in a safe environment.

* Nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.

"Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates to ensure courses reflect the safety and needs of the public, the profession and our students. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by Jan 2021 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date.”

Modules

Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by April 2020 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date.

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
Human Anatomy & Physiology (Level 4) (15 credits)
Principles and Practice of Learning Disabilities Nursing Across the Lifespan (Level 4) (30 credits)
Psychological and Sociological Perspectives of Health (30 credits)
Preparation for Learning Disabilities Nursing (30 credits)
Academic Skills Preparation (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
Understanding the Pathophysiology of Ill-Heath (Level 5) (15 credits)
Care and Support of Vulnerable Individuals and Groups (15 credits)
Meeting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities (Level 5) (30 credits)
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities (Level 5) (30 credits)
Evidence and Research for Professional Practice (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
National and International Perspectives on Healthcare (15 credits)
Learning and Teaching in Practice (Level 6) (15 credits)
Critical Appraisal Skills for Professional Practice (30 credits)
Reducing Challenging Behaviours in People with Learning Disabilities (Level 6) (30 credits)
Managing Complex Needs in People with Learning Disabilities (Level 6) (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through:
Examinations
Reports
Practicals
Non-credit assessments such as portfolio verification.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus)

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

64%
low
Learning disabilities nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Learning disabilities nursing

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing and midwifery

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Health professionals
1%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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