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BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice (Accident and Emergency Care)

Qualification: BSc (Hons)

Study mode: Full-time, Part-time

Location: Uxbridge

This 'top-up' degree is flexibly designed to enable health care practitioners to develop their expertise in health care practice with the option to gain an award in the specific area of Accident and Emergency Care.

Is this course for me?

This 'Top-up' degree is flexibly designed to enable health care practitioners to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and develop their expertise in health care practice with the option to gain an award in a specific area of practice.

What will this course cover?

The programme provides both a full-time route (one year) and part-time route (two-four years) to the completion of BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice (award) for students who have successfully completed their Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent. It is designed to enable students to develop their theoretical knowledge further, enhance their practice and develop their expertise to provide effective care in accordance with their Personal Development Plan. Most modules available can be accessed as stand-alone modules for professional development purposes. The programme consists of a mixture of both taught and work-based learning modules and it is possible for students to undertake all their modules taught or work-based or a mix of both. It must also be noted that some clinical modules include a competency component and therefore a period of supervised clinical practice.

Why choose this course?

This course offers a sound grounding to enable health care professionals to knowledgeably manage patients within their specialist field. Successful students will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs. Further opportunities for successful students include studying at Masters level towards an award in a relevant field of advanced practice, for example MSc Advanced Practice.

Watch a video to hear how some of our students have balanced their work commitments with part-time study.

What are the modules?

The modules are designed as part of an integrated degree programme, however most modules may be accessed on a stand alone basis. Students choosing the modular option who intend to complete this Degree programme can only use a maximum of 60 credits as Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL). For those students wishing to use credits from other universities, only 60 credits can be used as Accredited Prior Learning (APL). Students will choose from a portfolio of modules or short courses available.

In order to achieve the award learning outcomes the student will need to undertake the following:

  • Dissertation module (30 credits or equivalent)
  • Specialist module (30 credits or equivalent)
  • 60 credits or equivalent from the optional module list

The title of the bracket award will be determined by the subject area of the clinical module and the final project.

Core modules

  • Dissertation module: Dissertation (30)
  • Specialist module: Accident and Emergency Care (30)

Optional modules

  • Acute Respiratory Care (30)
  • Advances in Renal Care (60)
  • Anaesthetics - Principles and Practice (30)
  • Assessment and Care Management of the Adult (30)
  • Assessment and Care Management of the Child (30)
  • Biophysiology of the Child & Neonate (15)
  • Bladder and Bowel management: and integrated approach (30)
  • Cancer Care (30)
  • Cardiac Care (30)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care (15)
  • Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: Principles, Management and Care (30)
  • Diabetes Management (30)
  • End of Life and Symptom Management (30)
  • Enhancing Patient Centred Care of Older People (15)
  • Essentials of Endoscopy (30)
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing (60)
  • Intensive Care (30)
  • Introduction to Critical Care (30)
  • Introduction to Vascular Care (30)
  • Leadership & Management (30)
  • Learning from Practice (WBL) (30)
  • Legal, Ethical & Professional Aspects in Health Care (30)
  • Mentorship in Practice (30)
  • Minor Illness Management (30)
  • Pathophysiology and Assessment of Illness and Injury (30)
  • Principles and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control (30)
  • Professional Development in Leg Ulcer Management (15)
  • Recognising the Deteriorating Patient (30)
  • Recovery - Postoperative Care in the Perioperative Environment (30)
  • Safeguarding Children and Families (15)
  • Sexuality and Body Image in Gastrointestinal Care (30)
  • Stroke Management & Care (30)
  • Surgical Care (30)
  • Theoretical Concepts in Renal Care (30)
  • Tissue Viability (30)
  • Trauma Care (30)

Start date and attendance

Start dates: February and September
One year full-time
Two years part-time

Attendance: Normally one day per week over four semesters, but variable according to module selection.

What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include at least 120 credits at level 5, evidence of clinical experience and candidates will need to be working in a relevant area of health care practice. In addition to this applicants must be a registered nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register for consideration.

How much does it cost?

Fees for 2013-14 entry

Fee code for Home and EU students: C3
To find the fee for this code please refer to our downloadable fee grid.

Fee code for Home and EU students: C13
To find the fee for this code please refer to our downloadable fee grid.

If you would more information on fees and finance, please take a look at our money module.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rises in inflation or course delivery costs.

Open days & prospectus

Our University Open Days are open to everyone and are a real opportunity to sample the Bucks experience. Visitors and their guests will have the opportunity to talk to our staff and our students, to find out more about our courses and to look round our facilities. Staff will also be on hand for advice and will deliver presentations on the application process and financing higher education. You can book onto an Open Day or if you would like to view an Open Day online, please see our Open Day video. Alternatively, take a virtual tour of our campus.

To request a prospectus, simply complete this request form or call 0800 0565 660.

How do I find out more?

Course Leader: Mr Steven Pearce
Home and EU Enquiries
Tel: 01494 603 171

Home and EU Admissions
Tel: 01494 603 171