This BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a flexible programme designed to enable suitably qualified and experienced practitioners to 'top up' a Level 5 qualification to a degree, through a number of different pathways. This course can also be studied full-time over one year, or spread over up to six years.
What will this course cover?
The course requires you to complete a total of 120 credits at Level 6, typically from four 30 credit modules. You can choose the modules you wish to study from a number of options depending on your study interests or the pathway you wish to follow. However, the final module must be either the Dissertation module or the Research and Innovation in Practice module.
For the Respiratory Care pathway, the Respiratory Care module and the final module are core. The final module must be either the Dissertation module or the Research and Innovation in Practice module.
Content to include the following:
- Concepts of specialist and advanced practice in respiratory care
- Determinants of respiratory disease
-socio economic status
- Application of respiratory anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and technology to the care of patients with respiratory problems.
- Respiratory physical assessment skills, interpretation of diagnostic tests and investigations.
- Assessment and management of patients with acute (acute on chronic) respiratory failure.
- Key clinical skills
- oxygen therapy
-nebulised drug administration
-arterial blood gas interpretation
-non-invasive ventilation (mechanical ventilation)
- tracheostomy care
- Analysis of the holistic care of patients with acute and acute on chronic respiratory problems including ethical, legal, psychological and social issues.
- Professional issues relating to respiratory care: national service frameworks, NICE guidelines, integrated care pathways, risk management, multi disciplinary collaboration / communication.
What are the course 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.
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.
How much does it cost
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks