London South Bank University
The Urology modules at London South Bank University are designed to form part of the professional and academic development of registered nurses working with urological patients. They are structured to provide students with the framework to acquire specialist knowledge and skills. These will enable them to assess patients' needs and plan and deliver appropriate evidence based nursing care to patients with disorders/dysfunction of the urinary system, encompassing physical, psychological and social aspects of care.
Modules are offered at both degree and Master’s level which give students a degree of flexibility when undertaking their continuing professional development. Students can opt to take the degree pathway (see below) or if they already have a degree then they can opt to complete the three core urology modules for a Graduate Certificate. There is also the option to take two of the core urology modules at Master’s level as standalone modules or part or their Master’s pathway.
BSc(Hons) Professional Nursing Practice (Urological Care)
120 credits at Level 5 or equivalent. Registration on a professional register as appropriate. A minimum of 6 months post-registration experience in a related area of practice.
Blended learning: 6 days face to face teaching plus eLearning component per module
NB: Post grad certificate likely to be available from 2016 on for those taking these core modules at Master’s level.
For more information, to apply or for any queries, follow the link and/or contact Rachel Leaver: link
The eLearning programme can be found under Applied Health Sciences on the University of Ulster website.
This programme leads to the academic awards of PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Applied Health Studies. The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded after completing 60 credits.
For the Postgraduate Certificate students have the option to study a suite of 3 twenty-credit ‘generic’ modules (Advanced Communication and Education Approaches in Health and Social Care Practice, Decision Making and Accountability in Health and Social Care, Enhancing Patient Safety in Healthcare). Or, 2, thirty-credit clinical modules in neuroscience or 3 twenty credit modules in urology, continence care, or stoma care. The Postgraduate Certificate can be completed over a minimum of one year part-time (dependant on module availability).
The programme is modular and very flexible so nurses do not have to complete an MSc but can stop at a Post Grad Cert or Diploma.
Coloplast will be funding 10 places on this programme with the first cohort starting in January 2016. They will also hold a launch event in Peterborough prior to their official first day to cover literature search, critique skills etc and support the students throughout their studies.
For more information, to apply or for any queries, follow the link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201516/Applied-Health-Studies-8361