Urology Courses

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.

BSc(Hons) Professional Nursing Practice (Urological Care)

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.

Pre-requisites

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.

MSc Nursing (Urological Care)

This master’s course in urological care is aimed at qualified Healthcare professionals who have post qualifying experience recognises that a growing number of health care professionals have already completed their first degree as undergraduates and are looking at deepening their knowledge and skills of urological care. The course will enable students to work at a more advance level in relation to their field of practice and to foster the student’s strategic leadership /management and communication skills and potential.

There is also the option to take individual modules at Master’s level as standalone modules, or students can take all three and opt for a post-graduate certificate, or make these modules part of their generic master’s pathway if they do not want to opt for the urological care master’s pathway.

Pre-requisites

Current registration on a professional register (NMC) with a minimum of 6 moths post qualification experience in urology.

Normally applicants will need a first degree in a health – related field or international equivalent with a classification of 2:2 or above

Senior colleagues with extensive experience with a minimum of 90 credits will be considered

Modules are delivered by blended learning:5 or 6 days (depending on module) face to face teaching plus eLearning component per module. Two of the core modules are competency based. Competencies are achieved and signed off in practice. Students need to identify a mentor who will take them through this process at the start of the course.

Link to prospectus for degree:

https://www.applycpd.com/lsbu

Link to prospectus for Masters

https://www.applycpd.com/LSBU/courses/1_26671

Venue: Southwark
Course Director: Rachel Leaver
Telephone: 020 7815 8195
Email: leaverr@lsbu.ac.uk
Administrator: Pauline Blakemore or Colin Monks
Telephone: 020 7815 4789
Email: blakempk@lsbu.ac.uk, monksc@lsbu.ac.uk

For more information, to apply or for any queries, follow the links and/or contact Rachel Leaver (leaverr@lsbu.ac.uk)  

 

Ulster University

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