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A foundation year course comprises 120 credits and provides an entry route on to many of our undergraduate courses. This full-time course is usually completed in 1 year.
An undergraduate degree course comprises 360 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over a 3 year period. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 6 years.
A postgraduate degree course comprises 180 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over one year. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 2 years.
For full information about tuition fees for this course, please visit our money pages.
Applicants need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and have a HE Diploma.
Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) applicants must meet the above criteria and usually possess a relevant Honours degree.
This acute and critical care degree is a two year programme that will meet the needs of professionals who work with both acute and critically ill patients.
This degree is suitable for registered nursing professionals working in ICU, CCU, HDU, A&E, theatres, medical/surgical assessment units (MAU/SAU), pre-hospital care and general acute wards.
An ageing population and increased expectations from the public will inevitably mean greater demands on acute and critical care units in the future. These units and the staff that provide care need to be fit for purpose and administer a high quality service. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to care and manage patients with complex conditions confidently.
You will study through a mixture of lectures, group work, patient scenarios, interactive tutorials and seminar presentations.
Modules are assessed through a practice-based dissertation, multiple-choice questions, viva voce, OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) and written evidence of personal and professional development.
You will develop personally and professionally in your specialist clinical area. The course will also develop a high level of skill in transferring complex theoretical knowledge into comprehensive, patient-centred clinical practice.
Our state of the art Clinical Simulation Centre replicates an acute care NHS environment, providing realistic clinical facilities for our nursing and midwifery students and qualified healthcare professionals.