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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.
A foundation degree is the equivalent of the first two years of an Honours degree, it may be studied full or part-time, and consist of academic study combined with relevant work-based learning undertaken with an employer. It may also be studied as a stand-alone qualification or upon completion you may progress to the final year of an Honours degree. However in some cases you might, on completion of the Foundation Degree, be required to transfer to the second year of an Honours degree. This is known as a 2+2 arrangement. You should check the requirements of your progression route.
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.