Successful graduates of this advanced practice degree will become leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit. Violence and aggression within health and social care is a well recognised problem and practitioners are increasingly being expected to demonstrate a greater understanding of the causes of violence and aggression.
The BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Violence Reduction) is a flexible degree programme designed to meet the development needs of practitioners and educators who work across all health and social care sectors, as well as those directly concerned with risk assessment, management and security. You will develop your knowledge and skills related to the recognition, reduction/eradication of aggression and violence in line with current legislation and best practice guidance.
Violence and aggression within health and social care is a well recognised problem and practitioners are increasingly being expected to demonstrate a greater understanding of the causes of violence and aggression.
It is anticipated that successful graduates of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice – Violence Reduction course will become leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit.
Understanding Violence and Aggression
This module aims to examine theoretical models of the causes of violence and aggression and to evaluate the evidence base of the epidemiology, causation and prevention of violence and aggression and explore the challenges of diversity within a range of health and social care settings. This will run from Monday 19th June – Friday 23rd June 2017 (followed by course work in students own practice to be submitted Jan 2018).
Violence Reduction: Practice and Principles
This module aims to examine the impact of physical restraint on physical well-being and to discuss the effectiveness of a range of strategies and models in the teaching of physical – non-physical violence reduction interventions, recognising the professional, legal and ethical issues related to the prevention and management of violence and aggression. This will run Monday 26th June – Friday 30th June 2017 (followed by course work in students own practice to be submitted Jan 2018).
Violence Reduction and Organisational Management
This module aims to develop theoretical and working knowledge of change management in relation to the prevention and management of violence and aggression and enable critically analyse the legal framework in which organisations function and enable critical evaluation of the factors influencing organisational responses to violence and aggression. This runs from Monday 19th June – Friday 23rd June 2017 (followed by course work in students own practice to be submitted Jan 2018).
Teaching approaches vary according to the topic and student needs. They include interactive tutorials, student-led seminars, critical incident analysis, resource-based learning materials and a variety of group-work activities.
Each module involves a blocked week of study at the University in June/ July of each year. Modules one and three run simultaneously in a two-week block, with module two held the following year. University accommodation may be available should you require it, or there are numerous hotels within walking distance of the course venue. Please note: fees for accommodation are exclusive of course fees and it is the student’s responsibility to secure accommodation after their place has been confirmed.
Successful completion of Part One (modules one, two and three) will attain the BSc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction). You must complete the Professional Practice Project to obtain an Honours degree. This can be achieved in a minimum of two academic years.
Qualifications at Level 4 and/or 5 (certificate/diploma) are considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account via Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).
For full details and a discussion of your personal circumstances, role and requirements, please email “John Allen”http://staff.southwales.ac.uk/users/2290-jallen to arrange a suitable time chat over the phone. Additionally, you are welcome to attend one of our Open Evenings or by arrangement, visit for an informal chat.
All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
It is anticipated that successful graduates of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Violence Reduction) course will become leaders in the field of violence reduction within their professional remit. A number of our students have progressed to become Nurse Specialists and Team Leaders within this area.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.