Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social WorkUCAS Code: B761
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Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points from A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. We accept A level General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers32%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Study to become a learning disability nurse and social worker in facilities described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as 'a beacon for the future development of health education in this country'. Students who leave the course as qualified nurses and social workers go on to work in a wide area of health and social care settings. What you study The course is a mix of health and social care modules, based around the central learning disabilities theme. Topics include • assessment, planning evaluation and review • managing risk • preparing for learning disabilities practice • understanding health and social care • policy and law • meeting complex care needs • anti-oppressive practice • working with vulnerable and marginalised groups • professional ethics. Additional to this are nursing skills days which are specific to learning about nursing interventions and procedures and social work skills day, during which you apply social work theory to simulated practice situations/scenarios. These are delivered by lecturers, practice staff and service users. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. Course design People with learning disabilities often have a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Learning disability nurses, social workers and joint practitioners work in partnership with them and family carers to provide specialist health and social care. The aim is to support the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with a learning disability. Having a joint award qualification which combines Learning Disability Nursing with Social Work gives you the skills and knowledge to facilitate this. You develop the skills and expertise to support people with learning disabilities from a joint health and social care perspective. This combination fits well with the government’s modernising agenda to integrate health and social care and make sure professionals and agencies work together. Placements and work experience Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 50% of each year in health or social care practice. You experience nursing and social work practice placements over three years in a range of environments, such as health trusts, advocacy organisations, local authorities, nursing homes, community teams, secure environments and assessment and treatment centres. The range of placement opportunities is very diverse and reflects the changes to health and social care services. These culminate with a 20 week integrated placement in your third year, where you take on your own case load of patients or service users. During your placement you have a professional nursing mentor or social work practice assessor to help guide you and support you. You build up practice learning portfolios containing evidence of your personal and professional development. Facilities We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. Our clinical suites include simulated clinical environments and replicated community settings in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to take what you’ve learnt in the University out into the real world with confidence. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK and with the HCPC to practise as a social worker in England.
Course design- Each year there is an interprofessional education module which is shared with a range of other healthcare professionals in the faculty. **Year one modules**- • Essentials of Nursing and Social work: Science and Practice • Essential sciences for Nursing and Social Work practice • Introduction to relationship centred care in Nursing and Social Work: science and practice • Understanding the person centred approach in relationship centred care • Fundamentals of Public Health: science and practice • Foundation for effective collaborative practice. **Year two modules**- • Integrating the science of Nursing and Social Work • Developing relationship centred care in Nursing and Social Work : science and practice • Application of the science and practice of Public Health • Developing capability for effective collaborative practice • Evidence informed Nursing and Social Work. **Year three modules**- • Consolidation of the science of Nursing and Social Work • Leadership and Management for excellence in relationship centred care: science and practice • Managing Public Health: science and practice • Enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice • Research for Nursing and Social Work practice.
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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