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University of Huddersfield

Nursing (Learning Disability)

UCAS Code: H538

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

**Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability and would love to have an interesting and exciting career working with this client group? Our Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) degree regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.**

- Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play

- You'll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career

- You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing

- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from Service Users and Carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group

- You’ll also learn how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of adult, child and mental health nursing

Learning disability nursing involves working with people who have a range of learning disabilities, providing hands on care in relation to a person’s complex physical, social and psychological needs. Learning disability nurses work in a number of settings, including the individual’s own home, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services. They work independently and in multidisciplinary teams, with other professionals, learning how to respond to the needs of someone with a learning disability. No day is ever the same when you work with people with learning disabilities and you can make a real difference to someone’s life.

The course is designed to help you to become a confident, caring, competent and compassionate nurse. You'll have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You’ll also be supported to develop a range of skills including professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, as well as leadership, management and team working to empower, advocate and protect the rights of marginalised people.

Please note: the information for this course is subject to change, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council released new nursing standards in Spring 2018 and the course curriculum is being modified to reflect these.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Foundations of Nursing 1
Foundations of Nursing 2
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Professional Development and Research 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Developing an Enhanced Understanding of Practice
Interprofessional Working in Context
Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches
Research 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Learning Disability
Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management
Managing Enhanced and Complex Practice
Research 3

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including coursework group and poster presentations, practical tests, essays, case studies, report writing and exams.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences (HDHS)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Learning disabilities nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,692
low
Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Protective service occupations
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Learning disabilities nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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