Health Professional Practice BSc (Hons) / BSc

About the course

The Health and Professional Practice honours degree programme flexibly meets the professional needs of registered nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals, who will be working in a variety of different health care settings. The dichotomy of life experience that a student brings to this programme will be recognised and valued. Students will be given an opportunity, within a supportive learning environment: to build upon this and to reach their full potential whilst undertaking a professional and academic programme that is relevant to their practice environment.

This degree is not designed to provide the practitioners with additional registration on a Professional Register, but it does ensure that they have the opportunity to continue their professional education at degree level and develop their specialist knowledge base, which will ultimately enable them to enhance and develop practice.

The strength and importance of clinical practice is evident within this award as there is continuing equal emphasis to both theory and practice within each of the modules.

On completion of this programme all students who do not have a degree will gain the BSc (Hons)/BSc Health and Professional Practice award. If a student already has a degree they will gain the Graduate Certificate (60 credits) or Diploma (120 credits) in Health and Professional Practice award.

There will be no formal induction; a virtual induction is available from the Blackboard facility, which will be available once you have enrolled.

This programme is not subject specific therefore to complete this award you must study 120 credits which must include three core modules from the module list for BSc (Hons) Health and Professional Practice.

Key facts

Level: 6 (degree - previously described as level 3)

Credits: 120 Honours degree 60 non Honours

Duration: Part time honours degree; minimum one year–maximum five years (Honours degree), four years non honours

Attendance: Days of attendance differ between modules and delivery mode

Entry and admission criteria

  • All applicants must have an effective registration with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of one year’s post registration experience, normally within a health practice setting.
  • Applicants must also possess 120 credits at level 4  and level 5 that has not previously been counted towards a degree award
  • Applicants must have the ability to study successfully at degree level.

OR

  • All students must have an effective registration with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body.
  • Students should have a minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting.
  • They must also possess 120 credits at level 1 and a minimum of 30 credits at level 2 that has not previously been counted towards a degree award.
  • And have the ability to study successfully at Degree Level.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)  can be considered where there is a shortfall in entry requirements. A maximum of 45 credits BSc(Hons) or 15 credits BSc can be brought to this programme via APL.

Teaching and assessment

The programme adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies and shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this programme. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins health and professional practice.

Strategies include;

  • Teacher-led sessions
  • Student-led seminars and presentations
  • Discussions and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Focused reflection
  • as well as a range of experiential teaching methods

You must complete a total of:

  • 120 credits for the BSc (Hons) award which must include 45 credits from 3 core modules
  • 60 credits for the BSc non honours award from the undergraduate module list
  • Only 30 credits of modules can be studied per semester.

Course modules

The BSc (Hons) Programme

This programme is not subject specific therefore to complete this award you must study 120 credits:

45 credits MUST be from the core modules. Remaining credits may be chosen from the undergraduate module list|


Core Modules (45 credits)
Module Code Module Title Credits
PRED3000 Principles and Practice of Mentorship 15
NMAH3344 Leadership and Management - Principles and Practice 15
NMAH3373 Using Research Evidence in Practice 15

The BSC non honours Programme
This programme is not subject specific therefore to complete this award you must study 60 credits these may be chosen from any modules on the undergraduate module list|

Academic expertise

A key strength of our team is that they are experienced specialists in a wide range of clinical areas of practice.

Visiting lecturers will also contribute to the modules to broaden your perspective of health and professional regionally and nationally. In addition, many staff members are actively involved in undertaking research within this area of clinical practice.

Fees and funding

Those working in the NHS may be eligible for funding from the East Midlands Local Education Board. 

Scholarships

Learn more about our Undergraduate scholarships| and awards information.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the undergraduate application form and get it signed by their manager and their workplace’s designated East Midlands Local Education Training Board (LETB) Representative. The East Midlands LETB representative will return the form on your behalf to the Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) Admissions Team.

Contact details

Programme Leader:
Helen McVeigh
E: HMcVeigh@dmu.ac.uk|

For more information please contact:
T: +44 (0)0116 257 7700
E: lbradmissions@dmu.ac.uk|   

Guidance for Students and Managers

DMU have produced some guidelines to assist managers in choosing students for this programme. Apply Here

 
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