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Nursing and midwifery

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Midwifery

Midwives provide essential care during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period to mothers and their babies. You’ll develop a sound knowledge of normal pregnancy and childbearing. We’ll teach you how to recognise and manage problems that may arise. Your studies will include standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and simulated learning in our clinical skills laboratory. As well as studying the theory of midwifery, half of your time will be spent in various clinical settings, working alongside experienced midwives.

This course will train you to become a qualified midwife, eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The inclusion of the newborn and infant physical examination competency, provides you with an advanced understanding to conduct clinical examinations of the newborn. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and personal qualities to become a skilled, competent and confident midwife who can care for and advocate for mother and baby.

Learning disability nursing

As a learning disabilities nurse, you’ll have the challenging yet rewarding job of caring for people with a range of special needs. This pre-registration course gives you the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance a person’s health and wellbeing, and improve or maintain a range of complex developmental, physical, psychological and mental health needs. You’ll work in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and other health and social care professionals. Ultimately, you’ll help people with learning disabilities to live a life that’s as fulfilling as possible.

Mental health nursing

As a mental health nurse, you are responsible for the care of your patient's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Throughout this pre-registration course you’ll develop critical, analytical and reflective skills so you can turn your passion for positive mental health into meaningful action. You’ll gain confidence and expert skills to deliver evidence-based care for your patient, no matter how old they are. Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing. The other half will be spent in a variety of clinical settings, working with people from all backgrounds, in a range of community, specialist and hospital mental health teams.

Children's nursing

As a children's nurse, you’ll care for children and young people. Using our children’s nursing lab and simulation centre, you can safely practice your nursing skills before you go out into the real world. Wherever your passion lies, whether it’s in acute medical conditions or working in neonatal care, this pre-registration course will give you the specialist skills you’ll need to help your patients. Plus, you’ll have the knowledge to educate and support their families. Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing and gain practical skills. The other half will be spent in hospital or community settings, working with experienced nurses who will act as your supervisor.

Adult nursing

Adult nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. Throughout this pre-registration course, you’ll develop a sound knowledge of ‘normal’ adult development and behaviours and develop skills in recognising and managing deviations from the ‘norm’. We’ll teach you critical, analytical and reflective skills so you can feel confident in providing evidence-based care.  Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing and practice your skills in our simulation centre. The other half will be spent in hospital and community settings, where you’ll learn practical work skills to underpin your theoretical knowledge.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

Course title UCAS entry tariff UCAS code
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 104 B700
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) 104 B702
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) 104 B761
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) 104 B701
BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Midwifery 112 B720
Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Subjects Allied to Medicine 48 B902

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