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Health Professional Practice BSc (Hons) / BSc

Health and Professional Practice flexibly meets your professional needs; whether you’re a registered nurse, midwife or allied health professional. The course offers you the opportunity to continue your professional education at degree-level through modules designed for a variety of healthcare settings.

Overview



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Reasons to study Health Professional Practice at DMU:

  • Studying a professional and academic course relevant to your practice environment will allow you to build on your specialist knowledge base; enabling you to develop and enhance the way you practice
  • If you already hold a degree you will gain the graduate certificate (60 credits) or diploma (120 credits) in health and professional practice
  • The strength and importance of clinical practice is evident during the course as there is continuing equal emphasis to both theory and practice in each module
  • Being taught by experienced specialists in a wide range of clinical areas of practice
  • Many staff members are actively involved in research, placing you at the forefront of developments in the sector
  • Enable you to reach your full potential and build on professional and life experiences
  • Inter-professional learning in a supportive environment that will help you gain a wider perspective of healthcare
  • Visiting lecturers contribute to the modules, broadening your perspective of health and professional practice regionally and nationally
  • DMU is the most-improved university in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Guide league tables
  • 98 per cent of all Health and Life Sciences graduates are in employment or further study within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2013/2014)

This degree does not provide you with additional registration on a professional register.

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer a scholarship for this course.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

 

 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: Part-time honours degree: minimum of one year to a maximum of five years Non-honours: Four years

Level: six (degree - previously described as level three)

Credits: 120 Honours degree or 60 non-Honours

Attendance: Days of attendance differ between modules and delivery mode

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: Those working in the NHS may be eligible for funding from the East Midlands Local Education Board (LETB). 

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Key facts for international students

Not available to international students

Entry 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 four and level five that has not previously been counted towards a degree award
  • Applicants must have the ability to study successfully at degree level
  • Evidence of recent study should normally be within the last 5 years. Students outside of this may be asked to complete the return to study module NMAH 2000

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  • All Applicants must have an effective registration with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body
  • Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Applicants must also possess 120 credits at level  four and a minimum of 30 credits at level  five that has not previously been counted towards a degree award
  • Applicants must have the ability to study successfully at degree Level
  • Evidence of recent study should normally be within the last 5 years. Students outside of this may be asked to complete the return to study module NMAH 2000

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.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Accreditations

 

 

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 three core modules. Remaining credits may be chosen from the Learning Beyond registration undergraduate module list.

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

The programme adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies. 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
  • 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 the three 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

- See more at: http://preview.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/health-professional-practice.aspx#sthash.NtPnMUbf.dpuf

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 practice regionally and nationally. In addition, many staff members are actively involved in undertaking research within this area of clinical practice.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences 

facilities

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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How to apply

Applicants must complete the undergraduate application form and get it signed by their manager and their workplace’s designated LETB representative, who will return the form on your behalf to the Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) Admissions Team.

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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 

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