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Our Professional Practice (Healthcare) course provides you with a flexible framework to study and will help enhance your knowledge, skills and expertise across a variety of healthcare areas.
Discover our blended academic and hands-on learning, state-of-the-art facilities and supportive lecturers who can help you go further in your career.
* Please note this course is Subject to Validation.
Why study this subject?
This course is designed for experienced healthcare professionals from a variety of settings, looking to enhance their clinical knowledge and leadership skills at Level 7.
Normally a first degree will be required, however, if you are an experienced healthcare professional with evidence of recent successful study at Level 6 you may also be considered. You must have a background in healthcare and currently be working in clinical practice.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
This is a flexible programme of study which will suit experienced practitioners as well as those who registered more recently, and a number of students will have previous appropriate qualifications from Buckinghamshire New University.
What will I study?
The modules within this course focus on the following topics:
- Innovative clinical practice from a contemporary perspective
- Speciality clinical modules.
This will enable you to innovatively lead, direct and enhance clinical practice, whilst expanding the evidence base for your own area of practice. In order for you to deliver appropriate interventions aimed at the management of patients, the course structure will focus on the evidence for a range of assessment skills and therapeutic management strategies. You will also be able to synthesise contemporary initiatives in relation to current practice and service delivery to creatively provide a safe and effective service.
This course offers you:
- flexible study relevant to your current area of practice
- range of optional Level 7 theoretical and
- clinical modules
- opportunities to develop practice based projects
- skills in leadership and management in clinical practice settings.
During the course you will be required to complete:
- Five option modules (100 credit total)
- Core research module (20 credit total)
- Practice-based project (60 credits)
How will I be taught and assessed?
A range of teaching strategies will be employed throughout the course, with each module assessed.
At BNU, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on – that’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences using our specialised facilities dedicated to nursing at our Uxbridge campus.
What are the course entry requirements?
Normally a first degree will be required. However, experienced healthcare professionals with evidence of recent successful study at Level 6 will be considered. Students will have a healthcare background and currently be in clinical practice.
What are the tuition fees
Home and EU, Academic Year 2022 - 2023
£5,100 per year
What are my career prospects?
The enhanced skills of analysis that you will gain through this programme of study may lead to promotional opportunities either in the clinical area, or in the fields of education, management or research. You will also have access to progress on to doctoral studies in your specific subject context, and the generic, transferable skills acquired throughout the programme may also open up employment opportunities outside these areas.