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The BSc (Hons) / Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice offered by Cardiff University allows students to access a range of degree level modules in healthcare. Students will be able to exit with a BSc (Hons)/Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice.
The programme is flexible, student centred and open to all health professionals. It supports the philosophy of lifelong learning and has been developed in collaboration with health board practitioners to ensure that it meets clinical needs.
All modules offered in the programme may also be studied on a 'standalone' basis.
The programme is suitable for healthcare practitioners working in any field. It is a generic programme that focuses on the development of transferable skills to enhance students’ clinical practice within their own specific area of work. Modules run within the autumn and spring semesters and are typically run over a 15 week period, choice of module order is flexible to suit your requirements.
The BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice comprises a compulsory research Evidence Based Practice module (20 credits) two optional modules (30 credits each total of 60 credits), plus a Dissertation module (40 credits). These students may choose to exit the programme at an earlier stage - either completing single or multiple standalone modules (20/30 credits).
Those already holding a degree qualification on entering the programme will be awarded a Graduate Diploma on achievement of the required 120 credits.
On successful completion of one 30 credit degree level module, students may apply to transfer these credits into the MSc in Advanced Practice programme.
The BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice offers flexible study for students with busy clinical careers.
The degree can be undertaken up to a maximum of 3 years.
• 120 credits points at HE level 1 (CQFW level 4) and in nursing, midwifery or a subject area relevant to health verified by certification, (e.g. Certificate in Professional Practice) and 120 credits at HE level 2 (CQFW level 5) in nursing, midwifery or a subject area relevant to health verified by certification (e.g. Diploma in Nursing)OR• Relevant prior learning or experience that allows for the necessary 120 credits at HE level 1 (CQFW level 4) and 120 credits at HE level 2 (CQFW level 5) to be accredited via the University APEL procedure: Please contact the AP(E)L Co-ordinator for further information• Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh are required to provide proof of their proficiency in the English Language and must have attained a minimum overall score of 6.5 on the IELTS Test, no more than 2 years before the proposed date of application, to gain entry to the University• Applicants must be working/or able to gain experience in an area of Clinical Practice that allows achievement of the learning outcomes and clinical/ theory hours of the particular modules the student wishes to register for• Funding that has been secured (whether self- or external funding)• Employers'/sponsors' consent where applicable
N.B. Students applying for ‘standalone’ modules outside of a BSc programme would need to 120 credits points at HE level 1 (CQFW level 4) and in nursing, midwifery or a subject area relevant to health verified by certification, (e.g. Certificate in Professional Practice) or Relevant prior learning or experience that allows for the necessary 120 credits at HE level 1 (CQFW level 4) and 120 credits at HE level 2 (CQFW level 5) to be accredited via the University APEL procedure: Please contact the AP(E)L Co-ordinator for further information and fulfil entry criteria relating to IELTS, working within clinical practice and funding as outlined above. Each module may also outline entry criteria in addition to those stated above.
Standalone modules in advance of September enrolment are available and advance standing will apply. Enrolment will occur in the September of each year, although a selection of modules is offered each semester, with start dates in September and January.
Please apply online for this programme.
For information on applying to individual modules, please visit our Modules Page- Developing Clinical Practice
Developing Clinical Practice - Dissertation
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Optional Modules - Level 6
Please note: The viability of all modules is determined by student numbers.
It is essential that you attend a generic Study Skills Day (topics to include enrolment, accessing electronic resources, researching literature and introduction to library etc) as this will be your first day of your standalone module; students who are studying the whole BSc in Clinical Practice programme will be required to attend at least once each academic year.
Essential Study Skills Dates
Monday 28th September 2015Monday 25th January 2016Location: Heath Park Campus. Further details will be confirmed directly to students.
Optimum Application DatesWe welcome and encourage early applications. Our preferred date for receipt of completed Application Forms is at least three months prior to commencement of the programme.
Late applicationsLate applications will be considered, however number of places taken is reviewed for each module 2 weeks prior to the commencement of that module. Where numbers are low modules can be cancelled.
Location of the ProgrammeThe delivery of modules will take place at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies sites in Cardiff (Ty Dewi Sant and EastGate House).
Please follow the link to find details of undergraduate fees.
Please note: The fees quoted are per year. For part-time programmes, fees will be payable for each subsequent year of study. For an approximate total cost, therefore, fees should be multiplied by the number of years of study anticipated.
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