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Stand Alone Module (degree level) (January Start) (BSc) Part time

  • UCAS code: Direct entry
  • Next intake: January 2021
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Mode: Part time

Entry Year

Why study this course

The aim of undertaking a standalone module is to help you meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment and make a valuable contribution to patient care and clinical practice by developing your knowledge, deepen your understanding and enhance your skills. We offer several modules for registered nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals who would like to continue their professional development.

Distinctive features

We are a leading provider of education for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals. Containing a mix of contact sessions and self-directed learning, our undergraduate taught modules benefit from the input of researchers and clinicians who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their areas of expertise.

The School of Healthcare Sciences has recently invested in new facilities and equipment, including a Clinical Simulation Suite, aiming to provide some of the best technology and modern facilities at the disposal of our students.

The School provides both pre-registration undergraduate nurse/midwifery education and post registration programmes validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. There is also a wide range of other disciplines offering pre and post registration programmes recognised by the UK Health and Care Professions Council such as radiotherapy and oncology, occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy and diagnostic radiography and this contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education not available at many institutions.

Applying for 2022

Where you'll study

School of Healthcare Sciences

Our courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to embark on a professional healthcare career.

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Entry requirements

Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

Other UK qualifications may also be accepted, often in lieu of A-levels, but subject requirements must be met. If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.

Please be aware that this is a general guide, and that some programmes may have more detailed or specific entry requirements which will be reflected in your offer.


Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

IELTS (academic)

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.


At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.

Other accepted qualifications

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course. If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • access to computers or devices that can store images
  • use of internet and communication tools/devices
  • curfews
  • freedom of movement
  • contact with people related to Cardiff University.

Please see our admissions policies for more information about the application process.

Tuition fees

Students from the UK

This course is charged on a per-module basis. For more information please refer to our Courses charged by module page.

Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national, unless you qualify for UK fee status, tuition fees for 2021/22 will be in line with the fees charged for international students. UKCISA have provided information about Brexit and tuition fees.

Students from the rest of the world (international)

This course is charged on a per-module basis. For more information please refer to our Courses charged by module page.

Additional costs

Course specific equipment

Please refer to the relevant module descriptors for further information.


We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Living costs

We’re based in one of the UK’s most affordable cities. Find out more about living costs in Cardiff.

Course structure

Standalone modules are studied on a part-time basis and are normally taught over a single semester, however there is an exception of two modules which are taught over two semesters.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year one

This is a flexible part-time course with variable path options. Please see the relevant module descriptors for further information.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Health Care Professionals: End of Life CareHC312730 credits
Foundations in Community and Practice NursingHC314130 credits
Neonatal Examination and Behavioural AssessmentHC314230 credits
Clinical Patient AssessmentHC332430 credits
Minor IllnessNR310830 credits

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

Learning and assessment

Our programmes are designed to be stimulating, flexible and relevant to the needs of a professional healthcare career.

Diverse learning and teaching methods are used throughout, reflecting module content, students’ developing knowledge and growing expertise. All modules have a formalised teaching and learning structure which employ a range of teaching delivery across the modules, including; formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, simulations, seminars, online discussions, presentations and group work.

Independent studying is also an important aspect of the programme. Specific work may be set but you will also be required to identify gaps in your understanding and initially address these in self-study or independent learning sessions.

Each of the module descriptions will outline its learning and teaching strategy and where appropriate, learning resources will be identified. Please see the relevant module descriptors for further information.

How will I be supported?

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor who will provide pastoral support and academic guidance throughout the programme. 

Our virtual learning environment is accessible via desktop and mobile devices, allowing you to access electronic resources from anywhere. Dedicated computer labs, student study rooms, campus-wide WiFi networks, printing facilities and a dedicated healthcare library are available year-round. Staff are available on site to assist students and provide support and advice.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.


We will provide you with feedback on your work in a variety of formats. These will include oral feedback during tutorials, feedback provided during lectures, written feedback provided through online module discussion forums, and electronic written feedback on assessed coursework through GradeMark. You will be provided with summary written feedback in relation to examinations and you can discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor. 

Students will receive written feedback on all assessments in accordance with the School’s Assessment and Feedback Strategy.


What skills will I practise and develop?

Please refer to the relevant module descriptors for further information.

Careers and placements

Career prospects

Students completing standalone modules will already have employment, however future opportunities are enhanced and students do progress and their employers report recognisable improvement in the care they deliver to patients and families.


Please refer to the relevant module descriptors for further information.

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