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

This course has been discontinued

Stand Alone Module (degree level) (January Start) (BSc) Part time has been discontinued from 2022. You can view similar courses for or search our undergraduate courses.

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  • UCAS code: Direct entry
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Mode: Part time

Entry year

Why study this course


Our location

Our school is situated in the heart of Wales’ biggest hospital, so you will be immersed in a real healthcare environment from day one.


Clinical simulation suite

Our dedicated clinical simulation suite, which resembles a real hospital ward, will allow you to develop the knowledge, confidence and patient care skills you need within a supportive, professional environment.

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.

Entry requirements

We accept a combination of A-levels and other qualifications, as well as equivalent international qualifications subject to entry requirements. Typical offers are as follows:

These grades apply to applications received before 30 June 2024. Grades required for Clearing applicants can vary and may be higher or lower. Get in touch to discuss your options.

A level

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 offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

Our grade range covers our standard offer and contextual offer. We carefully consider the circumstances in which you've been studying (your contextual data) upon application.

  • Eligible students will be given an offer at the lower end of the advertised grade range.
  • Where there is no grade range advertised and/or where there are selection processes in place (like an interview) you may receive additional points in the selection process or be guaranteed interview/consideration.

Learn about eligible courses and how contextual data is applied.

International Baccalaureate

Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

Baccalaureate Wales

From September 2023, there will be a new qualification called the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (level 3). This qualification will replace the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate). The qualification will continue to 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.


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 a minimum of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading, and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic

At least 69 overall with a minimum of 59 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.

Other qualifications from inside the UK


Please contact the School of Healthcare Sciences for further information.

T level

Acceptance of T Levels for this programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Academic School. Consideration will be given to the T Level grade/subject and grades/subjects achieved at GCSE/Level 2.

Qualifications from outside the UK

See our qualification equivalences guide

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

Tuition fees for 2022 entry

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on your fee status. Your fee status could be home, island or overseas.

Learn how we decide your fee status

Fees for home status

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

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase.

Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national, your tuition fees for 2022/23 be in line with the overseas fees for international students, unless you qualify for home fee status. UKCISA have provided information about Brexit and tuition fees.

Fees for island status

Learn more about the undergraduate fees for students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Fees for overseas status

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 2022/2023 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

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
Neonatal Examination and Behavioural AssessmentHC314230 credits
Clinical Patient Assessment for Health ProfessionalsNR317730 credits
Clinical Patient Assessment for Health ProfessionalsNR317730 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.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment of academic and professional competencies is designed to meet the requirements of academic, professional and statutory bodies. Within a modules’ assessment, you will be required to demonstrate an ability to investigate, select, synthesise, analyse, reflect on and critically evaluate information.

The assessment criteria are based on models of professional, education and supervision and can include:

  • professional reasoning – to demonstrate how you meet the learning outcomes for entry into the occupational therapy profession
  • critical self-appraisal – to enable you to reflect autonomously on practice
  • problem solving – to enable you to solve practical problems in practice
  • reflective practitioner – to take reflection beyond critical self-appraisal and problem solving, to promote these in action

Some modules can require the completion of a clinical portfolio. With this in mind each student will be expected to identify a clinical mentor to support them in achieving the clinical learning outcomes of each module as required.

Summative assessment methods within modules are specific to the skills studied and may include;

  • Written assignment
  • Clinical portfolios
  • Poster development
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Clinical OSCEs

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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HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.