Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)Coventry University
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This Adult Nursing course runs in 2016/17, with start dates in February and September.
Nursing is a very rewarding profession with excellent career and development prospects. This course enables you to meet diverse professional challenges of nursing and develops you into an adaptable, flexible, reflective and compassionate practitioner.
This course offers the potential for a very rewarding career within this major field of practice.
It is approved by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and on successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- a course currently accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC);
- a course with a clear focus on nursing adults which is complemented with significant insights into mental health, learning disability and children and young people’s nursing;
- well established clinical placements;
- teaching and research links with local partner Trusts within the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare providers;
- opportunities to spend 50% of your time on clinical practice placements supported by qualified mentors commencing in year one;
- access to state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre with up-to-date equipment and simulators;
- support from experienced clinical instructors, many of whom work in both practice and university settings;
- highly qualified and experienced lecturers engaged in applied research;
- potentially having your course fees paid and receiving a means-tested bursary.
Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the accreditor's standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The Adult Nursing degree places equal value on practice and theory. You will study a wide range of subjects including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods.
You will study and develop effective skills in communication, compassion, relationship building with patients, evidence informed practice and public health and policy.
You will become immersed in learning about the needs of populations, individuals and related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services.
You will learn to value patients as ‘teachers’ partially through the direct involvement of people with experience as patients in the curriculum.
The course will encourage an approach to professional care which is characterised by empathy, respect, dignity and kindness.
To reflect the changes in the health professions, this course could be subject to change as developments are notified to the University.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
This Adult Nursing course uses a wide variety of stimulating approaches to teaching and learning to suit individual learning styles. This includes a series of interactive lectures with associated seminars, skills lab activities and practical placements.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 17%; coursework 54%; other e.g. placements etc. 29%.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
50% of the course is practice based requiring 40 hours per week in placements. In a typical university-based week it is anticipated that you will have up to 21 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours each week of seminar preparation or group work per week
Medium group teaching: 10 hours of workshops or activity led seminars per week
Large group teaching: 9 hours led lectures per week
Personal study: 14 hours each week of private study which can include syndicate learning and online activities which augment other approaches"