BSc Professional Practice with named awards

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is delighted to offer the BSc in Professional Practice with named awards.

In order to achieve a BSc in Professional Practice, students need to complete a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 9. Please note: all students must satisfy admission requirements. The BSc in Professional Practice (and with named awards) is designed for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals without a degree but with NMC or HCPC professional registration.  The registration should preferably have relevance to the programme of study.

In order to qualify for a named award, students need to select 60 credits from the specialist grouping of modules. Please see below for the named award choices and the modules they consist of.

This named award is designed to develop the expertise of health and allied professionals working with children and their families in a variety of roles and settings. Students will develop skills to promote and sustain innovative and emerging practice; deliver effective children’s services in a unified approach to enhance service provision for children, young people and their families/carers; enhance their ability to critically review and introduce current evidence to practice or other investigative strategies.

  Choose 60 credits from: Credits
NURU233 GIRFEC: A multi-agency approach to practice 20
NURU225 Work-based Learning 20
NURU228 Gateway to Further Studies 20

This named award provides a solid foundation in dermatology including optional choice modules in principles of tissue viability and work-based learning. Suitable for nurses, doctors and AHPs, students will develop the following skills: the identification of risk related skin integrity; development/promotion of preventative strategies; the identification and critical use of key information relating to dermatology practice. After completion of the CORE module, optional modules allow students to continue to enhance their learning and knowledge and improve patient outcomes.

  Choose 60 credits from: Credits
Compulsory module:    
NURU204 Dermatology for Health Professionals 40
and 20 credits from:    
NURU201 Principles of Tissue Viability 20
NURU225 Work-based Learning 20
NURU228 Gateway to Further Studies 20

This named award reflects the growing interest and changes that are taking place in the management and delivery of palliative care. With changing demographics, an older population and rising co-morbidities, this named award ensures students develop skills to assess and manage symptoms for those with palliative care needs, irrespective of diagnosis. Students are supported in the development of a critical understanding of multi-professional assessment of symptoms in palliative care. Students will also: develop their ability to critically explore and evaluate assessment tools; develop their knowledge and analysis of the biopsychosocial model of care as a framework for symptom management and develop an advanced knowledge of psychological, pharmacological and supportive care measures incorporated in the assessment and management of specific symptoms.

  Choose 60 credits from: Credits
Compulsory module:    
NURU220 Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care 20
and 40 credits from:    
NURU152 Pain 1: Understanding and Assessing Pain 20
NURU196 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination 40
NURU225 Work-based Learning 20
NURU228 Gateway to Further Studies 20

This named award is designed to develop and enhance your knowledge of all aspects of tissue viability. Key outcomes include: development of reflective practitioners who will be enabled to assess, diagnose and plan care for patients with wounds; identification of risk related to skin integrity; the promotion of appropriate prevention strategies for skin breakdown; the facilitation of practitioners who may independently search for, identify, critique and use information related to their tissue viability related practice.

  Choose 60 credits from: Credits
Compulsory module:    
NURU201 Principles of Tissue Viability 20
and 40 credits from:    
NURU204 Dermatology for Health Professionals 40
NURU196 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination 40
NURU225 Work-based Learning 20
NURU209 Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals 40
NURU228 Gateway to Further Studies 20

The paramedic workforce is changing, moving from a ‘treat and transport’ model to an ‘assess, treat and refer’ model. This named award helps students meet the challenges of change and equips students with the knowledge and professional skills required to meet the needs of patients, employers and other health/social care professionals they may work with. This named award encourages students to develop and build on existing skills, enhancing professionalism and ensuring accountability. This learning experience takes place within a workplace context, building a solid foundation for further study. Key learning outcomes include: development of and building on existing skills; enhancing professionalism and accountability; providing a learning experience which takes place within a workplace context; building a solid foundation for further study.

 

Choose 60 credits from:

Credits

Compulsory module:

   

NURU218

Recognition of Acute Physical Illness in Adults

20

or

   

NURU152

Pain 1: Understanding and Assessing Pain

20

and 40 credits from:

   

NURU196

Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination

40

NURU233

GIRFEC: A multi-agency approach to practice

20

NURU225

Work-based Learning

20

NURU228

Gateway to Further Studies

20

NURU220

Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care

20

Developed for professionals working in this clinical environment, this named award has been designed to be vocationally relevant and complements the strategic development of Unscheduled Care in line with the NHS National Out of Hours and Unscheduled Practice Agenda. This award offers high quality supportive teaching and learning environments encouraging students to: Develop and enhance their clinical skills; developing reflective practice; enhancing decision-making and achieve core competencies focused on their own practice within unscheduled care; develop relevant knowledge and skills relating to the safe management of acute emergencies, crisis situations and common unscheduled care needs of patients across the lifespan.

  Choose 60 credits from: Credits
Compulsory module:    
NURU196 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination 40
and 20 credits from:    
NURU209 Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals 40
NURU218 Recognition of Acute Physical Illness in Adults 20
NURU225 Work-based Learning 20
NURU233 GIRFEC: A multi-agency approach to practice 20
NURU228 Gateway to Further Studies 20