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Nursing - Child - BSc (Hons)

Course Overview

The essential course information

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UCAS Code:
Sep intake: B731
Jan intake: B730
Award:
BSc (Hons)
Attendance:
Full Time (3 years)
School:
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Campus:
City South (and Clinical Placements)

This course is accredited by:

The Nursing and Midwifery Council

The course is aimed at people who wish to study nursing at degree level. Successful completion will enable you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

We offer an alternative start date for this course in January 2015. Applications can now be made via UCAS for January and October 2015 starts.

As this programme is funded by the Department of Health, it is not open to International Students.

  • 50 per cent of each year is spent in clinical practice. The course requires attendance for 45 weeks per year.
  • The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOS’s) are designed to emphasise patient-centred care, integrate theory with practice and acquire professional competence. Academic achievement is high with many students obtaining a first or upper second class honours degree.
  • The programme is delivered within a dynamic and forward-looking School which uses the best in modern learning and teaching methods.

If you are dyslexic, have a specific learning difference or a disability, we have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you. We also offer extra technical and learning support.

To enhance your CV, we offer extra-curricular student opportunities that you can get involved in.

Key Facts

  • Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), your course is delivered by the largest regional provider of qualified staff to the NHS for health and social services.
  • A Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement (SPACE) room has also been developed in which you can continue to practice skills outside formal taught sessions with the support of a facilitator.
  • We have an international reputation for pioneering approaches to teaching, through the creation of cutting-edge simulated learning experiences.
  • Spend up to 50 per cent of your time on placement gaining first hand work experience, and a developing a network of invaluable professional contacts.
  • We have been commended in a recent programme review as achieving ‘good practice’ for placement support through nurturing close links with NHS Trusts.
  • 90 per cent of respondents to the National Student Survey expressed their satisfaction at the overall quality of nursing courses at the University.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are proud of the excellent student satisfaction scores at Birmingham City University, reflecting our excellent teaching and commitment to putting students at the heart of everything we do - 91 per cent of our nursing students were satisfied overall (NSS survey 2013).
  • Based in the £30 million award-winning Seacole Building, with mock hospital wards, mock Operating Theatre, Home Environment and laboratory.
  • We have been commended by the NMC for our Virtual Home Environment, where live simulations bring the practical realities of the profession directly to your studies.
  • SIM Men - breathing and talking mannequins attached to monitors replicating conditions such as falling blood pressure and cardiac arrest - help create real-life situations which require your response.
  • Virtual Case Creator software creates a range of virtual scenarios to let you experience the practicalities of patient operations, assessment and care.
  • Purpose-built Radiography Skills Suite allows you to improve your skills through simulation in a safe and protected environment, and includes the VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training) suite - the UK's first University-based system.
  • Students consistently give positive feedback on our simulations and the benefit it provides in creating real-life experiences.
  • SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.
  • The SPACE facility is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, and caring for ill babies in an incubator.
  • Moodle - the University's virtual learning environment - complements your classroom learning, allowing you to build confidence and skills before you work with real clients and service users on your placement.
  • All teaching staff have worked in practice and some still do, ensuring the theory and techniques you learn represent the most up-to-date practices.
  • Annual Health and Social Care Awards invite nominations for, among others, exceptional performance by students on placement.

Download the Course Programme Specification

Entry Requirements

Numeracy and literacy tests are a requirement determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council linked to the recruitment and selection of pre-registration nursing students. Try our sample tests, would you pass?

Applicants for 2014 start

A minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points:

Level 2 qualifications which must be achieved PRIOR to application for all applicants except Access students (Please see Access entry requirements below):
A minimum of three GCSE's at Grade C or above, must include English Language, Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

Acceptable GCSE Equivalents:
  • BTEC 1st Certificate
  • BTEC 1st Diploma
  • Intermediate GNVQ
  • OCR Level 2 National Award
  • OCR Level 2 National Certificate
Acceptable English GCSE Equivalents:
  • Key Skills Communication - Level 2
  • Functional Skills English – Level 2
Acceptable Maths GCSE Equivalents:
  • Key Skills Application of Number- Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths – Level 2

or

Leaving Certificate
A minimum of 5 Ordinary levels at Grade B3 or above, must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
or
Scottish qualifications
A minimum of five Intermediate Standard 2 or above, must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
Plus one of the following Level 3 qualifications which you may be working towards: (Except Access students - please see access entry requirements below)
GCE A/A2 Level
280 UCAS points from a maximum of three A/A2 Level passes, which must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science at Grade B. A typical offer would be BBC.
General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
GCE AS/A2 Level
280 UCAS points from a maximum of two AS/A1 Level passes, plus a maximum of two A/A2 Level passes at Grade C or above, which must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or Social Science.
General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
GCE/AVCE Double Award in Health and Social Care
280 UCAS points from A*, A* profile or combined with UCAS points from a maximum of one GCE A/A2 level. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded.
BTEC National Certificate (NQF) in Health and Social Care, Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents
Acceptable only when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.
BTEC National Diploma (NQF) in Health and Social Care, Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents
280 UCAS points from Distinction, Merit, Merit profile.
BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) in Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents 280 UCAS points from Distinction, Merit, Merit profile.
BTEC Diploma (QCF) in Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents
280 UCAS points from Distinction*, Distinction* profile.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) in Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents
Acceptable only when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Minimum Grade 25 points (282) required. Acceptable on its own or combined with other level 3 qualifications.
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced diploma
Core plus combined other Level 3 qualifications CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education Minimum Grade B required (300 tariff points).
CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education
Minimum Grade B required (300 tariff points).
The Open University K101 – An Introduction to Health and Social Care or equivalents
Completion of full year (transcripts will be required). K101 is acceptable with another level 3 qualification.
Irish Leaving Certificate
290 UCAS points from a maximum of 5 Highers at Grade B3 or above
Scottish Qualifications – Advanced Highers
280 UCAS points from a maximum of 5 Advanced Highers at Grade C or above.
NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care
Full award required, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
14-19 DIPLOMAs in Society Health and Development To be achieved in Advanced Diploma or Progression Diploma 300 UCAS points from an A Grade.
OCR National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Science
280 UCAS points from an M2 Grade OCR National Diploma or National Certificate in Health and Social Care or Science Grade D. Acceptable only when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma in a Health and Social Care Subject
Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 24 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 18 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2 which must include Mathematics and English Language GCSE equivalent if you do not already have these two subjects at GCSE.
Foundation Degree
Foundation degrees will be reviewed on an individual basis and will require a transcript of the content of the course.

Other qualifications:

Applicants’ qualifications that are not listed will be considered on an individual basis.

International candidates:

Those who meet residency/academic requirements of UK students but whose language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0.

In addition
  • Applicants must provide evidence of having been in general education for a minimum of 10 years
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of literacy, numeracy and IT skills in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements.
  • Literacy and numeracy tests will form part of the selection criteria for this course and you must achieve the minimum of 11 out of 15 for the literacy test and 9 out of 12 for the numeracy test in order to proceed to interview.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of study within the last 5 years.
  • No offers are made without a face to face interview.
  • All offers are subject to satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service report and, registration with Independent Safeguarding Authority.
  • Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.

Sample Literacy and Numeracy Tests

Download Sample Literacy Questions as a PDF

Download Sample Literacy Questions with Answers as a PDF

Download Sample Numeracy Questions as a PDF

Download Sample Numeracy Questions with Answers as a PDF

I really want to become a nurse but do not meet your entry requirements. What advice can you give me?

  • All applicants must meet our academic entry requirements in order to be considered for the course.
  • If you do not have sufficient Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications we advise you to consider undertaking a course which will give you the opportunity to gain the correct entry criteria. For example, an access course in a health/science-related field at your local further education college. This course contains the right mix of level 3 and level 2 qualifications which allow you to access higher education.
  • Alternatively, you could undertake the Open University K101 course, as long as you have the appropriate GSCE qualifications as defined in our entry criteria.

How to Apply

Full Time: Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code (January intake): B730.
UCAS Code (September intake): B731.
Apply via UCAS

Feedback will only be available to those who were invited to interview.

This course is not available to International Students.

UCAS Information

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.

UK, EU and international students applying for most undergraduate degree courses in the UK will need to apply through UCAS.

You submit an application via the UCAS website with a list of up to five courses. All choices are confidential during the application process so universities and colleges considering an application cannot see your other choices. Applications must be completed by mid-January of the year that you wish to start university.

You can monitor the progress of your application using the UCAS Apply system.

How will I know what has happened with my UCAS application when I have submitted it?

You will be notified via UCAS if your application is unsuccessful. If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview from Birmingham City University’s Health Admissions department.

What will the interview consist of?

You will undertake a literacy and numeracy test, have a face-to-face interview from academic and clinical staff and Learning Disability applicants will also be questioned by service users via an electronic application.

How will I know the outcome of my interview?

You will be notified via UCAS track.

If I am not offered a place, can I have some feedback?

Yes, you can request feedback from Health.Admissions@bcu.ac.uk

Fees and Finance

Fees for students from the UK or EU countries?
Start Mode Duration Award Fees
Sep 2014 FT 3 years BSc (Hons) NHS Funded
Jan 2014 FT 3 years BSc (Hons) NHS Funded

The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

This course is not available to International Students.

Additional costs

We recommend that you join a Union or professional organisation, approximate annual fee £10. Please also allow up to £60 to cover work shoes and a fob watch / cardigan where required.

NHS Funding

UK students
Eligible UK students who have a place on a NHS-funded course will normally have their tuition fees paid on their behalf and may apply for a means-tested maintenance bursary plus a non means-tested grant from the NHS. They may also be able to apply for a partial student maintenance loan from Student Finance England if they meet the eligibility criteria.

EU students
Full-time and part-time undergraduate EU students may be eligible to apply to the NHS for support with their tuition fees only.

For further information (UK and EU students) visit the NHS Student Bursaries website.

Financial Support

We offer further information on possible financial support. This includes how to access non means tested grants, means tested bursaries and any additional grants.

Open Days

Saturday 4 October and Saturday 15 November 2014 (9am - 3pm)

Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to visit the University and discover just what we have to offer.

You can learn more about our courses, great teaching and links with leading employers - as well as our £260 million investment in facilities.

There is a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day, so we recommend that you arrive at 9am to ensure you get the most out of the day.

Who is it for?

The day will cover all levels of study but is predominantly for undergraduate courses.

4 October Open Day
15 November Open Day

University Approach to Employability

Birmingham City University is committed to preparing students for successful employability and professional careers. We have an innovative approach to employability that will help you obtain an interesting and well-paid graduate job.

Read our Employability Statement to find out more.

Employment Opportunities

Once qualified and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you can practice in the UK and many countries overseas. As a qualified nurse you could find yourself working within the NHS, the private sector, in the community, at GP surgeries, at schools, plus many more - the options are endless.

Other student opportunities

roadsideTo enhance your CV, we offer extra-curricular student opportunities, such as a major incident simulation, that you can get involved in.

Student opportunities

Placements

Placements take place across a range of settings. You may experience care in acute, critical care, long-term care and community settings which are related to your Field. During your second year there will also be the opportunity to undertake a placement learning experience elsewhere in the UK or abroad* (*subject to selection criteria).

A placement is your chance to be a part of the working world of health and social care as it really is: your first taste of your career. For most of our courses, it's a compulsory part of your training; it's that important.

Placements help you with your confidence, by putting theory from the classroom into practice. We make sure you get a quality experience and that you are fully supported by a workplace mentor on hand throughout your placement.

Further Studies

Nursing provides the opportunity for lifelong learning and the BSc (Hons) Nursing RN award forms the basis for progression onto further study.

Many opportunities exist for post-registration and post-graduate study. As a graduate, you may progress to a masters degree , e.g. Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice, MPhil and PhD.

A comprehensive portfolio of post-registration courses called Continuing Professional Development is available. These courses allow for academic and/or clinical development.

Many of the courses are taught as part-time flexible modules to fit around your work and domestic commitments.

Full Time

About KIS data

From September 2012, all universities and colleges are publishing standardised information for all undergraduate courses in the form of a Key Information Set (KIS). The KIS data is designed to meet the needs of prospective students and allow for informed decision-making when choosing a university course.

Putting our students first

We pride ourselves on our student satisfaction levels which have risen from 73 per cent to 83 per cent between 2010 and 2012. Our dedication to improving the student experience is illustrated by our award-winning student engagement, our close links with business and industry and our £180 million investment in new facilities.

Employability facts

The University is the largest regional provider of qualified staff to the NHS for health and social services. 95 per cent of leavers from the Child Nursing course who responded to the survey went into either employment and/or further study. The average full-time salary for a leaver after six months was £21,000. Graduates found roles such as Staff Nurse and Paediatric Nurse, in institutions including Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Working with your Students’ Union

Improving student satisfaction is a priority commitment shared by both Birmingham City University and its Students’ Union. In its strategic planning, the Union has pledged to be more accessible, more relevant and provide more opportunity to engage with a diverse student community.

The Students’ Union is already a key stakeholder in supporting an excellent teaching experience at Birmingham City University, through joint projects such as the Extra Mile Teaching Awards and the Student Rep scheme, which allows students to share their ideas on how they are taught.

As Birmingham City University moves towards a two campus strategy where it can better support enhanced learning and student support facilities across a two-mile radius, the Students’ Union will also be better able to implement its commitment to improve communication and engage with its valued student membership.

Course Structure

Your programme is delivered using a modular approach and divides the content of the programme into manageable elements of study and practice learning opportunities.

The first year prepares you for further study and facilitates the understanding of the principles which underpin nursing. This is supported by two placement learning experiences of about 10 weeks duration each.

In year two there is an increasing field specific focus and comprises Core and Field Specific modules. Core modules help to contextualise nursing whilst Field Specific modules prepare you for the two placement experiences which follow each period of study.

In year three all the modules are Field Specific but there are opportunities for shared learning with the other fields of nursing and you will again complete two placement experiences.

You will experience a mixture of teaching, self-directed study and practice-based clinical placements, spending half of your time each year on placement.

Upon successful completion you will graduate with a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree worth 360 credits and be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

What else we offer

In 2013 after months of training, a select few health professionals ventured to Nepal to learn about international healthcare as part of an optional extra-curricular experience. This is their diary.

Study Commitment

Frequently Asked Questions about placements and study commitments:

Will I be expected to work shifts while I am placement?
Yes, when you are on placements you will be expected to follow the normal shift patterns of the staff working in the ward or department you are allocated to for your clinical experience. This may include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

How many weeks holiday will there be each year? 
Seven weeks each year which is pre-planned into your three year course.

Will I be able to have a part-time job while undertaking my studies?
You must appreciate that this is a full-time programme which includes considerable periods of study in university, independent study and clinical practice which must take priority over any part-time employment. We recommend that you carefully consider your circumstances and seek advice before undertaking any part-time employment.

Course Modules

During the first year you will study specific subject areas such as how the body functions in health and ill-health, communication skills and how to give care compassionately and begin to relate this to the clinical skills that you will practice both in University and on placement. You will also begin to learn about aspects of caring for patients/service users from all four fields of nursing.

In year two you will be taught how to assess, implement, plan and evaluate care for patients in a variety of settings and you will undertake two practice placements where you will have to pass the Standards of Proficiency as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. There is also a specific placement learning experience where you will scope the services available within the community. A range of subjects such as ethics, research, physiology, social policy will be integrated into your studies to inform your practice. The acquisition of skills is given a high priority throughout the course, aided by our excellent state-of- the-art simulation facilities and skills suite.

Personal and professional development is emphasised throughout the course as it equips you with the skills required for your future employment and you will demonstrate this by developing your ePortfolio which will be monitored by your Personal Tutor.

Your final module in Semester two of year three is designed to facilitate the transition of nursing student to Registered Nurse.

Examples of Modules

Core Modules:

  • Professional Values and Academic Skills (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Nursing Practice and Decision Making (30 credits)
  • Health in Society (30 credits)
  • Nursing in Society (30 credits)
  • Professional values and Evidence Based Practice (30 credits)
Field Specific Modules:
  • Nursing Practice modules during each year of study (three 30 credit modules over years 1 and 2 and a 45 credit module in year 3)
  • Academic and Practice Enquiry for Nursing (45 credits)
  • Transition to Qualified Practitioner (45 credits)
Year 1 - Level 4
Core ModuleCore ModuleCore ModuleField Specific Module
Professional Values & Academic Skills
(30 Credit Double Module)
Introduction to Nursing Practice & Decision Making
(30 Credit Double Module)
Health in Society
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Nursing Practice 1
(30 Credit Double Module)
Year 2 - Level 5
Core ModuleField Specific ModuleCore ModuleField Specific Module
Professional Values & Evidence Based Practice
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Nursing Practice 2
(30 Credit Double Module)
Nursing in Society
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Nursing Practice 3
(30 Credit Double Module)
Year 3 - Level 6
Core ModuleField Specific ModuleField Specific ModuleField Specific Module
Policy, Politics and Nursing
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Nursing Practice 4
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Academic & Practice Enquiry
(30 Credit Double Module)
Child Transition to Qualified Practitioner (30 Credit Double Module)

Assessment Methods

Assessment will evaluate both your practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Methods include written assignments, examinations, presentations and an Ongoing Achievement Record. The Standards of Proficiencies in each Assessment of Practice document and Ongoing Achievement Record form the basis for assessment of practice, which is based on care delivery and encourages links between theory and practice.

Some of the assessments are designed to test certain competencies or essential skills but do not count as credits towards the final award. Those assessments are as follows:

Title of ModuleThe non-credit assessment name (e.g. competencies)Brief descriptionWhen (year) the assessment takes place in the programme
NUR4022 Introduction to Nursing and Decision Making Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 1
NUR4024 Adult Nursing Practice 1 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 1
NUR4025 Child Nursing Practice 1 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 1
NUR4027 Learning Disabilities Nursing Practice 1 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 1
NUR4026 Mental Health Nursing Practice 1 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 1
NUR5066 Adult Nursing Practice 2 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5067 Adult Nursing Practice 3 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5068 Child Nursing Practice 2 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5069 Child Nursing Practice 3 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5070 Mental Health Nursing Practice 2 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5071 Mental Health Nursing Practice 3 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5072 Learning Disability Nursing Practice 2 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR5073 Learning Disability Nursing Practice 3 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 2
NUR6036 Adult Nursing Practice 4 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6045 Adult Transition to Qualified Practitioner Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6047 Child Nursing Practice 4 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6048 Child Transition to Qualified Practitioner Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6050 Mental Health Nursing Practice 4 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6051 Mental Health Transition to Qualified Practitioner Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6053 Learning Disability Nursing Practice 4 Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3
NUR6053 Learning Disability Transition to Qualified Practitioner Competencies NMC Practice Competencies Year 3

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities. It’s no surprise that the Complete University Guide placed us in the UK top 10 for spending on facilities in both 2012 and 2013.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30 million Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Hospital Ward

bsc nursing child ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Simulation Mannequins

bsc nursing child sim child

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Biomedical Laboratories

biomedical laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Corporate ICT Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) works with partner organisations to set and maintain high standards of nursing and midwifery education across the UK.

This course has been approved and monitored by the NMC to make sure that the education and training on offer meets their standards.

To work as a nurse or midwife, you must pass an NMC approved course at a higher education institution (HEI) in pre-registration nursing and midwifery, leading to registration with the NMC.

Enquiries

Prospective students from the UK or EU
  • Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a range of questions about our courses and studying here.
  • If you need further help, you can contact the Course Enquiries Team online by using the Course Enquiry Form.
  • Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)121 331 5595.

Admissions Tutors:
Sue Ward-Smith
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7064
sue.ward-smith@bcu.ac.uk

Clare Knowles
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6170
clare.knowles@bcu.ac.uk

Programme Director:
Helen Holder
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7142
Email: helen.holder@bcu.ac.uk

Prospectus

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