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Dimensions in Healthcare (Pathway) - BSc / Grad Cert / Adv Diploma

Course Overview

The essential course information

Award:
BSc / Grad Cert / Adv Diploma
Attendance:
Part Time (Variable)
Faculty
Faculty of Health
Campus:
City South
Dimensions in Healthcare
This course pathway is part of the
Dimensions in Healthcare Framework

As part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) you may wish to study for a Dimensions in Healthcare qualification.

A Dimension in Healthcare qualification is the result of completing a certain pathway within the Dimensions in Healthcare Framework. The distinction between the two can be confusing so you may find it useful to familiarise yourself with the Dimensions in Healthcare Framework first.

Dimensions in Healthcare qualifications:

Advanced Diploma Professional Studies Dimensions in Health Care
This award is available to all entrants who study certain modules worth 60 credits at Level 6.

Download a comprehensive module summary of this route

BSc Dimensions in Health Care
This award is available to those with a Dip HE (or 240 Credits, 120@ L5) who study certain modules worth 60 credits at Level 6.

Download a comprehensive module summary of this route

BSc (Hons) Dimensions in Health Care
This award is available to those with a Dip HE (or 240 Credits, 120@ L5) who study certain modules worth 120 credits at Level 6.

Download a comprehensive module summary of this route

Graduate Certificate Dimensions in Healthcare

This award is available to those with a relevant Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary or Hons) or 360 credits of which at least 120 are at level 6 [NB an ordinary Bachelor's award must consist of at least 60 credits at level 6] who study certain modules worth 60 credits at Level 6.

Download a comprehensive module summary of this route

Download the Course Programme Specification

Entry Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general admissions requirements of the programme, which are as follows:

All students must be working in an appropriate environment in order to fully engage with the course materials.

In addition students undertaking modules of study with a clinically based assessment, which may include competencies, must be working in an appropriate clinical environment in order to complete their assessment

For entry onto the Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies the applicant needs to be working in an appropriate health care field.

For entry onto the BSc / BSc (Hons) students must have a Dip HE or 240 credits of which at least 120 are at Level 5.

For entry into the Graduate Certificate students must have a relevant bachelors degree (Ordinary or Honours). An ordinary degree must consist of at least 60 credits at level 6.

A collection of 360 credits of which at least 120 are at level 6, and where no previous qualification has been awarded, is considered the equivalent of a BSc (Hons).

Please see attached awards framework below entry qualifications for each separate award:

Awards Framework
All entrants Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies Dimensions in Health Care
Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies Dimensions in Health Care (Subject Title*)
Dip H.E.
(or 240 Credits, 120@ L5)
BSc Dimensions in Health Care
BSc Dimensions in Health Care (Subject Title *)
BSc (Hons) Dimensions in Health Care
BSc (Hons) Dimensions in Health Care (Subject Title *)
BSc Dimensions in Health Care (Subject Title *) BSc (Hons) Dimensions in Health Care (Subject Title *)
Graduate Certificate
Dimensions in Health Care

Relevant Bachelors Degree
(Ordinary or Hons)
Or
360 credits of which at least 120 are at level 6

NB an ordinary Bachelors award must consist of at least 60 credits at level 6

Graduate Certificate
Dimensions in Health Care
Graduate Certificate
Dimensions in Health Care
(Subject Title *)
International students

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. If you do not currently have a score of 6.5, our Personal Development Department will be able to help. We offer a preparation programme that may be suitable.

Application Details

Please visit our Applying to a CPD Course pages.

Fees and Finance

Fees for students from the UK or EU countries?
Start Mode Duration Award Fees
Sep 2012 PT Variable BSc / Grad Cert / Adv Diploma TBC

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.

Open Days

Dates for 2014

Our next Open Day is Saturday 14 June 2014. Booking for this will open in Spring 2014.

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

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Course Structure

We offer a flexible range of modules that can be studied part-time while you work.

Healthcare professionals choose their own path, by cherry picking the core modules, area of specialisation and optional modules that suit their needs. One selection from both Strand 1 and Strand 2 modules would need to be chosen to complete the BSc/Advanced Diploma/Graduate Certificate Qualification.

You can find module dates in our Course Schedule.

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.

Enquiries

Our Professional Navigator, Tracey Cutler, is on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Tracey Cutler on 0121 331 6162.

Meet Our Professional Navigator

tracey cutler mainHello, I’m Tracey, the Professional Navigator and I am available via the Personal Development Department (PDD).

I help health and social care professionals to choose the right Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Many people call me to find out which programmes can top up their diploma into a degree, or to research postgraduate options. Others need to update their skills to remain members of a professional body or to specialise in a new area.

You don’t need all your certificates to hand when you call: I’ll just find out what qualifications you have and where you’ve worked. Often, I’ll then meet you face to face so we can discuss where you want to be. I help callers find out if their training courses they’ve done at work, can count towards an award.

I can advise on the short courses we offer, which don’t bear credits but teach new workplace skills, and flexible study options. Also I help international professionals carry out qualification comparisons as part of my role in PDD.

We offer an extensive range of modules: some of our specialist courses are otherwise only available at universities in London and Scotland. Nearly all our lecturers are practising professionals who are known and respected in their fields.

Many professionals tell me they feel confused about what to do next. But I’ve worked in the sector; I qualified as a nurse in 1987 and have worked as a senior lecturer here at the University - so I understand issues like getting time off work and finding funding."