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Institute of Health

Professional Practice in Healthcare (top-up)

BSc Part-time 1 year

The BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare is a Top-Up degree that places a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and professionalism.

The BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare is a Top-Up degree that places a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and professionalism.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 28 September 2020
  • Award BSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare is a Top-Up degree that places a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and professionalism. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to further develop knowledge and skills in healthcare. The structure of the BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare top-up programme allows you to build on previously attained academic credits to gain a graduate qualification.

What happens on the course?

BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare will allow you to demonstrate an understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current practice and service delivery. Throughout the course you will have access to a range of learning opportunities to promote your transformation into a graduate registered nurse, able to examine your current practice through a critical lens and transform learning into professional practice. You will undertake two core 20 credit modules and one module selected from a range of options (a total of 60 credits).

Progression to BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Healthcare

Successful completion of the BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare will provide an opportunity to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Healthcare. This will require you to study a further three modules (60 credits) which must include 6HW032 Research and Evidence Based Practice module.

During these undergraduate studies you will demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how evidence based practice underpins healthcare practice.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduate attributes are highly sought after by employers in the healthcare arena and this course is designed to improve your effectiveness and influence in practice. The course provides a clear framework which supports both individual continuing professional development and workforce development.

The structure of the BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare top-up programme allows you personalise your learning and apply theory to practice. It is unique in allowing individuals to build on previously attained academic credits to gain a graduate qualification which is recognised by UK healthcare employers.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • You must have current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
  • For this BSc (Hons) you must have 120 credits at level 4 (Certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 Diploma) from a healthcare related programme of study./li>
  • You must be employed in a healthcare setting in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • Applicants should apply directly to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree means of financial support (if applicable) and negotiated time to attend university in advance of an application.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants will need to demonstrate that on entry to the programme they have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will therefore be aligned to the online application process.
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    Self-funding:

    If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


    Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

    If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

    We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


    Financial Hardship:

    Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


    Bursaries and Scholarships:

    In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

    You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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