The course can be studied full-time over two years, offering a start date in September. It uses a wide variety of stimulating approaches to teaching and learning to suit individual learning styles, including a series of interactive lectures with associated theory learning, skills lab activities and practical placements.
All modules are mandatory to enable you to exit the programme with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, values and skills to be able to work within integrated care settings and enhance the delivery of care for service users, their families and carers.
The course is underpinned by an approach to professional care which is characterised by empathy, respect, dignity and kindness towards patients and their families. We will encourage you to develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation and culture of modern health care systems which will look to equip you with the confidence to be able to take a stronger role in the leadership and management of resources in delivering treatment and healthcare options to patients.
Throughout your studies, in groups and individually, you will undertake profession specific healthcare related projects and assessments. These may, for example, include Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE), scenario based learning, simulation and formative learning experiences designed to enhance your understanding and application of theory into practice.
Gaining experience using simulation across a range of care settings is aimed at building your confidence and knowledge about how to act in these situations. You can practise and develop your clinical and interpersonal skills in a safe but realistic environment. We use external clinical partners, service users and actors to enhance these experiences.
In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.