London South Bank University

Course Introduction

At LSBU you will experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. Examples of current placement areas include Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust for students based at our Southwark campus, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for students based at our Southwark campus. We are proud to be the only provider for the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT). Havering students are placed at this Trust. Our counselling and communication suite is the ideal place for Mental Health and Learning Disability students to role play realistic work'based scenarios. It contains two adjoining rooms with a one'way window and audio link, that allows students to practice one'to'one situations with 'clients' while they are monitored by teaching staff in the adjoining room.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to life sciences; practice skills for nursing; professional values, ethics and law; social sciences and nursing; theories and practice for mental health nursing; interpersonal skills and therapeutic effectiveness. Year 2: mental wellbeing and physical health; public health and health policy; research methods and use of evidence; promoting wellbeing and recovery; partnership working; recovery in action: challenges for practice. Year 3: politics of health; leadership, management and supervision; medication management; advanced therapeutic effectiveness; practice development in mental health; working with challenging presentations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • Interview
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate