University of West London

Course Introduction

This course enables students to top'up their pre'registration qualification (Diploma/Advanced Diploma) to a degree, in order to achieve graduate status. Students undertake a dissertation and complete up to 4 optional modules. These optional modules can be taken as seperate CPD credits. Students can study for the following specialisms: tissue viability; diabetes; older people; acute care; intensive/critical care; ophthalmic nursing; mental health; midwifery; perioperative practice.

Course Modules

Modules include: mentorship for health care professionals; preceptorship through work based learning; understanding and using clinical research and clinical data to enhance practice; patient'centred leadership; tissue viability: delivering harm free care; diabetes: improving health outcomes; infection prevention and control: delivering harm free care; understanding the complexities of caring for frail and older people: an integrated health and social care approach; making a difference to person centred dementia care; early recognition of the deteriorating patient; introduction to care of the critically ill adult; delivering contemporary intensive care; clinical innovation and contextual decision making in intensive care practice; care of the anaesthetic patient; care of the surgical patient; post anaesthetic care; ophthalmic nursing; facilitating family planning; history taking and physical examination; independent and supplementary prescribing; early recognition and management of the physically unwell patient in mental health practice; psychosocial interventions: assessment and case formulation; psychosocial interventions: evidence based psychosocial interventions for psychosis ; psychosocial interventions: brief interventions in acute mental health care; psychosocial interventions: family intervention; psychosocial interventions: medication management and physical well being; advanced substance use and misuse in context; advanced communicable diseases, substance misuse and health behaviour intervention policies; advanced substance misuse treatment interventions; advanced dual diagnosis: exploring interventions for people with mental health and substance misuse problems; examination of the newborn; high dependency practice for midwives; preparation of supervisors of midwives; promoting women's health and wellbeing through work based learning; work'based learning: delivering quality care through work based learning.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • DipHE