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Duration

Part time, 2-4 years, flexible duration

Application Deadline

01 June 2020

Location

St George's, University of London and Kingston University

UK and EU

Not open to non-EU (international) citizens

  • Application deadline: minimum of 8 weeks before the start of each module.

  • Workforce development course: open to employed professionals within health and social care.

The Healthcare Practice programme is offered as a ‘personalised’ plan of study, with work-based learning modules providing maximum flexibility to suit individual learning needs and clinical backgrounds.

Students can either study a Diploma of Higher Education or a BSc.

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Highlights

  • We share our main campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, so you will be integrated into a professional healthcare environment when attending the site.

  • Taught in partnership with Kingston University. You will benefit from a large, multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s.

  • Work-based learning modules and the recognition of prior learning (RPL) allowance provide a personalised learning experience and maximum flexibility to suit individual needs.

Fees

Modular, pay-as-you-go fee structure

Module fees for 2020/21 academic year: you can find out the cost of each healthcare module on the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website.

Read more information about our courses and university services terms and conditions.

Healthcare Practice DipHE

Applicants to the programme will normally be required to meet all of the following criteria.

  • Hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification).

  • Hold a qualification which provides 120 credits at level 4, or equivalent.

  • Have at least six months post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific entry requirements will apply to some modules and these are indicated in the module outlines.

Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for entry to the diploma programme, will be assessed on an individual basis and may be considered for access to standalone level 5 modules where the ability to study at this level is demonstrated through successful completion of a level 5 entrance test.

 

Healthcare Practice BSc

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Standard programme entry requirements

All applicants to the course will normally be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification).

  • Hold a Dip. H.E. (or equivalent).

  • Have at least six months post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific entry requirements will apply to some modules.

Applicants to standalone level modules

If you do not hold a DipHE (or equivalent) or above, you will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolment if you can demonstrate one of the following:

  • Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6, or more than 60 credits at level 5 or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5, normally at or above a grade B (60%).

  • Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.

English language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.  

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

  • IELTS: Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking.

  • Pearson Test: Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.

  • Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.

  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.

Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for 5-10 weeks. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your award.

Students may also be able to claim exemption for up to 60 credits towards the 120 level 5 credits required for the award, through the recognition of prior learning (RPL) mechanism.

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Healthcare Practice DipHE

In order to obtain the diploma, you will be expected to accumulate 120 level 5 credits from 15 and/or 30 credit modules, over a 2-4 year period. At least 30 credits should be accumulated each year, in order to maintain your registration. You may also be able to claim exemption for up to 60 credits towards the 120 level 5 credits required for the award, through the recognition of prior learning (RPL) mechanism.

Module Title

Credits

Work-based learning

15 or 30 (can be repeated up to a maximum of 120 credits)

Mentorship for practice

15

Perioperative practice

30

Post-anaesthetic care: principles and practice

30

Theatre practice

30

Anaesthetic practice

30

Return to nursing

30

Overseas nursing programme

30

The work-based learning module allows students to set individualised learning outcomes and assessments, in partnership with the module leader. This allows repetitions of the module to be undertaken, where the learning outcomes are distinct.

For a full breakdown of the modules that can be completed as part of the DipHE view the Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website

Modules are taught at either the St George's of Kingston Hill campuses.

Healthcare Practice BSc

In order to obtain the degree, you will be expected to accumulate 120 level 6 credits from 15 and/or 30 credit modules, over a 2-4-year period. At least 30 credits should be accumulated each year, in order to maintain your registration. You may also be able to claim exemption for up to 60 credits towards the 120 level 6 credits required for the award, through the recognition of prior learning (RPL) mechanism.

The Healthcare Practice BSc (Hons) award comprises:

  • 90 level 6 credits from a free choice of modules within the programme
  • 30 credits from the compulsory 'Honours degree project: appraising evidence and developing practice' module.

We also offer a Psychosocial Interventions Practice Specific Award, for those following a prescribed set of compulsory modules, which are delivered in sequence over a two year period.

The Healthcare Practice BSc (Psychosocial Interventions) award comprises:

Year 1

Credits

Recovery oriented care in mental health

 15

Psychosocial assessment

 15

Psychosocial interventions

 30

 

Year 2

Credits

Working with families, carers and significant others

 30

Honours degree project: appraising evidence and developing practice

 30

Ordinary degrees

Students who obtain 90 credits at level 6, but do not complete the compulsory honours degree module as part of their studies, may be eligible to exit with an ordinary degree, with the award title of either 'BSc Healthcare Practice' or 'BSc Healthcare Practice (Psychosocial Interventions)'. However, students should note that once the ordinary degree award is given, this cannot be 'topped up' to an honours degree at a later stage.

For a full breakdown of the modules that can be completed as part of the degree view the Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website

Modules are taught at either the St George's, University of London or Kingston University's Kingston Hill campus.

Healthcare Practice DipHE

Students who complete the Dip HE, may be eligible to 'top-up' to a BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Practice. This will enable participants to keep in step with recent changes to healthcare education, including the introduction of nursing as an all-graduate profession.  

Healthcare Practice BSc

With the recent changes in healthcare education and the introduction of nursing as an all-graduate profession, it has never been more important for existing practitioners to gain a degree-level qualification.

This course will enable you to develop skills and knowledge tailored to your clinical working environment and individual needs, facilitating enhancements to patient care and career progression. Students who complete the Healthcare Practice BSc (Hons) award, may be eligible to apply for the Healthcare Practice MSc programme.

Healthcare Practice GradCert

This course will enable you to develop skills and knowledge tailored to your clinical working environment and individual needs, facilitating enhancements to patient care and career progression.

Students wishing to continue their studies at level 7 after completing a Graduate Certificate may be eligible to use up to 30 credits from the award towards the total credit volume needed for the MSc in Healthcare Practice.

Interested candidates must complete an application form for each module they wish to take. These should be submitted via email to the Workforce Development (CPPD) Programme Office.

Download the Healthcare Practice DipHE and BSc application form

Start dates for level 5 (Dip H.E) and level 6 (BSc Hons) modules and further information regarding modules can be found on the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website

The closing date for module application submission is usually 8 weeks before the start of each module.

For any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) questions, please contact the RPL advisor for this course, Sue Heatley.

Interviews

Applicants who do not meet the Dip H.E. requirements, may be required to undertake an entrance test in order to access standalone modules.

Applicants who do not meet the standard BSc (Hons) requirements, may be required to undertake an entrance test in order to access standalone level 6 modules.

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Duration

Part time, 2-4 years, flexible duration

Application Deadline

01 June 2020

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