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The BSc (Hons) / Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice offered by Cardiff University allows students to access a range of degree level modules in healthcare. Students will be able to exit with a Higher Education Diploma in Clinical Practice, or a BSc (Hons)/Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice, depending upon the number of credits accumulated.
The programme is flexible, student centred and open to all health professionals. It supports the philosophy of lifelong learning and has been developed in collaboration with health board practitioners to ensure that it meets clinical needs.
All modules offered in the programme may also be studied on a 'standalone' basis.
The programme is suitable for healthcare practitioners working in any field. It is a generic programme that focuses on the development of transferable skills to enhance students’ clinical practice within their own specific area of work. Modules typically run over a 12 week period, choice of module order is flexible to suit your requirements.
For students requiring 240 credits the BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice comprises a compulsory research Evidence Based Practice module (20 credits) six optional modules (30 credits each total of 180 credits), plus a Dissertation module (40 credits). These students may chose to exit the programme at an earlier stage, having completed a standalone module (30 credits) or receiving the Higher Education Diploma on completion of 120 credits.
For students entering the programme with 120 credits at Diploma level the BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice comprises a compulsory research Evidence Based Practice module (20 credits) two optional modules (30 credits each total of 60 credits), plus a Dissertation module (40 credits). These students may choose to exit the programme at an earlier stage - either completing single or multiple standalone modules (30 credits). Those who complete 120 credits will be awarded the Higher Education Diploma.
Those already holding a degree qualification on entering the programme will be awarded a Graduate Diploma on achievement of the required 120 credits.
On successful completion of one 30 credit degree level module, students may apply to transfer these credits into the MSc in Advanced Practice programme.
The BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice offers flexible study for students with busy clinical careers.
The degree can be undertaken up to a maximum of 5 years part-time for 240 credits and up to 3 years for 120 credits.
N.B. Students applying for ‘standalone’ modules outside of a BSc programme would need to fulfil the entry criteria outlined above, although evidence of previous study within the last 5 years would be desirable. Each module may also outline entry criteria in addition to those stated above.
Standalone modules in advance of September enrolment are available and advance standing will apply. Enrolment will occur in the September of each year, although a selection of modules is offered each term, with start dates in September, January and April.
Please apply online for this programme.
For information on applying to individual modules, please visit our Modules Page- Developing Clinical Practise
Developing Clinical Practice - Dissertation (Compulsory Module)
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Please note: The viability of all modules is determined by student numbers.
Achieving Excellence in Care of Older People
Clinical Patient Assessment for Health ProfessionalsDeveloping Expertise in a Focussed Area of Practice
Diabetes Care and ManagementFoundation in Caring for Acutely Ill ChildrenFoundation in Palliative and End of Life Care for District and Community Nurses (Distance Learning)End of life care: Health Care Professionals HC3127 Fundamentals of Community Mental Health PracticeFundamentals of Community PracticeLeading Through EmpowermentMinor IllnessNeonatal Examination and Behavioural AssessmentTeaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
It is essential that you attend a generic Study Skills Day (topics to include enrolment, accessing electronic resources, researching literature and introduction to library etc) as this will be your first day of your standalone module; students who are studying the whole BSc in Clinical Practice programme will be required to attend at least once each academic year.
Essential Study Skills Dates
Monday 28th September
Monday 25th January
Location: Heath Park Campus. Further details will be confirmed directly to students.
Optimum Application DatesWe welcome and encourage early applications. Our preferred date for receipt of completed Application Forms is at least three months prior to commencement of the programme.
Late applicationsLate applications will be considered, however number of places taken is reviewed for each module 2 weeks prior to the commencement of that module. Where numbers are low modules can be cancelled.
Location of the ProgrammeThe delivery of modules will take place at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies sites in Cardiff (Ty Dewi Sant and EastGate House).
Please follow the link to find details of undergraduate fees.
Please note: The fees quoted are per year. For part-time programmes, fees will be payable for each subsequent year of study. For an approximate total cost, therefore, fees should be multiplied by the number of years of study anticipated.
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