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The School of Healthcare Studies is the leading provider of education and research for Allied Health Professionals in Wales, and one of the leading Schools in the United Kingdom. The 2012 Times Good University Guide ranked the University as joint 4th in the UK for the quality of its healthcare programmes (‘Subjects Allied to Medicine’) on the basis of student satisfaction, entry standards and graduate prospects. Our students also rate their experience highly: overall student satisfaction with teaching was 90% in 2011, one of the highest scores in the University. The School also provides pre-registration programmes recognised by the UK Health & Care Professions Council, in Operating Department Practice, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy & Oncology. These professional strengths contribute to vibrant inter-disciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education that are not available at many institutions. A wide range of post registration and postgraduate programmes are also offered, supported by a rapidly developing research profile. Substantial investment is taking place to ensure that the facilities and staff - the environment within which you will be studying – are at the forefront of the expansion of knowledge and expertise in healthcare.
Home students 1 year
International students - 15 months due to an additional 20 credit module and 10 credit study skills module
How to apply:
Admissions Tutor: Sherran Milton
Telephone: 029 2068 7717
School Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
School website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/healthcarestudies
The Programme is offered in full-time I year and part-time 2 year option leading to the achievement of the BSc (Hons) award. The modular structure of the Programme allows students to complete the compulsory modules whilst also selecting the most appropriate optional perioperative modules from a suite of modules within the Programme provision.
This modular programme, which provides study at level 3, aims to provide development opportunities for registered practitioners to enable them to:
• Develop a critical approach to intra and perioperative practice using established techniques of analysis and
• Apply advanced skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of complex clinical contexts and healthcare
• Explore and critically evaluate current evidence and research and participate at the forefront of the professions in developing intra and perioperative practice;
• Plan, implement and reflect upon the provision of intra and perioperative care, which is delivered by self and others and which is based on the needs of the patient;
• Undertake research into a specific area of practice
The Full time programme
This programme extends into two academic years which equates to 150 credits at level 6 and commences in May rather than September of each year.
The programme consists of 3 core modules, a study skills module and three option modules.
HC3074 Research Skills (20 credits)
HC 3075 Professional Practice (20 credits)
HC 3076 Dissertation (40 credits)
Study skills module (10 credits)
Option Modules (three chosen)
HC3077 Anaesthesia and post anaesthesia care (20 credits)
HC3078 Advanced Surgical Practice (20 credits)
HC 3079 Advanced Emergency Care (20 credits)
HC3080 Management in intra and perioperative Practice (20 credits)
HC3081 Paediatric Practice (20 credits)
The Part time programme
This programme extends into two academic years which equates to 120 credits at level 6 and commences in September of each year.
The programme consists of 3 core modules, and two option modules.
Option Modules (two chosen)
Visit the Cardiff School of Healthcare Studies website for more information about modules and credits.
The School of Healthcare Studies has an international reputation for its education provision, rating strongly in formal audits of its programmes, as well as by the students themselves. The School has scored consistently highly in the National Student Survey, in 2011 scoring 88% for overall student satisfaction with teaching. Within the survey, areas relating to learning & assessment score strongly, particularly ‘Teaching on my course’ (87%), ‘Learning Resources’ (93%) and ‘Personal development’ (91%).
The 2012 Times Good University Guide ranked the University as joint 4th in the UK for the quality of its healthcare programmes (‘Subjects Allied to Medicine’) on the basis of student satisfaction, entry standards and graduate prospects.
All our programmes of study have been designed to be stimulating, flexible and relevant to the needs of a professional healthcare career. Great emphasis has been placed on the practical and clinical aspects of the programmes, all of which have been accredited by the relevant professional bodies.
A diverse range of learning and teaching methods are used throughout the Schools Programmes, reflecting the module content students’ developing knowledge and expertise. All modules have a formalised teaching and learning structure which will employ, for example, formal lectures, seminars, workshops, skills laboratories and case scenarios, as and when appropriate.
As in the professional environment, a greater emphasis is being placed in working in a multi-disciplinary team, and opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education – training alongside students from other disciplines – are increasingly embedded.
The School of Healthcare Studies has a wide range of information systems and facilities available to students, designed to support your learning and development. Our virtual learning environment is accessible on a variety of desktop and mobile devices, and ensures students have access to a variety of electronic resources from anywhere in the world. In addition, onsite dedicated computer labs, student study rooms, campus-wide WiFi networks, printing facilities and a brand-new Healthcare library are available year-round for students' use. Staff are also available onsite to assist students in getting configured and to provide support and advice.
The School of Healthcare Studies has recently implemented an unprecedented level of investment in new facilities and equipment, ensuring some of the best technology and modern facilities at your disposal throughout your career as a student. This includes the development of a mock theatre environment with human factors observation deck facilities and the latest in leardel SIM technology.
Are in possession of either a first degree or a diploma of higher education, or equivalent study giving a licence to practice in a relevant health profession, e.g. operating department practice, nursing, midwifery. Are able to provide evidence of recent professional development.
Selection for admission to the programme is through consideration of a written application supported by curriculum vitae, two references and by interview. Interviewers look for an applicant’s evidence of professional development, for an ability to present a coherent argument showing understanding, analysis and evaluation and for an interest in the role of research and evaluation in their profession. Interviewers also look for evidence of motivation and commitment to the programme.
Applications for the BSc (Hons) Intra and Perioperative Practice can be made through directly to Cardiff University using the standard application form, or the online process via the Cardiff University website.
International applicants who have not been educated in the UK and for whom English is not their first language are required to offer an internationally recognised English Language qualification:
Our graduates have the third highest job prospects of the 72 institutions in ‘Subjects Allied to Medicine’ in the Times Good University Guide 2012, and within 12 months 82% of our 2011 graduates had found graduate employment or gone on to further study.
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