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Would you like to possess the skills required to support the healthcare needs of those using mental health services, whilst providing holistic care to service users and their families to facilitate and support recovery?

The BSc Nursing Studies (Mental Health) course has been specifically developed to equip you with the high level of knowledge and experience required to care for those experiencing mental health conditions.  

You will learn the fundamental elements of ensuring the safety, dignity and respect of service users, whilst understanding physical health needs, learning disabilities and their impact across care boundaries.

Delivered in our specialised clinical skills centre, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the healthcare industry. You will also undertake a number of placements and have the option of applying for an international placement in the second year of your course.

Successful completion of this degree will enable you to apply for professional registration as a mental health nurse and you will be offered an array of additional training opportunities throughout the duration of your course.

This degree boasts an exceptional employment rate, with 100% of students progressing to work within six months of graduating (National Student Survey 2016).

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Personal Statement Guidelines

Why is a personal statement important?

The Personal Statement in the application is about you (as the name suggests) and it is an opportunity to tell us why you want to study here and why you want to study the chosen field of nursing. The Nursing Midwifery Council require universities to conduct a face-to-face interview (including Skype) with all nursing candidates and the personal statement is key to you being asked to attend an interview. The personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to the person assessing your application.

What should you highlight in the Personal Statement?

Universities want to know what interests you about your chosen field of nursing and that you understand what it takes to be a nurse. You will need to include transferrable skills gained at school, work or in your personal life. You will really need to think about the skills and qualities that are required to be a nurse. Universities want to know what bearing your current studies have on your selection to the chosen field of nursing, and what experiences you have gained from your studies. Look at the NHS Constitution and the six NHS Values and include some of the values within the statement. We also want to know what bearing your current studies have on your selection to the chosen field of nursing, and what experiences you have gained from your studies. We also want to learn about you, your extra-curricular activities, what you do in your spare time, any relevant work/volunteer experience, and any other achievements.

Through all this, you also have to pinpoint the skills and attributes you have gained from inside and outside of school/college. This is very important. For instance, if you have good powers of analysis and problem-solving ability then record this in the statement. If you are not sure where to start, write down a list of what you have done, and pick out the most relevant parts and link them to the field of nursing chosen.

What should I avoid doing?

Do not waffle. It is tempting to list everything you have done and let the selector 'pick out' the relevant bits - that does not happen. Think of it as a job application - keep it concise, keep it clear, and keep it logically organised. For everything you write, make sure it is relevant. For instance, do not say you just 'find something interesting' - that does not tell us much. We want to know why you find it interesting, and why that makes you a good candidate. Always remember that phrases such as 'for as long as I can remember' may sound good but they can sound cliched and at times simply are not true. Keep it honest - keep it meaningful.

What sort of experiences might be relevant?

You can talk about what you have learnt from team sports, part-time work or volunteer work. If you have health care experience then include this in the personal statement. You may might want to give examples of situations where you have demonstrated commitment, leadership and hard work. When have you adapted to new situations or managed a variety of commitments? Can you relate this to how you will cope with the demands of nursing? Have you had to deal with a difficult situation at work or at school or college? Whatever your experiences, tailor them to the chosen field of nursing.

Where can you get further tips?

There is a wealth of information available online and from careers advisers. Access nursing journals and health care websites too so that information in the personal statement is relevant to the chosen field of nursing.

Would you like to possess the skills required to support the healthcare needs of those using mental health services, whilst providing holistic care to service users and their families to facilitate and support recovery?

The BSc Nursing Studies (Mental Health) course has been specifically developed to equip you with the high level of knowledge and experience required to care for those experiencing mental health conditions.  

You will learn the fundamental elements of ensuring the safety, dignity and respect of service users, whilst understanding physical health needs, learning disabilities and their impact across care boundaries.

Delivered in our specialised clinical skills centre, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the healthcare industry. You will also undertake a number of placements and have the option of applying for an international placement in the second year of your course.

Successful completion of this degree will enable you to apply for professional registration as a mental health nurse and you will be offered an array of additional training opportunities throughout the duration of your course.

This degree boasts an exceptional employment rate, with 100% of students progressing to work within six months of graduating (National Student Survey 2016).

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Personal Statement Guidelines

Why is a personal statement important?

The Personal Statement in the application is about you (as the name suggests) and it is an opportunity to tell us why you want to study here and why you want to study the chosen field of nursing. The Nursing Midwifery Council require universities to conduct a face-to-face interview (including Skype) with all nursing candidates and the personal statement is key to you being asked to attend an interview. The personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to the person assessing your application.

What should you highlight in the Personal Statement?

Universities want to know what interests you about your chosen field of nursing and that you understand what it takes to be a nurse. You will need to include transferrable skills gained at school, work or in your personal life. You will really need to think about the skills and qualities that are required to be a nurse. Universities want to know what bearing your current studies have on your selection to the chosen field of nursing, and what experiences you have gained from your studies. Look at the NHS Constitution and the six NHS Values and include some of the values within the statement. We also want to know what bearing your current studies have on your selection to the chosen field of nursing, and what experiences you have gained from your studies. We also want to learn about you, your extra-curricular activities, what you do in your spare time, any relevant work/volunteer experience, and any other achievements.

Through all this, you also have to pinpoint the skills and attributes you have gained from inside and outside of school/college. This is very important. For instance, if you have good powers of analysis and problem-solving ability then record this in the statement. If you are not sure where to start, write down a list of what you have done, and pick out the most relevant parts and link them to the field of nursing chosen.

What should I avoid doing?

Do not waffle. It is tempting to list everything you have done and let the selector 'pick out' the relevant bits - that does not happen. Think of it as a job application - keep it concise, keep it clear, and keep it logically organised. For everything you write, make sure it is relevant. For instance, do not say you just 'find something interesting' - that does not tell us much. We want to know why you find it interesting, and why that makes you a good candidate. Always remember that phrases such as 'for as long as I can remember' may sound good but they can sound cliched and at times simply are not true. Keep it honest - keep it meaningful.

What sort of experiences might be relevant?

You can talk about what you have learnt from team sports, part-time work or volunteer work. If you have health care experience then include this in the personal statement. You may might want to give examples of situations where you have demonstrated commitment, leadership and hard work. When have you adapted to new situations or managed a variety of commitments? Can you relate this to how you will cope with the demands of nursing? Have you had to deal with a difficult situation at work or at school or college? Whatever your experiences, tailor them to the chosen field of nursing.

Where can you get further tips?

There is a wealth of information available online and from careers advisers. Access nursing journals and health care websites too so that information in the personal statement is relevant to the chosen field of nursing.

Course Information

UCAS Code
B740

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time (45 weeks and 4 days per year)

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Northumbria's Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health offers students the opportunity to develop caring careers that can transform the lives of patients, families and communities.

Nursing at Northumbria

Taught in our specialised clinical skills centre, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the healthcare industry.

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Working in conjunction with service users, their families, and other healthcare professionals, this course will equip you with the skills required to assess, plan and evaluate individualised evidence-based nursing care.

Half of your time will be spent within a placement environment, with the rest of your teaching delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will also be given the opportunity to apply for an optional international placement in the second year of your course.

This course utilises a range of assessment methods including written assignments, presentations, reflective personal portfolios and the direct observation of skills and competencies. You will also create a Personal and Professional Development File (PPDF) that will facilitate your development and document your skills.

In your final year you will complete a dissertation where all of the skills and knowledge you have acquired can be put into practice.

This course also offers the unique opportunity to undertake further specialist training that is directly related to the learning disability nursing profession. 

Student Profiles / Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons)

Hear what it is really like to study our Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons) from our current students.

Book an Open Day / Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course is delivered by a specialist team of mental health nurses and clinicians with an established background in this specialist field.

Many of our team hold, or are working towards, NMC Teaching Qualifications and Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, in addition to being integral members and leaders of mental health project groups.

To further enhance your knowledge and learning we also regularly welcome external speakers who are experts in their field and actively working within the nursing profession. 

In addition to a dedicated tutor and mentor whilst on placement, you will receive regular support from practitioners that are actively working with service users and the families of those experiencing mental health conditions.

Book an Open Day / Experience Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course is based at our Coach Lane campus, which houses our Clinical Skills Centre – a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of nursing within a simulated scenario.

Our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country and allow us to ensure your learning evolves in-line with the latest developments in the industry.

You will have access to our University library – which has been recognised as third best in the UK – and well equipped working space, The Hub, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists.

Nursing Facilities / Clinical Skills Centre

The Clinical Skills Centre, located at the heart of Coach Lane Campus, is the focal point for our Health students educational journey

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University Library

At the heart of each Northumbria campus, our libraries provide a range of study space and technology to suit every learning style.

Book an Open Day / Experience Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons)

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Research-rich learning is embedded throughout all of this course’s modules and many of our teaching team are research-active clinicians with their own areas of specialism.

This course will encourage you to develop your own skills, as you will be required to undertake your own research and discuss your findings with your peers and tutors, before producing a dissertation in the final year of your course.  Undertaken under the supervision of your tutor, your dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct applied research in a field of learning disability nursing that interests you most.

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

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Developed in-line with the competencies identified within the NMC standards and the values that underpin the NHS constitution, you will leave this course prepared for the workplace and with the relevant clinical experience to apply for professional registration.   

You will be given the unique opportunity to further enhance your CV through the completion of additional training in areas such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy or Family Therapies; Theory of Non-medical prescribing; Mental Health First Aid.

The completion of compulsory placements and an optional international placement can also enhance your employment opportunities as they allow you to demonstrate that the skills you have acquired are transferable the workplace.

Whilst studying this course we encourage you to become involved in voluntary and awareness raising work around events such as Dementia Week and Mental Health Week. These events are built into the curriculum and demonstrate your passion for helping those with mental health conditions. 

Student Life

A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

Book an Open Day / Experience Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse Mental Health. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Almost every student who graduates as a registered mental health nurse will secure full time employment within a short time after graduation thanks to Northumbria University’s partnerships with key employers and the additional masterclasses and workshops that are incorporated into this course.

Successful completion of this degree can provide many opportunities within the NHS, schools and the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Once you graduate you will have the opportunity to gain an Integrated MNurs/Registered Nurse qualification, as successful completion will prepare you for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Graduates may also wish to pursue further study or doctoral-level qualifications.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Are you passionate about supporting and assisting those with mental health needs? This course could be for you.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or University recognised equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

120 UCAS Tariff points

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Scottish Highers:

BBBBD-BBBBC at Higher level, CCC-BCC at Advanced Higher

Irish Highers:

ABBBB-AABBB

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit.  Candidates who do not hold the required GCSEs must ensure the access course includes English language and maths at a minimum of 6 credits at level 2, or 3 credits at level 3.

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Additional:

    A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check are required. You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

You will be required to purchase a fob watch and suitable footwear for use in placement, which will cost approximately £80. You will need to pay for your own travel costs, which may be approximately £800 per year depending on your placement location. You may be eligible to claim reimbursement of travel costs from the NHS Business Authority. Up to date information relating to this can be found at: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/student-services. If using a car to attend placement, you may also need to pay parking charges of approximately £200 per year.

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

MH0403 -

Foundations of Mental Health Nursing (NC, 20 Credits)

You will learn about the basis of mental health nursing with a focus on knowing and developing yourself, as a person and a professional. You will explore concepts of beliefs and values, morals and ethics and spirituality. You will develop your ability to reflect and appreciate the importance of self as a mental health nurse. Topics will also include; personhood, person – centred care, relationship centred care,spirituality, self awareness, communication and collaboration and working in teams.
In this module you will be introduced to the professional skills and knowledge which are common to the competence and/or proficiency you will be expected to achieve at this stage.
Integral to the module you will be introduced to key themes which explore and examine issues around becoming a safe, effective and efficient healthcare professional, and the ability to prioritise people, practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism; Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (2015).

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MH0406 -

Fundamental Aspects of Mental Health and Illness (NC, 20 Credits)

In this module, you will be introduced to the complex understanding and meanings of mental health and illness. An overview of the diagnostic classification of different mental illnesses will first be explored, considering the aetiology of mental illness and a discussion of the sociological and psychiatry discourse that surrounds the classification of different mental illnesses. Specific mental health illnesses such as psychosis, dementia, delirium, depression, anxiety and personality disorder will be introduced. The manner in which mental health and illness is understood and given meaning will be considered in relation to impact it has on the service user’s experience.

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NS0415 -

Nursing Practice (1) (NC, 40 Credits)

This practice module will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to your current practice placement experiences. The practice modules in each year of your programme will both support your learning while you are in practice and provide an environment, within university, to consolidate the skills and knowledge necessary to progress effectively.
During the first year, you will learn the fundamental skills that are necessary for safe, effective and professional practice. Prior to your first placement there are a number of mandatory sessions which will enable you to practice with confidence to protect your patients. These sessions will include, moving and handling (M&H), basic life support (BLS), equality and diversity and infection prevention.
During the majority of your first year clinical placements you will return to university for one day a week to reflect on your experiences, learn together with your peers and examine theoretical concepts that will enhance your practice. Sessions will focus on a range of subjects including patient assessment, recording of vital signs and effectively monitoring a patient’s condition. You will learn about models of care, professional standards and basic medicine calculation and management. There will also be opportunities to participate in simulated education utilising a range of specialist technology and taught by experts.
These dynamic learning opportunities will help illustrate how you can gather evidence of your increasing abilities and confidence. You will learn how to develop a professional portfolio, how to critically reflect and how to self-assess. You will learn about the importance of patient centred care and will be asked to reflect effectively on service user feedback. These skills are the start of your development as an evidence-based practitioner.

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NS0416 -

Promoting Compassionate Nursing care (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will enable you to explore the concepts of care, compassion, communication, competence, commitment and courage (6Cs) from a variety of perspectives, reflecting the different areas of nursing practice. You will study the theory and research evidence that underpins the module themes and will consider its application within experiential learning activities in module sessions. The underpinning values of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code will be used as a framework to help you develop those skills which enable nurses to prioritise people and practise effectively building caring, professional relationships. The module will explore the art of nursing and the philosophies of holism and humanism that are fundamental to nursing practice. You will be enabled to develop transferable skills that demonstrate respect, dignity, empathy and unconditional positive regard within empowering relationships. You will build on your existing experience and abilities to explore a range of communication skills nurses need in order to demonstrate effective listening and responding to patients. Challenging situations for nurses can arise in clinical practice and you will use scenario-based activities to learn and practise the communication skills used by professional nurses to deliver safe and effective care. Active engagement with module materials and learning opportunities will help you develop the independent learning skills required within the module. Key themes of reflection and self-awareness will be integrated throughout the module which will foster the enquiring, analytical approach to your practice and development that is required as both a student nurse and a future professional registrant.

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NS0417 -

Exploring Professional Identity (NC, 20 Credits)

This module enables you to explore the fundamental concepts and principles in relation to professional identity and image within your specific field of nursing and across other fields.
The key theoretical concepts/perspectives and issues of quality nursing are explored in the political context of wider contemporary healthcare.
You gain the knowledge and skills required to act in a non-discriminatory, compassionate, kind and sensitive manner within professional boundaries. You will consider and develop fundamental nursing skills to act in an honest way with integrity applying the principles of The Nursing and Midwifery Code (2015). You will demonstrate your ability to practice in a holistic, individualised, patient centred, non-judgemental, caring and sensitive manner, acknowledging the diverse needs of contemporary society. You will be introduced to the concept of collaborative working and its importance in nursing practice.
You will explore your Personal Professional Development File(PPDF),which you develop throughout the programme, where you keep a record of what you have learned and gather evidence for your learning and practice. It provides space to reflect on your learning and development as a nurse.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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MH0507 -

Evidence Based Interventions In Mental Health Nursing (NC, 20 Credits)

The module will provide you with the professional and practitioner knowledge and skills to assist in working therapeutically with service users requiring a period of ongoing short or longterm intervention from planned care mental health services. You will develop skills in the recognition and management of a range of service user presentations and wider knowledge and understanding of the role of service provision within the planned care pathway.

• Contemporary issues in providing acute mental health care
• Role of CRHT and Street Triage
• Recognising and managing acute distress
• Engaging and collaborating in care
• Risk assessment and safety planning
• Legal, professional and ethical frameworks in professional practice
• Supporting people on the self-harm – suicide continuum
• Supporting people with acute psychosis
• Supporting people with drug and alcohol comorbidity
• Supporting people with complex needs
• Supporting people with mood disorders
• Family and Carer involvement
• Report writing for MH Tribunals
• Promoting concordance
• Intervention with Children and Young People
• Safe and effective discharge and transitions from acute mental health care

You will also appraise the evidence base for interventions to support service users who require a period of planed care and appreciate the role of carers in supporting service user recovery, and be able to formulate a plan of care in partnership with service users. You will learn about the range of discourses that influences mental health care, and the professional, ethical and legal frameworks that also influence practice.

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MH0509 -

Assessment in Mental Health Nursing (NC, 20 Credits)

This module will allow you to learn about the nature of assessment in mental health nursing exploring the principles and differing approaches and their applications to specific conditions/circumstances. You will learn how to work with service users to develop therapeutic relationships and illicit necessary information in relation to assessment, by using a range of approaches such as interviewing, rating scales, personal narratives and formulation.
Topics include:
• The use of narratives and stories of self in relation to assessment
• Assessment of features of psychosis
• Competing agendas involved in assessment
These assessments will assist you to develop a broad ranging perspective of the person within the context of their personal, social and environmental domains. You will appreciate and apply concepts associated with recovery that will enable you to develop effective approaches to develop collaborative work with the person.

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MH0510 -

Understanding Assessment and Interventions when working with complexity in acute MH care (NC, 20 Credits)

The module will provide you with the professional and practitioner knowledge and skills to assist in working therapaeutically with service users in acute distress and in need of crisis and acute mental health care. You will develop skills in the recognition and management of a range of service user presentations and wider knowledge and understanding of the role of service provision within the acute mental health care pathway. You will also appraise the evidence base for interventions to support service users who present to acute mental health services, appreciate the role of carers in supporting service user recovery, and be able to formulate a plan of care for service users. You will learn about the range of discourses that influences mental health care, and the professional, ethical and legal frameworks that also influence practice.

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NS0517 -

Nursing Practice (2) (NC, 40 Credits)

This module will support your practice learning and help you further develop the knowledge and skills you gained from your clinical placements in year one. It will help you develop greater confidence and autonomy, allowing you to contribute effectively to a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers. The practice modules in each year of your programme will both support your learning while you are in practice and provide an environment, within university, to consolidate the skills and knowledge necessary to progress effectively.
While in university you will be updating and exploring in greater depth some of the fundamental skills you acquired in year one, these will include, moving and handling (M&H), basic life support (BLS), first aid and information governance. This module will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of medicine management and pharmacology supported by additional e-learning materials.
The module will focus on issues of patient safety including, assessment, decision-making and communication within teams. You will also learn about strategic health priorities, risk, human factors and incident management. Some of your learning will be with students from other fields of nursing and other professional programmes providing the opportunity to learn more about other roles in the multidisciplinary team.
You will continue to develop your professional portfolio and will be asked to reflect effectively on contemporary patient safety priorities. These dynamic learning opportunities will help illustrate how you can gather evidence of your increasing abilities and confidence as you work towards becoming an independent practitioner.

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NS0518 -

Public Health in Contemporary Nursing (NC, 20 Credits)

Promoting the health and well-being of children, young people and adults through facilitation of health enhancing activities, is a pre-requisite of the nursing role and this module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to do this successfully.You will learn about contemporary public health, implications for the population and relevance to all fields of practice. As you develop your understanding you will learn how to analyse the impact of national and local public health policy on individuals including people with a learning disability or experiencing a physical or mental health problem. You will explore a range of public health strategies, health promotion approaches and models used in clinical practice and cover a wide range of topics, such as, smoking, obesity, dementia, sexual health and alcohol. This module takes a technology enabled learning (TEL) approach using a ‘flipped classroom’ which means you will have access to online e-learning packages before the seminars and practicals. Understanding of public health theory is developed through formative learning exercises within the e-lectures and this knowledge is then shared and applied to fields of practice within seminars and practicals with your lecturers and peers. You will apply your learning within a summative assignment requiring you to analyse your current practice and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate. You will also appraise the role of the nurse in health improvement within your field of practice and consider service user involvement within public health decision making using an interprofessional approach to Making Every Contact Count.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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MH0601 -

NMC Competencies (Core, 0 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

MH0611 -

Person Shaped Discovery (NC, 20 Credits)

You will be supported to explore experiences and challenges of both service users and carers during their engagement with mental health services within the statutory and non-statutory sectors. This module will encourage you to look outside of traditional models of care provision, exploring the whole array of concepts of wellness, recovery and ultimately discovery. You will be encouraged to critically explore service user concepts of health, illness and recovery, mapping the individual’s journey from birth to end of life, outside traditional diagnostic paradigms. You will be guided in the development of their formulation skills, incorporating a fully operationalised holistic model, moving away from a diagnosis/ disorder focussed approach. You will also be supported in their exploration of alternatives to the risk averse culture prevalent within contemporary mental health policy, focussing on service-user led and independent sector approaches to managing personal and public safety. This module will sit within an overall focus of harnessing the creativity of both service users and service providers to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the individual and their interrelated experience of the world and others.

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MH0612 -

Mental Health Nursing Within Health and Social Care Systems (NC, 20 Credits)

On this module you will be offered opportunities to learn about the context, systems in which mental health nurses work and about the governance of those systems. You will learn about:

• How mental health services are designed and commissioned
• Evidence Base, quality and assurance processes
• The Legal framework
• Risks and Opportunities
• Navigating Services
• Becoming an improvement leader in mental Health services
• Building Resilience
• Managing Complexity in Mental Health

Topics you will cover include:
• The role and responsibility of the Mental health Nurse working in systems
• Therapeutic use of risk and risk management
• Complex case management
• Becoming a resilient practitioner
• Systems and models for practice
• Improvement knowledge and skills
• Participation, collaboration and partnerships
You will explore the background to the services that you work within, how they work together and good practice in supporting service users to access and navigate different services. You will look at how we measure and assure good quality and how you, as a newly registered practioner can use your knowledge and skills to work within systems to improve outcomes for service users. You will gain insight into the skills involved in case management and risk management by simulation.

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NS0615 -

Nursing Practice (3) (NC, 40 Credits)

This module will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to your third year practice placement experiences and prepare you for working life as a qualified nurse. It will specifically focus on leading and improving nursing practice, management and leadership.
While in university you will be updating and exploring in greater depth some of the skills you acquired in previous years, including moving and handling (M&H), basic life support (BLS), first aid and information governance. You will continue to have the opportunity to practice in a simulated environment and learn more about medicine management.
You will be asked to critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models, which support sustainable service improvement. You will critically explore the role of collaboration and partnership working, with service users and members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be provided with opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager of safe and effective care delivery and as a future leader of service improvement in nursing practice. You will also learn about team leadership in an interprofessional working context and the challenges of leading teams in a realistic care environment to ensure patient and staff safety. Some of your learning will be with students from other fields of nursing and other professional programmes.
These dynamic learning opportunities will help illustrate how you can gather evidence and aid you in the completion of your professional portfolio, demonstrating that you are capable of independent practice and celebrating your achievements.

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NS0616 -

Evidence Based Practice Dissertation (NC, 40 Credits)

The purpose of this module is for you to consolidate and further develop your knowledge and skills from your BSc (Hons) Nursing studies to undertake and produce an evidenced based practice report specific to your field of nursing. The module will allow you to critically explore ways in which current research evidence and health care policy can be used to inform and develop patient care. Building upon the research and evidence based practice skills in previous modules you will be able to source, critically appraise and synthesise findings from current research to make informed recommendations to inform and develop clinical practice. On successful completion of your report, many of the skills developed will help facilitate your transition to masters studies.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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