Flexibility is central to this programme and you will be able to choose modules suited to your own professional development and widen and deepen knowledge and understanding of your field of practice
Work related and designed to improve service delivery and patient care
Develop your abilities to search for and use evidence for decision making at the point of practice
This course is suitable for health and social care students/practitioners working at different levels and within a wide range of service delivery contexts.
It is a top-up programme offering modules at level 6 to enable practitioners to complete their honours degree.
This programme aims to:
Intake September and February onwards.
To enter at Level 6 you will have a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 obtained through previous professional study.
If you enter at Level 6 you will complete six 20 credit modules (2 of which are the compulsory modules).
Plus four optional modules from the list below:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|Entry at level 6||120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 obtained through previous professional study OR former University of Salford students who exited their pre registration nursing programmes with 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 and 60 credits at Level 6|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
Applicants who obtained their professional and academic qualifications from outside the EU will be required to provide evidence that the academic qualification has the UK HE equivalence.
Applicants will be advised to use recognised organisations e.g. NARIC to provide this evidence.
For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Testing Service (IELTS).
This programme is open to health and social care students/practitioners working at different levels and within a wide range of service delivery contexts.
Entry at level 6
Students enter at Level 6 with a minimum of :
A.120 credits at level 4 + 120 credits at level 5 in a relevant area
B.Students who exited a pre-registration nursing programme with 120 credits at level 4 + 120 credits at level 5 + 60 credits at level 6.
Some modules will require students to be in clinical practice. See module description.
A blended learning approach will be implemented in the form of lectures, seminars, work related activities and on line materials, incorporating experience through enquiry, critical thinking and reflection, and relating this experience to personal and professional development.
You will receive support from the programme leader who will focus on your learning and development needs.
Assessment methods will vary depending on the modules chosen and learning outcomes. A variety of assessment methods are used across the programme, these include: portfolio development, presentations, patient journey and essays.
All the modules within this course reflect key aspects of health care and provide the opportunity to broaden scholarly activity to influence health care practice today and in the future and impact on delivery of care and service improvement.
On completion you will be able to apply what you have learnt to your area of work and be better equipped to search for and use evidence for decision making. The aim of this course is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to develop within your post.
A BSc (Hons) degree will enhance your continuing professional development and is a requirement for many roles in the NHS and health and social care sectors.
We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with health care practice are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work closely with some of these organisations so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£820 per module|
|Part-time||£820 per module|
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
Our Clinical Practice Wards are located in the Mary Seacole Building on the second floor. There are four rooms designed to give the look and feel of a hospital environment. The rooms are furnished with patient's beds, lockers, chairs, sinks and curtains as well as audio-visual equipment, internet and a teaching area.
We also have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance student learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures. Along with nursing skills rooms where you can practice in a ward situation, there are basic skills rooms for sessions such as moving and handling.
The patient simulation laboratory provides you with the opportunity to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment. Set up like a hospital ward, the lab contains hi-tech patient simulators that can mimic everything from the common cold to a major heart condition.
The equipment includes:
All the simulation equipment can be linked up to some very hi-tech computer and audio-visual aids. Groups of students get to role-play a wide range of different scenarios, with a lab co-ordinator observing, running and intervening in the scenario remotely.
Sophisticated computer equipment can also provide detailed physiological information for each of the simulators under observation. The lab will help you develop the clinical skills you need but also the high level communication skills that will make a real difference to your patients.
We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures.
We also have a home birth room which can be used to simulate giving birth at home or a water birth.
We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to treatment of the mother after delivery.
Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for Occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated with these simulators.
Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice
We also have breast feeding mannikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with Unicef's baby friendly initiative.
We have recently developed a brand new special counselling suite which will be used for training students to become professional counsellors and psychotherapists.
The suite, featuring therapeutic areas where one-to-one, family and group interactions can occur, will also shortly be available for members of the local community and the University is hoping to work with local charities which will be able to use the facility.