Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work
School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Subject area - Social Policy and Social Work
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,000
- Incorporates Social Work and Registered Nurse in Learning Disability qualifications
- Professional preparation to work in the Learning Disability Service
- Only course of this kind in Greater Manchester that combines nursing with social work
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- Clinical placement opportunity
This innovative course will offer you the opportunity to develop the key knowledge, skills and experience required for working in health and social care and specifically with people who have learning disabilities.
You will study a number of related topics including sociology, psychology, social policy, law and ethics, risk and abuse, health promotion and human growth and development, which are applicable to working with people with learning disabilities and their families and communities.
Placements represent a fundamental aspect of the course and you will gain valuable insight and experience of supporting people in the real world by working alongside qualified nurses and social workers in a diverse range of locations.
When you qualify, you will be able to register as a qualified nurse (learning disability) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to the Health Care Professions Council as a social worker.
This course acknowledges that the rights and needs of people with a learning disability are not clearly divisible into health or social care services. While recognising that some distinct teaching of nursing and social work is necessary, this course adopts a holistic approach and emphasises the need for training courses to develop transferable skills and strategies for caring.
Your time will be split equally between theory and practice. You will study a number of related topics including sociology, psychology, social policy, law and ethics, risk and abuse, health promotion and human growth and development which is applicable to working with people with learning disabilities and their families and communities.
Placements represent a fundamental aspect of the course and you will gain a wealth of experience in a diverse range of settings including NHS, local authority, secure settings and the independent sector. You will complete over 2,300 hours on placement which will give you valuable insight and experience of supporting people in the real world.
The University makes every effort to assist students in finding a placement but is unable to guarantee that a placement opportunity will be available or that students will have access to the placement of their choice. There is a nationally recognised shortage of placements and availability is dependent upon external providers who are able to offer a limited number of placements opportunities. If you are unable to take up a placement opportunity you will need to return any funding that you receive from the Student Loan Company if you are not actively attending the programme.
Further guidance is available from the Practice Education Lead, Allison Coleman.
Demonstrate the competencies outlined in the Practice Assessment document that is commensurate with Year 2 Semester 3 Demonstrate the outcomes outlined by the NMC/GSCC for progression point 2
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.