**About the course
The course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree in a health related subject, to undertake a two-year full-time Masterâs course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course helps you to develop the skills required, in order to become a confident, competent and compassionate nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment.**
- The course will assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential as a learning disability nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, and leadership, management and team working. Your practice learning will be field specific to meet a wide range of physical, psychological and social needs.
- This challenging and intensive course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice, where you will undertake placements in a range of settings. The course consists of three stages, each comprising of a number of compulsory modules, where you will have the opportunity to study alongside students from the other fields of nursing.
- The University has strong links with NHS Trusts within the West Yorkshire and wider region, as well as private organisations who offer services to people with a learning disability
- You will be taught in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning environments by lecturers who are committed and passionate, as well as mentors who are research active and have extensive and varied experience in learning disability nursing.
- Student support will be given from personal tutors and year leaders, as well as academic learning support and experienced mentors in practice.
You will also have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You will study how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
Foundations of Nursing
Nursing Practice 1
Effective Communication and Care Delivery (Learning Disability)
Nursing Practice 2
Nursing Leadership and Management
Nursing Practice 3
Research and Innovation in Nursing Practice
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including group presentations, practical tests, essays, report writing and exams, through which you will demonstrate your in-depth knowledge and understanding.
Application deadline details:
Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!
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