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1 Faculty of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery Nursing Course Presentation Academic Year 2009-2010

2 Courses Available BSc Midwifery Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (84 weeks) BSc/Dip HE Nursing (Adult Health, Mental Health, Childrens, Learning Disabilities) Dip HE Operating Department Practice Foundation Degree Paramedic Science* *Under Development

3 Main Features of our Curricula 3 year Diploma/Degree in Nursing (opportunity to transfer to Degree at end of year 2) 50% Theory 50% Practice Development of Skills and Competency Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) approach Inter-Professional Learning

4 Course Qualities and Skills Interested in people and their health Potential to develop competency in clinical skills Effective communication skills The ability to work independently & in a team The ability to work under pressure A professional attitude

5 Challenges Prioritising – academic work/patient care Shift work – 24 hour care Self-discipline to organise work Stressful Responsibility and accountability Physically and mentally demanding

6 Rewards Job Satisfaction Stimulating work Every day is different Team work Teaching and learning

7 Other Considerations Shift Work (inc. night shifts) Travel to Clinical Placements Working across the whole region to include Kings Lynn Strict Course Attendance (16 days absence permitted) Fixed vacation for the whole course. Parking for theory sessions (Park and Ride) Childcare Support Relevant Experience

8 Example of Timetable (Year 1) Student must be available for lectures between 0900 – 1700 hours. Vacation time is fixed for the 3 years. MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 10.00 –12.00 EBL Facilitation 10.00 – 16.00 Lectures x 2 10.00 – 12.00 Lecture 10.00 – 16.00 Enquiry Day or Skills Session 10.00 – 16.00 Feedback 13.00 – 16.00 Skills Session 12.00 – 13.00 Inter-Professional Learning 13.00 – 16.00 Skills Session or Library/Personal Study Time

9 Clinical Placements Placements take place across the region using: Acute Hospitals Nursing Homes Community Hospitals Community Nurses, Health Visitors, and Midwives, Health Centres and GP Practices Ambulance Trust Elective option All students are expected to be able to travel to placement areas but reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs may be available.

10 Clinical Placements (Example) Year 1 Term A: 2 weeks Observational Placement Term B: 7 weeks Term C: 7 weeks Year 2 Term A: 7 weeks Term B: 7 weeks Term C: 7 weeks Year 3 Term A: 7 weeks Term B: 7 weeks Term C: 10 weeks 2 weeks Elective Option

11 Assessment Methods Theory Portfolio Essay Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Written Examination Dissertation Notes Maximum of two attempts for theory and practice 40% mark required for Theory Pass required for all practical outcomes Practice Learning Outcomes Skills Attitude

12 Student Support Services Academic Adviser – Lecturer Unit Leader/Course Director Link Lecturer Placement Mentor Full range of UEA student support

13 Financial Support Student Bursary (inc. Dependants Allowances) (non-means tested) for Diploma Courses (means tested) for Degree Courses Learning Award of £4000 per year (Degree Course only) Financial Support for OFSTED Inspected Childcare. No Tuition Fees

14 Additional Information If successful and offered a place you would need to: Complete a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check. Complete a satisfactory Occupational Health Medical Check Cover the cost of the first two Hepatitis B Vaccinations. Cover the cost for your GP to complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire Doctors Statement. Arrange accommodation (if required) directly with the UEA Accommodations Office –

15 Employment Opportunities Employment with a local NHS Trust Employment anywhere in the UK Employment overseas Post Registration Courses Research

16 Entry Requirements Course Entry Requirements can be located on our website at: The minimum Diploma Course requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English and Mathematics with Science also preferred. The minimum Degree Course requirements are 3 A-Levels at Grades BCC (Academic Subjects) accompanied by GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above with Science also preferred.

17 How to Apply All applications must be submitted via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) online at: The deadline for on time applications is 15 th January 2010. Late applications may not be processed.

18 Any Questions

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