• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 36 months
  • School: Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Study Mode: Part Time+Distance Learning

The course is a ‘top up degree’ designed for nurses, midwives and other health professionals to upgrade their Diploma (or equivalent).

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

This course is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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The course will enable you to develop graduate, lifelong learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence-based practice to enhance your professional and academic skills.

You will be given the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of topics which relate to your professional practice.

Successful completion of the course will provide you with the academic skills, attitudes and values required to progress to higher levels of study as well as enhancing the quality of your professional practice.   

The course is delivered by a team of highly experienced educators and practitioners who have significant experience in their subject area and in delivering modules through face to face and distance learning methods. They will also provide you with the highest level of academic support during your studies.

The modules are designed to help you develop sound, evidence-based knowledge. Many of the modules are delivered online which will enable you to study in your own time and also remain in your own country of practice whilst undertaking the degree.

At the same time you can take advantage of opportunities to network through My Dundee (the virtual learning environment) and share your learning experiences with other students.

The University of Dundee has offered this BSc course for five years and it has been recently revised and approved through the University quality assurance processes.

The course is a ‘top up degree’ designed for nurses, midwives and other health professionals to upgrade their Diploma (or equivalent)

Three routes or pathways are offered.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) - for diploma and certificate qualified nurses
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BScM) - for diploma and certificate qualified midwives
  • Bachelor of Science Health Sciences (BScHS) degree for allied healthcare professionals, such as paramedics, and others working in health and social care

You need to complete up to four 12 week modules over a period of two years, depending on your previous study.

The course is delivered on a part-time basis and most modules are taught by online distance learning. This makes it a very flexible option for busy health professionals who need to study while working. All modules are applied to your own practice and you will study with students from a range of international and professional backgrounds. For the 2012 BSc cohort, 75.5% of students graduated with a BSc in Nursing.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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How you will be taught

The majority of the modules are delivered online through My Dundee and the learning materials are accessed in this way.

A few modules use a combination of classroom based teaching sessions or workshops supported by access to on line learning materials.  

Module materials are regularly updated to ensure that they remain current and relevant.

How you will be assessed

A range of on-line assessment methods are utilised. These include:

  • Essay assignments
  • Online discussions, debates and quizzes
  • Completion of portfolios

Students will have full support and guidance from the module team for completion of assessments.

What you will study

Semester 1

  • Current Perspectives in Cardiovascular Disease – local students only
  • Developing Academic Skills for Practice -recommended as a first module if you have not undertaken academic writing recently or any previous degree level study.
  • Meeting the Needs of Older People in Diverse Care Settings
  • Non- medical Prescribing
  • Project module
  • Quality and Clinical Governance in Practice
  • Applied Microbiology and Evidence-Based Precautions through Infection Prevention and Control (available to students who have a responsibility for Infection Control)

Semester 2

  • Acute and Critical Care
  • Current Perspectives in Cardiovascular Disease – local students only
  • Developing Academic Skills for Practice - recommended as a first module if you have not undertaken academic writing recently or any previous degree level study.
  • Introduction to Research Based Practice (core module)
  • Non-medical Prescribing – subject to specific entry requirements
  • Person-centred Approaches to Care
  • Project module
  • Improving Quality and Safety through Infection Prevention and Control (available to students who have a responsibility for Infection Control).

There is one core module for the course (Introduction to Research-based Practice) and this must be successfully completed in order to gain the BSc degree award.

The module delivery plan can be accessed on the BSc programmes website

https://nursingmidwifery.dundee.ac.uk/module-options. A more detailed description of the modules is also available here.

All of our modules are offered on a stand-alone basis, if you are interested in pursuing some professional development, but not a degree.

In many cases students are promoted or can progress with their careers because they have gained their degree. Obtaining the BSc degree also provides a platform for progressing on to further or higher level study, for instance a master’s degree.

In addition the course is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in the USA.

The BSc programmes are for nurses, midwives and other health and social care contexts such as the voluntary sector, managers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), physiotherapists and nutritionists.
As our programmes are delivered through on-line distance learning you will need reliable access to the internet.
All applicants are required to demonstrate the achievement of 120 credits at level 7 and 120 credits at level 8 (or equivalent) prior to commencing the programme. This is usually demonstrated by the programme leading to your professional qualification.
All applications are reviewed individually and this will determine the number of modules you need to complete.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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Loyalty Incentive

A discount of 15% of the module fee for an entire programme is offered to self-funding Alumni of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences for completion of a Bachelor programme. Please contact nursing-health-post-registration@dundee.ac.uk for further information.

Scholarships

Self-funding applicants from Low and Middle Income countries may be eligible for a Scholarship award with the fee level being equivalent to the Home fee rate. Please contact the email address above for further information.

Home fees 2017/18
Non EU fees 2017/18
30 point module £700 30 point module £1,800
15 point module £350 15 point module £900
30 point NMP module  £900    

Programme fees are charged on a per module basis. In many cases they can be paid in full or by instalments. All prices are subject to an annual review. 

Recognition for Prior Experiential Learning will be charged at £85.

Recognition for Prior Credited Learning will be charged at £70 per 10 credits.

UoD Nursing & Health Sciences application form

Download application form

Recognition for Prior Credited Learning application form

Download application form

Non-Medical Prescribing Application Form

Applicants from NHS Tayside and Fife applying for Non-Medical Prescribing should submit their application form to the lead prescriber in their area. Further information is available on the NHS intranet.

Download non-medical prescribing application form

Please send all completed applications to

Post Registration Admissions
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Dundee
11 Airlie Place
Dundee DD1 4HJ
Scotland
United Kingdom

or alternatively this can be emailed to nursing-health-post-registration@dundee.ac.uk


Course Contact

Karen Horsley
Nursing and Health Sciences
nursing-health-post-registration@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 388 534

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