• For Entry: September | January | May
  • Duration: minimum 24 months, maximum 36 months
  • School: Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Study Mode: Blended learning

Delivered through a blended learning approach, the programme is tailored to each student's needs with learning focused on their clinical practice.

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Become part of a network of students learning together to transform lives and improve healthcare outcomes in Singapore by studying this post registration programme. This dynamic and practice-focused programme aims to help individual students to enhance their skills and capabilities as a degree-prepared nurse.

 

This course is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board and is delivered through a blended approach to learning (face-to-face in Singapore and via distance learning) by faculty at the University of Dundee, School of Nursing and Health Sciences in partnership with CSM Academy International.

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This BSc Nursing and Health programme has been designed to specifically meet the needs of Singapore healthcare and allow Singapore nurses to become future-ready. This is a flexible, interactive programme which combines face-to-face teaching with distance learning. We have an excellent international reputation for providing high quality programmes designed to offer a student-centred approach to post registration education.

There are three intakes per year, September, January and May and the programme is delivered on a modular basis over a period of three years. Students will undertake eight taught modules that will expand their thinking and expertise in current and clinically focused topics.

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How you will be taught

The programme is delivered by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills):

  • Intensive lectures
  • Tutorials and group work
  • Clinical skills
  • Online learning material
  • Discussion boards and web conferences
  • Web based activities and quizzes
  • Web conferences

All face-to-face teaching will be undertaken at CSM Academy International in Singapore at the start of every module.

How you will be assessed

The programme is assessed using a variety of traditional and more innovative approaches. Summative assessment methods include:

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Essays and reflective accounts
  • Portfolio
  • Exam
  • Assessed online activities such as debates and team work

Students will also benefit from some formative assessments to prepare them for their summative assessments.

 

A blended learning approach means students will benefit from face-to-face and online learning. Learning from each module is applied to each student's professional practice context.

  • This programme has been developed to specifically address the needs of Singapore healthcare, allowing students to become future-ready
  • Students are continually supported throughout the programme, during in-country teaching visits from lecturers and also via online support. Each module has a dedicated module team.
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What you will study

There are eight modules in this BSc Nursing and Health Programme, all of which require to be completed:

Modules

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

The aim of this module is to equip you with knowledge and skills in health and physical assessment of the body systems in the deteriorating adult. This will include a holistic approach, incorporating a structured physical assessment of the unwell client, presenting acutely or with a long-term health condition and consideration of the mental health and wellbeing impact of this.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Relate knowledge of altered or abnormal anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of mental and physical examinations of a patient, incorporating the main body systems, recognising the impact of mental health issues.
  • Describe and identify differences between normal and deviations from normal mental and physical health
  • Explain the clinical significance of abnormal mental and physical assessment findings
  • Employ skills in consultation, gathering health information and physical and mental health assessment. Explain the significance of assessment findings.

Assessment Strategy

There will be a formative quiz in the module within My Dundee which will provide immediate feedback on the studied disorders and anomalies. The summative assessment is in two parts: 

  • An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will take place at the end of the module allowing assessment of the learned principles and skills
  • Students will complete a clinical workbook evidencing a range of clinical skills and competencies

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

The aim of the module is to enable you to develop an understanding of evidence-based practice, qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and research methods and statistics to address health priorities in Singapore. Research ethics and professional considerations will also form part of this module as the protection of people is a key aim in all nursing and healthcare research.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level. 

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Examine the role of research in evidence-based practice and how this is used in nursing practice and healthcare
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aim of qualitative and quantitative research, and when each is used
  • Explore essential components of the research process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methods
  • Explore approaches to using statistics in research
  • Evaluate ethical considerations in research in Singapore
  • Demonstrate an ability to appraise qualitative and quantitative research methods 

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment is in two parts:

  • an online multiple-choice examination
  • a 1500-word research critique.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

This module aims to enable you to explore leadership theories and styles, and develop leadership skills, through critical reflection on theory and practice. You will explore various leadership theories and styles as they relate to their area of practice in Singapore. You will develop an understanding of the impact of organisational structure and culture on approaches to leadership and consider these in the context of their own clinical setting. You will also focus on the administrative, conceptual and interpersonal skills required for effective leadership, using this approach to identify their own leadership needs within their healthcare setting in Singapore. 

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Explore traditional and recent leadership theories and styles
  • Explore the administrative, conceptual and interpersonal skills required for effective leadership
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of organisational structure and culture on approaches to leadership
  • Relate leadership theories and styles to the student’s practice setting
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to develop and apply key leadership skills

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment is in two parts:

  • Development of a leadership plan
  • Select a leadership style and analyse this in detail, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the style and how it can be applied in different contexts

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

This module will extend your understanding of fundamental concepts in healthcare ethics, including how these are applied in practice. It will also support you to understand the legal implications of your professional practice.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply ethical and legal principles to practice
  • Evaluate key concepts associated with ethical practice, including informed consent, capacity, confidentiality and avoiding harm
  • Analyse legal implications of practice, including personal and vicarious liability, negligence and accountability
  • Demonstrate understanding of local and national law, as it applies to the student’s practice context

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment:

  • A critique of the ethical and legal issues involved in a given practice-based scenario

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

This module will enhance knowledge and understanding of quality improvement (QI) and patient safety in healthcare. You will reflect upon their own experiences of quality improvement in the context of their nursing practice in Singapore and consider how they impact on patient safety. Sustained impact will also be discussed. You will also be encouraged to think about areas of their clinical practice where improvements can be made.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality improvement and how it impacts on patient safety
  • Examine the differences between quality improvement and research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the model of improvement and how this is applied to improvement methodology
  • Explore a range of commonly used QI methodologies and their application in practice
  • Appraise current quality improvement work in clinical practice and identify ways in which further improvement can be achieved
  • Reflect on the implications of individual, team and organisational responsibility and accountability in relation to quality improvement 

Assessment Strategy

Students will undertake a formative discussion activity by providing a 400-500 reflective summary. The summative assessment:

  • 1500-word essay

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

This module will enable you to explore the underpinning evidence for learning and teaching in practice and apply this to your own clinical setting. The module will also allow you to recognise and exercise your own accountability in assessing performance of future-ready nurses. 

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Critically examine opportunities for learning and teaching in practice
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate effective strategies to support and enhance learning using best evidence
  • Assess the performance and progress of learners in the practice environment
  • Reflect on the implications of individual responsibility and accountability when making decisions on competence 

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment:

  • Two 750-word reflective accounts. 

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

The module aims are to enhance the your knowledge of societal, national, cultural and professional attitudes to death and dying; and to equip you with the skills that will enable you to provide a person centred approach to palliative and end of life care for patients within any care setting.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Explore how early identification of palliative and supportive care needs can ensure holistic person centred care across a range of care settings
  • Examine and critically debate strategies to help identify those who require or would benefit from a palliative and supportive approach to their care
  • Participate and reflect on conversations around death and dying and recognise how this may impact on patients and their families preparation and planning for end of life care
  • Demonstrate comprehension of advance care planning and its necessity for a person centred approach to palliative and end of life care

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment:

  • 1500-word essay

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 15
Total student effort: 150

Module Aim

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the necessary evidence-based knowledge, attitudes and skills to promote successful ageing and enhance the healthcare experiences of older people with complex and co-existing physical, mental health and/or social needs across the Singapore healthcare sector. To ensure that the needs of Singapore’s older people are met in appropriate care settings, the module develops nurses' capacity to implement therapeutic interventions for older people across the healthcare sector landscape.

Target Audience

This module is part of the BSc Nursing and Health programme for diploma-educated nurses who are registered with a valid practising certificate (full and conditional registration only) with the Singapore Nursing Board, and who wish to convert to degree level.

Delivery Details

The delivery of the programme by blended learning (online and through face-to-face intensive lectures, tutorials and clinical skills) enables the learning experience to be focused on the individual practice of the student, ensuring that learning is active, meaningful and relevant to every student. Student support is ongoing throughout the programme through face-to-face, email, discussion boards, telephone or other interactive methods.

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of normal ageing on older people’s ability to maintain health and manage ill health 
  • Appraise the assessment and management strategies to meet the complex, multifactorial, physical, psychological and social care needs of older people across their healthcare journey
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment and management of Frailty in older people to ensure care is delivered at the right time and in the right care setting
  • Understand the challenges to managing complex care needs and provide possible solutions to improve healthcare outcomes for older people 

Assessment Strategy

The formative assessment is a piece of evidence of 400-500 words. The summative assessment:

  • portfolio of evidence

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk

This programme facilitates the development of graduate, lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance professional and academic skills. This will maximise the opportunities for career development and progression.

Please contact our Singapore partner's office for application information:

CSM Academy International
250 Sims Ave, #03-01, SPCS Building
Singapore 387513
Telephone : 65 629 629 62
Email: csmsupport@csmacademy.edu.sg
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