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Why study health and social care at Hull? Each year the Faculty of Health and Social Care attracts more than 2,000 students, who undertake a variety of education and research courses from our comprehensive portfolio. These courses are available for pre-qualifying, post-qualifying and postgraduate nurses, midwives and other health care professionals. All courses are developed in partnership with our national and international health and social care colleagues. Hull has a culturally and socially diverse population across its urban and rural communities.To meet the population’s health needs, care takes place in a range of acute hospital and community settings. Our learning and teaching strategies include inter-professional learning alongside students from the Hull York Medical School and other University departments, with traditional lectures and seminar presentations complemented by the use of elearning.You are able to practise clinical skills in a dedicated facility, and you experience placement learning in a range of health and social care environments in Hull and East Yorkshire and North and North East Lincolnshire. The quality of our learning and teaching has received excellent feedback from the Quality Assurance Agency’s Health Care and HLSP reviews, as well as the professional statutory bodies which monitor and conjointly validate our portfolio of courses. How will you learn? All courses involve attendance on block release and individual study days, as well as rostered time within various clinical environments. All modules are compulsory, and successful completion of all modules is necessary to attract the professional award. Practice is an integral and important part of the course and is assessed through your clinical placement. Placements are completed within local NHS trusts, on both sides of the Humber. While on clinical placement, you are taught and supported by experienced practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and clinical skills. On the Child Nursing courses, placements are available in both hospital and community settings.

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Health and social care For professional programmes all applicants are required to attend a formal interview and – if successful – will be required to undergo a formal medical assessment and an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure, as well as providing two satisfactory references. All places are subject to NHS funding and clinical placements. We encourage non-school-leavers to undertake health care courses as they bring with them many life skills and experiences. We support the widening-participation agenda through our entry criteria for mature students. Can you apply for funding? Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice students may be eligible for an NHS bursary. Degree students are considered for a means-tested bursary, and Diploma and Advanced Diploma students are considered for a non-meanstested bursary.The NHS strategic health authority pays your tuition fees. To qualify for an NHS bursary, you must be a UK resident, or have been granted permanent leave to stay in the UK, or have been granted UK residency. Equal opportunities We welcome students from all cultures and backgrounds, as we expect the health care workforce of the future to be as diverse as the communities it serves. We are pleased to receive applications from individuals who consider themselves disabled or who have a health condition or physical/psychological impairment. Our Occupational Health Service and Disability Services are experienced in advising and supporting students with impairments on an individual basis. Reasonable adjustments may be made to teaching and learning to ensure that such students have an opportunity to demonstrate their competencies and skills. The recruitment and progress of all students is monitored to ensure fairness, as is the outcome of their studies. Health screening All students are required to undergo a medical check and health screening to assess their professional suitability prior to admission, and are required to complete a ‘Good Health and Good Character’ declaration.

What are we looking for? You are required to meet the University and professional requirement of proficiency in the English language and mathematics – either in the form of GCSE at grade C or above, or through an alternative programme such as IELTS (with a minimum score of 7) – before making an application, unless it is inherent in your current form of study. Please be advised that the Certificate of Adult Numeracy at Level 2 is accepted, but that the Certificate of Adult Literacy at Level 2 is not accepted, as an alternative.

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Midwifery

Adult nursing

Single Honours BSc (Hons) In midwifery, the focus is always on the woman.This means listening to what women have to say, recognising their needs and responding appropriately, and supporting their families and friends. As a key member of a multidisciplinary team you are required to liaise with other health professionals, plus emergency and social services, to ensure continuity of support for people who need it. Midwifery covers a range of activities that few other professions can match: helping to promote good health in pregnancy or training a new mother to cope after the birth, for example.

Single Honours / Advanced Diploma BSc (Hons) / AdvDipHE These courses offer you the opportunity to embark on an exciting, diverse and challenging career in adult nursing. In a wide range of settings and specialities, you will work as part of a team to provide quality care and support to patients, their relatives and carers.

As an undergraduate midwife you spend half of your time in clinical practice and the other half at the University.

We are looking for caring, thoughtful and motivated people with good communication skills.You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills to plan and deliver care safely and effectively.

Requirements We require 280 points from three A levels (or equivalent), with a minimum of grades B, B and C. Structure This is a three-year full-time course, funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules.

The courses are arranged so that you spend equal time in the University and in a range of clinical placements.You will gain experience in both hospital and community settings, providing care to patients with both acute and long-term conditions.

Requirements For the degree course we require 200 points, with at least two A levels at grade C (or equivalent). For the Advanced Diploma, we require five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Graduate entry If you are a graduate with a 2.2 classification in a subject that has at least a 50% link with health care, you may be able to undertake a two-year shortened course at Advanced Diploma level.Your previous degree will be assessed for content and learning outcomes against our course requirements. Only first-round applications will be accepted and, if invited for interview, applicants will be required to provide details of their degree course (including the learning outcomes of individual modules) before the interview. Structure The three-year full-time course is funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules. In Years 1 and 2, all students take the same modules at the same academic level. In Year 3, degree students take 120 credits and Advanced Diploma students take 80 credits. On successful completion of the theory and practice elements of the course, you are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for registration as a Level 1 nurse.

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

n/a

Single Honours

Midwifery

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

B740

200

Adult Nursing

3

n/a

3060

5 GCSEs

Adult Nursing

2

n/a

3010

graduate entry

Courses offered

Years

Single Honours

3

280

Adult Nursing Advanced Diploma

Please be advised that applications for this course are made directly to the University rather than through UCAS. For further information, please contact us at fhsc.admiss@hull.ac.uk.

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Rebecca Wall AdvDipHE Adult Nursing

How many people can say they have just helped drastically change or saved someone’s life? Not many – that’s what makes my job so special to me.This is the best career I could have chosen. It’s brilliant!

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Children’s nursing

Learning disability nursing

Single Honours / Advanced Diploma BSc (Hons) / AdvDipHE These courses equip you with the skills necessary to care for children and their families. Placements and theoretical work are aligned with and reflect the current changes within children’s services.

Single Honours / Advanced Diploma BSc (Hons) / AdvDipHE Our pre-qualifying nursing courses offer you the opportunity to experience diversity of need, age range and service provider. We prepare learning disability nurses to take up the challenge of ensuring that the considerable health needs of people with learning disabilities are appropriately addressed within mainstream and specialist services.

You spend half of your time at the University and the other half in clinical practice in a variety of different childcare areas. Placement areas include hospital and community settings on both sides of the Humber. The teaching team come from a variety of disciplines within children’s nursing and contribute a productive blend of expertise. Taught sessions encompass a range of teaching methods, including case discussions, problem-based learning, simulation and online sessions. We offer unique opportunities by providing a branchspecific clinical skills module as well as giving you the chance to study alongside students who are already qualified nurses. Requirements For the degree course we require 200 points, with at least two A levels at grade C (or equivalent). For the Advanced Diploma, we require five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Graduate entry If you are a graduate with a 2.2 classification in a subject that has at least a 50% link with health care, you may be able to undertake a two-year shortened course at Advanced Diploma level.Your previous degree will be assessed for content and learning outcomes against our course requirements. Only first-round applications will be accepted and, if invited for interview, applicants will be required to provide details of their degree course (including the learning outcomes of individual modules) before the interview.

During the course you will develop skills in communication, advocacy, person-centred practice, teaching, health promotion and health facilitation.You will practise clinical and therapeutic skills and learn the importance of evidence-based interventions.You will support people with learning disabilities in practice areas including their homes, local communities, schools, residential services, assessment and treatment units, and day services. We have strong links with a variety of services in Hull and the surrounding region, enabling you to experience working across disciplinary and agency boundaries and enhancing your future career choices. Within the speciality of learning disability nursing, you will benefit from strong supervision and support provided by a dedicated team of lecturers based at the University and mentors in the practice setting. Requirements For the degree course we require 200 points, with at least two A levels at grade C (or equivalent). For the Advanced Diploma, we require five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

Structure The three-year full-time course is funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules.

Graduate entry If you are a graduate with a 2.2 classification in a subject that has at least a 50% link with health care, you may be able to undertake a two-year shortened course at Advanced Diploma level.Your previous degree will be assessed for content and learning outcomes against our course requirements. Only first-round applications will be accepted and, if invited for interview, applicants will be required to provide details of their degree course (including the learning outcomes of individual modules) before the interview.

In Years 1 and 2, all students study the same modules at the same academic level. In Year 3, degree students take 120 credits and Advanced Diploma students take 80 credits.

Structure The three-year full-time course is funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules.

On successful completion of the theory and practice elements of the course, you are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for registration as a Level 1 nurse.

In Years 1 and 2, all students study the same modules at the same academic level. In Year 3, degree students take 120 credits and Advanced Diploma students take 80 credits. On successful completion of the theory and practice elements of the course, you are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for registration as a Level 1 nurse.

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

B730

200

Children’s Nursing

3

n/a

3360

5 GCSEs

Children’s Nursing

2

n/a

3310

graduate entry

Courses offered

Years

Single Honours

Children’s Nursing

Years

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

B761

200

Learning Disability Nursing

3

n/a

3260

5 GCSEs

Learning Disability Nursing

2

n/a

3210

graduate entry

Single Honours

Advanced Diploma

120

Other subject(s)

Courses offered Learning Disability Nursing Advanced Diploma

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Mental health nursing

Operating department practice

Single Honours / Advanced Diploma BSc (Hons) / AdvDipHE The key challenge for mental health nurses is to use their specialist skills, together with their own personal strengths, to help people come to terms with their problems. Mental health nurses are also likely to be responsible for coordinating a patient’s care in the community.You therefore liaise professionally with a range of other services, including social workers, police, charities, and local government and housing officials.

Diploma DipHE Operating department practitioners (ODPs) work alongside doctors, nurses and other health care staff within the perioperative environment, providing multidisciplinary team care for patients before, during and after surgery.The term ‘perioperative’ is used because it represents theatre care in its broadest sense and connotes the more holistic approach that typifies contemporary practice.

Becoming a mental health nurse is a personal and professional journey that involves the acquisition and development of various skills and qualities. We offer a strongly experiential course with a clear focus on service user and practitioner involvement, on which you can learn and develop through working alongside people with a fascinating range of views and insights.You spend half of your time at the University and the other half in clinical practice in a variety of different mental health care areas.

ODPs predominantly work in the operating theatre environment, although their technical skills, knowledge base and expertise are utilised in a broad range of critical care areas within the hospital setting (for example, some ODPs work in intensive care units or on resuscitation teams). An ODP’s role involves communicating with patients and their carers to make an assessment and to plan and then provide a high standard of care for patients. Good problemsolving and communication skills and an ability to work as part of a dedicated team are essential components of the job.

Requirements For the degree course we require 200 points, with at least two A levels at a minimum of grade C (or equivalent). For the Advanced Diploma, we require five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Graduate entry If you are a graduate with a 2.2 classification in a subject that has at least a 50% link with health care, you may be able to undertake a two-year shortened course at Advanced Diploma level.Your previous degree will be assessed for content and learning outcomes against our course requirements. Only first-round applications will be accepted and, if invited for interview, applicants will be required to provide details of their degree course (including the learning outcomes of individual modules) before the interview. Structure The three-year full-time course is funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules.

A career in operating department practice is exciting, rewarding, challenging and demanding, with many opportunities for personal development and role diversity. After qualifying, ODPs have the opportunity to develop their careers in specialist clinical settings. Openings also exist for work overseas or within the independent health care sector. Students on our course spend 60% of their time in clinical practice and 40% at the University. Requirements The equivalent of 160 points on the UCAS tariff scale: that is, two A levels at a minimum of grade C (or equivalent). Structure This is a two-year full-time course, funded by the NHS Bursary scheme. It consists entirely of compulsory modules.

In Years 1 and 2, all students study the same modules at the same academic level. In Year 3, degree students take 120 credits and Advanced Diploma students take 80 credits. On successful completion of the theory and practice elements of the course, you are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for registration as a Level 1 nurse.

Years

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

B760

200

Mental Health Nursing

3

n/a

3160

5 GCSEs

Mental Health Nursing

2

n/a

3110

graduate entry

Single Honours

Mental Health Nursing

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

B990

Diploma

Operating Department Practice

2

Advanced Diploma

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Global health and disease

Foundation degrees

Single Honours BSc (Hons) This degree focuses on international health, development and humanitarian relief. It covers key topics such as health threats, refugees, migration and the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international bodies. Funded by HEFCE, the course prepares you for a range of opportunities in the field of development and international aid. Graduates can also go on to work as developing-world specialists in a range of organisations such as government agencies and departments, international health bodies and organisations not primarily devoted to development, such as the media and transnational companies.

Three Foundation degrees are currently available in the faculty: • Community Care • Dental Nursing Practice • Gastroenterology (online) Foundation degrees enable people working in or interested in health care, but who may not want to gain a professional qualification, to develop their knowledge and skills.They are designed to provide an educated and competent workforce based on local need.There is good support from the academic team to ensure congruence between theory and practice.These are flexible courses involving various teaching strategies and resources.

The course will introduce you to major world health issues and examine a range of related topics, including the culture and context of ill health, health service systems, the impact of war, epidemics and refugee emergencies. A core component is the investigation of the structure, operation and effectiveness of a range of NGOs in the provision of resources in developing nations.

Successful students will have the opportunity to continue developing their knowledge and skills by progressing from their Foundation degree to other degree courses: for example, from Community Care to the second year of a nursing programme, or from Gastroenterology to the third year of BSc Gastroenterology.

Requirements We require 300 points from three A levels (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade B.

There are several sources of funding: for example, via the strategic health authority if you work in the NHS, or via the local education authority if you work in social care.

Structure This is a three-year full-time course. It comprises a mix of compulsory and optional modules.

Requirements Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy is usually mandatory for all, and your workplace must be able to provide a practice supporter, but other entry criteria vary. For example:

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

L901

Single Honours

Global Health and Disease*

3

* Subject to approval.

300

• Dental Nursing Practice – you must be a qualified certificated dental nurse • Community Care – you must be working within a health or social care environment • Gastroenterology – you must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C Applications Please note that applications for these Foundation degrees in 2010 will be via UCAS, but course codes are not yet available. For further information, please contact us at www.fhsc.admiss@hull.ac.uk.

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