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Clinical Practice BSc

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Looking for a way to boost your skills without putting your career on hold? Study areas you're interested in, at your own pace, to gain a BSc from King's College London. The part-time programme fits around you and your needs. Whether you want to explore a new specialism, or discover the latest thinking behind evidence-based practice, you'll find a host of modules to help you in your day to day role. The Clinical Practice BSc at King's College London offers a flexible opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals to study for a degree qualification part-time. While there is no set timetable for the course, it must be completed within five years

Key benefits

  • Put King's on your CV. We're ranked the top nursing faculty in the UK and secpnd in the world (QS World Rankings 2020).
  • King's College London offers exciting opportunities at world-class teaching hospitals.
  • Our study courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics.
  • Pick from a wide range of modules relevant to your area of practice in adult, children's or mental health nursing.

You’re likely to be a nurse who has completed a diploma or equivalent in the UK or abroad – we’ve designed this course to give you the opportunity to top up your qualification to a degree and update your skills. So it’s flexible with timings, and adjustable to your interests. Because there are only two required modules, your study is based around your practice area and your goals. We have a whole host of post-registration modules for you to choose from, in everything from neonatal to liver disease as well as non-medical prescribing and advanced assessment.

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

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Teaching methods - what to expect

At King’s, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, and workshops. Our teaching methods will depend on the options you choose. Some will include more independent study, but most modules will involve around 50-80 hours of teaching.

Our range of clinical practice modules are taught by a diverse teaching team. Many of our experts split their time between teaching and working in top London NHS trusts, so you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest developments in healthcare.

Learning outcomes

You can expect regular contact hours for each module of the study course, and this will include seminars, tutorials and workshops. Some areas of the course are designed to promote independent study supported by individual or group supervision, contact hours for these modules will be adjusted accordingly. Modules are delivered by blended learning or online.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Reports
  • essays
  • Portfolios
  • Written Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments such as essays and portfolios.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Structure

Required modules

In addition to the required Student Project 30 credit module, students choose one of the following 15 credits modules:

Student Project
Research Methods or
6KNIO319 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits)

Optional modules

You are also required to take a further 75 credits from the undergraduate post-registration optional modules offered by the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, provided requirements for enrolment on the module are met (e.g working in an appropriate clinical area.) The optional modules vary from year to year, but may typically include:

6KNIN337 Liver Disease: Management & Care of Patients (15 credits)
6KNIP528 Substance Misuse: Screening & Brief Interventions (15 credits)
6KNIN643 Palliative Care & End of Life Care Symptom Management (15 credits)
6KNIN626 Neonatal Nursing: Special Care (15 credits)
6KNIN844 Cardiac Care: Symptoms and Management of Heart Failure (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

Deposit

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

For 2020/21 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,320.  The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,640. 

For 2021/22 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,390. The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,780

Part time tuition fees - Overseas

N/A

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Students may need to provide their own study materials such as computers
  • If a student is required to work in a specific clinical setting where they are not employed they are liable for any costs incurred.
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed 

 

Funding

You’re likely to be a nurse who has completed a diploma or equivalent in the UK or abroad – we’ve designed this course to give you the opportunity to top up your qualification to a degree and update your skills. So it’s flexible with timings, and adjustable to your interests. Because there are only two required modules, your study is based around your practice area and your goals. We have a whole host of post-registration modules for you to choose from, in everything from neonatal to liver disease as well as non-medical prescribing and advanced assessment.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

At King’s, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, and workshops. Our teaching methods will depend on the options you choose. Some will include more independent study, but most modules will involve around 50-80 hours of teaching.

Our range of clinical practice modules are taught by a diverse teaching team. Many of our experts split their time between teaching and working in top London NHS trusts, so you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest developments in healthcare.

Learning outcomes

You can expect regular contact hours for each module of the study course, and this will include seminars, tutorials and workshops. Some areas of the course are designed to promote independent study supported by individual or group supervision, contact hours for these modules will be adjusted accordingly. Modules are delivered by blended learning or online.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Reports
  • essays
  • Portfolios
  • Written Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments such as essays and portfolios.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Structure

Required modules

In addition to the required Student Project 30 credit module, students choose one of the following 15 credits modules:

Student Project
Research Methods or
6KNIO319 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits)

Optional modules

You are also required to take a further 75 credits from the undergraduate post-registration optional modules offered by the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, provided requirements for enrolment on the module are met (e.g working in an appropriate clinical area.) The optional modules vary from year to year, but may typically include:

6KNIN337 Liver Disease: Management & Care of Patients (15 credits)
6KNIP528 Substance Misuse: Screening & Brief Interventions (15 credits)
6KNIN643 Palliative Care & End of Life Care Symptom Management (15 credits)
6KNIN626 Neonatal Nursing: Special Care (15 credits)
6KNIN844 Cardiac Care: Symptoms and Management of Heart Failure (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

Deposit

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

For 2020/21 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,320.  The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,640. 

For 2021/22 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,390. The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,780

Part time tuition fees - Overseas

N/A

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Students may need to provide their own study materials such as computers
  • If a student is required to work in a specific clinical setting where they are not employed they are liable for any costs incurred.
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed 

 

Funding

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