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Clinical Practice BSc

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Overview

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 course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Put King’s on your CV. We’re the No.1 nursing faculty in the UK, and No.2 in the world (QS World Rankings 2019). 
  • Don’t give up your day job. The timings are up to you, but you’ll need to complete the course in five years.  
  • Learn from leading researchers and professionals, all experts in their fields. 
  • Pick from a wide range of modules relevant to your area of practice in adult, children’s or mental health nursing. 

Key information

Duration Up to 5 years.

Study mode Part-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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Course detail

Description

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.  

You only need to complete two compulsory modules for this course. Then, it’s up to you to tailor your learning and explore the topics relevant to your area of practice.  

Feeling overwhelmed by our huge choice of modules? Our programme leads and student services team can help you discover how to get the most out of this course.   

Teaching

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.  

Course details 

We designed the course for working healthcare professionals. So it’s flexible with timings, and adjustable to your interests. 

From research methods to national policy knowledge, we’ll provide you with the tools to broaden your understanding of clinical practice.  

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. 

Assessment

The way we assess you depends on the modules you pick. Typically, we use a mix of reports, essays, and portfolios. And for our research based modules, you’ll sit written exams.  

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Location(s):

We’re based at the four London campuses: 

  • Guy’s 

  • Waterloo 

  • Denmark Hill 

  • St Thomas’ 

Different modules will happen in different locations, but a lot of your time will be spent around Waterloo. 

 

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Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

 

Required Modules
  • Student Project

In addition, students choose one of the following modules:

  • Research Methods or
  • Evidence Based Practice

 

Optional Modules
You will also take a further 60 credits from the undergraduate post-registration modules offered by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery that must be relevant to your working practice area.

Additionally, you will study a further 15 credits from any of the undergraduate post-registration modules offered by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, which may typically include:

  • Liver Disease: Management and Care of Patients
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Brief Interventions
  • Contraception and Sexual Healthcare: A Foundation
  • Chemotherapy: Principles and Practice
  • Palliative and End of Life Care Foundations
  • Haemato-oncology: Principles and Practice
  • Neuromedical Conditions and their Management
  • Palliative Care and End of Life Care Symptom Management
  • Nephrology Nursing
  • Acute Oncology
  • Child Protection
  • Haemodialysis Nursing
  • Neonatal Nursing: Special Care
  • Diabetes Care: Theoretical and Practical Aspects
  • Management in Healthcare
  • Infection Control
  • Cardiac Care: Heart Failure Assessment and Management
  • ECG

Entry requirements

 
A-level qualifications alone are not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
The IB qualification alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
The Access to HE Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
Cambridge Pre-U qualifications alone are not sufficient for entry on this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Extended Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Subsiduary Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The European Baccalaureate alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.

Required subjects

Applicants must hold a professional qualification and be registered with a professional body in the health field.

Students who enter as 'advanced students' must already hold 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 (UK Dip HE equivalent).

 

Further information and other requirements

Please contact the Programme Leader, Amanda McNaughton at amanda.mcnaughton@kcl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£1,210 per module (2018/19*)

Full 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 

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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