Part time 2 - 5 years
N/A; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
September and January
Subject to approval
If you are a nurse or midwife and want to explore, develop and enhance your practice skills and theoretical knowledge through processes of enquiry and critical thinking, then the BSc (Hons) Neonatal Practice degree is ideal for you.
The award will enhance your employability and provide you with an opportunity to become ‘Qualified in Speciality’ (QIS) if you have not already done so; share professional practice knowledge and insight.
Principles of family centred and developmental care perspectives inform the ethos of this course and themes of infant and family, culturally sensitivity and technology in care inform your module options.
Students must complete 120 module credits to be awarded the award.
Students will progress through the course by undertaking core modules and choices from the list of optional modules
The course is designed through modules of learning and is based on a framework that meets the course aims and learning outcomes whilst also permitting some flexibility through optional choices.
The pace of progress is down to the individual student but most will be expected to complete within three years of starting and as a rule no more than five years.
Numerous customised progression routes are possible depending upon individual needs and interests.
Throughout this course, your module teaching is delivered by a range of UCLan staff and guest speakers who are experts within their field. All Senior Lecturers have an extensive neonatal experience, a NMC recordable teaching qualification and are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Students will develop key transferable and employability skills during this course and will have the opportunity to discuss these with a personal tutor and record development within your professional portfolio.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
Part-time: £760 per 20 credit module
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The course will emphasise the creation of a reflective environment that serves as a safe space within which to challenge practice. Formal lectures will provide a focus and stimulus for other forms of learning e.g. seminars, tutorials and discussion. Independent study and personal reflection forms an important and integral element of this course serving to link theory and practice.
The course has a variety of assessment strategies across the different modules. The clinical modules include an assessment in the clinical area by a mentor as well as compulsory academic assessment.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Before moving to UCLan Kath worked as an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and is ideally positioned to support students in obtaining QIS status and beyond.