For some client groups care is more complex, in that although acute emergencies and exacerbations occur there is also often an on-going health issue responsible for the acute episode e.g. renal, cardiac, respiratory, neurological or cardio-thoracic impairment. This course allows students to fully explore both the acute and the on-going aspects of care of these specialisms and to review their practice, whilst analysing the patient journey/experience.
Specific module information:
STUDY MODE: None
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: One Year
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: September
Students must have:
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2019/20.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
The aim of this course is to critically explore and analyse the acute and specialist on-going care provided for patients being cared for in either Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Renal or Neuroscience care environments.
Content will include
Classrooms with skills laboratories where applicable.
A variety of assessment strategies are employed within this course. For the core module, a Patchwork Text Assessment approach through portfolio will be implemented. The acute specialist modules include a variety of assessments for example, written assignment, observed structured clinical examination (OSCE), oral assessment, presentations, and examination.
A variety of lecturers with expertise in their specialities are involved in delivering the course
The aims of this course are:
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839