Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons)


Full-time

Entry 2018

Duration

UCAS code

Location

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Entry requirements

A levels

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least two full A-levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

120 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, Science, English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Combined Science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalences are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, a second reference and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Students on health care programmes must be able to meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements

Minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (no sub-test lower than 7.0).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths and Biology or Combined Science qualifications equivalent to GCSE Grade C.

UKVI approved IELTS of 6.5 overall with no sub-test less than 6.5.

In addition applicants will need to succeed in the selection/interview process for the degree programme.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus TWO of the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 60% and at least 60% in English Language for Specific Academic Purposes with additional sub-test requirements.

Placement

During the programme you will undertake a variety of clinical experiences predominately in the Bradford, Airedale and Craven districts, consisting of practice placements lasting between 6 and 12 weeks.

You will be allocated a Mentor on each placement who has undertaken a professionally recognised Mentorship preparation award.

You may also be allocated an associate mentor depending upon the placement.

Mentors are there to support and educate you during your practice placement, helping you to integrate the theoretical knowledge gained into effective/ appropriate practice.

They will supervise your work and assess your progress during and at the end of the placement. 

We also have a Practice Education Support Team (PEST) that provides a link between practice placement areas and the University.

The team are there to offer Mentor support and guidance to ensure and enhance your learning in practice.

There is also an opportunity to undertake an elective placement at the end of Year 2 which can include experience abroad, for example Finland, Belgium and Denmark.

Learning and assessment

The programme is framed around four core concepts; direct clinical/patient care, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice and developing self and others. These are common to all fields of nursing and represent the NMC domains (NMC 2010). The core concepts form a framework of key content which is revisited across the three years, progressing from an introduction and broad understanding of concepts, to complex in-depth application of concepts applied to nursing. The intention is to facilitate your development by introducing you to the fundamental knowledge and skills centred on core and field subjects required to meet the health needs of all patient/client groups, whilst ensuring you develop the specific in-depth knowledge and skills to meet the complex health needs of people from your chosen field of practice. However, you will not only learn about and become competent nursing patients/clients in your own field of nursing but you will also become confident in nursing patients/clients who have an additional condition related to other fields of nursing. For example; learning to work with patients/service users with problems associated with your own field of nursing but who also have a learning disability.

Facilities

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The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.

Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.

They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.

Read more about our nursing facilities.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.