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BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)


The Nursing Studies (Learning Disability) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University focuses on meeting the holistic needs of people with learning disabilities.

At the Nursing Studies (Learning Disability) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University you will explore key themes within contemporary learning disability practice including meeting health needs, community engagement, person centred planning, inclusion and integration, addressing health inequalities, legislation, forensic practice, care planning and assessment, evidence-based practice, research methods and appraisal.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £12,250 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

You will undertake a variety of practice learning experiences within a variety of health and social care settings.

GCU’s virtual learning environment and state-of-the-art inter-professional simulation suite provides flexible, innovative, appropriate and eEective learning design, content and assessment. There is the opportunity to undertake clinical placements in a variety of NHS Health Boards and third sector organisations throughout west and central Scotland.


On successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

There are a wide range of employment opportunities in both NHS and third sector services, for example, assessment and treatment units, community learning disability teams, hospital liaison services, forensic services, child and adolescent mental health service, and other specialist services.

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Course Contents

  • Values and Rights based Nursing practice
  • Health Improvement, Contemporary Health Care Delivery
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
  • Working in interprofessional teams
  • Promoting personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities
  • Optimising Health Assets for People with Learning Disabilities

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