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BSc Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)

 

Learning Disability nursing involves working in partnership with individuals and families to improve autonomy, promote health and support inclusion. This includes making a real contribution towards enhancing behaviours and lifestyles that help achieve the best health outcomes.

This programme focuses on meeting the holistic needs of people with learning disabilities. 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. 

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

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

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.

Career Opportunities

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, e.g. 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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l have worked with people with learning disabilities for a number of years, and really enjoy it. I was looking for a course which would give me broader scope to improve people’s lives. My degree will allow me to work with children or adults with learning disabilities, to ensure that they are able to live fulfilling, healthy lives, as independently as possible.

Corrinne Taylor,

GCU graduate

Course Contents

  • Values and Rights based Nursing practice

  • Health Improvement

  • Contemporary Health Care Delivery

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

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