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Learning Disability Nursing with Health Foundation Year

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals.
In the ten years since the Health Foundation Year started, it has been successfully involved in the training of 20 Doctors, 32 Pharmacists, 11 Physiotherapists, 18 Nurses and 5 Midwives. Learning Disability nurses work with people with learning
disabilities and their families in a wide range of settings. The philosophy of care and support for people with learning disabilities
is one of partnership in which the nurse works alongside the person to
support them to lead a healthy and valued lifestyle and to exercise their
rights as members of society.
The course at Keele helps students to learn about and apply this
philosophy in the many different services for people with learning
disabilities. The course will also equip you with the appropriate
knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities
who have more complex and specialist needs. Clinical skills are an
essential part of the course and students have access to expert staff in
the Clinical Skills Laboratory to help develop and assess their practice.
The University also provides excellent support through its personal tutor
system. Wider benefits of enrolling on our courses include; experienced
student support, excellent IT and library facilities, preparation for a range
of roles as a professional learning disability nurse and a range of practice
based experience whilst you study.
Placements are designed to complement your theoretical and classroom
based work and you’ll be supported by a team of experienced mentors.
This will prepare you for a career in learning disability nursing in a range
of settings.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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