How is the PGDip Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-registration programme) taught?
As well as standard lectures and seminars, the course will also entail individual and group presentations. This academic focused work will be augmented by sessions and training in computer lab, including the Financial Markets Lab. You will also be shown how to collect data from resources such as Datastream, Bankscope and Fame.
With regard to the dissertation, the course includes several workshops on different aspects of writing a dissertation from academics teaching on this programme who have produced high-quality, internationally-known research.
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches and this course will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively.
Your learning will be supported by technology and this programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools such as online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
As nursing is a practice based profession, this course focuses on preparing you for future roles and responsibilities within a range of practice settings. You will be directed towards the achievement of professional competency with a requirement that you complete 50% of this programme in practice settings. This relates to a minimum of 2,300 hours of practice in order to support you in meeting the ‘Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Registration’ (NMC 2010).
Additional features to this course:
- Group work will be used throughout the programme to enable students to share their experiences and perceptions, to share good practice and discuss challenges faced within set time frames
- Skills and Practical Workshops will focus on developing clinical skills and abilities utilising underpinning theory. You will have the opportunity to practice and rehearse within secure and safe environments such as skills laboratories
- Individual and Group tutorials may be used to provide individual or a small group tutorial to support you
- Lectures will introduce key information, concepts and theories. When used they will be followed up with seminars and group work to ensure clarity and understanding of the concepts introduced, and to maximise the integration of theory and practice
All modules are assessed through coursework, which can be a combination of individual and/or group work, presentations and class based tests. There are also in-class tests and exams.
The learning, teaching and assessment approaches used throughout your programme will encourage you to be actively involved in your learning and to co-operate with other students.