Course Overview

A professionally orientated programme of study, this course enables students to further develop their self-awareness, values and understanding to help make better decisions in health care settings.

Key Features

  • Students are allowed to take up to four years to gain the Diploma in Health Care Practice award.
  • For those students that have studied longer than the four year requirement or those that have gained other level two modules elsewhere can still apply for progression to degree level three study so long as these courses equate to 120 credits at level two and include an approved research component.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 80 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHG209Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Research and Critical Appraisal
Optional Modules

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG285PSemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Sharing your practice development
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG292Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 3 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG285PSemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Sharing your practice development
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG296Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Elective and Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

Year 4 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students must choose between 40 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select up to 60 optional credits from the CHHS catalogue of modules. These may include the modules listed below. Students should discuss their options with the programme director and / or personal tutor.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
SHG239Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Health Promotion and Public Health
SHG246Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Working With Individuals who have Dementia Type Illness and their Carers
SHG255Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Symptom Control in Palliative Cancer Care
SHG256Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Loss, Grief and Bereavement
SHG262Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Mentor and Assessor Preparation - Bronglais (October)
SHG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)40Tissue Viability
SHG269Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Safeguarding Children and Young People
SHG285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Starting Your Professional Development
SHG286Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Personal Practice Development Portfolio
SHG287Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHG288Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Assessing your Current Practice
SHG289Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHG290Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHG291Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Developing Your Own Practice
SHG292Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Teaching and Learning in Practice

Description

Developed in line with the Quality Assurance Agency's framework for higher education England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2001) and the NHS Knowledge and Skill Framework and Development Review (2004), this course is designed for health care professionals to continue their education and develop their skills to contribute to the changing health and social care system.

All students must undertake the core module (Research and Critical Appraisal) which accounts for 40 credits. The remaining 80 credits must be made up from a selection of the College’s optional modules at level two (please see our prospectus for a full list). This allows students to choose the modules that best suit their career or career plans.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have 120 credits at level one (nurses or midwives with NMC registration will fulfil this criteria)
  • Those with another professionally relevant qualification are also eligible to apply.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply, please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1792 518553 or chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
HEDip Part-time £2,050 TBC

Important Information for 2018/19: The Welsh Government has recently issued a statement (July 2017) outlining intentions to increase the maximum tuition fee in 2018/19 for full-time undergraduate degree programmes in line with inflation. This may mean the maximum tuition fee for 2018/19 could be set to increase from £9,000 to £9,295 per annum. If the Welsh Government passes this update to The Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015 later in the year, the University will apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to increase its maximum fee level to £9,295 subject to satisfactory approval of a variation to the 2018/19 Fee & Access plan. If approved by HEFCW, the University will immediately write to all students affected notifying them of this fee increase as soon as is practically possible.

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Speak Out Safely

The College of Human and Health Sciences supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

 

Speak out safely

 

We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.