Bachelor of Science – Nursing and Health

If you are a Registered Nurse or Midwife looking to extend your educational qualifications, this BSc Nursing degree will be sure to challenge you academically and provide you with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice. University of Dundee is an international leader in developing healthcare graduates who influence improvement in health outcomes through education and research. This post-registration degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference, locally and globally.

University of Dundee is one of the top ranking Universities in UK whose curricula produce graduates with the knowledge, attributes and care skills that are valued by service users and health and social care providers, nationally and internationally. Curricular innovation ensures the currency and sustained impact of their courses in constantly changing care settings.

About University Of Dundee

The University of Dundee is an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Their international reputation attracts top-class students and academics from across the world, with well over 100 countries represented in the University community.

Some of its more notable achievements include:

  1. 28th in the UK rankings of Good University Guide’s league table
  2. Best Scottish University of the year for 2 years in a row (2017 and 2016)
  3. UK Top 10 in 2016 with overall 91% satisfaction rate in its courses (National Student Survey, Scotland)
  4. Dundee is in the top 10 in the UK for both key measures of excellent teaching quality & student experience
  5. Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award 2017

 

Its faculty has received numerous awards for:

  1. Regius Professorship awarded by the Queen
  2. Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education (1998,2005,2013)
  3. Innovation Technology Excellence Award (2005)
  4. BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) 2015 Innovator of the year

Course Structure

There are a total of 8 modules.Students are allowed to take maximum of 2 modules per trimester.

Course Module and Synopsis

Orientation to degree level study(NB30114)

This module will help orientate students to studying and learning at degree level and provide them with the skills required for successful study. Students will be able to explore the attributes that are expected at degree level and examine ways of using practice as a prompt for learning at degree level. This includes exploring how to search and retrieve literature, enhancing digital literacy skills, and developing an understanding of critical thinking and analysis in the context of studying for a degree.  Students will also be able to learn about how to avoid plagiarism and to reference their work correctly.

Quality improvement and patient safety(NB30118)

This module will enhance knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and patient safety in various contexts of healthcare. Students will develop their quality and quality improvement, and understand how it impacts on patient safety. Different types of quality improvement methodologies will be examined, and students will explore how to use and implement these methodologies to their own practice. In doing so, a deeper understanding about the differences between quality improvement and research will be gained.

Person-Centred Practice(NB30120)

This module will allow students to explore the application of person-centeredness to practice. They will be able to explore and articulate beliefs and values underlying person-centeredness, and critically appraise current evidence, theories and models that underpin person-centred care. Students will also be able to identify how a person-centred approach can be applied to different contexts and different client groups, as well as understanding the potential barriers and challenges to a person-centred practice.

Leading and Managing Change(NB30116)

This module will enable students to explore and develop leadership and decision-making skills, through appraisal and critical reflection. It will encourage students to examine leadership theories and styles as they relate to the student’s area of practice, and develop their understanding of the impact of organisational structure and culture on approaches to leadership. Additionally, students will explore how to make effective decisions, using critical thinking and reflection, and examine the barriers and enablers to effective decision-making.

Learning and Teaching for Practice(NB30119)

This module will allow students to develop their understanding and skills to be able to support and facilitate learning and teaching in practice. They will develop, implement, and evaluate effective strategies to support and enhance learning using best evidence, while also critically examining opportunities for learning and teaching in practice. Students will explore ways in which to assess the performance and progress of learners in the practice environment, and reflect on the implications of individual responsibility and accountability when making decisions on competence.

Health and Physical Assessment(NB30121)

This module will develop student’s knowledge to enhance skills in health and physical assessment. Students will explore several key components of successful assessment which include anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, the purpose of physical assessment, systematic physical examinations of a patient from ‘head-to-toe’, and the main primary techniques of physical examination. By gaining a deeper understanding of these issues, students will be able to explain the significance of physical assessment findings and understand differences between normal and deviations from normal physical health. In doing so, they will be able to consider how deviations from normal physical health may be addressed.

Understanding Research and Statistics(NB30115)

This module will enable students to develop an understanding of essential terms and concepts in research approaches, methods and statistics. They will examine the role of research in evidence-based practice and how to appraise different approaches to research, and explore the essential components of the research process. In doing this, students will gain a deeper understanding of quantitative research methods and approaches to using statistics in research.

Healthcare Ethics and Law(NB30117)

This module will extend students’ understanding of fundamental concepts in healthcare ethics, including how these are applied in practice. Students will be supported to understand local and national law, the legal implications of their professional practice, and how to apply ethical and legal principles to practice. Students will also examine key concepts associated with ethical practice, including informed consent, capacity, maintaining confidentiality and avoiding harm. Additionally, students will be able to appraise the legal implications of practice, including personal and vicarious liability, negligence and accountability.

Course Learning Objectives

This programme aims to facilitate the development of lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance your professional and academic skills.

The programme also aims to facilitate the development of practitioners for practice in a culturally diverse, contemporary health service and to contextualise health care within current global, socio-economic and demographic drivers and health care policy.

You will be energised to develop an in-depth Knowledge and understanding of topics relating to your professional practice. Successful completion of this programme will equip you with the academic skills, attitudes and values required to progress to higher levels of study as well as enhancing the quality of your professional practice, giving you the extra edge.

Delivery Mode

A blended learning mode where University of Dundee (UoD) Lecturers will fly into Singapore to conduct face to face intensive lectures at the beginning of every semester augmented by local tutorials at CSM Academy and online discussions on UoD’s e-learning platform.

Course Commencement

January, May and September

  • A minimum of 60 students for the commencement of the class
  • Students will be informed 2 weeks before the commencement of the class

Assessment Methodology

Students’ learning is assessed from a theoretical and clinical practice perspective. Theory is assessed through problem-based learning via exams, essays, care studies, group work and student presentations.

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for 3 re-assessments.

Graduation Requirements and Awards

 

To graduate, a student must:

  • Complete and pass all 8 modules &
  • Achieve an attendance of at least 75%

Career Opportunities

Graduates have enhanced career opportunities in a wide variety of health care organisation settings. The foundation of the program spans professional nursing issues, such as ethics, law, quality improvement, personnel and budget management, performance management, strategic and operational business planning, principles of research methodology, written communications, nursing science, health assessment, nursing theories and self-development accountability.

Entry Requirement

Diploma in Nursing

English Requirement

  • An International English Language Testing (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any individual category ( or equivalent test ).
  • GCE “O” or GCE “A” Level pass in English or equivalent.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

Local students: S$300 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

Local students: The Course fee is S$2,200 per module and S$17,600 (before GST) for 8 Modules

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Registration issued by SNB
  • Current Practising Certificate Card issued by SNB
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

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