BMedSci (Hons) Health Care Practice

This degree course encourages you to engage proactively and critically reflect on current procedures and systems, thus helping you to deliver the most up-to-date evidence-based practice.

Who is the course for?

Healthcare Practitioners working within a healthcare field.

What is the course about?

This degree programme, designed for a range of healthcare practitioners, reflects the broad aspect of health care by offering a range of optional choices that enable you to study areas which are most pertinent to your professional practice.

Many of the modules are clinically based, taught by specialist health practitioners through collaboration with our clinical partners. The modules also reflect the teaching and research interests of the School, and therefore learning is practical, current and relevant.

The majority of modules are chosen depending on your personal clinical specialisms and those of most relevance to you. They are studied in the order most suitable to you, which facilitates cross-fertilisation of ideas amongst participants as the module cohorts change. Therefore personal pathways of study are created which are personalised for you.

The variety of learning styles, assessments and structures enable you to experience a range of teaching experiences.

How does the course enhance practice?

The design of this degree encourages participants to engage pro-actively and critically reflect on current procedures and systems, thus helping practitioners deliver the most up-to-date evidence-based practice. This is essential in our constantly changing health and social care arena.

Overview of course content

The programme of study can be completed in not less than two years and not more than five years on a part-time basis.

To complete the programme you must undertake 120 credits as outlined below:

The undertaking of units to the value of 60 credits degree (level 6)

The undertaking of SNM3182 - Promoting Evidence based Practice (20 credits)

The SNM3136 - Dissertation (40 credits) or SNM3016 - Developing Clinical Practice (40 credits)

Mode of Assessment

Units relating to each pathway are assessed using a variety of formative and summative methods. The specific methods utilised for each unit can be found in the relevant unit descriptor.

Course Structure

We encourage you to access the modules in any order and to complete them as you choose (except the Promoting Evidence based Practice and Dissertation which must be the final 2 modules).

Therefore, you can access the course in a way that suits you and your employers. As you are also working, with other commitments, we find that this structure better suits your requirements. Although there are small groups of students who do meet each other again in modules, generally the modules consist of different students each time, each of them at a different point in their degree pathway.

We have a Programme Leader who will offer you advice regarding progression and pathway choices.

All modules have their own online support site with module information and links to central University support services and library etc.

All modules are led by a member of staff from within the School who offers tutorial and pastoral support and will refer to the Programme Leader as necessary.

All Module Leads understand the structure of the whole programme and can offer advice about future module options.

Start Date

The start date of the programme is determined by the start date of your first module studied.


All our modules are part-time with specific details of each given on the module webpage.  Modules can be classroom based, online or blended learning.

If you'd like more information about this programme, please contact:

Admissions Department
+44 114 222 2030