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ONLINE Units and Programmes

Online, Interactive, International

Nurses and healthcare professionals around the world are currently being expected to extend their knowledge and skills beyond basic levels to further develop their practice. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has adopted a strategy of addressing this issue by offering opportunities to study entirely online. We offer a range of online units that can be taken individually or taken as part of a completely online programme. 

Flexibility and variety is key to a successful online learning environment. Each unit is divided into sessions where you can explore topics relevant to your own professional interests within a nursing or healthcare context. This approach fosters student-centred learning, with students supplementing learning materials with the products of their own investigations. The learning materials are provided in a variety of forms such as videos, screencasts and text-based online materials (including journals, databases etc.) to make your learning experience varied.  Communication and discussion are a key component of our online courses where we offer a virtual yet vibrant online learning community where we will be use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Advantages for Students:

  • Allows study anywhere, any time, regardless of work or family commitments
  • Employs a flexible and learner-centred approach
  • Saves both time and money, with no relocation or travel costs involved
  • Offers insight into UK NHS and international working practices

Advantages for Employers:

  • Cost-effective way of promoting post-registration development of staff, including those on an advanced specialist career path
  • Minimises impact on work time of staff learning activities
  • Flexibility of learning allows focus on specific employer requirements

Fully online programmes

MMedSci in Advanced Nursing Studies (Online)

This programme is designed for qualified nurses in any sphere of their profession who have reached the stage of their career where their experience renders them suitable candidates for study at a higher academic level.

BMedSci Renal Nursing Care (Online)

This programme is suitable for health care professionals who are involved in the care and management of those with renal disease who wish to undertake online study on a part-time basis.

Units listed below can be studied individually