The University of Manchester

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice

Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice after AY2015. Applicants who are interested in Nursing (beyond AY2015/16 intake) are encouraged to check out the new honours degree programme jointly offered by Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow.

Nursing as a healthcare profession encompasses a wide number of specialties including but not limited to child nursing, adult nursing and critical care nursing. As medical science and technology continue to advance, nursing professionals are also increasingly involved in the management of sophisticated medical equipment and therapy techniques.

This degree programme aims to upgrade the nursing profession by enabling nursing graduates to progress in management, clinical or education career paths. Students will study a range of modules designed to equip them to analyse personal and professional values, help make sound, evidence-based and ethical decisions and prepare them for leadership roles to take nursing forward to meet the health care challenges of the 21st century.

This degree programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board. 

The University of Manchester Academic Calendar AY2015/16

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Year 1

Semester 1

Welcome Week

14 - 18 Sep 2015

Classes

21 Sep 2015 - 24 Jan 2016

Christmas Break

14 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016

Year 1 

Semester 2

Classes

25 Jan 2016 - 3 Jun 2016

Easter Break

21 Mar 2016 - 10 Apr 2016

Overseas Immersion Programme
Compulsory Visit to Manchester
3 weeks 

June - July 2016

 

 

Academic Calendar AY2016/2017

Year 2

Semester 1

Classes

19 Sep 2016 - 22 Jan 2017

Christmas Break

12 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017

Year 2 

Semester 2

Classes

23 Jan 2017 - 2 Jun 2017

Easter Break

20 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017

The University of Manchester Academic Calendar AY2014/15

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory Academic Skills Training Lectures

8 to 19 Sep 2014

Classes

22 Sep 2014 to 25 Jan 2015

Christmas Break

13 Dec 2014 to 11 Jan 2015

Year 1 

Semester 2

Classes

26 Jan 2015 to 5 Jun 2015

Easter Break

21 Mar 2015 to 12 Apr 2015

Overseas Immersion Programme
Compulsory Visit to Manchester
3 weeks 

June to July 2015

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Year 2

Semester 1

Classes

21 Sep 2015 to 24 Jan 2016

Christmas Break

12 Dec 2015 to 10 Jan 2016

Year 2 

Semester 2

Classes

25 Jan to 3 Jun 2016

Easter Break

19 Mar 2016 to 10 Apr 2016

 

The University of Manchester Academic Calendar AY2013/14

Academic Calendar AY2013/2014

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory Academic writing workshops

9 to 13 Sep 2013

Induction Programme

16 to 20 Sep 2013

Classes

23 Sep to 22 Nov 2013

Break

13 Dec 2013 to 12 Jan 2014

Year 1 

Semester 2

Classes

13 Jan 2014 to 6 Jun 2014

(Easter break:
4 Apr to 28 Apr 2014) 

Overseas Immersion Programme
Compulsory Visit to Manchester
3 weeks 

Batch 1:
23 Jun to 11 Jul 2014 

Batch 2: 
7 Jul to 25 Jul 2014

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Year 2

Semester 1

Classes

22 Sep 2014 to 25 Jan 2015

Break

12 Dec 2014 to 12 Jan 2015

Year 2 

Semester 2

Classes

26 Jan to 5 Jun 2015

(Easter break: 
20 Mar to 13 Apr 2015)

The University of Manchester Academic Calendar AY2012/13

Academic Calendar AY2012/2013

Year 1

Semester 1

Academic Skills Training

17 Sep 2012 - 21 Sep 2012

Classes

24 Sep 2012 - 14 Dec 2012

Break

17 Dec 2012 - 13 Jan 2013

Classes

14 Jan 2013 - 25 Jan 2013

Year 1 

Semester 2

Classes

28 Jan 2013 - 22 Mar 2013

Break

25 Mar 2013 - 14 Apr 2013

Classes

15 Apr 2013 - 7 Jun 2013

Completion of academic studies

8 Jun - 19 Jun

Manchester Leadership Programme (Overseas Immersion Programme)

23 Jun - 19 Jul

Break

22 Jul - 20 Sep

Academic Calendar AY2013/2014

Year 2

Semester 1

Classes

23 Sep 2013 - 13 Dec 2013

Break

16 Dec 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

Classes

13 Jan 2014 - 24 Jan 2014

Year 2 

Semester 2

Classes

27 Jan 2014 - 4 Apr 2014

Break

7 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

Classes

28 Apr 2014 - 6 Jun 2014

Programme ends

6 June 2014

Grading System

The University of Manchester uses a standards-based approach by assessing the performance of students against a pre-determined set of learning outcomes and standards. A norm-referenced grading system is not generally employed.

A 0-100% numeric grading system is used.  The normal pass mark is 40%. As a guideline to interpreting marks over 40%, reference may be made to the classes in which undergraduate degrees (Bachelor with Honours) are awarded. 

The overall mark ranges are:

Class* of degree and percentage mark

Class 1 - not less than 70%

Class 2i - less than 70%, but not less than 60%

Class 2ii - less than 60%, but not less than 50%

Class 3 - less than 50%, but not less than 40%

 *The Class is determined by a weighted average of the overall marks for the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Nursing Practice programme.

The University of Manchester
Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons)

Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice after AY2015. Applicants who are interested in Nursing (beyond AY2015/16 intake) are encouraged to provide us with your contact details via this link

Programme Structure

Semester 1

• NURS9422C  Ethical Perspectives in Nursing & Healthcare Practice

This module will provide students with the opportunity to critically examine a range of ethical issues arising from the clinical context in which they practice and consider the interface between ethical, legal and professional aspects of their role. Students will examine key ethical theories, perspectives and principles and apply these to a range of contemporary issues related to professional practice, nurse-patient relationships, and specific aspects of clinical intervention and treatment. Students will develop enhanced skills of ethical reasoning, in order to better equip them to appraise the increasingly complex ethical issues they encounter and construct robust ethical arguments to inform and enhance professional and clinical decisionmaking processes.

• NURS9423C  Socio-cultural Aspects of Health Care

Within this module students will analyse the ways in which a range of socio-cultural factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, education and poverty impact on values, beliefs and behaviours related to health and illness, healthcare access and delivery systems as potential causes for disparity and inequality. Students will reflect on the implications for their own nursing practice as well as identifying ways that policies and systems for health care delivery can be enhanced and adapted to take account of such factors to reduce inequalities and ensure that health care is delivered in a culturally sensitive and meaningful way for individuals, communities and populations.

• NURS9424C  Health Psychology & Behaviour Change

This module aims to enable students to further develop their knowledge in the area of health psychology through analysis of the contribution psychological theory can make to the understanding of health beliefs and cognitions, human behaviour, risk taking and behaviour change. Students will critically review a range of research to analyse the role that psychological models and strategies for behaviour change can contribute to nursing practice situations to improve health and explore the application of models of health and behaviour change with specific reference to common health care issues such as smoking, obesity, exercise and the uptake of screening, and their utility with different groups including children, young people, older adults and people with mental health problems.

• NURS9421C  Research Methods

It is a core requirement of the programme that all students undertake study of research methods at levels. This module will build on students existing knowledge of research gained during their diploma studies, through enabling them to develop a more in-depth and critical understanding of the nature, purposes and methods of research utilised within nursing and health care. Students will examine a range of research designs and methods as a prerequisite to enabling them to understand and critically evaluate research evidence, preparing them for the Evidence Based Nursing Practice module in semester 2 and their dissertation in their final year.

Semester 2

• MLPX20032 Leadership in Action

This module aims to broaden the intellectual and cultural interests of students by challenging and equipping them to confront personal values, make ethical judgements and prepare them for citizenship and leadership in diverse, global environments. Students will explore a range of leadership issues and challenges for the 21st century, including Leadership theories, concepts and practice; Poverty and inequality; Culture and diversity; Energy futures and Environmental sustainability; Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Urban regeneration, social inclusion and sustainable communities; Entrepreneurship (social and for profit). Students will develop a balanced and liberal understanding of wider issues facing 21st century societies and a range of skills to equip them for leadership in the 21st Century e.g. communication, problem solving, critical analysis, team working and ethical dimensions of professional and civic life. The unit is delivered via on-line learning using a range of e-Iearning activities and content from world-renowned internal and external speakers from the public, private and voluntary sectors, providing an insight into leadership that supports economic, social and environmental sustainability.

• NURS9427C Supportive & Palliative Care

During this module students will critically examine concepts, philosophies, practices and models for service delivery of supportive and palliative nursing care, in both hospital and community based settings, for individuals and families with life-limiting illness where disease is not responsive to curative treatments. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to further enhance their ability to deliver and evaluate high quality nursing interventions and care to relevant patient groups and families in a range of settings, within the context of proactive multidisciplinary team working. The unit focuses on the integration and application of knowledge drawn from the supporting sciences, as well as subject specific knowledge, in order to reflect the concepts of supportive and palliative care enhancing students’ knowledge and skills in relation to symptom control and communication with patients and their families in receipt of a life-limiting diagnosis. In order to facilitate the practice focus and utility of this module, as part of the learning hours for this module students will be required to engage in clinical practice for one day per week outside of the taught study blocks and seminars in order to develop skills in critical reflection on practice and further apply the knowledge and skills acquired to the care of patients with Supportive and Palliative Care needs and where appropriate their families and carers.

• NURS9426C Statistics and Data Presentation

This module will build on some of the key knowledge and skills relevant to quantitative research methods developed during the Research Methods module in semester one and further enhance the research appraisal skills required for the Evidence Based Nursing Practice module. The module will enable students to develop more in-depth knowledge and understanding of statistical methods commonly encountered in health and social care research as well as methods of effectively summarising and presenting statistical data. Students will examine different data types and critically explore concepts of probability distribution, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will apply the methods taught using an on-line statistical software package to analyse data sets and be guided on appropriate ways of presenting results.

• NURS9425C Evidence Based Nursing Practice

This module will examine the nature of evidence based practice (EBP) exploring hierarchies of evidence and key influencing factors on the adoption of EBP in healthcare generally and nursing in particular. It will build on the Research Methods module undertaken in semester one of the programme and focus specifically on equipping students with in-depth knowledge and skills to adopt systematic approaches to critical appraisal and synthesis of research evidence to ensure evidence based approaches to nursing care and clinical decision making. Students will be required to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to select and critically reflect on specific common aspects of nursing care procedures, identify relevant research and evidence based guidelines and compare current practice with the evidence base, identifying clear recommendations for practice.

Semester 3

• Dissertation

This module draws together the knowledge and skills developed through the programme in terms of an extended piece of work (10,000 words) in which students are required to undertake an in-depth literature review and critical analysis of the evidence, policy and practice related to a specific aspect of nursing practice. Following on from this, students are required to identify implications arising from the literature review and formulate either a research proposal or an evidence based proposal for practice development and change. The proposal for practice development or change will be focussed on one of the following aspects of practice – clinical practice, management/leadership; education/training. In formulating their proposal, students will critically evaluate the methods and processes to be used, underpinned by sound rationales based on theory and relevant research identifying the resources required and appropriate timescales and project plans. Examples of the evidence based proposal for practice development and change may include: (1) Development of a clinical protocol or pathway for the care of patients with a specific health problem or in a specific clinical area (2) Proposal for the development of a new service or the re-configuration of an existing service (3) Proposal for how an aspect of evidence based practice could be implemented within a routine service context. (4) Proposal for an education/training programme to meet the learning needs of a clearly identified group of staff. The dissertation is spread over both semesters of year 2 and, following a series of dissertation preparation taught sessions in semester one, each student will be allocated an individual dissertation supervisor. Based on a clearly formulated learning contract, the supervisor will work with students to support the development of their focus and ideas and provide guidance and feedback on their dissertation. As well as individual supervision, ongoing small group work during the taught study blocks will enable students to share their progress, developing ideas and receive and provide support to one another. Dissertation progress reviews with the whole cohort are built into face to face teaching blocks during this year.

• NURS9431C Public Health and Health Promotion

During this module students will critically evaluate the relevance and importance of public health to contemporary health care practice and the specific contribution that nurses can make to promoting public health through a variety of health promotion activities building on some of the theoretical knowledge acquired as part of the Health Psychology and Behaviour Change module in year 1. The module will examine the history, context, politics, philosophies and theories of public health within a global and localised context and their implications for the health of individuals, groups and communities. Students will critically analyse and utilise a range of models and approaches to health needs assessment and health profiling and utilise information from such assessments to design innovative health promoting activities for a range of groups and communities. As part of this module students will be required to gather information on the public health needs of a specific population, identify resources available and plan, and design a health promotion activity focussed on the identified health needs of a particular group or community.

Semester 4

• Dissertation

This module draws together the knowledge and skills developed through the programme in terms of an extended piece of work (10,000 words) in which students are required to undertake an in-depth literature review and critical analysis of the evidence, policy and practice related to a specific aspect of nursing practice. Following on from this, students are required to identify implications arising from the literature review and formulate either a research proposal or an evidence based proposal for practice development and change. The proposal for practice development or change will be focussed on one of the following aspects of practice – clinical practice, management/leadership; education/training. In formulating their proposal, students will critically evaluate the methods and processes to be used, underpinned by sound rationales based on theory and relevant research identifying the resources required and appropriate timescales and project plans. Examples of the evidence based proposal for practice development and change may include: (1) Development of a clinical protocol or pathway for the care of patients with a specific health problem or in a specific clinical area (2) Proposal for the development of a new service or the re-configuration of an existing service (3) Proposal for how an aspect of evidence based practice could be implemented within a routine service context. (4) Proposal for an education/training programme to meet the learning needs of a clearly identified group of staff. The dissertation is spread over both semesters of year 2 and, following a series of dissertation preparation taught sessions in semester one, each student will be allocated an individual dissertation supervisor. Based on a clearly formulated learning contract, the supervisor will work with stUdents to support the development of their focus and ideas and provide guidance and feedback on their dissertation. As well as individual supervision, ongoing small group work during the taught study blocks will enable students to share their progress, developing ideas and receive and provide support to one another. Dissertation progress reviews with the whole cohort are built into face to face teaching blocks during this year.

• NURS9432C Mentorship – Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice

This module focuses on equipping students with knowledge and skills as qualified nurses to support and facilitate learning for pre-qualifying students and other colleagues within the clinical environment. Students will critically evaluate research and evidence related to creating a clinical practice learning environment conducive to learning and a range of teaching and learning styles, theories and methods that can be used to enhance student learning in practice. Students also explore principles and practice related to the assessment of clinical skills and competencies in order to enable them to contribute (as permitted) to the formative and summative assessment in practice of pre-qualifying student performance. As part of the learning hours for this module students will be required to engage in clinical practice for one day per week outside of the taught study blocks and seminars and as part of that time provide support and mentorship to a pre-registration nursing student in the clinical environment including some elements of formative competency assessment and designing a learning activity or package for delivery to a group of pre-registration students. This will require further discussion and close collaboration with NYP, NP and ITE Clinical Instructors and relevant Directors of Nursing to secure ground support for this and to match UoM students with pre-registration student nurses from each institution for this exercise and to support both students.

• NURS9433C Leading & Managing Change in Nursing

During this module students are equipped with core knowledge and skills central to the development of nursing practice, quality improvement and service re-design. Students will critically appraise a range of leadership concepts, models and theories, and the evidence underpinning approaches to their application in leading change in healthcare practice. Analysis of organisational contexts, structures and cultures will develop students’ understanding of their own organisations’ governance structures and processes and facilitate effective planning and management of practice improvements. Knowledge translation skills will be developed so students can contribute to planning and leading practice development, safety and quality improvement initiatives and formulate change objectives and measures to evaluate the impact of proposed changes on practice outcomes. Organisational change management case studies and problem based learning scenarios will enable students to focus on key concepts, issues and practicalities in achieving change, including the identification of resistance and strategies to overcome these. Effective teamwork, project planning, evaluation and quality assurance and enhancement methods are also covered. Central to the unit is an emphasis on the importance of engaging a wide range of stakeholders in innovation and change and the inclusion of patient and carer perspectives. A key component of this module will require students to critically reflect on leadership approaches and strategies used to achieve change in nursing and health care practice.

The University of Manchester
Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons)

Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice after AY2015. Applicants who are interested in Nursing (beyond AY2015/16 intake) are encouraged to provide us with your contact details via this link

Students applying for entry to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice programme should:

  • Be qualified as a Registered Nurse
  • Hold current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board
  • Have successfully completed an SNB accredited Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore with a GPA of 3 or above 

 

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Nursing

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Health Sciences (Nursing)

 

The University of Manchester
Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons)

Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice after AY2015. Applicants who are interested in Nursing (beyond AY2015/16 intake) are encouraged to provide us with your contact details via this link

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of The University of Manchester where they get to experience a different culture and interact with overseas students. The estimated cost ranges from S$4,500 to S$5,500.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rate and flight ticket prices.

 

bbc media city

Group photo taken opposite BBC Media City (Photo courtesy of Dr Shirley Ang)

 

manchester leadership programme gold award

Manchester Leadership Programme Gold Award (Photo courtesy of Nat Liew)

 

volunteering activities at burnage care home

Volunteering activities at Burnage Care Home (Photo courtesy of Nurul Huda Binte Ahmad)

 

“Overall, it was an enriching experience for me. I have learnt the culture in Manchester, differences in the healthcare system between Singapore and UK, and the root of socialising e.g. tea time, farewell dinner. Also, learnt how to be independent in terms of preparing own meals and getting directions.” – Nuraini Bte Mohamed Razali, Class of 2013

“I must say that this OIP experience was a fairly enriching and enjoyable one. Countless take-home messages, learning points and memories…” – Jenneth Leow, Class of 2013

The University of Manchester
Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons)

Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice after AY2015. Applicants who are interested in Nursing (beyond AY2015/16 intake) are encouraged to provide us with your contact details via this link

For admission-related queries, please email to Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg 
For general and programme-related queries, please email to AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg 


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Associate Professor Alan Wong
Programme Director

drelainesiow

Assistant Professor Elaine Siow
Deputy Programme Director

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Mr Mohammad Hadi Bin Mohammad Hayat
Executive, Academic Programmes

Location:

SIT@NYP Building
180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 569830

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