Education and Training

Undergraduate Nursing (Learning Disabilities) BSc (Hons)

Learning disabilities nurses work in a diverse range of settings, such as people’s homes, education, residential and community centres, hospitals and with specialist Autism services, breaking down barriers to reduce health inequalities and close the health gap between people with a learning disability and the general population.

On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to work with multi-professional teams to deliver person-centred, compassionate and culturally informed practice that positively impacts the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people you care for.

Throughout your studies, you’ll actively engage with contemporary research and learn how to assess, lead, co-ordinate and deliver care to people and their families at home, in the community or in hospital.

You’ll build your knowledge and skills of therapeutic interventions and the pharmacological management of disease, including the safe administration of medication.

You’ll learn and practise your clinical skills in a safe and controlled environment through teaching sessions in dedicated facilities, including clinical suites and replicated community settings, supported by digital health technologies.

Through shared learning opportunities and collaboration with students from related disciplines, you’ll develop your ability to appreciate the contribution other healthcare professionals make to people’s care and health outcomes. Service users and carers will also contribute to your learning through their lived experience of health and social care services.

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