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Graduate Diploma Learning Disability Nursing

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  • Objectives
    This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and values to work in the wide and varied field of learning disabilities. As well as academic study in the university, you will undertake placement work with children, adolescents, adults and older people who have a learning disability to learn the essential skills in a care setting. The Department of Health (DoH 2001) have estimated that there are approximately 210,00 people with severe learning disabilities in England and a further 1.2 million people with mild or moderate disability.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: A second class honours degree (or above) in a relevant subject such as Biology, Sociology, Psychology or Social Science.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma Learning Disability Nursing
  • Course description
    Graduate Diploma Learning Disability Nursing

    Programme

    Year 1

        * Life-span development (biology & psychology)
        * Communication skills
        * Personal and academic development
        * Individual health needs
        * Preparation for professional practice
        * Practice placement

    Year 2

        * Working with adults in ordinary living settings (working with clients who have age-related needs in addition to having a learning disability)
        * Interprofessional Learning Units
        * Practice placement 

    Year 3

        * Learning disability services within a social and public health context: working with people who have complex needs
        * Interprofessional Learning Units
        * Practice placement

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