BA ( Hons ) Applied Nursing (Learning Disability) and Generic Social Work - revalidated programme. Overview of new course structure and practice learning. Programme Rationale.
Overview of new course structure and practice learning
A combined programme that aims to develop practitioners to meet the current and future health and social care needs of individuals with a learning disability, while still maintaining a Generic Social Work focus.
The planned programme meets the requirements of the two professional bodies:
Development of the programme followed consultation with service users (‘Partners in Learning’), practitioners, students and academic staff from nursing and social work.
Services have increasingly been provided by joint agencies ( social services, health services, voluntary services and private enterprise.
200 days of assessed social work practice and at least
200 days (1, 200 hours) of structured academic learning.
Requirements 50% Theory – 50%Practice
Theory 2300 hours
Practice 2300 hours
The National Occupational Standards for Social Work (Topss UK Partnership 2002)
Key roles – Units
Standards of Proficiency for pre-registration nursing Education (NMC 2004)
Outcomes for progression to Branch
Standards of proficiency leading to registrationSocial Work Nursing
All social workers will learn and be assessed on:
Law and Policy
Assessment Planning Intervention and Review (APIR)
Human Growth and Development
Mental Health and Disability.
Essential Skills Clusters (ESCs) for Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes (from Sept. 2008)
Experience 5 40
Generic Social Work experience
Learning is based on exploring ‘holistic’ care for service users and their families.
Aim - To gain an understanding of the perspective of the person with a learning disability & of life as they experience it, rather than the perspective of a profession or agency.
The 2nd placement of year one will focus predominantly on achieving outcomes for nursing and requires a more health focused/nursing placement.
The 1st placement requires a generic social work placement where the student gains experience with a client group different to learning disability. The social work key roles/units are mapped to nursing standards of proficiency and transferable skills demonstrated.
The aim is toconsolidate joint practitioner skillsin nursing & social work and developleadership, management skills and autonomous practice.
There is one integrated placement whereby the students develop their knowledge & skills to achieve social work key roles/units and nursing standards of proficiency/essential skills.
Confirmation of additional skills (Due regard)
Mandatory content / hours meet all GSCC Benchmarks, NMC Standards and QAA Benchmarks.
Social work Subject Benchmark Statements (2008) Social Work
Benchmark Statement for Health Care programmes/nursing Phase 1 (2001) Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education - Social work and nursing subject benchmark statements also mapped