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To die or not to die?

To die or not to die? Copyrighted image Credit: Tyler Olson | Dreamstime.com
Updated 15 Jan 2014
As Hayley from Coronation Street says her farewells to life, with a little help from a loved one, we delve deeper into the debate about the right...

At the end: How do you decide if a patient should be allowed to die?

At the end: How do you decide if a patient should be allowed to die? Copyrighted image Credit: Qiqming Zhou | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jul 2013
Decisions on prolonging life, or not, are never easy. Chris Belshaw explores some of the considerations.

Student nurses’ experiences of becoming a registered nurse

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Introductory level Updated 19 Mar 2013
How and why does pre-registration nurse education play a crucial role in ensuring patients and their families receive high-quality nursing care?

The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care

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Introductory level Updated 15 Mar 2013
Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain why getting to know the person behind the patient is the raison d'être of person-centred...

Is mental health care a family affair?

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Introductory level Updated 15 Mar 2013
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing John Rowe explores the concept of carer-centred practice.

Recruiting the right people into nursing

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Introductory level Updated 15 Mar 2013
With over 300,000 qualified nurses employed in the NHS, it is vital that the right people are selected for the job. 

The story of infection

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Introductory level Updated 15 Jan 2013
How have infectious diseases, both their response to us and our response to them, evolved over the centuries? 

Perilous pastime of poison

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Introductory level Updated 15 Jan 2013
We look back on the perilous pastime of poison and the evil ways the convicted have tried to hide their wares 

Choose Health: Managing long-term conditions

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Nov 2012
Long-term medical problems can change your life - but you have control. Could you balance your work and social life with medication regimes? Would...

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The limits of primary care

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
In this unit we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised...

The Beveridge vision

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This Unit looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II. Particular attention is paid to the...

Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Although society's attitude toward mental illness has improved, discrimination and misconceptions surrounding those affected are still prevalent....

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and practice and has a strong emphasis on learning in the workplace. You...

BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for employers to grow staff into registered nurses. The degree...

BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for employers to grow staff into registered nurses. The...

BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
If you’re a registered nurse, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice offers a practical way to take your career forward – enabling you to step up to an...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 13 Aug 2015
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 13 Aug 2015
Part of our Pre-registration Nursing Programme, this practice-based module explores promoting health and healthcare practice; develops practice...

Human biology

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Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 17 Sep 2015
This course in our nursing programme explores human biology in relation to health and disease, how the body’s systems interact, and interventions...

Extending your contribution to healthcare practice

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Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 15 Oct 2015
Develop your healthcare practice by exploring opportunities and challenges faced in promoting healthy lifestyles and in caring for people with...

An introduction to health and social care

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Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Part of our Common Foundation Programme in nursing, this lively introductory module develops practical caring skills and prepares you for further...

Leading healthcare improvements

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Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This course will help you develop leadership skills in relation to healthcare service improvements, innovation and policy.