Chris Breen - Programme Leader
Chris started his Nursing career in 1993 and is a Registered Nurse (Adult), initially he worked in emergency medical admissions and accident and emergency. After becoming a Paramedic in 2007 he worked both as a front line clinician and as a clinical tutor with the ambulance service. Chris maintains his advanced clinical skills including prescribing and radiographic image interpretation with local NHS partners.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Professional Practice
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Some courses require clinical hours in practice. These may take the form of supervised practice in your place of work, insight days, or a longer, formal placement.
Such placements are organised by the students themselves or with their employer. Students will cover the cost of transport and accommodation and meals costs, unless able to claim from their own employers. Tutors may provide students with support and advice on finding placements, should they require it.
The University invested £19m to create its Sarah Swift Building – the home for the School of Health and Social Care. Named after Dame Sarah Swift GBE RRC, nurse and founder of the College of Nursing (now the Royal College of Nursing), students have access to a range of clinical suites that simulate real hospital and home environments and feature the latest in-patient simulation technology.
Students will also be able to gain practical experience with simulated patients that feature realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, as well as CPR mannequins to help develop clinical and decision-making skills during scenarios and clinical practice. The replicated ward environment is of an NHS standard and features realistic patient bays, as well as clinical equipment and consumables to provide a realistic workspace.