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BSc Healthcare Sciences

Academic Year 2019/20

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BSc Healthcare Sciences Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Science
Programme Code NAM-BSC-HC UCAS Code HECoS Code 100260
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Nursing & Midwifery

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Midwifery (2001)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Yes, as noted in 1.4.23. Practice Modules 1 and 3 require a 100% pass mark in the numeracy examination.

Programme Specific Regulations

There is no direct entry to this programme.

BSc (Hons) Nursing
In the event that a student has been unable to successfully complete the BSc (Hons) in Nursing, the student may request to be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences. To be considered for this award the student must have met the academic requirements of the BSc (Hons) Nursing as follows:
to be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 1, 120 credit points at level 2 and 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) in Nursing programme. Students may have been previously accredited by prior learning for the level 1 modules.

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Sciences
Those students who successfully complete the midwifery programme but who are not eligible for NMC registration as a midwife due to issues of health or conduct shall be awarded a BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences. To be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 1, 120 credit points at level 2 and 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Sciences programme.

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies
Those students who successfully complete the midwifery programme but who are not eligible for NMC registration as a midwife due to issues of health or conduct shall be awarded a BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences. To be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies programme.

Awards, Credits and Progression of Learning Outcomes

Attendance

Students should attend all timetabled classes. Students who fail to satisfy the attendance requirements will be referred to the Module Co-ordinator and if their absence is deemed to compromise satisfactory completion of the module they will be referred to the Board of Examiners.

100% attendance in practice is mandatory. At the discretion of the Module Co-ordinator and subject to the paragraph below, students will normally have the opportunity to compensate for practice missed through absence or illness or other recognised extenuating circumstances.

Assessment

Students must complete all modules and achieve satisfactory performance in all compulsory elements. Compensation between elements is not permitted.

The pass mark for all modules is 40% unless otherwise stated. Re-sits will be facilitated at the next available opportunity.

Students must complete all assessed components which contribute towards the final summative mark for the module.

Progress

Students whose progress appears to be unsatisfactory at any stage of their studies, who are absent from a University examination for a reason not approved by the School, or who records two absent medicals for an assessable component of the course will be considered by the Board of Examiners.

A student on temporary withdrawal shall return to the programme at the point where they were last deemed competent. Programme providers must ensure that the student’s acquired knowledge and skills remain valid to enable the completion of the competencies set by the NMC. In conjunction with their Personal Tutor and Programme Co-ordinator, an orientation plan will be developed to ensure a smooth return to clinical and academic learning.

A student whose temporary withdrawals from the course exceed two years will be required to permanently withdraw from the programme in line with current University Regulations. If the student wishes to return to the programme at a later time, they will be required to reapply to the School.

A student who has taken a temporary withdrawal will be required to complete a self-declaration form prior to return to the programme, declaring any criminal record they may have attracted during absence.

The NMC (2009; 2010) requires that all pre-registration programmes have two progression points dividing the programme into three parts. Within this programme the progression points will be at the end of year 1 and the end of year 2.

Year 1 and Year 2 progression
Year 1 and Year 2 learning outcomes in both theory and practice must be achieved and confirmed by the appropriate Board of Examiners within twelve weeks of entering the next year of the programme - NMC (2009; 2010). This twelve week period includes holidays and may require on occasions students to take a period of temporary withdrawal in order to proceed.

BSc (Hons) Nursing; Year 3 Progression
Students awaiting results may proceed to the final placement pending publication of their results but may not undertake the summative assessment, until all outstanding elements of the programme have been successfully completed. The Board of Examiners will be responsible for all student progress decisions and will be advised by the School Exceptional Circumstances Committee (SECC) of any issues which may have potentially impacted on a student’s performance. Students will have the right of appeal to the Central Student Appeals Committee whose decision shall be final. If permitted to continue on the programme, students must successfully complete all outstanding elements of the programme prior to undertaking the summative assessment in practice placement 9.

Students with protected characteristics

This programme includes practical and clinical elements where patient safety must be the primary consideration.

There is no direct entry to this programme.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Fitness to Practise programmes are those which permit students to enter a profession which is itself subject to Fitness to Practise rules.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The overall aim of this programme is to offer a high quality teaching and learning environment in the provision of a high quality education programme for undergraduate healthcare students . On successful completion of this programme students will be able to:

Participate in lifelong learning through self-directed learning.

Search, analyse and critique the best available evidence to inform healthcare practice.

Develop healthcare skills, thus ensuring that at the end of the programme students are competent in a variety of healthcare settings.

Problem-solve within a variety of healthcare settings.

Provide care that is holistic in nature and incorporates the health for all orientation.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in partnership with patients/clients and other care providers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate an ethical and professional approach in caring for patients and their families.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Demonstrate an attitude of intellectual curiosity and an appreciation of how active, lifelong learning can benefit patients and themselves.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Demonstrate a respect for patients’ rights, particularly in regard to consent and confidentiality.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Simulation

Have an appreciation of the duties and responsibilities when caring for patients/families and when dealing with colleagues.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Clinical Skills Assessment
Interprofessional Education (Simulation)

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Ability to manage self, delegate to others, accept responsibility, plan in collaboration with other professionals

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Simulation

Use of self, role modelling, information sharing, needs assessment and referral systems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Awareness of needs assessment, utilization of risk assessment model/framework.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Research awareness, literature search skills and evidence based practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio
MCQs

Reading, writing, information retrieval, referencing, analysing, drug administration.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Time management, goal and objective setting.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Problem analysis, creative thinking, decision making, negotiation skills, reflection, evaluation, observation, symptom recognition and referral.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Leadership, group facilitation skills, giving and receiving feedback, coping with dynamics within a group, e.g. silence, defence mechanisms.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Sensitivity, empathy, sympathy, appropriate self-disclosure, conflict management, boundary setting, non-judgemental acceptance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments

Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Communication, listening, self-awareness, stress management, self-appraisal, professionalism, teaching/presentation skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Problem solving case studies
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio
Poster presentation

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Support the professional development and safe practice of others through peer support, leadership, supervision and teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy

Simulation

Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective nursing practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy

MCQ

Apply knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices which respect and utilize the contributions of members of the health and social care team.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, OSCE, Portfolio

Contribute to public protection by creating and maintaining a safe environment of care through the use quality assurance and risk management strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, OSCE

Demonstrate sound clinical judgement across a range of differing professional and care delivery contexts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Evaluate and document the outcomes of care.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Present a rationale for care delivered which takes account of social, cultural, spiritual, legal, political and economic influences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy

Apply knowledge and appropriate repertoire of skills indicative of safe practice, based on the best available evidence.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Formulate and document a plan of care, where possible in partnership with patients, clients, their carers, families and friends within a framework of informed consent.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Clinical Skills Assessment

Create and utilise opportunities to promote the health and well being of patients, clients and groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, clients and communities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
E Learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Enquiry Based learning
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Engage in, develop and disengage from therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Clinical Skills assessment

Practise in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practices of individuals or groups.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Practise within a legal framework that protects the rights of the patient and client including respect for confidentiality.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio

Manage one’s self, one’s practice and that of others in accordance with the NMC’s Code and Advisory documents, recognizing one’s ability, competency and limitations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, OSCE, Portfolio
Simulation

Delegate duties to others as appropriate, ensuring they are supervised and monitored.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Continuous assessment
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Clinical Skills assessment

Demonstrate key skills in communication, information retrieval and employability.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Self-directed learning
Group work
Role Play
Practice placements
Supervised clinical practice
Skills laboratory work
Simulation

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations
Course work
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessments
Practice Module – NMC competencies, Numeracy, Portfolio
Simulation

MODULE INFORMATION

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Health and Wellbeing NFM1101 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Professional Nursing Values NFM1102 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 80% 0% 20%
Professional Midwifery Values MID1102 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Foundation in Midwifery Practice MID1103 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 40% 60%
Evidence Based Nursing 1 NFM1105 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Practice Module 1 NFM1104 1 0 YES YES 18 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Dimensions of Care in Adult Nursing NAM2101 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Dimensions of Care in Learning Disabilities Nursing NLD2101 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Dimensions of Care in Children's Nursing NCB2101 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Dimensions of Care in Mental Health Nursing NMH2101 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Care Delivery in Adult Nursing NAM2102 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Care Delivery in Children's Nursing NCB2102 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Care Delivery in Learning Disabilities Nursing NLD2102 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Care Delivery in Mental Health Nursing NMH2102 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Special Care of the Newborn MID2101 2 20 YES 6 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Evidence Based Midwifery MID2102 2 20 YES 7 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Complex Childbearing MID2103 2 40 YES YES 41 weeks N YES 10% 50% 40%
Antenatal and Reproductive Health MID2104 2 40 YES YES 20 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Evidence Based Nursing 2 NSY2105 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Practice Module 2 Adult Nursing NAM2104 2 0 YES YES 18 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 2 Children's Nursing NCB2104 2 0 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 2 Mental Health NMH2104 2 0 YES YES 18 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 2 Learning Disabilities NLD2104 2 0 YES YES 18 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Management and Leadership NFY3000 3 40 YES YES 8 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Decision Making for Professional Practice NFY3001 3 40 YES YES 8 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Managing and Leading for Midwifery Practice MID3103 3 40 YES YES 23 weeks N YES 70% 30% 0%
Public Health: National and International Perspectives in Maternity Care MID3102 3 40 YES YES 15 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Integrated Midwifery Knowledge MID3101 3 40 YES YES 34 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
The Contemporary Midwife Practitioner MID3090 3 40 YES YES 23 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Practice Module 3 Adult Nursing NAM3003 3 0 YES YES 26 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 3 Children's NCB3003 3 0 YES YES 26 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 3 Mental Health NMH3003 3 0 YES YES 26 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Practice Module 3 Learning Disabilities NLD3003 3 0 YES YES 26 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Evidence Based Nursing 3 NFY3006 3 40 YES YES 8 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

All students will be required to successfully meet the overall programme requirements detailed previously in this document; however, modules may differ to those listed due to approved curriculum changes. To be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 1, 120 credit points at level 2 and 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) in Nursing programme. To be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 1, 120 credit points at level 2 and 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Sciences programme. To be considered for the exit award of BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Sciences the student must have accrued 120 credit points at level 3 from the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies programme.