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BSc (Hons) Acute Health Care Practice

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If you are employed within the NHS and wish to apply for this course please contact your Education/Training Lead in the first instance.  If you are working within the Private, Independent or Voluntary Sector please email

The BSc (Hons) Acute Healthcare Practice is a stimulating and novel programme aimed at inspiring a range of practitioners who practice within acute and critical care settings.

The course enables practitioners to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for a variety of acutely ill and critically sick individuals in an articulate, competent and professional manner. Completion of the course may lead to registration as a Specialist Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

For further course information, please contact the course leader:

Mark Ranson
T: 01473 338529

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Course modules

Acute and Critical Care Practice in Context

This year long module aims to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the evidence base underpinning practice within the acute and critical care setting. The use of Simulation nurtures a clear link between theory and practice.

Preparation for Mentorship

This module aims to enhance and develop the knowledge and skills to enable practitioners to competently support a wide range of learners from all health care professions whilst facilitating skills development in practice.

Evidence Based Practice Dissertation

The dissertation module of this programme facilitates practitioners to undertake an in-depth and systematic literature review based around a question focused on an element of practice relevant to the practitioners area of practice and specialities.

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Entry requirements

This course is open to any practitioner working in the field of health or social care.

There are three entry requirements:

  • The candidate must have 120 academic credits at level 5 or equivalent. 
  • The candidate must have attained a Level 5 Research Module or equivalent.
  • An introductory period of professional practice appropriate to the individual practitioner and care setting.