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How we will deliver your course in 2021: Nursing (undergraduate)

Programmes this information applies to: 

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)                                        
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) 
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child Health)

1. Content of the course 

New students 

The Registered Nurse Degree programme will run in September 2021 for the first time. The content of the programme is unchanged following the successful approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Returning students 

There are no planned changes to the course content.


2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 

New students 

The following TERM 1 modules will be delivered:

Human Sciences (module code TBC). This is a yearlong module that will span across terms 1 and 2. The four hours of lecturers in term 1 will be delivered in person on campus as the students will already be on campus for their skills module on the same day. The MCQ assessment will be via WISEflow as an on-campus exam.

Developing skills for practice (module code TBC) due to the practical nature of this module lectures, seminars and practical sessions will be delivered in person on campus. Both the OSCE and numeracy assessment will be in person on campus.

Research Methods (1) (module code TBC). Synchronously online lectures and seminars. The assessment, which is a presentation, will be in person on campus.

The following TERM 2 modules will be delivered:

Human Sciences (module code TBC). This is a yearlong module that will span across terms 1 and 2. In term 2 the lecturers and seminars will be delivered in-person on campus. The MCQ assessment will be via WISEflow as an on-campus exam.

Health and wellbeing across the continuum (module code TBC). The lecturers and seminars will be delivered in-person on campus. The summative coursework assessment will be submitted via WISEflow.

From a pedagogical perspective, the above subjects can be challenging to learn online.

TERM 3 students are away from the university in practice settings.


Personal tutor meetings – Synchronously online

Resources for learning will be captured within the allocated VLE work.

Returning students 

There are no changes to the delivery of the course.

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.
If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded.

6. Feedback and consultation

We provide set times where you can talk to your lecturers and module leaders, either in person or via phone or Teams, to discuss academic matters relating to your course. You can also use these opportunities to obtain and discuss feedback on an assessment.

You can find availability on Blackboard Learn or email your lecturer to book an appointment. Please give as much notice as possible to help your lecturer find a time that suits you.

7. Personal tutoring

Your personal tutor is responsible for monitoring and supporting your academic and personal development both in your transition to university and between years. It is someone you can discuss, in confidence, your academic progress with or any special requirements you may need.

You can take part in group and one-to-one tutoring sessions that are flexible and responsive to your needs. You can book your session by emailing your personal tutor and arrange a time convenient for you.

You will find out who your personal tutor is during Welcome Week and have an opportunity to meet with them as a group in week 1.

8. Departmental communications and events

You can keep up with subject and module updates through Blackboard Learn. We will also send important updates to your student email account, so please keep an eye on those.

We host other events where you can get updates and join in conversations with peers and lecturers from your department, you will receive an invite by email.

9. Student-led academic representation

Student reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the University and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

You can also join our student societies which include Brunel OT and Brunel Physio and take part in our buddy systems. There are discussion boards available on Blackboard Learn where you can discuss subject matters with other students and academic staff.

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: CHMLS-TPO-biosciences@brunel.ac.uk


Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21