Study Pattern: Assistant Practitioner (Apprenticeship) Foundation Degree Science (online)

On this page you will find the study pattern for our FdSc Assistant Practitioner (Apprenticeship) online programme.

This study pattern highlights the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.   

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

For our students completing the at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

FdSc Assistant Practitioner - with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Personal and Professional Development for Assistant Practitioners
(4NU518)
20 credits

Promoting Health and Independence
(4NU514)
20 credits

Optional Module - Level 4*
20 credits

Personal and Professional Development for Assistant Practitioners
(4NU518)
20 credits continued

Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
(4NU510)
20 credits

Optional Module - Level 4*
20 credits
Personal and Professional Development for Assistant Practitioners
(4NU518)
20 credits continued

Communication and Working in Teams
(4NU509)
20 credits
Year 2

Leading and Integrating Care
(5NU514)
20 credits

Research in Evidence Based Practice
(5NU519)
20 credits

Optional Module - Level 5*
20 credits

Leading and Integrating Care
(5NU514)
20 credits continued

Optional Module - Level 5*
Leading and Integrating Care
(5NU514)
20 credits continued

Patient Centred Care for Complex Health Needs
(5NU518)
20 credits

Optional Module - Level 5*
20 credits

*Optional modules - Level 4 

Work settingAutumnSpring
Any work setting

Mental Health Across the Lifespan (4NU512)

Providing and Monitoring Care (4NU519)

Integrated Theory and Practice for Assistant Practitioners (4NU511)

Work Based Project (Level 4) (4NU515)

Radiography Science and Technology of Imaging 1 (4RD504)

Introduction to Computed Tomography for Assistant Practitioners (4ZZDAV)

Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Assistant Practitioners (4ZZDAW)

Imaging Practice (4RD505)

Theatres Principles of Scrub and Circulating Practice (4OD501) Principles of Anaesthetic Practice (4OD502)

*Optional modules - Level 5 

Work settingAutumnSpringSummer
Any work setting

Assuring Quality and Safety of Care in Health and Social Care (5NU523)

Work Based Project (Level 5) (5NU520)

Medications Management (5NU524) [although they must be involved in the administration of medicines]

Listen Without Prejudice - Music and Care (5NU515)

Applied Theory and Practice for Assistant Practitioners (5NU525)

Falls and Frailty (5NU512)

Radiography Developing Imaging Practice (5RD509)

Diagnostics and the Patient Journey (5RD510)

 
Theatres Developing Anaesthetic Practice (5OD500) Anatomy and Physiology for ODP 2 (5OD502)  

Radiography settings include plain film, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine or sonography.