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 module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

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

Assistant Practitioner, FdSc - accelerated (2 year) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

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

Promoting Health and Independence
(4NU514)
20 credits

Option A 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

Option B 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

Option A Module - Level 5*
20 credits

Leading and Integrating Care
(5NU514)
20 credits continued

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

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

Option C Module - Level 5*

*Option A Modules - Level 4: Providing and Monitoring Care (4NU519); Principles of Scrub and Circulating Practice (4OD501)
*Option B Modules - Level 4: Integrated Theory and Practice for APs (4NU511); Work Based Project (Level 4) (4NU515); Principles of Anaesthetic Practice (4OD502)

*Option A Modules - Level 5: 
Assuring Quality and Safety of Care in H&SC (5NU523); Work Based Project (Level 5) (5NU520); Developing Anaesthetic Practice (5OD500); Developing Scrub and Circulating Practice (5OD501); Developing Imaging Practice (5RD509)
*Option B Modules - Level 5: Medications Management (5NU524); Listen Without Prejudice - Music and Care (5NU515); Diagnostics and the Patient Journey (5RD510); Anatomy and Physiology for ODP 2 (5OD502); Developing Imaging Practice (5RD509)
*Option C Modules - Level 5: Applied Theory and Practice for APs (5NU525); Falls and Frailty (5NU512); Computed Tomography for APs (5ZZCCO), Magnetic Resonance Imaging for APs (5ZZCCP); Work Based Project (Level 5) (5NU520); Dental Radiography (5RD508)