This module is designed to assist healthcare professionals to play a greater role in urological care through the possession of a deep understanding of its key anatomical and physiological concepts. The module facilitates students to attain very high degree of understanding of the basic sciences that influence understanding of disease process, treatment options and their 1 July 2016 sequalae and some of the care actions that are required by people who have urological disease. Ultimately this module seeks to improve the knowledge of the student so that they can pay their part in assisting the patient to improve their well-being in the presence and management of urological disorder and disease.

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About this course

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Urological care is developing at a rapid pace. Nursing and other multidisciplinary interventions are becoming more specialist, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the demands placed upon all who care for people who have urological disorders is equally expanding. Here patients frequently rely on nurses and other professional members of the care team to assist them to better understand the disease process that they are experience and to accompany them as they make choices concerning the treatments available to them. To fulfil these roles, practitioners must posses a very high degree of understanding of the fundamental science that informs urology and the ability to integrate this knowledge into the planning and delivery of care practices. A full understanding of the key issues of anatomy, physiology, histology, pharmacology and altered function following surgery are all vital, if the professional is to truly be able to assist the patient and those close to them to understand urological disease and the often confusing and life quality altering treatment options presented to them. The well informed practitioner will be a more effective communicator with people who have urological disease. Such communication is vital as these patients often fail to understand the disease and its treatments. Studying this module will ensure that the student is well “grounded? in the basics of urology science and therefore more capable of further study in urology, something that can be amiss even in practitioners with a basic degree and in those holding senior care positions.

Linked programmes

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Applied Health Studies, PgDip/MSc Health and Wellbeing


100% Coursework

Feedback on Coursework will be structured using the School of Nursing Feedback, Taxonomy and Reflection forms. Students will be provided with feedback within 15 working days of submission. All relevant dates for submission and feedback documentation will be provided in the Module Handbook. The assessment and feedback documentation used within the School of Nursing also contains a Reflective Exercise that students will be encouraged to undertake once they have received summative feedback of their assignments.


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Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Hold a degree in Nursing or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
  • Hold current registration with the NMC and have completed a period of experience as a registered nurse to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes.
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact the module co-ordinator

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
  • 29 January 2018
How to apply


How to apply

Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Fees are correct at the time of publishing: www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2017-18/



Mr Jerome Marley

E: jt.marley@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6520


E: facljn@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6098

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Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School of Nursing