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Study Foundations of Urology and Continence at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This Level 6 module prepares members of the professional care team to deliver high quality care for patients with urological disorders by equipping them with the essential knowledge that underpins urology. Ultimately the module seeks to assist professionals to acquire high level understanding of the science that informs urological assessment and intervention so promoting well-being in the person. Assessment is by coursework.

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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. 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.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.

Linked programmes

BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies, BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing,


100% Coursework


Fully Online

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).
  • Normally required to hold a level 5 Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) but the initial offer standard may vary from year to year.
  • 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


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:

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.

How to apply

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2016/17 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.



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