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International Year Zero - Nursing

Nursing focusses on providing care and support to individuals and is considered a highly rewarding career within the health care sector. The ICD pathway in nursing offers you an alternative route to a 3-year undergraduate nursing degree. Completing this course gives you both an academic and professional qualification that leads to you becoming a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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Overview

The IYZ is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

September 2023 | September 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£19,495.00

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject Specific Modules

After looking at the subject’s historical development, three particular areas are studied. The main focus within Social Psychology is on antisocial behaviour. Cognitive Psychology focuses on the nature and structure of memory: capacity, duration and encoding in short- and long-term memory. Developmental Psychology covers the developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, including key developmental concepts and how each may be applied to the process of learning.

This module covers key sociological theories, concepts and evidence. You will apply knowledge and understanding to issues in education, health, crime and other areas of UK social life.

You will be introduced to Chemistry and drug calculations. Experience will be gained in preparing and diluting solutions with an emphasis on accuracy and safety in a laboratory environment.

This module provides a sound foundation in statistical knowledge and skills and covers an introduction to probability, hypothesis testing, the interpretation of data in context, the application of data to problem-solving, and experimentation.

This module demonstrates the importance of effective communication and a range of core communication skills in nursing and healthcare. It explores the principles and methods of communication including challenging behaviour and how to respond.

Exploring the history of nursing, this module introduces students to nursing and healthcare provision in the UK anddevelops understanding of different nursing theories, moral and ethical principles of nursing and how they influence current practice including expectations and some key roles of a nurse.

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the anatomy (structure that makes up the body) and physiology (the functions of body parts and the body as a whole) of the body. The main topics covered are cells, tissues, homeostasis, organs and systems. The systems include the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, integumentary, nervous, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and lymphatic/immune systems.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

BSc (Hons)
Adult Nursing

Adult nursing prepares you to care for individuals with a range of health conditions in settings such as hospitals, homes, and nursing homes

BSc (Hons)
Mental Health Nursing

Develop the skills you need to work in the complex field of mental health care. Learn to assess and manage a variety of clinical presentations.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)