Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)

Glasgow Caledonian University


Learning Disability nursing involves working in partnership with individuals and families to improve autonomy, promote health and support inclusion. This includes making a real contribution towards enhancing behaviours and lifestyles that help achieve the best health outcomes.

This programme focuses on meeting the holistic needs of people with learning disabilities. You will explore key themes within contemporary learning disability practice including meeting health needs, community engagement, person centred planning, inclusion and integration, addressing health inequalities, legislation, forensic practice, care planning and assessment, evidence-based practice, research methods and appraisal.

Year 1
Values and Rights based Nursing practice, Health Improvement, Contemporary Health Care Delivery, Introduction to Evidence Based Practice.

Year 2
Working in interprofessional teams. Promoting personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities, Optimising Health Assets for People with Learning Disabilities.

Year 3
Applying evidence based practice. Promoting health equality for people with learning disabilities, Risk Enablement in Learning Disability Nursing.

Year 4
Honours level dissertation, Leadership in Interprofessional teams, Advancing the Application of Values Based Nursing Practice in Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBB including English plus National 5 Maths or Applications of Maths and a science subject

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBCC including English plus National 5 Maths or Applications of Maths and a science subject.

You must pass a health screen and a criminal record check and attend an information session to meet NMC requirements.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Health and Life Sciences


Nursing and Community Health

SCQF Level