Health & Social Care
- 1 year
- Enrolment date: September
This exciting and innovative course is designed to ensure that as a nursing professional you are well placed to deal with the globalised challenges arising in current and future practice. They include changes in population and demographic trends, shifts in patterns of health/illness and wellbeing, and political, professional and organisational working cultures.
The course adopts an evidence-informed nursing approach by reviewing, synthesising and incorporating contemporary professional and political drivers to ensure that the profession remains dynamic, proactive and responsive in delivering safe, confident, competent and compassionate quality care and excellence in nursing practice.
The course develops:
- leadership skills to promote the professional voice of nursing and to disseminate new knowledge and skills to enhance patient/client care
- advanced knowledge and skills to facilitate person centred care and to enhance the patient/client experience
- advanced decision making skills and application of nursing practice in complex, demanding and unpredictable environments
- intellectual and professional independence associated with mastery
- knowledge and skills to inform and advance nursing practice
- a critical understanding of research methodologies and evidence based practice to contribute to the generation of knowledge for advanced nursing practice.
What you study
The course consists of 100 credits of core modules and 80 credits of option. The option modules can be a mixture of either 20- or 40-credit modules. There is an induction period to help meet your needs in relation to the demands of master’s-level study.
How you are assessed
A variety of creative formative and summative assessments is included in the course. Detailed feedback is provided in relation to all assessment criteria via the student intranet. Examples include reflective essays, presentations and the final dissertation project.
Please note this course does not lead to professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council due to UK nursing and midwifery regulations, students not on the UK register are unable to undertake any placements or undertake their research project directly with NHS participants, human tissue or data. Alternative project areas will be discussed with your research supervisors.
Nurses require master’s-level knowledge and competence to undertake advanced clinical roles in practice.
You must be a qualified nurse and have an honours degree, 2.2 or above, in a related subject or, alternatively, evidence of study at level 6, (opportunities for individual APEL available upon application). International students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
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- Public Health in the Developing World
- Strategies to improve public health and well being
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Modules offered may vary.