Healthcare Sciences (MSc/PgDip)
1 year (+ dissertation) (full-time) / 2 years (+ dissertation) (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
Please note that the next intake has not been confirmed. Please contact Hazel Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this course.
The Healthcare Sciences programme aims to develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills relevant to healthcare. Students will develop the advanced skills necessary to evaluate practice, initiate change and lead in the development of health professions.
The distinctive features of the Programme include:
- the involvement of research-active and clinical staff in Programme design and delivery
- the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
- the emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
- flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers whilst studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis
- opportunity for students to work with colleagues across a variety of disciplines.
Students need to complete both compulsory and optional modules to a total of 180 M-level credits for the MSc in Healthcare Sciences. Students complete modules totalling 120 M-level credits to be eligible for the exit award of Postgraduate Diploma. Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for a Master of Science degree.
Full-time students undertake all taught modules during one academic year while part-time students undertake taught modules over two years. Each module is assessed individually via prepared work rather than unseen examination papers.
Students who then proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree. Full time students have to submit their dissertation within 18 months of registering on the programme; part time students have to submit within 4 years of registering on the programme.
The programme is modular, with contact days arranged in blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. The compulsory Research Methods module is also available as a distance learning option.
Details of available modules will be published when available.
At the end of the programme, the student should be able to:
- demonstrate advanced critical thinking, intellectual integrity, analytical judgment, understanding and problem solving skills with specific reference to their field of healthcare based on reflective thinking and problem-solving
- apply advanced theoretical principles critically, to analyse their professional experience, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field of healthcare
- demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level based on reflective thinking and problem-solving
- lead in the management of change and the advancement of the profession in the healthcare environment through research
- share ideas with other healthcare professionals in order to develop their own intellectual abilities to aid advancement of healthcare
- incorporate an in-depth holistic approach to the provision of healthcare including the ability to function as a part of the multi-disciplinary team in a variety of healthcare settings
This course is suitable for branches of allied health professions - for example, podiatrists and speech therapists. The first degree will be assessed on an individual basis. A degree or diploma in the relevant profession is required.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams, for which the minimum requirement is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Next intake: Contact School for details
Name: Mrs Hazel Smith
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 (Healthcare Sciences Admissions)