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Healthcare Sciences (MSc/PgDip)

1 year (+ dissertation) (Full-time) / 2 years (+ dissertation) (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Graduation 2011

Course Aims

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.

Special Features

The distinctive features of the Programme include:

Teaching Session

Course Description

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.

Course Structure

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. 

Compulsory Module
Code
Module title
HCT024 or HCT075 Research Methods in Health and Social Care - 30 credits
Optional Modules
Code
Module title
HCT103 Axial Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT104 Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT030
HCT031
HCT032
HCT240
HCT251
HCT125
HCT093 Dissertation - 60 credits

Skills Acquired

At the end of the programme, the student should be able to:

Entry Requirements

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 either IELTS/TOEFL exams, for which the minimum requirement is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 (250 for computer-based test).

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £5,730.00
  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £2,865.00
    Part-time fees are payable in years 1 and 2 only.
  • International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £17,000.00
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £8,500.00
    Part-time fees are payable in years 1 and 2 only.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Ms Dianne Martin  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7795 

Fax:  

Email: healthcare-postgrad@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/sohcs

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