City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care

This course is for students who are working in clinical and social care settings who want to pose challenging questions and confront the answers. It will appeal to those who want to create positive change by conducting evidence-based research which can be applied in practice. Our students come from a variety of careers in the health and social care sector; including emergency practitioners, health care managers and podiatrists. Students also come on to the course directly from undergraduate degree courses. dvanced Practice in Health and Social Care is a scholarly Masters degree with a strong theoretical focus. We believe that to be effective, you need a future-proofed qualification; one which explores practice from a wider, research-based perspective. Designed in consultation with users and carers, the course takes account of the user experience and has been developed around their expectations of professionals within the healthcare sector. The MSc will challenge practices within the current healthcare sector and ask questions such as: - How can we prove and measure our performance? - To what extent should we challenge guidelines or established forms of practice? - How can our actions within practice transform the user experience? - How can we manage levels of stress in a way that promotes welfare?

Entry requirements

PgCert

A first degree (2:1 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education At least one years' experience in health and social care References may be requested. Applicants will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to 45 credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby be exempted from two or more modules.

MSc

A first degree (2:1 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education
At least one years' experience in health and social care
References may be requested.
Applicants will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to 45 credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby be exempted from two or more modules.

Course modules

PgCert

Core Modules - Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (30 credits) - Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice (15 credits) - Dissertation (60 credits) Elective Modules Students have the opportunity to complete an additional five modules of 15 credits offered across the School of Health Sciences CPPD portfolio. Students completing the two core modules plus one optional module totalling 60 credits can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate. On successful completion of seven modules (120 credits) students can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of the dissertation leads to a MSc (180 credits).

MSc

Core Modules
- Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (30 credits)
- Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)

Elective Modules
Students have the opportunity to complete an additional five modules of 15 credits offered across the School of Health Sciences CPPD portfolio.

Students completing the two core modules plus one optional module totalling 60 credits can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate. On successful completion of seven modules (120 credits) students can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of the dissertation leads to a MSc (180 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment will be influenced by the focus and learning outcomes of the modules and includes coursework, examinations, portfolios, minilabs, case studies, reports, seminar presentations and skills schedules. You may also be expected to take part in formative assessment activities in addition to the summative assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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