City, University of London

Adult and Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration)

The MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. You will graduate as a nurse eligible to register with the NMC as an adult and mental health nurse, leaving you equipped to support the delivery of quality healthcare in a contemporary health service. Mental illness has a huge impact on the physical health of an individual. People with mental health conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, such as diabetes and heart conditions. In addition, people with long-term physical health conditions are more likely to suffer from a mental health issue, particularly depression. There is a need to develop a nursing workforce that is fit for the current demands of healthcare in the UK. This Masters programme, where you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a registered nurse in the mental health and adult fields of nursing, will provide you with the opportunity to meet this demand.

Course modules

Unit one: Foundations in Health and Nursing comprises one core theory module - Relationship Centred Care and Concepts of Biology for Health (15 credits). The practice component of Part 1 comprises - Engaging in Practice 1(15 credits). Part 2 has field specific modules which reflect the two pathways that you will undertake. In each pathway there are two core theory modules and a practice experience module which incorporates simulated practice. Adult Field, there are two theoretical units to Part 2 of the programme: Unit Two: Acute Care comprises one core theory module - Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics and Treatment: Adult Nursing (15 credits). The practice component of Part 2 comprises one module - Engaging in practice 2: Adult Nursing (30 credits). Unit Three: Long Term Care comprises one core theory module - Experiencing Long term Care, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Adult Nursing (15 credits). Engaging in practice 2 Adult Nursing - this continues on from Unit Two. Mental Health Field. There are two theoretical modules and one combined theoretical and practice module to Part 2 of the programme: Unit Four: Principles of Mental Health Practice (15 credits) - A theory and practice module. The theory component will take place in Unit Four. Acute Care comprises one core theory module - Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics and Treatment: Mental Health Nursing(15 credits). Unit Five: Long Term Care comprises one core theory module - Experiencing Long term Care, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Mental Health Nursing(15 credits). Principles of Mental Health Practice (15 credits) - A theory and practice module. The practice component will take place in Unit Five. Part 3 has a common theory module and practice module which reflect the adult and mental health fields you will undertake. It has two core theory modules and a combined theory and practice experience module. There is one Theoretical Unit in Part 3 of the programme: Unit Six: Developing Leaders and Managers of Care has one theory module Leading and Managing in Health Care Practice (15 credits). Integrated Dissertation Module (45 credits) - The theory of this module is taught in Unit Five but the dissertation supervision with be provided in Unit Six. Integration of Adult and Mental Health Practice Module (15 credits) - A combined theory and practice module, the practice component will take place in Unit Five

Assessment methods

The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays, seminars or presentations. As part of the MSc you are expected to complete a dissertation, this will involve a systematic literature review of integrated practice, which is the foundation of this programme and the future of contemporary nursing practice. Your final degree classification is calculated from the first, second and final years.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Health Sciences EC1V 0HB London

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