University of South Wales
Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
•Entry to the one-year MSc programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
Alternatively, students may apply for the MSc as a two year course, completing all 8 modules (180 credits).
•Applicants without recognised qualifications but have relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills will also be considered on an individual basis.
•English language qualification (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
•Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
•One written reference
Please note: entry requirements for the Independent Prescribing module differ from the other modules and require:
•3 years post registration experience
•1 year in field of practice
•Support of Line manager
•Requirement of current role for IP status
•Availability of a mentor
Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Evaluation in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (compulsory module)
This module will address the terminology and methodologies used in epidemiology and research studies, and you will learn how to interpret graphical and other statistical data such as Kaplan-Meier Curves, Forrest Plots and Meta-analyses. You will develop an understanding of the importance of evidence based practice and how to apply it within a clinical setting.
Module 2: Either Professional Project
This modules aims to develop an ability to critically evaluate areas of professional practice of your choice and develop skills in independent research and study. You will produce a report of 12000 words which will include a project proposal of 1,500 words and the remaining 10,500 words will consist of a literature review and an evidence appraisal, clinical or organisational practice audit. It will also involve the implementation of evidence-based practice and undertaking qualitative or quantitative research. As part of the module you will be in regular contact with your tutor who will offer guidance and supervision either via email, telephone or SKYPE.
Assessment methods will vary for each module and include case-based examinations, discussions and scenarios, reflective portfolio, forum discussions and group activities.
The Independent Prescribing module will be assessed via completion of Formative and Summative assessments.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||On-line study||March 2017||-||2 years|
|MSc||On-line study||September 2017||-||2 years|
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