University of West London

University of West London

Nursing and Healthcare (integrated)

This programme provides a solid academic underpinning to management and practices used in real work environments and situations; this practice-focused course is developed for qualified and registered nurses with diploma of higher education who wish study for a master�s degree; students study a foundation year equivalent to a final year of a BSc before progressing to study at Master�s level; the course is designed to develop students as a higher level of practitioner, who can proficiently use a sound knowledge base encompassing advanced nursing knowledge and theories, biosciences principles, contemporary evidence, enhanced consultation skills and diagnostic reasoning to conduct holistic assessments and care; students develop essential theoretical and practical skills and knowledge concerning effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and groups of people with nursing needs; students also develop the knowledge and skills to design and improve and or healthcare services; students are taught the latest concepts in research methodology and data analysis in nursing, and learn comprehensive clinically-focused or relevant professional skills; clinical simulation is used to emphasise the integration of scientific principles, empirical evidence and validated theoretical models in nursing practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have DipHE, HND or equivalent in nursing; must be registered with an appropriate regulatory authority (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council) in their country of origin, and have evidence of the successful completion of at least 3 years' full time study leading to registration; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or above, at a minimum of 7.0 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 100 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: Applied physiology; research methods in health and social care; health promotion theory; clinical decision; dissertation; service design and improvement in healthcare; research methods; genes, diseases, health and illness. Optional modules include: strategies for the management of complex wounds; advanced approach to multi-professional care in diabetes; improving care delivery in patients with asthma and COPD; managing TB (care, prevention and control); global perspective in public health and health promotion; the prevention and management of infection transmission; promoting sexual health; evaluating the care and management of individuals with HIV; global perspective in public health and health promotion; advanced leadership and management competence; strategic service planning; substance misuse treatment and interventions; dual diagnosis (exploring interventions for people with mental health and substance misuse problems); communicable diseases (HIV, TB HCV, HBV), substance misuse and health behaviour (interventions and policies).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brentford Site Hounslow TW8 9GA South East

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University of West London