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Duration. 2 years (part-time). 3 years MSc (part-time). Simple timetable info. 1 day per week during academic year. Course units. Read more
Duration:
2 years (part-time)
3 years MSc (part-time)

Simple timetable info:
1 day per week during academic year

Course units:
Year 1
– Engagement and Assessment in Older People’s Care
– Mental Health Policy and the Organisation of Care Delivery with Older People with Mental Health Problems
– Bio-psychosocial Approaches to Recovery in Older People Mental Health
– Older People and Mental Health

Year 2
– Research Methods and Processes
– Best Practice in Dementia Care
– Integrated Study (BSc only)
– Research Methods and Strategy (PGDip/MSc only)
– Leadership and Change Management in Mental Health Provision (PGDip/MSc only)

Year 3
– Dissertation (MSc only)

Assessment Method:
The course is assessed by a range of practice –based written assignments including reflective accounts, critical incident analyses and case studies taken from participants own area of mental health practice.

Course description:
This programme appeals to a wide range of practitioners working within mental health services for older people, including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Mental health service delivery has been undergoing significant change in recent years which are impacting on how and where mental health professionals carry out their practice resulting new modes of working and pressure to ensure a skilled and capable workforce.

An important development within older peoples’ services is the increasing integration of health and social care at all levels. With such changes in mind, this programme is suitable for all mental health practitioners working in older peoples’ services, providing an opportunity for professional development. It will help promote the development of core skills and capabilities in mental health practice. As such it is a practice-based course which will help students apply new or enhanced skills and understanding to their particular practice areas, including both community and institutional settings.

The course is informed by the requirements and expectations of the National Service Frameworks for Mental Health and for Older People.

Career opportunities:
This programme contributes to the continuing professional development and expertise of mental health practitioners working in older peoples’ services. It should enable participants to enhance their performance in their current roles or as a basis for further career progression.

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This well-established, sought-after programme provides public health professionals with an understanding of the health needs of whole populations and how to effectively intervene to improve health in an international context. Read more

Programme Information

This well-established, sought-after programme provides public health professionals with an understanding of the health needs of whole populations and how to effectively intervene to improve health in an international context.
The international emphasis of this programme attracts students with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience from around the world.

On completion, you will have gained:
• the ability to analyse issues in health policy and an understanding of how to improve quality, accessibility and acceptability of health services using epidemiology, statistics and evidence-based public health interventions
• the essential skills to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems in order to improve public health
• the ability to evaluate different strategies for disease control in order to select the most effective and feasible action plans and programmes
• an appreciation of health and health systems in an international policy context
• an understanding of the conceptual framework around public health policy and management
• the ability to discuss ethical issues, and adopt and justify an appropriate ethical stance.

You will have the opportunity of attending an optional one-week study tour in Geneva exploring and networking with a range of international organisations.

Funding Information

For information about subject specific funding opportunities for courses in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development please visit http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/692/study/1125/funders.

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Duration. 2 years BSc and PgDip (part-time). 3 years MSc (part-time). Simple timetable info. 1 day per week during academic year. Read more
Duration:
2 years BSc and PgDip (part-time)
3 years MSc (part-time)

Simple timetable info:
1 day per week during academic year

Course units:
Year 1
– Engagement and Assessment in Forensic Mental Health
– Psychosocial Interventions in Forensic Mental Health
– Mental Health Policy and Forensic Practice
– Medication Management in Forensic Mental Health

Year 2
– Research Methods and Processes (Core unit BSc only)
– Offender Case Management in Forensic Mental Health
– Integrated Study (Core unit BSc only)
– Innovation for Excellence – Leading Service Improvement (Core unit PGDip/MSc only)
– Personality Disorder in Forensic Mental Health (PGDip/MSc only)

Year 3
– Introduction to Action Research
_ Dissertation

The existing MSc level course is currently being comprehensively reviewed and revalidated with a view to also introducing an additional award of a BSc (Hons) pathway from September 2010. The above units may therefore be subject to further change.

Assessment Method:
The course is assessed by a range of practice –based written assignments including reflective accounts, critical incident analyses and case studies taken from participants own area of mental health practice> In addition students will undertake one unseen written exam. Practical assessment includes an assessed standardised role play of a practice scenario.

Course description:
This programme appeals to a wide range of practitioners working with mentally disordered offenders, including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists. Applications from prison officers, the probation service and those working in the voluntary and independent sectors are welcome.

The emphasis of this revised and updated programme is on interprofessional learning that equips
practitioners with core skills and competencies in forensic mental health practice. It is designed to appeal to a wide range of practitioners working with mental health service users with a forensic background both within the health service and criminal justice system. It is expected that
students completing the programme will be able to provide effective mental health care within forensic services at all levels of security.

Career opportunities:
This programme contributes to the continuing professional development and expertise of mental health practitioners working with mentally disordered offenders. It should enable participants to enhance their performance in their current roles or as a basis for further career progression in forensic services.

Professional contacts / Industry links:
Service users contribute to the delivery of this programme.

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Our staff are active researchers at the cutting-edge of their fields. That research informs our masters courses. As well as the usual lectures and seminars, there are practicals, lab classes, field trips and research projects. Read more

How we teach

Our staff are active researchers at the cutting-edge of their fields. That research informs our masters courses. As well as the usual lectures and seminars, there are practicals, lab classes, field trips and research projects.

Facilities and equipment

A new £1m Sediment-Solute Systems lab enables geochemical analysis of aqueous and solid phases, especially in the context of biogeochemistry. We have equipment for chromatography, UV spectrometry and flow injection/auto analysis.

Our sample preparation facilities enable digestion, pre-concentration by evaporation under vacuum, and tangential flow filtration. There are alpha and gamma counters, a laser particle sizer and a luminescence dating lab. Field equipment includes automatic water samplers, weather stations, data loggers and environmental process characterisation sensors.

We have high-quality petrological microscopes for examining geological samples. We have labs for spectrometry and for palaeontological preparation, and you’ll also have access to specialist facilities in other departments at the University.

Laptops, camcorders, tape recorders and transcribers are available for your fieldwork. Our postgraduate computer labs have networked workstations for GIS research and climate modelling, ARC/INFO, ERDAS software and specialist software for remote sensing. GIS facilities are also provided by the £5m Informatics Collaboratory for the Social Sciences.

Our new postgraduate media GIS suite has facilities for Skype, video conferencing, web design, video editing and creative media.

Fieldwork

Most of our courses involve fieldwork. The MPH, MSc and MA International Development take students on a 10-day field trip where they put their research skills into practice. Recent classes visited the West Pokot region of Kenya, urban and rural areas of Nepal, the suburbs of Cairo and India.

Core modules

Ideas and Practice in International Development; Introduction to Research Methods; Key Issues in Global Public Health; Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems; Dissertation with Placement; Professional Skills for Development; International Development Field Class, currently in either Kenya or Nepal.

Examples of optional modules

Data, Visualisation and GIS; Living with Climate Change in the Global South; The Political Economy of Natural Resource-led Development in the Global South; Epidemiology; Health Promotion; Informatics for Public Health; Communicable Disease Control; Disaster and Emergency Management; Cities of Diversity; Cities of ‘the South’: planning for informality.

Teaching and assessment

There are seminars, lectures, workshops, reading groups. You also do some fieldwork. You’re assessed on coursework assignments, project work and a dissertation.

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An exciting programme designed for those who want to pursue successful careers as health economists in the public and private sectors both in the UK and abroad. Read more

Programme Information

An exciting programme designed for those who want to pursue successful careers as health economists in the public and private sectors both in the UK and abroad. The programme aims to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools to appraise and produce economic evidence in health and health care.

On completion you will be able to:
• demonstrate a critical understanding and proficiency in applied microeconomics and econometrics
• understand, select and use a variety of methods for the analysis of health data
• understand and select appropriate methods for economic evaluation in the health care sector
• plan and conduct basic economic evaluations to inform health care decision making
• perform critical assessments of health economics literature.

The programme combines core and optional modules and develops practical skills by means of tutorials, seminars, and supervised research projects. During the first semester, emphasis is placed on general economic theory and applications together with two specialised modules in health economics and economic evaluation for health technology appraisal. During the second semester, this core knowledge is complemented by a module in applied health econometrics and by the completion of a dissertation.

Funding Information

The University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students, including partial fee awards and full scholarships covering fees and maintenance, see http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk for full details. Details of the financial support that may be available can be found on http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/125186/postgraduate_funding.

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The world faces a growing list of public health challenges—from the impact of new technologies on public health management, the outbreaks of infectious diseases and the risks of legal drugs to environmental issues, nutritional problems and ageing populations—as well as a shortage of skilled public health workers.*. Read more
The world faces a growing list of public health challenges—from the impact of new technologies on public health management, the outbreaks of infectious diseases and the risks of legal drugs to environmental issues, nutritional problems and ageing populations—as well as a shortage of skilled public health workers.*

To address these challenges and more, organisations and communities need well-trained, experienced public health professionals who can plan and implement effective public health solutions.

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change.

Through this interdisciplinary programme, you can gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world.

Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure.

Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper. Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme.


*World Health Statistics 2012, World Health Organization

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This programme introduces international health to students with limited experience in the sector, and provides essential skills for those who intend to pursue a PhD or work in international health. Read more

Programme information

This programme introduces international health to students with limited experience in the sector, and provides essential skills for those who intend to pursue a PhD or work in international health.

This programme introduces international health to students who have limited experience in the sector. It emphasises research methods training, which is essential for students who intend to pursue further postgraduate research (PhD), as well as for those who intend to work within international health policy, systems or programmes. For aspiring research students without a strong training in methods, the MSc should be considered an essential preparatory year prior to beginning a PhD.

On completion of the programme you will have:
• Gained an understanding of the key issues and challenges within international health policy, systems and programmes
• Developed research skills essential for a career in international health and which provide a strong grounding for those who intend to pursue further postgraduate studies
• Undertaken a practical field project, which gives first-hand experience of research in an overseas context
• Had the opportunity to attend an optional study tour in Geneva exploring and networking with a range of international organisations.

Scholarship Opportunitiy

Please check the scholarships tab for more information on the Etam Milchior Scholarship for international students studying the MSc International Health.

For information about subject specific funding opportunities for courses in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development please visit http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/692/study/1125/funders.

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This programme enables you to become a senior/middle level policy maker, health manager or planner who can provide the crucial vision, direction, governance and stewardship for an effective health system. Read more

Programme Information

This programme enables you to become a senior/middle level policy maker, health manager or planner who can provide the crucial vision, direction, governance and stewardship for an effective health system.

This programme provides a critically analytical and practice-based approach to the main challenges and issues facing the providers of health and related services in developing countries.
On completion you will have gained:
• the essential skills required to improve health services, programmes and related management systems of the communities in which you work
• experience of an international learning environment, with staff and students drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds around the world
• the experience of having pursued your individual study interests in a learning environment where research informs teaching
• the ability to take a proactive role in problem solving, critically reviewing evidence and arriving at informed decisions
• the skills to review policies, situations and issues in the field of health management, planning and policy making in developing health systems, with particular reference to government and NGO sectors.

You will have the opportunity of attending an optional one-week study tour in Geneva exploring and networking with a range of international organisations.

Funding Opportunities

For information about subject specific funding opportunities for courses in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development please visit http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/692/study/1125/funders.

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Simple timetable info. 1 day per week during academic year. Course units. Semester 1. – Recognition. Engagement and assessment. – Recovery. Read more
Simple timetable info:
1 day per week during academic year

Course units:
Semester 1
– Recognition: Engagement and assessment
– Recovery: Treatments for common mental disorders

Semester 2
– Respect: Values, policy, culture and diversity
– Reflection: Employment, social and healthcare context

Assessment Method:
The course is assessed by a combination of practical standardised role play assessments of therapeutic interventions, reflective practice-based written assignments and the successful completion of practice learning outcomes in the workplace.

Course description:
This programme will be of interest to graduates or equivalent with some relevant work experience who are keen to develop a career and a recognised qualification as a mental health practitioner. Students on the course will be employed by a Primary Care Trust.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative seeks to deliver on the Government’s commitment to provide improved access to psychological therapies for people who require the help of mental health services. It also responds to service user’s requests for more personalised services based around their individuals needs. It aims to develop low intensity practitioners in evidence-based psychological therapy services to people with ‘common’ mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, in providing improvements in health, well-being and in maintaining people or returning people to employment and community participation. It is designed to equip students with the core skills and competencies in order to undertake this role effectively.

Career opportunities:
This programme has been informed by national policy requirements to establish a new type of practitioner within the mental health workforce in primary care. Low-intensity workers will assess and
support patients with common mental health problems (principally anxiety and depression) in the self-management of their recovery. Students will be employed as Low Intensity Workers within a Primary Care Trust and will be released to attend one day per week at LSBU for the duration of the course.

Professional contacts/industry links:
Guest lecturers include:
• Service users, who regularly contribute to the delivery of this programme
• Experts in a range of therapies
• Professor Audrey Leathard, an expert on inter-professional working.

This programme replaces the Graduate Workers in Mental Health and Primary Care that the Faculty has run for the last five years. The revised course has been developed to meet the requirements for the preparation of IAPT Low Intensity Workers. It is intended that formal accreditation under the IAPT scheme will be applied for in due course.

How to apply
Initial application is through local Primary Care Trusts

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These programmes are designed to meet the needs of existing or aspiring managers in health and social care organisations (including the voluntary or independent sector) who wish to develop new strategic management skills to enhance their career prospects. Read more
These programmes are designed to meet the needs of existing or aspiring managers in health and social care organisations (including the voluntary or independent sector) who wish to develop new strategic management skills to enhance their career prospects. They meet the professional and academic needs of health and social care managers and through this, the needs of the individual's organisation.

Most students who undertake this programme of study are already employed in practising and/or in management roles within the fields of health, social care, public, voluntary/community sector organisations.

For more information on the part time version of this course, please view this web-page: http://www.brad.ac.uk/study/courses/info/health-and-social-care-management-msc-part-time.

Why Bradford?

Continuing professional development funding may be available for some modules and courses. However, access to funding for part or all of an award cannot be guaranteed.

Modules

(C) = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 - 60 Credits (2 x (C) Modules):
-Managing In Organisations (30 credits) (C)
-Managing Self and Others (30 credits) (C)

Semester 2 - 60 Credits (2 x (O) Modules):
-Coaching and Mentoring (30 credits) (O)
-Developing Organisational Health (30 credits) (O)
-Human Resource Development (30 credits) (O)
-Human Resource Management (30 credits) (O)
-Independent Management Study (10 or 20 credits - to be used where there is a deficit in credit from previous study) (O)
-Project Management (30 credits) (O)
-Quality and Service Improvement (30 credits) (O)
-Strategic Business and Service Planning (30 credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards - 60 Credits (1 x (C) Module):
-Management Project (60 credits) (C)

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

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This module develops an in-depth critical awareness of the ideology and theoretical understanding associated with health promotion, exploring current policy and practice associated with health improvement and modernising public health. Read more
This module develops an in-depth critical awareness of the ideology and theoretical understanding associated with health promotion, exploring current policy and practice associated with health improvement and modernising public health.

Research informed key lectures will deliver core content, providing students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop conceptual understanding of the principles of health education / health promotion.

Seminars and group learning will be used to facilitate teacher/learner/peer dialogue and inter-professional discussion to further develop and challenge conceptual understanding and engage in critical debate, self-reflection and critical evaluation of changes that can be made in practice.

Directed study provides students with the opportunity to undertake reading, participate in enquiry based learning, address individual learning needs and contextualise learning to the students own area of practice.

A VLE will be used to provide access to online resources, lecture notes & external links to websites of interest.

Modules

This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

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The aim of this module is to critically examine the involvement and roles of service users and carers in mental health service delivery and to develop practitioners with expertise to implement strategies to achieve this aim. Read more
The aim of this module is to critically examine the involvement and roles of service users and carers in mental health service delivery and to develop practitioners with expertise to implement strategies to achieve this aim.

Key lectures deliver core content, providing students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge related to user and carer involvement. This is complemented by seminars, tutorials and group discussions which are used to facilitate individual and group learning focused to enable students to apply this learning to their own role and service, examining the evidence base and theoretical approaches to service user and carer involvement. This will include contextualising current provision including multi-agency, multi-professional and partnership working within a multi-cultural society.

Directed study enables students to be guided in their reading and learning, and to develop their own portfolio of learning to enhance transferable skills and knowledge relating to evaluation of own role and communication skills. A VLE is used to provide access to online resources, lecture notes and external links to information.

Why Bradford?

At the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, you can choose to study for individual modules, a named award or build module credits through the SSPRD Framework for Flexible Learning to achieve an award relevant to your professional needs.

The Framework for Flexible Learning in Health and Social Care is a Faculty-wide academic structure for Specialist Skills and Post-Registration Development. It offers students increased flexibility and choice in the modules and courses that can be undertaken and it is also responsive to employer needs. The flexibility also allows you to move from one award to another if your career changes or you take time out from regular studying. Shared teaching and research expertise from across the Faculty is offered through interdisciplinary teaching across our core research modules.

The Faculty of Health Studies is regionally, nationally and internationally recognised for its teaching and research, and works with a number of healthcare partners to ensure clinical excellence.

Modules

This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

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This module develops an in-depth critical awareness of the principles of public health and public health practice. It examines theoretical frameworks and research knowledge to explore the influence of socio-environmental factors on disease and the promotion of health and wellbeing. Read more
This module develops an in-depth critical awareness of the principles of public health and public health practice. It examines theoretical frameworks and research knowledge to explore the influence of socio-environmental factors on disease and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

The module synthesises theory and knowledge of public health principles and practice to inform clinical practice and role development.

Modules

This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

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Globally, innovation through information technology is transforming healthcare. The programme will help develop a sound understanding of healthcare and the role that information technology is playing in re-shaping the industry and improving people’s health. Read more

Programme Information

Globally, innovation through information technology is transforming healthcare. The programme will help develop a sound understanding of healthcare and the role that information technology is playing in re-shaping the industry and improving people’s health. It is for those with computing, science, engineering, business or healthcare backgrounds who want to develop careers in the growing health informatics sector. We have a strong international reputation and excellent links with employers.

On completion you will:

• have gained skills in soft systems, process modelling and strategy development in healthcare
• be able to identify opportunities for process and care pathway innovation, to quantify benefits and develop successful strategies to effect change
• be equipped to work in a variety of healthcare domains, including project management, systems design, leadership, public health, primary and acute care, global e-health
• understand emerging technologies and have practical skills in developing innovative technology solutions to improve healthcare
• be ready to take a proactive and self-reflective role and be able to critically and creatively identify and evaluate potential solutions within political, economic, social and technological constraints
• be able to plan and manage the strategic use and development of healthcare information and information systems to support the transformation of healthcare.

Programme Duration

MSc: 12 months full-time or 36 months part-time
PG Dip: 9 months full-time or 24 months part-time
PG Cert: 12 months part-time

Funding Information

The University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students, including partial fee awards and full scholarships covering fees and maintenance, see http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk for full details. Details of the financial support that may be available can be found on http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/125186/postgraduate_funding.

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This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills. Read more

Programme Aims

This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.

A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill
‌•To develop specialists in their respective professional disciplines to enhance their career paths;
‌•To broaden students' exposure to health science and technology to enable them to cope with the ever-changing demands of work; and
‌•To provide a laboratory environment for testing problems encountered at work.

Students develop intellectually, professionally and personally while advancing their knowledge and skills in Medical Laboratory Science. The specific aims of this award are:
‌•To broaden and deepen students' knowledge and expertise in Medical Laboratory Science;
‌•To introduce students to advances in selected areas of diagnostic laboratory techniques;
‌•‌To develop in students an integrative and collaborative team approach to the investigation of common diseases;
‌•To foster an understanding of the management concepts that are relevant to clinical laboratories; and
‌•To develop students' skills in communication, critical analysis and problem solving.

B. Professional Development
‌•To develop students' ability in critical analysis and evaluation in their professional practices;
‌•To cultivate within healthcare professionals the qualities and attributes that are expected of them;
‌•To acquire a higher level of awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and
‌•To develop students' ability to assume a managerial level of practice.

C. Evidence-based Practice
‌•To equip students with the necessary research skills to enable them to perform evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare service.

D. Personal Development
‌•To provide channels for practising professionals to continuously develop themselves while at work; and
‌•To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.

Programme Characteristics

Our laboratories are well-equipped to support students in their studies, research and dissertations. Our specialised equipment includes a flow cytometer, cell culture facilities, basic and advanced instruments for molecular biology research (including thermal cyclers, DNA sequencers, real-time PCR systems and an automatic mutation detection system), microplate systems for ELISA work, HPLC, FPLC, tissue processors, automatic cell analysers, a preparative ultracentrifuge and an automated biochemical analyser.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), and graduates are eligible to apply for Membership of the Institute.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology consists of the following awards:
‌•MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science
‌•MSc in Medical Laboratory Science

A range of subjects that are specific to the Medical Laboratory Science profession, and a variety of subjects of common interest and value to all healthcare professionals, are offered. In general, each subject requires attendance on one evening per week over a 13-week semester.

Award Requirements

Students must complete 1 Compulsory Subject (Research Methods & Biostatistics), 4 Core Specialism Specific Subjects, 2 Elective Subjects (from any subjects within the Scheme) and a research-based Dissertation. They are encouraged to select a dissertation topic that is relevant to their professional and personal interests.

Students who have successfully completed 30 credits, but who have taken fewer than the required 4 Core Specialism Specific Subjects, will be awarded a generic MSc in Health Technology without a specialism award.

Students who have successfully completed 18 credits, but who decide not to continue with their course of MSc study, may request to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) as follows:
‌•PgD in a specialism if 1 Compulsory Subject, 4 Core Subjects and 1 Elective Subject are successfully completed; or
‌•PgD in Health Technology (Generic) if 1 Compulsory Subject and any other 5 Subjects within the Scheme are successfully completed.

Core Areas of Study

The following is a list of the Core Medical Laboratory Science Subjects. Some subjects are offered only in alternate years.

•Integrated Medical Laboratory Science
‌•Advanced Topics in Health Technology
‌•Clinical Applications of Molecular Diagnostics in Healthcare
‌•Clinical Chemistry
‌•Epidemiology
‌•Haematology & Transfusion Science
‌•Histopathology & Cytology
‌•I‌mmunology
‌•Medical Microbiology
‌•Molecular Technology in the Clinical Laboratory
‌•Workshops on Advanced Molecular Diagnostic Technology

Having selected the requisite number of subjects from the Core list, students can choose the remaining Core Subjects or other subjects available in this Scheme as Elective Subjects.

The two awards within the Scheme share a similar programme structure, and students may take subjects across disciplines. For subjects offered within the Scheme by the other discipline of study, please refer to the information on the MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science.

English Language Requirements

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg/admissions-requirements section for details.

Additional Document Required
Transcript / Certificate

Other Information
Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.

How to Apply

For latest admission info, please visit [email protected] http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg and eAdmission http://www.polyu.edu.hk/admission

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Telephone: (852) 3400 8653
Fax: (852) 2362 4365
E-mail:

For more details of the programme, please visit [email protected] http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg/2016/55005-mmf-mmp website.

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