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Designed in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service, we offer the ideal course to meet the educational needs of paramedics looking to advance their career. Read more
Designed in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service, we offer the ideal course to meet the educational needs of paramedics looking to advance their career. We understand that finding time to study can be hard in such an important role, which is why we offer a flexible solution that works around your shift commitments. Through distance and work-based learning, you'll continue your professional development by working at a pace that suits you.

Get started on a path to more senior levels of work in your field by learning from specialist team members who have extensive experience in distance learning. Since 2000 we have provided excellent levels of academic support for paramedics, helping them go onto great things in their careers. Show that you have the skills to succeed by developing your knowledge and abilities on our course.

Course outline

This programme will build on your existing academic achievements gained at degree level, facilitating your ongoing professional development. You will make use of e-learning technologies that will allow you to fit your studies around your shift work, allowing you to improve your skills whilst continuing with your commitments to your team.

Our course is benchmarked against the Skills for Health Competency and Curriculum Framework for Emergency Care Practitioners (DoH 2007) and the competencies identified by the Royal College of Nursing for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (RCN, 2008).

Graduate destinations

You will be qualified to continue to a masters degree, such as the MSc Practice Development: Enhancing Paramedic Practice. We also have a range of stand-alone modules and awards to continue your professional development, covering areas such as pharmacology and prescribing practice, respiratory assessment and management, and personal effectiveness. By completing 60 credits, you may be eligible for a UAD in practice development.

Graduates have gone on to work at a more senior level, including as advanced and remote paramedics.

Other admission details

To access this course you must be a qualified paramedic, registered with the Health Care and Professions Council or an equivalent, and presently working in an emergency ambulance service or similar accident and emergency/first contact health care practice environment. You will need to provide a statement from your current employer who must make reference to your professional competence. Selection is via telephone interview with the course leader.

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This is a post-qualification course. As a paramedic, it's important your skills are of the highest calibre to ensure a top level of service to patients. Read more
This is a post-qualification course.

As a paramedic, it's important your skills are of the highest calibre to ensure a top level of service to patients. Our MSc programme has been developed with local ambulance services to meet the educational needs of paramedics looking to continue their professional development. You'll benefit from a flexible approach to learning that fits around your work shifts, allowing you to study through distance and work-based learning.

We have provided excellent training for paramedics since 2000, and our subject specialists have extensive experience in distance learning. You'll leave with the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career, reaching senior levels of employment. So if you've got the ambition, we have the facilities and resources to help you achieve it.

Course outline

Our course has been designed to meet the needs of paramedics wishing to advance to a more senior level. We understand the demands that shift work presents on your time, which is why we embrace e-learning technologies so that you can study through distance learning at a pace that suits you.

Graduate destinations

You'll be able to pursue a career at a more senior level, such as an advanced, remote or consultant paramedic.

Completing this course could lead to studying at PhD level, or taking one of our stand-alone modules such as respiratory assessment and management, first contact and emergency care and pharmacology and prescribing practice. Alternatively, leave the course with 60 credits for a PgC in Practice Development or with 120 credits for the Diploma.

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The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports. Read more

About the course

The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports.

The course is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and enhance your career pathway.

The various modules in this course have been designed and developed to ensure they match the requirements that paramedics need to demonstrate. It also includes interprofessional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice. These modules compliment this provision ensuring you have the right skills to engage in
these new emerging roles.

The MSc Paramedic Science course includes a significant level of theoretical and practical elements which gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background which supports the connection between learning and using the skills in practice.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-paramedic-science

Course structure

The MSc in Paramedic Science course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
- Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
- Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
- Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

- It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
- It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
- It includes interprofessional learning
- Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
- You benefit from excellent facilities including paramedic skills and laboratories and research laboratories

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Work Placement

A number of modules require the practitioner to either be in full time employment with NHS Ambulance Trusts, or have access to various clinical placements.

In addition a number of modules have been developed which do not require the necessary clinical placements, for those who do not have access to clinical areas

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-paramedic-science#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

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The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports. Read more
The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports.

The course is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and enhance your career pathway.

The various modules in this course have been designed and developed to ensure they match the requirements that paramedics need to demonstrate. It also includes interprofessional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice. These modules compliment this provision ensuring you have the right skills to engage in these new emerging roles.

The MSc Paramedic Science course includes a significant level of theoretical and practical elements which gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background which supports the connection between learning and using the skills in practice.

Course structure

The MSc in Paramedic Science course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
-Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
-Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
-Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

-It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
-It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
-It includes interprofessional learning
-Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
-You benefit from excellent facilities including paramedic skills and laboratories and research laboratories

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Work Placement

A number of modules require the practitioner to either be in full time employment with NHS Ambulance Trusts, or have access to various clinical placements.

In addition a number of modules have been developed which do not require the necessary clinical placements, for those who do not have access to clinical areas

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This course provides an opportunity to develop your paramedic practice and enhance your patient assessment and management skills. Read more
This course provides an opportunity to develop your paramedic practice and enhance your patient assessment and management skills.

Visit the website: http://bucks.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/BP1APS2-Y1A/

Is this course for me?

The course is suitable for registered paramedics who wish to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge. This award facilitates the development of the key skills and competencies required for advanced patient assessment and injury or illness management.

You will need to complete the three required modules in order to gain the Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Paramedic Skills with each module due to run in September and February.

As the modules run separately, you can tailor the programme to suit your needs by controlling how long it takes you to gain the final award. The maximum length of time you will need to commit to this programme is two years. It is 18 months part time or 12 months full time commitment at our Uxbridge campus.

What will this course cover?

This course will enable you to build upon clinical experience and advance your academic standing.

On this course, you will enhance your professional decision-making and critical judgment as well as develop a body of knowledge that will influence paramedic practice.

The course addresses developments in clinical practice and education and therefore aims to integrate theory and practice. This integration, along with the inter-professional (IPL) nature of the course, enables paramedics to translate the philosophy of care into practice, working within and collaborating with inter-professional teams. The modules taken as part of this award are also undertaken by nurses and other health care professionals enhancing the IPL nature of the programme.

The flexibility of choice of the two constrained option modules will allow you to extend your knowledge and skills relating to your work place, leading to innovative approaches to practice, enhanced confidence and decision making skills.

The course team has a wide range of clinical experience and research interests; this includes advanced practice, patient physical assessment, management of long term conditions, urgent care and critical care.

Upon successful completion, you will gain level 6 (degree level) credits.

Why choose this course?

Students completing this course will benefit from:
• developing additional skills for working within paramedic care environment
• enhancing professional qualifications

Modules

• Minor Injury Management
• Emergency and Unscheduled Care
• Minor Illness Management
• Physical Assessment of the Adult

Attendance

One day per week - part-time

How to apply

Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/

Funding

There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/

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The essence of public health is to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life. It focusses on populations and is concerned with whole system approaches rather than on individuals. Read more
The essence of public health is to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life. It focusses on populations and is concerned with whole system approaches rather than on individuals. Public health professionals include those from a wide variety of backgrounds including nursing, medicine and dentistry, environmental health, public policy, law and social sciences.

The three functions of public health include the assessment and monitoring of community needs for health and wellbeing, the formulation of policies that promote health and wellbeing and to ensure that equal access to appropriate care and services is prioritised.

Our programme will enable you to develop the appropriate skills through training that covers epidemiology and research methods, statistics, public health foundations and an understanding of the epidemiology of infection, disease and injury. You will also have the opportunity to choose particular modules that suit your future career plans.

The MPH is run in association with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and the department is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

Who is eligible?

The public health training offered at York is suitable for those from a wide variety of disciplines who plan to work as public health practitioners, to become researchers, to work in governmental or non-governmental organisations in the UK or internationally for those who wish to go on to study medicine or for a PhD. The course also provides a solid foundation for those planning to take the membership examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Previous students have included:
-Policy makers
-Lawyers
-Paramedics
-Nurses
-Midwives
-Medical students in training who 'intercalate'
-Doctors
-Biomedical scientists
-Dentists
-Pharmacists
-Anthropologists
-Historians

Course content

Training involves one-year full-time (3-days a week) or two-years part-time (1-2 days a week) with the option to exit from the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health after successful completion of the taught modules.

The course is modular and provides a range of compulsory and optional modules that will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, practice and experience to improve your understanding of:
-Research methods applicable to population-based research
-The impact of major communicable and non-communicable diseases on population health globally
-Effective methods of disease prevention and health promotion
-Health inequalities and their effect on health and wellbeing
-Health systems approaches to public health globally
-Public health practice and policy
-Epidemiology and statistics
-The theory and practice of health promotion
-Ethics and human rights in health practice
-Leadership and management skills

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The MSc Health and Social Care is for professionals working in the health, social and related public services. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, case managers, community matrons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and paramedics. Read more
The MSc Health and Social Care is for professionals working in the health, social and related public services. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, case managers, community matrons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

The course offers a broad-based field of study that is geared towards social care and will extend your knowledge and understanding in this field.

This course reflects the ‘QAA Draft Statement of Common Purpose for Subject Benchmarks for the Health and Social Care Professions (2004)’ by encouraging shared learning for students from a range of health and social care disciplines.

The programme’s linkage of the professional to their context focuses students’ learning on meeting the needs of clients and patients within an environment that requires effective team, inter-professional and inter-agency working and communication, as well as expert practice.

This new statement of common purpose is set out under three main headings: values in health and social care practice; the practice of health and social care; and knowledge and understanding for health and social care practice.

The MSc in Health and Social Care is part of the MSc Professional Development framework in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Bolton.

Study on the MSc Health and Social Care will be a shared experience with practitioners from different spheres of health and social care, providing you with a unique insight into broader issues and practices across the health and social interface.

You will be taught by a highly motivated academic team based in the School of Health and Social Sciences. You will also receive input from related subject specialists.

The course will challenge you to take a critical approach to your studies and professional development, and will enable you to make practical and effective use of your learning in your professional role. In addition to gaining subject specific knowledge you will enhance the research skills that will help you make use of your developing depth of knowledge.

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The UWE EdD (Professional Doctorate in Education) has been running since 2005 and has recently undergone a re-validation in order to ensure it continues to provide the most up to date teaching methods and content. Read more
The UWE EdD (Professional Doctorate in Education) has been running since 2005 and has recently undergone a re-validation in order to ensure it continues to provide the most up to date teaching methods and content.

It is aimed at professionals from many areas of action - teachers from all sectors, educational administrators, policy officers, professionals involved in education in their specialist field such as nurses, paramedics, social workers, occupational therapists, community workers and others. Our goal is to better understand and improve programmes of training and education and, through this, to improve professional services and their role in a democracy.

Key benefits

The EdD is a Professional Doctorate in Education, equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD.

Course detail

The teaching on the EdD programme is highly interactive. It is seminar and workshop-based, and has a supportive supervision framework. The taught element (Years 1 and 2) is driven by practical research tasks. Assessment throughout is designed to put professional learning to the forefront, and to derive from this the academic standards which will allow us, eventually, to confer the award of a Doctorate. This is, in all senses, a professional doctorate.

Enquiry-based work at doctoral level is expected to lead to the generation of original knowledge, and this implies a greater intolerance of closure and resolution of issues and controversies; and a correspondingly higher level of tolerance for complexity.

We would expect, for example, compared to work at Master's level, a keener and more critical reading of research literature with the ability to differentiate between competing schools of thought. The capacity to bring to bear multiple contexts for understanding an educational issue (political, ethical, personal, historical, methodological).

Structure

- Part 1 -

Four taught modules of 30 credits each, giving a total of 120 credits:

• Action Research and Evaluation in Education - This module explores the methods and challenges involved when professionals engage in researching their own practice and/or context. Issues of reflexivity and ethics are particularly focused upon.

• Theoretical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning - A range of theoretical perspectives available to researchers in educational settings are discussed in this module including, as an example sociocultural theory.

• Researching Educational Policies and Professional Identities - Methodologies and methods for studying education policies and professional identities are the focus for this module.

• Advanced Preparation for Research - This module allows students to develop their skills and understanding in developing their own research proposal

- Part 2 -

Supervised study with a Director of Studies and one or more supervisors supporting you as you engage in a piece of research resulting in a written thesis of 60,000 words.

Format

We can offer supervision across a wide range of substantive and methodological fields, some examples of which include: case study; statistical procedures; quasi-experimental design; grounded theory; discourse analysis; social theory (eg. Bourdieu); action research; interpretative sociology; life history research; feminist approaches; questionnaire design; narrative research; focus group work.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

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Our Advanced Practice (Health) MSc enables a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and be at the forefront of professional knowledge in their area of interest. Read more
Our Advanced Practice (Health) MSc enables a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and be at the forefront of professional knowledge in their area of interest.

Open to all healthcare professionals, for example, nurses, paramedics and paramedic practitioners, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and health visitors will all benefit from the curriculum. You will gain understanding, knowledge and skills to support advanced-level practice in a variety of settings.

A wide choice of modules is available from the university’s postgraduate education programme, and enables you to specialise in areas of personal and professional interest.

Graduate with the confidence and resilience to work in autonomous roles; inspired and equipped to become a leader of change and practice innovation.

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The Professional Doctorate in Health (DHRes) is a part-time doctoral programme taught over six years. The programme enables professionals to work towards a doctoral qualification within a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment, while continuing to work in their professional roles. Read more

About the course

The Professional Doctorate in Health (DHRes) is a part-time doctoral programme taught over six years.

The programme enables professionals to work towards a doctoral qualification within a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment, while continuing to work in their professional roles.

The programme requires attendance at four, three-day residential blocks throughout the academic year at a venue close to the University.

The programme would be of particular interest to:

- general practitioners, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians and nutritionists
- nursing, midwifery and health visiting practitioners, consultants and managers
- managers within the NHS hospitals or primary care trusts
- allied health professionals, such as paramedics, emergency care practitioners, (psychology, life sciences and those in community and social care)
- others with a strong academic health background

Download the prospectus (PDF - 2.2 Mb) for the Doctorate in Health Research - http://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/11136/Doctorate_HR_ProspectusDHRes.pdf

For more information or to apply contact Kim Haynes -

Why choose this course?

The Professional Doctorate in Health Research (DHRes), is a programme of advance study and research specially designed to develop the research and leadership capacity of healthcare professionals.

The DHRes draws on the expertise of the researchers within Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), the Health and Human Research Institute to which it belongs, and the University as a whole.

Teaching methods

This programme is a doctorate by research. During the first four years of study students will must attend four residential study sessions taught over a period of three days. You will also have regular supervision meetings with your academic supervisor to ensure that your research project is progressing appropriately.

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This course is primarily aimed at doctors, nurses and paramedics caring for critically ill patients. This course aims to prepare health care professionals to work at a senior clinical decision making level across a number of clinical settings. Read more
This course is primarily aimed at doctors, nurses and paramedics caring for critically ill patients. This course aims to prepare health care professionals to work at a senior clinical decision making level across a number of clinical settings.

The structure of the course will enable the non-medical clinicians to undertake a full systems examination (Child and Adult) and to develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations. A flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a three years period starting with the PG Certificate in the first year, then progressing to the PG Diploma in the second and then going on to the MSc stage in the third.

Taught by senior practising clinicians and health care professionals, this is an interactive programme where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.

Duration

MSc - 3 years part time
PG Dip - 2 years part time
PG Cert - 1 year part time

Teaching methods

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt during the sessions.

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This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. Read more
This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. It is suitable both for individuals who wish to become advanced practitioners, or for those individuals who wish to promote the advance of practice within their field of work.

The course consists of a wide range of highly flexible taught and work-based learning modules that will enable busy practitioners to access patient-care enhancing education.

You can choose to study the generic pathway or MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health).

What will I study?

The course will allow you to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge within your specialist area of practice whilst also learning:

- How to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and make sound judgements in the absence of complete data;

- How to elicit and record an accurate clinical history, perform a clinical examination, successfully interpret clinical diagnostic results and devise a clinical management plan;

- How to operate ethically in complex and unpredictable specialist situations with a critical understanding of the issues governing effective practice;

- High levels of autonomy and advanced decision making skills that can be applied to your specialist area of practice;

- A critical understanding of research methodologies and the ability to evaluate, synthesise, generate and disseminate the findings of research.

In addition to the taught course, past and present students of the programme are invited to join the informal Edge Hill Advanced Practice Forum which typically meets twice a year.

How will I study?

Diverse teaching and learning strategies will be used, ranging from individual personal teacher contact to supported online learning, small group work to teacher-led lectures.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods vary according to the demands of the module but can be through assignments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects.

Who will be teaching me?

The programme team comprises of expert staff with many years experience in clinical practice in areas such as intensive care, coronary care, forensic mental health, and medical practice.

You will also be taught by associate tutors from primary and secondary care, neurology, paramedic practice, biological sciences and other areas of senior healthcare management.

What are my career prospects?

This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare.

Successful completion of this MSc enables you to meet Health Education North West’s requirements to practice at an advanced level across the health professions spectrum, including roles such as paramedics, operating department practitioners, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

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The School of Education provides an online portfolio of Career-long Professional Learning (CPL) programmes for the education workforce, to meet both current and emerging needs associated with the profession and to reflect the increasing importance attached nationally to professional learning, update and practice. Read more
The School of Education provides an online portfolio of Career-long Professional Learning (CPL) programmes for the education workforce, to meet both current and emerging needs associated with the profession and to reflect the increasing importance attached nationally to professional learning, update and practice.

The MEd Leadership for Learning is designed for workforce professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are experienced practitioners.

About the programme

The programme gives you the opportunity to enhance your professional practice in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of Leadership for Learning.

Modules will encourage you to reflect upon and enhance your practice and understanding of current trends in the area of Leadership for Learning. The programme currently has participants from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, speech and language therapists, paramedics, nurses, teachers and lecturers.

Your learning

The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Curriculum Leadership: Investigating; Curriculum Leadership: Developing; and Curriculum Leadership: Disseminating. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Leadership: Vision and Values; Leadership: Qualities and Skills; and Research Methods. Upon successful completion of the Diploma participants can progress to the MEd stage where you will undertake a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this programme as it is offered by distance learning, using the UWS virtual learning environment.

Our Careers Adviser says

Excellent leadership skills are highly sought after by employers in numerous sectors including education, health and social services. Showing a willingness to develop and build on existing leadership skills and to constantly seek ways to improve personal development goals are very attractive.

First-class facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of technology to facilitate your learning. Our libraries are stocked with a vast range of specialist resources to help you in your studies, and you’ll also have access to our extensive electronic library collection (including e-books and academic journals) and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

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This is an exciting research based programme of study specifically designed for the NIHR to develop research skills and academic careers for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, launching in February 2013. Read more
This is an exciting research based programme of study specifically designed for the NIHR to develop research skills and academic careers for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, launching in February 2013.

Why study this course?
MSc Clinical Research Methods is the starting point for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a career as a clinical academic combining research with clinical practice.

How will I benefit from this course?
The programme provides clinical research training – which can then be used as the basis for a career in research, whether working towards a PhD or to provide an understanding of clinical research to underpin managerial positions in the NHS.

A bespoke masters degree
The course has been designed to be student - centred, providing the opportunity to shape learning to specific training needs and clinical settings. This is through tailoring assessments in modules, with the opportunity to set personal curriculum in one of the compulsory modules and a clinically focused research dissertation.

Flexible delivery
The programme will be delivered part-time over two years and full-time, over one year and most modules are delivered as full-day blocks. This allows students the opportunity to plan timetables in order to meet the competing demands of clinical practice and academic studies.

Specialist support
All students studying on the MSc in Clinical Research Methods will be allocated an academic supervisor who will assist students in identifying their academic training needs. They will assist on their personal development, incorporating promotion of reflection utilising a Personal Development Profile.

Students will also be supported by the programme manager will be their Personal Tutor.
Online support
We have developed an on-line research methods self assessment package which students can access flexibly on or off-campus. This allows students to take ownership of their learning, in particular to revisit prior learning where needed and build on new learning using self-regulated learning styles.

The study experience
Students will work and study in a research environment rated as ‘World Leading’ in the RAE, * alongside existing PhD scholars and Masters students in a challenging multi- professional environment in which to develop their learning and understanding of clinical research.
The MSc draws on expertise from the School of Healthcare (SoH) and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS) with staff contributing across modules in areas of expertise.

Programme structure
This 120 credit programme comprises 60 credits of compulsory modules providing a foundation level of knowledge and skills (see tables). Next students are required to choose either Evidence Based Practice or Innovation and Evaluation (both 30 credit modules) and another 2 modules (15 credits each) from a list of options.

Students can choose modules relevant to their area of clinical practice and future career ambitions. This provides a total of 120 credits from taught options. To gain the MSc students will also need to complete a 12,000 word research dissertation worth a further 60 credits.


University facilities
Students will be able to access a broad range of specialist facilities including the University medical Library, the Virtual Learning Environment, as well as the new Leaning Zone in the School of Healthcare and access to the award winning Student Union facilities. University life is rich and diverse with exhibitions, concerts and clubs to explore as part of your experience, as well as our state of the art fitness centre, The Edge.

Who is eligible for this course?
The list of eligible health professions for this degree are shown below.

Art Therapists
Chiropodists / Podiatrists
Diagnostic Radiographers
Dietitians
Drama Therapists
Midwives
Music Therapists
Nurses
Occupational Therapists
Orthoptists
Orthotists
Paramedics
Physiotherapists
Prosthetists
Speech & Language Therapists
Therapeutic Radiographers.

International Students
Please note that although the MClinRes is open to international applicants, the bursaries are only open to national applicants, as they are provided by a National Institute for Health Research scheme.

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This internationally recognised course is designed to train healthcare professionals to be the clinical leaders of the future by providing a mix of clinical and professional knowledge relevant to the practice of cardiology in contemporary healthcare. Read more
This internationally recognised course is designed to train healthcare professionals to be the clinical leaders of the future by providing a mix of clinical and professional knowledge relevant to the practice of cardiology in contemporary healthcare.

Learning in key professional domains includes service leadership and development, research, commissioning and communication and teaching. The cardiology content of the programme provides comprehensive learning to meet the professional development needs of a wide range of practitioners working in cardiology including: doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physiologists and radiographers.

The course aims to increase students’ practical and theoretical knowledge of advanced clinical and interventional cardiology, by promoting their exploration of the current evidence for diagnosis and treatment. The course seeks to enable the student to use this evidence toward good practice through focussing on the practical aspects of the care of common cardiac conditions from a medical and patient perspective. In addition, the course aims to promote a wider understanding of the differing profiles and contributory roles of the various health care professionals involved in the care of cardiac patients.

Key Areas of Study

-Acute cardiology principles and practice
-Fundamentals of cardiac diagnostic procedures and investigations
-Invasive and interventional cardiology
-Research methods and critical appraisal
-Leading and transforming services / Quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services
-Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care

Course Structure

Most modules are assessed by means of a 3,000 word in-depth evaluation of a topic agreed by the student and module leader. The clinical modules are also assessed by means of an unseen written examination.

PGCert
-MDM135 Acute Cardiology Principles & Practice (20 credits)
-MDM136 Fundamentals of Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures & Investigations (20 credits)
-MDM137 Invasive & Interventional Cardiology (20 credits)

PGDip - PGCert Modules PLUS:
-MDM10 Research Methods & Critical Appraisal (20 credits)
-MDM122 Communication, Learning & Teaching in Health & Social Care (20 credits)
AND
-MDM110 Leading & Transforming Services (20 credits)
OR
-MDM76 Quality, Safety and Service Improvement in Clinical Services (20 credits)

MSc - PGDip Modules PLUS:
-MDM96 Dissertation (60 credits)

Career Opportunities

On completion of the course, students will have a broad understanding of cardiovascular medicine combined with a portfolio of advanced research and leadership skills to support the development of specialist interest in cardiology and enhance career opportunities.

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