The MA by Research (Physical Education and Physical Activity) is a brand new and exciting opportunity for you to undertake a supervised programme of independent study and practice in a structured and supportive environment within the field of Physical Education, and or Physical Activity. The Masters by Research sits within the Directorate of Physical Education, within the School of Childhood and Education Sciences, which forms part of the Faculty of Education.
To support your independent study, there are research methods sessions run by the Graduate School throughout the year, and you will also be invited to research theme group meetings and events that are held within the Faculty of Education. There are eight research theme groups that will also support and guide you through your studies. These include: Holistic Early Learning and Development; Curriculum, Creativity and Innovation; Professional Organisational and Leadership Development; Pedagogy and Identity; Ecopedagogy; Autobiography and Narrative; Inclusion, Equalities and Social Justice and Post Secular Values and the Sacred. It is possible to complete the MA by Research either part-time (two years) or full-time (one year).
The title of the MA by Research (Physical Education and Physical Activity), is intentionally very broad to allow you to specialise in an area in which you are particularly interested.
The project may develop from recent undergraduate work or from an aspect of your current employment which you wish to unpick, extend or challenge, for example in the areas of Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Physical Activity, or Primary Physical Education or Coaching.
You will be supported through regular tutorials from your specialist supervisor, as well as by a second supervisor, who will bring knowledge and expertise in research methodologies.
The supervisor's role would be to help you select the appropriate research method, to support you in devising and producing the project and to aid you in setting this this within the critical framework of Physical Education, and or Physical Activity.
The programme is assessed through the submission of a piece of academic writing between 25,000 and 30,000 words in length. There are no examinations, including oral examinations. You will meet regularly with first supervisor, virtually or physically and will present your work in progress to the full Supervisory Panel half way through your registration period. Following advice from the Panel you will complete your final dissertation submission.
The programme leads to the award of an MA by Research, which is a significant qualification in its own right, but you could also continue ultimately on to PhD or EdD programmes. The research writing skills you will gain and your expert knowledge you will develop in your research area, will enhance your employability and can provide invaluable grounding for continuing and extending your careers in Physical Education and Physical Activity settings.
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Our one year, part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Consultation skills will develop healthcare professionals consultation knowledge and skills and improve clinical competence. This course offers an exciting opportunity to explore the expanding field of advanced practice.
Visit the website: http://bucks.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/MP1ECS2-Y1A/
Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for registered healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their consultation skills, that of physical assessment and clinical decision making. This award facilitates the development of the key skills and competencies required for enhanced consultation, focusing on the practitioners' area of practice.
What will this course cover?
This course is designed to enrich personal and professional competence in regard to patient assessment, decision making and consultation skills. The course offers an exciting opportunity to explore this expanding field of advanced practice and is aimed at registered healthcare professionals working in areas of advanced practice within primary and secondary care settings.
The course team has a wide range of clinical experience and research interests; this includes advanced practice, non-medical prescribing, management of long term conditions and urgent care.
• Physical Assessment of the Adult
• Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice
Why choose this course?
The aim of the course is to enable you to develop sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
It aims to enhance your ability to assess the patient holistically using a range of different assessment methods through systematic clinical examination of the patients' health history and the buddy systems.
Through this, students will learn to manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegation and referral as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resources, as well as providing direct support to patients.
How will you help me prepare for my future career?
The aim of the programme is to promote an enhanced level of scholarship, develop conceptual insight, skills of interpretation, critical reflection and effective synthesis of knowledge, to inform, develop and enhance patient consolation skills.
How to apply
Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/