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.
For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx
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This course has been designed for experienced Adult or Child nurses working in senior positions or those who are preparing for advanced nurse practitioner, care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership roles in primary, secondary, or tertiary healthcare settings.
As part of the course you will be required to complete a clinical work placement with appropriate supervision for physical assessment; therefore applicants must be nurses working in senior clinical positions.
As a student on this course you will learn to work as an expert autonomous practitioner within all fields of healthcare.
You will gain contemporary theoretical and professional skills and knowledge in areas including clinical and direct care practice; leadership and collaborative practice; improving quality and developing practice for the self and others, for advance practice.
You will develop skills in research and applied data analysis as well as a deeper understanding of health and social care settings and the role of an advanced nurse practitioner.
The course will prepare you for new, efficient and ethical ways of working that offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.
City has been a trailblazer in providing excellent ANP education following introduction of advanced level education in the UK.
This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Students will need to undertake a minimum of 500 supervised supernumerary clinical hours for the duration of the course.
The Clinical Skills Centre at City offers students excellent clinical training facilities. You will have access to a simulated six-bedded high dependency unit (HDU) with realistic equipment including piped oxygen, call bells, medicines and emergency equipment. In addition, medium fidelity simulators and laboratories, including a biology laboratory, will allow you to rehearse skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and people's homes.
The School of Health Science is one of the first health schools in the UK to open a Technology Enabled Care Studio, City TECS. City TECS is specially designed studio flat at our Northampton Square campus, fully equipped with the latest telehealth and telecare technologies providing City students with the unique opportunity to learn how to use the latest and future healthcare technologies while studying.
You will learn from a variety of student-centred and patient-focused teaching, learning and assessment strategies aimed at developing and assessing different knowledge, skills and attitudes. Learning strategies involve shared learning across Adult and Child routes with further consideration and specialisation for intensive branch specific tutorials.
You will have the opportunity to work within your practice or other health care settings, and learn from lecturers who are experienced advanced nurse practitioners engaged in active clinical practice. There will be extensive use of City's Virtual Learning Platform - Moodle - for a more interactive learning experience.
Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, reports, seminar presentations, portfolios, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). You may be expected to take part in formative assessment activities during the modules in addition to the summative assessments for each module.
The course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis due to the clinical stream required. Students will usually attend lectures one day a week and consolidate their practice for the rest of the week.
In addition students will need to undertake a minimum of 500 supervised supernumerary clinical hours for the duration of the course.
As a graduate you will be able to influence nursing practice at both direct and indirect levels through the development of services and the application of research to clinical practice.
The course will prepare you for a range of roles including advanced nurse practitioner, nurse consultant and senior nurse manager in all healthcare settings working across the lifespan. Successful completion of the course fulfils the requirements for advanced practitioner roles in a range of health and social care contexts and qualifies students to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.
This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until September 2018.
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/
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Physical Education course will extend your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to deliver high-quality physical education in a primary school setting.
Our course, which is delivered on a part-time basis will:
This course has received GTC Scotland’s Professional Recognition award which aims to support teachers to engage in high-quality professional learning and recognises accomplished teaching practice. GTC Scotland accredits a professional learning course after assessing that it meets the standards expected of the award of Professional Recognition. The course does not include qualified teacher status.
You will study the following three modules run over the three trimesters within one academic year:
Upon successful completion of all three modules you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.
Teaching & Assessment
You will be introduced to a range of learning environments. These include: An online induction to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to familiarise yourself with the online activities embedded within the modules.
A range of activities will be used to encourage interaction with your fellow students and our course tutors, including:
You will be assessed using a combination of the following methods:
There are no formal exams; you are assessed on the coursework of each module and are normally expected to demonstrate your overall competence in the area covered by one module before proceeding to the next.
This is a Masters level course which looks at global physical activity for health.
Lack of physical activity is fuelling an increasing burden of morbidity and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) like:
The World Health Organisation has adopted targets to prevent and control these diseases. International action is likely and there's expected to be an increasing demand for academic expertise in this area.
We'll provide you with a comprehensive introduction to physical activity, and its role in the prevention and control of NCD's.
This course is suitable if you have a relevant background and training in areas like:
It's also a good option if you have a particular interest in the subject but don't have undergraduate training.
By the end of the course you'll have a high level of understanding and skill within the following areas:
You can specialise in:
These are not compulsory and we're open to discussing other options.
This course is a good route into a three year PhD in Physical Activity and NCDs.
The Physical Activity for Health Group is a team of:
The group's expertise lies in physical activity for health, with a global perspective on the subject.
Research looks at the development and testing of things that encourage people to take part in more physical activity.
You'll find the group within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health.
You'll attend six classes throughout the year and undertake one research project module. It's designed to offer an intensive immersion in the subject of physical activity for health if you've not studied it before.
You'll attend lectures along with tutorials, workshops, and seminars.
You'll be assessed in a variety of methods including written assignments, reading, group work and online participation.
This course is primarily designed for honours graduates who are interested in beginning a career in research with the opportunity to apply for PhD study upon completion of the course.
If you're coming from an existing post in health/NCD units, this course will offer an immersive conversion course in physical activity for health, for career development.
If you're not currently working in this area, this course will offer a specialist qualification that will be useful when applying for jobs in health/NCD units at home and overseas.