Our online Acute Medicine courses are offered in partnership with the University of South Wales, who have a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. You will receive your transcript from the University of South Wales.
Acute medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty and as many generalist healthcare professionals undertake acute medicine as part of their daily routines, there is a demand for tailored education, particularly at Masters level.
You will develop a systematic understanding of evidence-based, protocol delivered practice, which is crucial in optimising acute care.
Like other specialties, acute medicine is multi-disciplinary, particularly with the event of physician assistants and specialist nurse practitioners. This course is therefore aimed at the multi-disciplinary team, covering the major spectrum of disease areas that would present acutely.
This is a theoretical course that aims to supplement the education of existing healthcare professionals, as opposed to a practical course in acute medicine.
A distinctive aspect of our courses is that they allow you to study at post-graduate level without release from work. With no lectures or webinars at set times, you can fit your studies flexibly around your personal and professional commitments.
Who are our acute medicine courses for?
You will typically be a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist or radiographer. On completion you will be able to progress in your career as well as directly improve patient care.
You may apply for the MSc in Acute Medicine as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).
Why do the course?
On completion of the acute medicine postgraduate course, you will have:
Why study with Diploma MSc?
The online course lasts one calendar year and is a part-time distance learning course. It consists of 6 modules per year, each of 6 weeks duration.
Module 1 - Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
Module 2 - Diabetes and Endocrine Emergencies
Module 3 - Gastroenterological Emergencies
Module 4 - Acute Presentations with Infection and Sepsis
Module 5 - Acute Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Module 6 - Acute Renal, Metabolic and Toxicological Emergencies
The Acute Medicine MSc course provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diploma course in Acute Medicine.
The MSc in Acute Medicine runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, you will produce a 1,500 word proposal. This will inform your subsequent 10,500 word professional project.
Home based students have the option to do an Independent Prescribing module, enabling eligible nurses and pharmacists to become an Independent Prescriber as part of their Acute Medicine MSc.
On completion of the Acute Medicine Masters, you will have:
Module 1 - Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Acute Medicine: Acute Medicine
Module 2 - Professional Project
Our online Leadership in Healthcare courses are offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of South Wales, who have developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. A robust and effective healthcare system requires knowledgeable, dynamic and capable leadership. In response to this we have developed our course in Leadership in Healthcare to educate and equip current healthcare professionals with the management and leadership skills required to deal with the challenges within this multi-faceted industry.
The intention of our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Leadership in Healthcare is to develop and improve capabilities amongst the students, thereby developing professionals who can:
1. Have a better understanding of the organisational environment around them.
2. Can face and address the challenges with knowledge and ability.
3. Can provide organisational leadership and navigate in difficult circumstances.
4. Can independently access information and use it critically to assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to leadership and management in healthcare.
This healthcare leadership course is ideal for doctors of any grade, and other healthcare professionals who wish to gain vital skills in leadership and how to lead teams effectively. The Leadership in Healthcare course combines theory and practice by applying the theoretical aspects to real life practice scenarios. During your time of study, emphasis will primarily be on the ethical aspects of leadership while gaining a fresh insight into the latest research surrounding the topic of Leadership in Healthcare.
Students may apply for the MSc in Leadership in Healthcare as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).
Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma.
We have developed our Leadership in Healthcare Postgraduate Diploma to answer challenges faced by leaders in healthcare relating to decision making, healthcare management and ethics.
Developing a structure to prevent “harm” to the patients requires an organisational culture that, in many ways, is as challenging as it is varied. Individuals in healthcare management and leadership are required to be knowledgeable, skilled and capable within his/herself; will also need the capability and trustworthiness of colleagues around him/her.
The philosophy behind the course is, to bestow the knowledge and capabilities amongst the healthcare professionals; thereby developing professionals who can:
1). Have better understanding of the organisational environment around them.
2). Can face and address the challenges with knowledge and ability.
3). Can provide organisational leadership and management, along with the ability navigate in difficult circumstances.
4). Can independently access information and use it critically to assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to leadership and management scenarios
On completion of the Leadership in Healthcare postgraduate course, you will be able to:
The Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in Healthcare comprises six modules of 20 credits which run sequentially over 1-calendar year, examining aspects of the field of leadership and management.
The modules include:
Module 1 - Leadership in Healthcare
Module 2 - Developing Human and Organisational Potential in Healthcare Settings
Module 3 - Clinical Governance and Quality in Healthcare Settings
Module 4 - Career and Team Development in Healthcare Organisations
Module 5 - Strategy and Innovation for Healthcare Leaders
Module 6 - Change Management in Healthcare Organisations
Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Masters.
The Leadership in Healthcare Masters course provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma course in Leadership in Healthcare.
The MSc in Leadership in Healthcare runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, students then choose either the professional project module which consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional.
On completion of the Masters in healthcare leadership, you will be able to:
Module 1 - Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Acute Medicine: Leadership in Healthcare
Module 2 - Professional Project
The University of South Wales Civil & Structural Engineering MSc is a taught postgraduate course offering full-time and part-time pathways.
Students complete a sequence of optional and compulsory modules, plus a final dissertation, before graduating with the 180 credit Master of Science degree.
This degree is your opportunity to establish or consolidate your career as a civil or structural design engineer. The course is accredited for the Further Learning Programme (formerly ‘Matching Sections’) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) level by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
There is also an opportunity for working professionals to progress towards CEng status through a tailor-made route. This will help you accelerate to the remaining steps of CEng status by working with your employer in the process. This is a unique feature of a Masters course and significantly reduces the period required to achieve Chartered status.
To provide the latest specialist knowledge and technical competence, all design-related modules are taught in accordance with the new structural Eurocodes. As well as developing your analytical and problem-solving skills, tuition covers project planning and contract management. The course is also underpinned by research into areas such as the use of novel and sustainable environmentally-friendly materials, geotechnics and structural modelling.
You will study the following modules:
- Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
- Integrative Project Planning and Management
- Geo-environmental Engineering
- Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural Concrete Design
- Further Advanced Structural Analysis and Steel/Composite Design
Optional modules include:
- Seismic Analysis and Design to Eurocodes*
- Structural Timber and Masonry Design to Eurocodes*
- Further Finite Element Analysis*
- Non-Destructive Testing*
*10 credit module
The course is delivered in three major blocks that offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two entry opportunities for applicants each year – February and September. You will learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as guest lectures and seminars with prominent industry experts. You will complete a research project using our excellent laboratory facilities and a dissertation on a chosen topic of interest.
On completion of this course, you will be able to develop a career as a structural engineer, technical manager, or research and development manager. These roles can be with leading international consultancies, contractors, national and local consulting companies, as well as international research and government organisations.
Some modules are assessed through coursework, others by a combination of design projects and a formal examination. If you want to continue working in industry, you can apply to study individual modules as short courses on a day-release or block-delivery basis.
The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a £130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities, including significant investment in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science. The University has also announced a further investment of £28m ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard, we continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces and regularly re-fit and re-equip them. A recent refurbishment of a number of our Civil and Mechanical Engineering labs is part of this programme of continuous enhancement of our facilities.
The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree*. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
* It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited IEng degree or a non-accredited bachelor degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration.
Apply directly to the University if you are applying for a part-time, professional or postgraduate course, an Erasmus/Exchange programme, the Legal Practice (part-time) course, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution.
The following postgraduate funding may be available to study the Civil & Structural Engineering MSc at The University of South Wales.
Full Time (UK / EU): £6,000
Full Time (international): £12,600
Part Time (UK /EU): £670 per 20 credit