If you’ve completed an Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field other than nursing from a recognised university, the Master of Nursing Practice will help you become a highly skilled healthcare professional, preparing you for a career in this rewarding and well-respected profession.
The program builds on your prior knowledge and skills, allowing you to develop professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and hands-on experience.
Nurses are an integral part of any health system and the Master of Nursing Practice at Monash will prepare you for work in healthcare institutions both in Australia and internationally. Upon graduation you will have the knowledge and skills required to become a registered nurse. You can choose to work in a number of specialty areas – such as acute care, paediatrics and medical-surgical nursing.
The intensive two-year full time program is an entry-to-practice degree for graduates with non-nursing backgrounds. The program is an effective combination theory and practice. Half a study week is spent in the classroom and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply new knowledge quickly.
Monash's links to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria will give you access to outstanding facilities and allow you to learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.
This quality teaching and access to hands-on learning in major teaching hospitals at Monash makes our graduates among the most sought after in the world.
The Master of Nursing Practice is not a postgraduate degree to build on prior nursing studies. If you have already completed an Undergraduate nursing degree and are seeking to undertake further study to advance your practice or pursue research options we encourage you to consider the Master of Advanced Nursing.
If you are an experienced registered Nurse or Midwife looking to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice, then this course is for you. It will equip you with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing healthcare agenda, and make a positive difference.
The five routes within this programme prepare for a range of people and situations to deliver safe, effective and person-centred care at a higher level of nursing. You will explore professional and clinical implications of working as an autonomous practitioner and develop the leadership skills to advance and lead new innovative healthcare services.
There five routes are: Clinical Practice, District Nursing, Health Visiting, Leadership (This is the only route available to International students) and School Nursing.
This will be the preferred route if you are working in acute care, out of hour’s services, hospital at night services and in medical and surgical support posts. This route is linked to the teaching, development and assessment of the nationally recognised benchmarks for advanced clinical practice (RCN 2012).
This is suitable if you wish to practice at an advanced level in a leadership role. It prepares you to lead and advance practice within the policy context of health and social care. There’s flexibility with elective modules and depending on your choice there may be no compulsory attendance at the University.
Suited to experienced Nurses looking to gain contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing primary care agenda. A critical, innovative and reflective approach to addressing the healthcare needs of individuals, families, carers, groups and communities.
You need to be sponsored/supported by an NHS Board in order to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for practice assessment.
This route is for Nurses and Midwives who wish to build on their experience and transfer learning to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required of a Health Visitor.
You need to be sponsored or supported by an NHS Board in order to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for practice assessment.
This route is for you if you’re a Nurse or Midwife and want to build on your experience and transfer your learning to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required of a School Nurse.
You need to be sponsored or supported by an NHS Board in order to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for practice assessment.
The programme is driven by a philosophy that is student-centered, progressive, and practice focused, and a blended approach to learning is adopted.
You will learn within a virtual environment (CampusMoodle) and apply theoretical learning to practice through a work based learning approach. You will therefore have an opportunity to apply learning to your specific area of practice within contemporary healthcare service.
Depending on the route selected and the choice of optional modules, there will be some compulsory attendance at the University - for the clinical examination module and the prescribing element.
School Nursing (18 months full-time or 3 years part-time)
Self-study time is an important part of your success, including learning in practice settings. You will be considered adult learners who need strong organisation and self-direction skills.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
The majority of the lecturers who teach on this course are qualified Nurses and Midwives with an NMC recordable teaching qualification, with a wide range of experience from varied healthcare settings. They also have educational and research experience.
Typically students are assessed each year:
Clinical Practice and Leadership routes are undertaken within your own place of work with the support of an identified Practice Facilitator. The criteria for this role are within the admission criteria. If you select to undertake the Non-Medical Prescribing module you will require supervision by a Designated Medical Practitioner.
Students are required to attend placements on the District Nursing, Health Visiting and School Nursing routes; these are equivalent to 23 weeks full time over the period of the PgDip.
The programme recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice and trains you to be highly experienced and educated member of care teams who can diagnose and treat healthcare needs or make a referral to an appropriate specialist.
This programme will prepare you for an advanced clinical role in a range of healthcare settings. You will develop the decision-making, research and leadership skills required to deal with complex clinical situations. The programme is designed to allow you to continue and develop your knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice, enabling you to accelerate your career progression.
It also allows you to continue to develop knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice to accelerate your career progression.
• Nurses will become qualified as a Dental Nurse, GDC registered and
legally allowed to work within the allowed remits of their job role as
a Dental Nurse
• Minimal time taken away from practice: the majority of the qualification
will be delivered online allowing you/your staff to learn at a time and
place that suits you
• The practice will receive a year’s worth of free CPD to support their
continued learning needs
• The learner and other practice members will receive preferential
treatment for our other qualifications (ILM, foundation and postgraduate)
• First Aid Essentials
• Reducing risks to health and safety in the dental setting
• The role and responsibilities of a dental nurse
• Prepare and maintain environment, instruments and equipment for
clinical dental procedures
• Principles of infection control in the dental environment
• Provide chairside support for the assessment of patients’ oral health
• Contribute to the production of dental images
• Provide chairside support for the prevention and control of
periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities
• Provide chairside support for the provision of fixed and removable
• Provide chairside support for the non-surgical endodontic treatment
• Provide chairside support for the extraction of teeth and minor oral
• Provide information and support to patients on the protection of their
• Assessment of oral health and treatment planning
• Dental radiography
• Management of oral health diseases and dental procedures
• Mock technical certificate examination
• Revision techniques
• Preparation and experience in sitting the technical examination
• Feedback and help
• Tutor Support
• Technical Unit Exams
• Online Learning Platform
• Personal Development Plan
• eLearning Modules
Perioperative medicine is a rapidly evolving and exciting field committed to providing excellent care to surgical patients. This new Master's programme, delivered via e-learning, will address the challenges posed by the high-risk surgical patient and is designed to equip those involved in managing surgical care with extensive knowledge, underpinned by best evidence, and encourage a deep understanding of the specialty.
Students learn by walking the patient journey, from diagnosis to discharge. Developing an understanding of the individual needs of patients and how to assess risk and outcomes will be followed by an outline of the surgical inflammatory response. Students will be introduced to statistical study design as it applies to research and understand changes in guidance. Quality, safety and leadership matters are covered in great detail.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible study, up to five years) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, flexible study, up to two years) is offered.
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Students will undertake a piece of original research (which might include a systematic review), developed and presented in the style of a nominated peer-reviewed journal and students will be encouraged to publish this work as part of their learning experience.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered entirely through distance e-learning methodology. A wide range of learning styles are catered for within the programme material including vodcasts, podcasts, formal written text, online seminars, case reviews and graphics. The MSc adopts a range of examination styles including short answer questions, short essay writing, reflective practice and contributing to case-based discussions. The examination process will include both summative and formative assessment and help develop students’ writing styles.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Perioperative Medicine MSc
This programme is subsidised for all students currently enrolled and this is reviewed annually. More information on funding from the Division of Surgery can be found on our website.
For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available at UCL visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
UCL's Perioperative Medicine MSc will provide an internationally recognised qualification, and on completion students will be equipped to pioneer progress and develop quality improvements in this new field. This will greatly enhance individual clinical practice, in addition to furthering opportunities in academia, education, management and leadership roles.
Perioperative Medicine MSc is a higher degree with real value in the workplace as it prepares graduates for senior positions in the field. Students will develop a deep understanding of the evidence base, and utilising this to effect changes in perioperative process and outcome is central to the programme.
Perioperative medicine is a new and exciting specialty, currently with few high-quality training opportunities. UCL's Perioperative Medicine Group has brought together an expert multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing excellence in perioperative medicine. This is reflected in our key involvement in societies such as Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and the journal, Perioperative Medicine.
UCL is home to a centre of academic excellence, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe). Through this association, the Perioperative Medicine Group has attracted collaborations with an international faculty of experts in this new and exciting specialty. This wealth of knowledge and expertise has enabled the development of a high-quality programme delivered directly by experts to students.
This new programme, delivered by innovative e-learning methods seeks to develop an international community of learners, not limited by distance, who will benefit from shared online educational activities.
This course is designed to meet the needs of registered medical and health practitioners by equipping its candidates to work competently and effectively in the ever-changing medical environment.
Surgical patients are getting older and sicker. Many clinicians caring for surgical patients are challenged by the growing complexity of these patients, particularly their perioperative management. Pre-admission clinics are responding, and perioperative medicine is becoming an emerging field. This course addresses deficiencies in this area.
The course is conducted by Monash University (Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine), in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
This Course is designed to meet the needs of registered medical and health practitioners by equipping its candidates to work competently and effectively in the ever changing medical environment.
Surgical patients are getting older and sicker. Many clinicians caring for surgical patients are challenged by the growing complexity of these patients, particularly their perioperative management. Pre-admission clinics are responding, and Perioperative Medicine is becoming an emerging field.
This Masters course will address deficiencies in this area.
This course is conducted by Monash University (Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine & Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine), in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
Graduates of this program develop their perioperative management skills, and may move into an academic career path or research into Perioperative Medicine.
This course is recognised by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
This programme aims to impart a robust scientific understanding of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and to equip healthcare professionals (doctors, surgeons, nursing staff and physiotherapists) and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field.
Students will acquire both scientific and clinical research skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery, develop the necessary transferable skills (laboratory, critical, synthetic), and explore and apply the latest innovations in nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, 3D printing, transplantations and imaging to the unmet needs of plastic, reconstructive and burns patients.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits for the MSc.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits).
A PG Certificate (60 credits) is offered in Flexible/Modular mode only, over a maximum of two years. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits).
Choose one of the following options:
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words and a viva.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical sessions and group discussions. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, presentation, dissertation and viva voce.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc
Establishing a career in surgery is becoming very competitive, and students on this programme benefit from the latest knowledge and experience in this expanding field. On completion, graduates find they are in a better position to find placements due to the wide exposure they have had to emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and speciality plastic surgery. This MSc also provides our students with an excellent foundation for further research either at MD or PhD level or for a career as a clinician or healthcare professional within this surgical speciality.
Recent career destinations for this degree
This MSc focuses on research as well as theory and students acquire technical, laboratory-based skills. Networking is also one of the key aspects of this programme. Consultant plastic surgeons from both military and civilian backgrounds present lectures, giving students access to one-on-one contact and a multitude of networking opportunities.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
This is the only MSc programme in burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery currently available and addresses a national need.
Clinical staff who undertake teaching include renowned consultants based at the Royal Free Hospital and other specialist centres.
The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe; it is made up of nearly 400 people from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Its aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve the quality of life.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
80%: Clinical Medicine subjects; 95%: General Engineering subjects rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.