This award is the following stage of the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Forensic Practice (Sexual Assault Health Professionals). However, there is the option to complete with a Postgraduate Diploma. The option modules of this stage allow you to undertake modules which will meet your individual learning needs to support you in your role within a Sexual Assault Setting.
This award is made up of 60 Credits of one Core Module of Principles of Physical Assessment (15 Credits at Level 7) For students intending to continue onto the Masters Stage they will have to undertake the Research Methods and methodology Module (15 Credits at Level7)
The remaining modules are option Modules which can be undertaken at Staffordshire University or other Universities as appropriate. However, it should be noted that the Learning Outcomes of these modules must match the learning Outcomes of the Award and agreed with the Award Leader prior to enrolment.
-Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Forensic Practice (Sexual Assault) 60 Level 7 Credits (Masters Level) -Physical Assessment (DL or F - F) Core Module - 15 Credits at Level 7 -Optional Module15 Credits at Level 6 or 7 -Optional Module15 Credits at Level 6 or 7 -Research Methods and Methodologies(DL or F-F)Core Module - 15 Credits at Level 7
Core Module; Principles of Physical Assessment which can be undertaken either via Distance Learning or Face to Face Attendance (1 Afternoon a week for 12 weeks).
Research Methods and Methodology Module is a Pre-Requisite for Project Based Change and Research Dissertation Modules and therefore mandatory if you intend to continue onto the Masters Stage of the Award. Attendance is either 3 days Face to Face or via Distance Learning).
30 Credits of this stage can be utilised in a number of different ways: -Level 6 or 7 Credits from Staffordshire University or other Universities modules which match the Award Learning Outcomes (to be agreed by Award Leader). -Level 6 or 7 Credits previously gained from Staffordshire University or other Universities within the previous 5 years which match the Award Learning Outcomes (to be agreed by Award Leader).
APEL via the APEL procedure, Level 7 Credits previously gained from Staffordshire University or other Universities over 5 years old which match the Award Learning Outcomes (to be agreed by Award Leader).
Other admission requirements
It is expected that you will have a minimum academic qualification of a First Degree or equivalent. If you do not have a first degree you will need to demonstrate you have evidence of recent study at this level.
For those whose first language is not English you need to demonstrate a minimum of: -A minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as administered by the British Council in most countries. -A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 213 in the computer-based test. [TOEFL results must include a minimum score of 4.5 for the TWE (Test of Written English) or Cambridge Proficiency Grade C.
The MSc is delivered on a part time basis with the option of exiting with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. You will normally enrol onto the Postgraduate Certificate in the first instance. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate you may then proceed onto the Diploma stage; on successful completion of the Diploma you may then proceed onto the Masters stage.