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Clinical Practice for Nurses & Midwives (MSc)

Course Description

The MSc Clinical Practice for Nurses and Midwives is designed for nurses, midwives and health visitors who have some autonomy in decision making. This should include some control of resources, although not necessarily at a high level.

The curriculum has a distinctive practical focus, and integrates practice-based and university-based learning through the process of cooperative inquiry. Study will focus on your day-to-day practice and examines competence in knowledge application, clinical and interpersonal skills, clinical judgement and decision making, influencing standards and development of care.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/321-msc-clinical-practice-for-nurses-and-midwives

What You Will Study

- Using Knowledge
- Being Reflective
- Relating to Patients
- Cultivating Collaborative Relations with Colleagues
- Promoting Learning
- Evaluating and Developing Clinical Skills
- Decision Making and Clinical Judgement
- Innovation and Change
- Clinical Management

Learning and teaching methods

You must attend the University one day per week, with possible additional sessions outside term-time.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Graduation from this clinical Masters degree will enable you to make a significant contribution, directly and indirectly to the development, delivery and evaluation of nursing or midwifery service provision in your field. Graduates report that their capabilities, confidence and job satisfaction are enhanced as a result of this course.

Assessment methods

You will work within a co-operative inquiry group, which involves spending time in the practice setting and meeting to reflect on that practice. Your practice will be assessed and accredited by self and peer assessment. Evidence of the competence to be presented is determined by negotiation within the group.

Visit the Clinical Practice for Nurses & Midwives (MSc) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Beverly Hodges

Why did you choose this subject?

To influence and enhance my nursing knowledge and expertise, in caring for children, young people and their families.

What did you think about the course that you studied/ are studying?

I thoroughly enjoyed the course as it allowed me to work with colleagues from other branches of nursing. As a group we were able to learn from each other in terms of clinical practice, shared experiences, academic discussions and written pieces of academic work. The co-operative inquiry experience was extremely beneficial

Have your studies at Glamorgan helped you achieve your career goals?

Yes, definitely. I am now lecturing at Cardiff University, I am able to advocate for children and young people in my teaching of undergraduate nursing students. The MSc prepared me for so many different things and I continue to acknowledge and use the knowledge and skills gained within my everyday practice. One example of skills gained is writing for publication – I have co- written 2 chapters for a children’s nursing book, as well as had an article published in a nursing journal. My interest in this area continues. Some of the knowledge gained is used in my teaching practice. I also use co-operative enquiry within my teaching.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent qualifications. You must work in a role that involves direct contact with patients/clients and value the opportunity to examine critically your own practice and that of your peers.

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