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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

    Social Work

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Enhanced Professional Practice course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    04 June 2019

If you are a health and social care practitioner undertaking work-based learning, our Master’s degree in Enhanced Professional Practice is an excellent way for you to gain formal academic credit for your professional development.

The Enhanced Professional Practice course is a highly flexible and modular programme led by your needs as a student and as a busy professional. You will cover key policy and practice related topics and refine critical research and analytical skills in relation to health and social care.

With the support of an academic mentor, you will also develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Why Enhanced Professional Practice at Swansea?

The Enhanced Professional Practice course is delivered through our College of Human and Health Sciences, giving you the benefit of our extensive cross-disciplinary teaching and research expertise. 

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Enhanced Professional Practice experience

Our extensive range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and area of practice.

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, including public health, psychology, sociology, pharmacology, midwifery, and child nursing, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Enhanced Professional Practice careers

Your Enhanced Professional Practice qualification will enable you to progress in your chosen discipline, potentially opening up opportunities in areas including research, education, policy, and management roles.

Enhanced Professional Practice modules

Modules on the Enhanced Professional Practice programme typically include:

  • Management and Leadership in Health Care Practice (WBL)
  • Starting Your Professional Development
  • Policy Influences on Your Practice
  • Assessing Your Current Practice
  • How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
  • How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
  • Advancing Your Own Practice
  • Teaching and Learning in Practice
  • Personal Practice Development Portfolio
  • Advancing your own practice in Blood Component Transfusion
  • Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC)
  • Pharmacology Principles and Practice (HCPC)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (GPhC)
  • Pharmacology Principles and Practice
  • Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC)
  • Pharmacology Principles and Practice (NMC)

How you're taught on your Enhanced Professional Practice course

We take a student-led approach to learning with the opportunity of attending taught modules of up to 60 credits.

The Enhanced Professional Practice course is delivered using a blended learning approach with some taught elements including, action learning sets, supervision and other information and communications technology approaches.

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Visit the Enhanced Professional Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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