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Health and Education MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Course Description

Health and Education enables students with experience of the public sector and health education to study disciplines and dimensions associated with health, health care and applied social science with an emphasis on education.

Students have to be already teaching for a minimum of 15 hours a week within a health or social care setting. Education modules comprise those that make up the Health and Social Care Education postgraduate certificate (PGCert). This course is also registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council. It is also possible to choose another health education-related PGCert from a selection offered across the university. Each individual student will consider which PGCert most meets their professional requirements in consultation with the course team.

A further two modules are then chosen from the faculty graduate programme and the MSc is completed with the dissertation which will normally have a management component. This is reviewed annually through tutorials with the student and allocated personal tutor and utilises a career planning framework.

Course structure
This course can be studied either full- or part-time and the modules are delivered different times throughout the year. Each module has approximately 30 hours lecturer contact and approximately 170 hours of individual study is expected. Learning and teaching strategies vary across different modules.

For UK qualified nurses there is an opportunity to undertake a period of study in another health care setting in one of 14 European countries through the European Nursing Network.

Areas of study
Current students are from range of backgrounds but identify they want to develop educational knowledge and skills around key areas such as: learning and teaching strategies, curriculum development and educational theories. The core research module is offered on different campuses and also online so that a range of students needs are met.

The dissertation project is an exciting element to this course and again is guided by your career route or employer requirements. This is the opportunity for you to consolidate the transferable masters-level skills gained from the taught modules which include analysing and interpreting data from a range of sources, demonstrating initiative, evaluating and problem solving, developing research skills and project management skills in order to produce a science-based project appropriate to your chosen pathway.

There is also the option for work-based learning to be a key feature of this tailored pathway where management skills can be developed through work-based projects.

One research module from the following:
Research Theory and Practice
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal
Research Methods for Health Professionals
Qualitative Research
Health and Social Care Education PGCert (three modules)
Two further modules from the graduate programme

Visit the Health and Education MSc (PGCert PGDip) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2012. Individual offers may vary For non-native speakers of English:IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing. Other:Students are expected to be in, or to have recently been in, public service employment, or engaged in community or voluntary activity that gives them direct understanding of the public service environment. Students' reflection on practice forms an important element of the learning. An applicant who is unable to demonstrate appropriate entry requirements can be permitted to register as a single module student.

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