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Course content

Students can study two specialist modules on this varied programme which aims to enable you to demonstrate an awareness of complex issues related to health and social care, and to critically evaluate evidence to improve practice. And three research-based modules will develop skills to allow you to appraise sources of evidence, and apply your findings, to improve health and social care settings.

Course structure

The MSc in Professional Health & Social Care allows you to select two of the specialist modules covering a range of topics.

It also includes three research based modules that emphasise the development of skills that allow practitioners to crucially appraise sources of evidence and apply it in order to bring about improvement within a health and social care setting.

The programme will enable graduates to demonstrate a critical awareness of a range of complex issues associated with health and social care and critically evaluate evidence in this area to improve practice.

Compulsory modules for the MSc include:

Below is a full list of the specialist modules available, (all are 30 credit modules):

  • Multi-Professional Approaches to Long-Term Conditions
  • Health Coaching & Behaviour Change
  • Activity, Participation & Personhood in Dementia
  • Facilitating Activity & Participation in Care Settings for Dementia
  • AHP Leadership – Service Innovation & Transformation
  • AHP Leadership – Workplace Stress & Resilience
  • Active & Productive Ageing
  • Modernising Services for Older People

For further information on these modules, please visit the Health CPD webpages.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Visit the Professional Health & Social Care (MSc) page on the York St John University website for more details!




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