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You'll study modules which are linked to clinical practice, such as public health, specialist professional issues, research methods, and leadership and management, so they will really help your career development. Read more

Why choose this course:

• You'll study modules which are linked to clinical practice, such as public health, specialist professional issues, research methods, and leadership and management, so they will really help your career development.

• Half of your time will be spent on a placement, so you'll get hands on experience as well as learning the theory.

• You can study individual modules as standalone courses as part of your professional development.

• This course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards, so you'll gain a recordable qualification.

About the course:

During this course you'll study for 50% of your time and will be on placement for the rest of the time. When you've completed the course you'll have developed the skills you need to become an effective specialist nurse in your chosen area of expertise.

You'll study clinical practice and development, and will develop your leadership skills throughout the course. You'll gain an in depth knowledge of professional roles and functions and be encouraged to bring about integrated and high quality health and social care.

The knowledge and skills you develop in evaluating current research and evidence based practice will also help you to influence and deliver high quality care.

You'll need to be active on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and be sponsored by a Primary Care NHS Trust. The NHS Trust will also need to provide you with a specialist practice placement, which counts for 50% of the course.

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You'll study modules which are linked to clinical practice, so they'll really help your career such as Public Health, Research Methods, Leadership and Management. Read more

Why choose this course:

• You'll study modules which are linked to clinical practice, so they'll really help your career such as Public Health, Research Methods, Leadership and Management.
• 50% of your time will be spent on a placement, so you'll get hands-on experience as well as learning the theory.

About the course:

It's 52 weeks long and is made up of 50% theory and 50% practice in a placement.

As a Postgraduate Diploma student, by the end of the course, we expect that you'll:

• have the skills to become an Advanced Practitioner in your own area of expertise

• be committed to lifelong learning, encourage colleagues to be and contribute to national debates

• be able to demonstrate a critical understanding in clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership, and clinical practice development

• show leadership and have a critical in depth knowledge of professional roles and function, so you can bring about integrated and high quality health and social care, through working with other professionals effectively, networking and team working

• have skills and a critical knowledge of research and evidence based practice so you can influence and deliver high quality care.

As well as those things listed above, as an MSc student, we expect that you'll carry out an extended, innovative and critical research about the theory and practice of your chosen award.

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About the course. This is a stand alone module at degree level, which will prepare you to become a mentor within a health and social care workplace. Read more
About the course

This is a stand alone module at degree level, which will prepare you to become a mentor within a health and social care workplace. This module will give you a deeper understanding of the role of a professional mentor so that you'll have a greater understanding of key issues affecting teaching, learning and assessment.

The module will take you approximately 12 - 16 weeks to complete, and you'll learn through a mixture of theory and practical work. There is the option to study this module either on campus where you'll attend five theory days at the university or through distance learning. You'll also be able to explore concepts and issues related to mentorship in your workplace where you will work with learners and students to support and assess their learning.

You'll be assessed through coursework, so there are no exams. Your first assessment will be to produce a 2500 word assignment explaining the role of a mentor. Your second assessment will be to produce a reflective portfolio which evaluates your planning and delivery of a teaching session within the clinical environment.

Your career

Once you've completed this module you'll be able to support learners in a variety of health care settings and have the opportunity to apply the skills you gain to improve service provision within both primary care and acute health care settings. You'll also have the satisfaction of being able to develop the student's quality of learning and assessment in their practice setting.

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You will study modules which will prepare you to carry out advanced assessment and to develop your skills in the management of chronic conditions. Read more

Why choose this course:

• You will study modules which will prepare you to carry out advanced assessment and to develop your skills in the management of chronic conditions.
• Specific modules within the award are matched against the Department of Health Case Management Competency Framework (2005); reflecting advanced practitioner level practice.

About the course:

You'll take four modules, including three core modules covering long term condition management, advanced assessment and pathopysiology. Option modules enable you to study a disease-specific condition, or carry out case study analysis related to your area of practice.

Option modules are available at either level 6 or 7, to enable you if you have not studied for a while or are tentatively moving towards level 7 study to develop your skills and expertise in academic writing.

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Why choose this course?. - When you've successfully completed this short course you'll have the reporting skills for interpreting DXA scans. Read more
Why choose this course?

- When you've successfully completed this short course you'll have the reporting skills for interpreting DXA scans.

- You can study it as a stand alone course, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in DXA Reporting.

- You'll be supported by a range of healthcare professionals who reflect the clinical diversity in the management of fracture risk.


About this course

The course is equivalent to two modules at masters level 7. The course lasts for about 36 weeks, but is dependent on the time you need to develop your portfolio of evidence.

We've taken a multidisciplinary approach to developing this course, so you will benefit from learning with people from different professions, to improve your knowledge and understanding of DXA scans.

You'll attend a minimum of four study days which will support your learning, provide keynote lectures, case study discussions in small groups, and viewing of scan sessions. These interactive study days are an integral part of this course.

Following the study days, you'll develop a reflective portfolio of 100 cases, where you have independently reported on BMD results and commented on normal variants, artefacts and appearances in the image. You'll need to include a broad range of examples that reflect the diversity of your patient populations. Twenty of your reports will need to include detailed reflective practice. Your report should include treatment recommendations to agreed local protocols, which you'll need to include in your portfolio. You must present an audit of your reports compared with those of a trained practitioner. Your portfolio will need to be signed off by the trained practitioner who is your mentor in practice. You must ensure you have the support of a suitably appropriate mentor prior to admission on to the programme.

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This course is accredited at Level 2 by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), so you can be confident that you will be trained to the highest standards. Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course is accredited at Level 2 by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), so you can be confident that you will be trained to the highest standards.

• If you are a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence based psychotherapy, this course is for you.

• You will be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

• We’ll encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy, with a particular focus on ethical issues.

• We've got a highly committed, qualified and experienced lecturing team.

• There are opportunities for interprofessional learning.

About the course:

This programme focuses on your personal and professional development by:

• Increasing your theoretical understanding
• Enhancing your clinical and professional skills
• Increasing your awareness to become a 'reflective practitioner' operating from a scientific evidence base
• Deepening personal insight.

It will help you to:

• Develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural, and ideological contexts in
which your clients perceive, confront, and manage problems and you will consider the major trends and orientations within cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

• Engage in an in-depth consideration and analysis of the major trends and orientations within Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP)

• Adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy with particular reference to ethical issues

• Identify and use appropriate sources of supervision within CBP practice

• Develop your skills in the delivery of CBP

• Undertake a piece of research or project related to the theory and practice of CBP.

The teaching and learning strategy is mainly problem based learning but will vary depending on the nature of the subject.

This course is occupationally focused and helps you to become a highly skilled cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with exceptional communication and networking skills. At the same time,the programme informs and directs your practice through critical reflection and the interpretation of research findings.

• This course is accredited at Level 2 by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), so you can be confident that you will be trained as an autonomous cognitive behavioural psychotherapist to the highest standards.

• The Children and Young People pathway is the only fully accredited Level 2 specialist children and young people course in England.

• Our aim is to help you become a skilled independent cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. If you are a caring professional who would like to develop expertise in evidence based psychotherapy, this course is for you.

• You will be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and increase your awareness and theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

• You will consider the theoretical, social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront, and manage problems and you will consider the major trends and orientations within cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

• We’ll encourage you to adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapy, with a particular focus on ethical issues.
• We've got a highly committed, qualified and experienced lecturing team.

• We can provide you with a list of current placements, however finding a placement is the responsibility of the student.

• There are opportunities for interprofessional learning.

• Most people study this course part time to fit it around their other commitments, but if you’d prefer to study full time, we can organise this for you under special circumstances.

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This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so you can be sure it's relevant and recognised throughout the profession. Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so you can be sure it's relevant and recognised throughout the profession.

• It will help you to further your career and become a BACP accredited autonomous counselling practitioner.

• You'll integrate theory with practice during the course, so you'll develop both your skills and knowledge to enable you to continue your professional development.

About the course:

This course will enhance your personal and professional development by:

• increasing your theoretical understanding
• enhancing your clinical skills
• increasing your awareness to become a 'reflective practitioner'
• deepening your personal insight.

You'll be encouraged to:

• develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems
• engage in in-depth consideration and analysis of major trends and orientations within integrative therapeutic work
• adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapeutics with particular reference to ethical issues
• identify and use appropriate sources of supervision within counselling practice
• develop skills in working from an integrative position with your clients
• carry out a piece of research related to the theory and practice of integrative counselling practice (Master's stage).

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This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you'll be able to apply to practise as an occupational therapist as soon as you graduate. Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you'll be able to apply to practise as an occupational therapist as soon as you graduate.

• You'll be studying an accredited course which is recognised nationally and internationally through the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

• In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2014, 90% of our students felt that this course prepares them for their future career and they found it intellectually stimulating. 100% of students said that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.

• You won't have to pay any tuition fees as the course is funded through the NHS and you'll also be able to apply for a means tested bursary to help with your studies. If you would be interested in self funding a place or your employer would fund you a place then please get in touch.

About the course:

Occupational therapists enable people to take part in meaningful activities by helping them to overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential. These activities vary from paid or unpaid work and self-care activities to sports and leisure. We'll help you develop a deep and critical understanding of the profession.

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you will be eligible to apply for registration to practise as an occupational therapist when you graduate. It is also accredited nationally and internationally through the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

You will develop and demonstrate your pre-registration competencies through the practical and theoretical elements of this course. Towards the end of the course you'll complete an independent scholarship where you'll investigate a potential area of practice you're passionate about and identify real opportunities for future innovative occupational therapy. When you've completed this course you'll be well placed within the employment market as a self-directed, reflective, proactive and initiative driven practitioner, capable of influencing the development of others and the profession.

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This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council reflecting its high quality. Successfully completing this course will mean that you are eligible to apply for professional registration as an art therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council reflecting its high quality.

• Successfully completing this course will mean that you are eligible to apply for professional registration as an art therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will also be able to register as a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists, the UK's professional organisation for art therapists.

• This course reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy.

• You will develop the professional skills you'll need to work in clinical environments.

• A major part of the course is the Independent Scholarship, which will help you to integrate your learning from all areas of the course and develop your clinical reasoning and professional identity.

About the course:

This course will give you experience of clinical art therapy practice and supervision, as well as closed group work and current theory. You'll also have the opportunity to improve your technical art skills through studio work and explore your potential for self expression and communication through image making.

You'll have a personal tutor, who will monitor your overall progress. As well as the taught components of the course, you'll take part in clinical placements and personal therapy as this is a requirement for professional registration. This is a private arrangement and the cost is not included in the fees, although individual or group therapy is acceptable.

You'll take part in a closed art therapy group led by a state registered art therapist and deepen your understanding and relationship with your art form through your work. You'll study the nature of human development and health and disability in art therapy as part of your development to relate theory and research to practice. While you're doing your clinical placements you'll be supervised by an appropriate therapist and also attend a reflective practice group, which will be led by a state registered art therapist.

You'll take part in personal therapy, for a minimum of one hour each week throughout the course, to meet the professional registration requirements. This can be either individual or group therapy.

Your assessments will be through written assignments, verbal presentations, production of artwork and reports based on your performance in the clinical settings.

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You will study this course through distance learning meaning you can study from your home, allowing you to stimulate the development of your own learning. Read more

Why choose this course:

• You will study this course through distance learning meaning you can study from your home, allowing you to stimulate the development of your own learning.

• You can choose specific modules that interest you, so you can be sure that you'll learn exactly what you're passionate about.

• This course will contribute to your continuing professional development as you'll enhance your knowledge in osteoporosis and falls management.

• You will develop and improve your practice throughout the course as you become involved in higher level decision making and problem solving.

About the course:

This course is awarded as part of our MSc Advanced Practice course. This means you may either complete your studies at the Postgraduate Certificate level in Osteoporosis and Falls Management or continue your studies to masters level and gain either the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Advanced Practice.

If you are a practitioner working in osteoporosis, falls or fracture management and want to build on your existing level of health and social care, then you can gain an award related to your clinical practice. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate your work-based environment and consider a broad range of issues relating to the management of patients. This will help to enhance your clinical practice.

You will complete three modules, including two core modules and one module of your choice. This allows you to specialise in your interests meaning you can develop in an area that you're passionate about. Your optional module can even be taken from the MSc Advanced Practice to broaden your knowledge base.

After completing the course, you'll be able to apply the theoretical underpinning you'll have learnt to your clinical practice, which will help to benefit not only yourself but your colleagues and patients.

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If you are currently working in Local Government, the NHS, the voluntary sector or another organisation with public health functions and would like to go on to practice public health in the UK or overseas, then this course is for you. Read more
[[Why choose this course: ]]

• If you are currently working in Local Government, the NHS, the voluntary sector or another organisation with public health functions and would like to go on to practice public health in the UK or overseas, then this course is for you.
• Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects
• Gain a deep, conceptual understanding that enables evaluation of critically current research
• Undertake work placements and gain a greater understanding of public health practice
• Learn alongside an experienced teaching team that is made up of public health specialists.

About the course:

If you’re a public health worker, such as a community nurse, environmental health practitioner, health promotion officer, or community health worker, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.

This course is ideal if you’re working in public health and you wish to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with more autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Global perspectives
You’ll study the underlying causes and mechanisms and potential public health intervention strategies aimed at reducing health inequalities. The course is global in its perspective, so you’ll study global environmental and public health issues to gain an international perspective. The course is structured to allow knowledge transfer between home and overseas students, enabling you to benefit from best practice from all over the world.

If you’re an international student, you’ll be able to study topics that are directly relevant to your native country, as well as looking at UK-specific issues.

Experienced teaching team
Our teaching team are friendly, approachable, and include public health specialists, environmental health practitioners, biomedical scientists, and psychologists. They will provide you with a broad perspective on public health issues that is firmly based in practice through case studies.

This course is run in partnership with the public health team at Derby City Council. Public health specialists will mentor and support you throughout the course. Research opportunities with the public health team may be available.

Practical course
This is a practical course with a focus on case studies and practice in the community. Note that it does not provide readiness for the Faculty of Public Health examination (Part A).

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This exciting, contemporary course is at the forefront of innovative practice in putting people who use services at the heart of everything we do, and making no decisions about people without involving them. Read more

Why choose this course:

• This exciting, contemporary course is at the forefront of innovative practice in putting people who use services at the heart of everything we do, and making no decisions about people without involving them.

• This course examines the social determinants of health and wellbeing along with issues of inequality and social justice. A transformational approach is needed to work differently and change the relationship we have with people and communities. The focus must be on working with people, not just doing things to them.

• Drawing on the large body of research in mental health and wellbeing, this course will equip you as a critical thinker to lead on the front line. You'll also bring about the changes needed for an improved sense of individual mental health and wellbeing, and the effective functioning of our communities.

About the course:

If you are a practitioner wanting to develop expertise in improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people you work with, this course is for you. This visionary course will focus on the future of mental health and wellbeing through advancing practice and developing high quality health and social compassionate care. Mental health and wellbeing has been a focus for research and development over the last ten years and has been shown to improve the quality of people's lives, relationships and communities.

During this course you'll consider how the future of mental health can be enhanced through innovation. The focus on positive mental health practice and enhancing the service provided will develop your leadership skills to have a major effect on the creation of cultures for innovation, organisations and systems. You'll also focus on public mental health promotion and prevention and the social factors affecting wellbeing.

Throughout the course you'll develop your leadership skills by enhancing your knowledge in service improvement and innovation, enabling you to lead on developments within your organisation. Also, by completing the research aspect of this course, your practice will be informed and shaped through critical reflection and interpretation of research findings in your specialist field of practice.

Analysis of evidenced based interventions to enhance wellbeing in your own working context will be developed, and you'll also be taught by highly committed and experienced lecturers.

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