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University of Central Lancashire, Full Time Masters Degrees in Nursing & Health

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This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. Read more
This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. The course content will cover the four principles of public health practice and students will be involved in: the search for health needs; the stimulation of awareness of health needs; the influence on policies affecting health; the facilitation of health enhancing activities. The course comprises 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations and business reports in addition to practice assessment by a named practice teacher.

The course will enable registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

DBS CHECKS

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The programme has been validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course is designed for practitioners who have post-registration practice experience and bring a variety of professional and life experiences. The demands and requirements of postgraduate study require an emphasis on informal methods of learning and the promotion of independence in the planning and organisation of learning. This requires your involvement in a variety of learning and teaching approaches designed to further develop your skills of academic discourse, independent study and scholarly enquiry. These approaches may include group discussions, problem-based learning, action learning, seminars, reflection and work and web-based learning, further enhanced through a commitment to shared learning.

Assessment is through a mixture of assignments, examinations (short answers and multiple choice), viva, portfolio and practice assessment. The practice assessment requires completion of the Practice Assessment Document that demonstrates achievement of the NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (2004). The NMC standards will be formatively assessed in semesters one and two, whereas in the third semester you will be summatively assessed. Learning contracts will be developed in partnership with you, your practice teacher and an identified educationalist to support the achievement of the NMC standards along with individually identified learning outcomes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The aim of this course is to prepare and develop registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses. The course offers the opportunity to practice as a Health Visitor or School Nurse or Sexual Health Adviser.

The course will enable registered nurses and midwives to develop professional proficiency underpinned by sound, evidence based theoretical knowledge, within the practice of specialist community public health nursing. The course promotes independent, shared and autonomous learning in the development of a specialist community public health nurse who is fit for practice, purpose and award and who is equipped as a clinician, educator, manager and leader, to proactively meet changing public health care needs and the expectations and demands of individuals, groups and populations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

The course will enable registration as a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

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Studying the MSc Nursing programme will enable graduate students to practice effectively within a professional values base in a variety of health and social care settings. Read more
Studying the MSc Nursing programme will enable graduate students to practice effectively within a professional values base in a variety of health and social care settings: emphasising compassion, communication and dignity in care. You’ll gain an advanced understanding, knowledge and the skills required in becoming a first level qualified nurse with a sound portfolio of clinical and interpersonal skills, preparing you for your preferred career pathway.

DBS CHECKS

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The School of Nursing is one of the largest providers of healthcare education in the North West region and as a result we have developed close links with healthcare providers across the whole of the central Lancashire area including NHS Trusts across Preston & Fylde Coast; Fleetwood & Blackpool; Blackburn; Burnley; Chorley; Southport & Ormskirk, and many more. We can also place students with private healthcare providers, independent and voluntary sector organisations, and these learning environments provide our students with a unique insight into how healthcare is managed in all settings, not just within the NHS.

All clinical placement providers are audited according to the Nursing & Midwifery Council professional regulatory requirements for learning & teaching in clinical practice and each area has a dedicated member of academic staff attached to the placement, so that students may access support and advice. Academic staff work in close contact with the NHS Trust Practice Education Facilitators and the development of these close links with practice partners enable our students to feel confident that their practice experiences are supported throughout their course.

As part of your clinical experiences you can expect to work full-time alongside a clinical mentor who will support your learning journey throughout each placement area. All students are expected to work closely with their mentors which may entail a range of different shift patterns throughout the year.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Successful completion of the course will lead to professional registration as a nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The programme will be delivered within the UCLan Preston campus, with placement experiences being provided within NHS and independent clinical practice settings.

The student’s performance will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, which will include:
-Written assignments e.g. essay, critical dialogue
-Creative assessments e.g. storyboard
-Practice-related assessments e.g. OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Examination), DONAs (Direct Observation of Nursing Activities), practice competencies
-Examinations
-Dissertation
-Professional portfolio (demonstrating cross-field learning experiences)

OPPORTUNITIES

This programme will include 2 x 9 – 12 week placements within health care settings in each academic year, during which the student will develop and demonstrate a series of practice competencies.

There will be an opportunity to undertake a 4-week international placement in the latter part of Year 2 of the programme.

Successful completion of the programme prepares the graduate for future employment as a registered nurse (Adult or Mental Health). The School of Nursing’s related and well-established BSc(Hons) programme has shown high levels employability for course graduates.

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Suitable for nurses from all areas of practice, the MSc Nursing programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights needed to confront, challenge and shape the future of your practice. Read more
Suitable for nurses from all areas of practice, the MSc Nursing programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights needed to confront, challenge and shape the future of your practice.

Continuing changes in health and social care policy and practice have affected the way in which nursing is practised. One of the greatest challenges facing nursing today is to build on the essence of nursing as a caring profession whilst incorporating new technologies, ideas and approaches to healthcare.

This postgraduate Nursing course offers you the opportunity to stand back and take an in-depth and considered review of nursing in order to face the challenges and opportunities of the future.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course is delivered at the Preston campus on a planned schedule. You will participate in lectures and discussion groups, and receive support from a personal tutor through the course. Our Blackboard (elearning) platform (accessed via the internet) will provide information and offer collaborative links to all students irrespective of their location.

The course is taught by a range of academic and research staff with a wide range of experience in nursing and other healthcare practice, in a variety of clinical areas. Staff research interests similarly cover a diverse range of subject areas and research approaches.

Modules are assessed using a variety of methods: essays, presentations, storyboard, seminars, reflective practice work and journal club reviews. Some modules are assessed by a combination of assessment methodologies. All of the chosen methods will enable you to demonstrate your ability to analyse and reflect upon current issues within the practice of nursing.

OPPORTUNITIES

Students who have successfully completed this course have developed their careers in management, specialist roles, research and academic institutions, in the UK and internationally.

Following successful completion of this course, you may wish to pursue further study in the form of PhD or Professional Doctorate. If you are interested in either of these, please discuss this with your course leader or one of the Research Degree Tutors in the School of Health.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You’ll interact with students from different backgrounds and different countries, and see how others have responded to the challenges they have faced as nursing has developed. If you leave before completing the course you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).

Depending upon the size of your dissertation module, you will also take two or three optional modules. These will be selected from a short menu of choices selected to support a focus on research, practice, management or education in nursing. If you wish you can choose your options across the range of options. All students will participate in a Personal Development Centre creating a personal profile of abilities, attributes and skills and develop a learning contract. You will use the learning contract to develop and enhance your personal profile in collaboration with your personal tutor.

Please note that students on this course will require internet access.

All students will receive personal and directed support in developing their study skills, in particular their academic writing ability.

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The course aims to promote the evolution of an adaptable, reflexive and responsive practitioner who promotes the highest standards of client health care. Read more
The course aims to promote the evolution of an adaptable, reflexive and responsive practitioner who promotes the highest standards of client health care. The course incorporates the key principles of specialist practice within the domains of clinical practice; care and programme management; clinical practice development and clinical practice leadership. The course comprises of 50% theory and 50% practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations, business report, and practice assessment.

DBS CHECKS

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The curriculum design facilitates development of a wide range of learning experiences to encourage lifelong, independent learning. These approaches include reflection, critical reading, problem-based activities, directed study, lectures, discussion groups, role play and eLearn (a virtual learning environment). Fifty per cent of learning will take place within a practice placement.

Various modes of assessment are included within the programme. These include assignment essays, case studies, written and oral examinations.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The aim of this course is to prepare and develop registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community practitioner (General Practice Nursing or Community Children's Nursing or Nursing in the Home) (UKCC 2001) and the 'Standards for Approval of Higher Education Institutions and Programmes' (ENB 1997). These standards have been accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council from April 2002.

The course is available full-time over 40 weeks or it can be accessed as a part-time course over two years. The course will be delivered at the main university campus site in Preston, but fifty per cent of learning will take place within a practice placement.

The course incorporates the key principles of specialist practice and is grouped into four domains:
-Clinical Practice
-Care and Programme Management
-Clinical Practice Development
-Clinical Practice Leadership

This course meets the following core Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) dimensions:
-Communication
-Personal and People Development
-Health Safety and Security
-Service Improvement
-Quality
-Equality and Diversity

In addition individual pathways will meet a number of elements within the following specific dimensions, for example:
-Health and Wellbeing
-Information and Knowledge

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The award of the MSc in Professional Practice (Research & Development) requires you to complete a 20,000 word dissertation in addititon to successful completion of the PG Diploma.. Read more
The award of the MSc in Professional Practice (Research & Development) requires you to complete a 20,000 word dissertation in addititon to successful completion of the PG Diploma.

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The PG Certificate is comprised of 3 modules. - NU3005 Evidence for Practice. - NP4001 Evidence, Effectiveness & Evaluation. - NU4005 Writing & Presentation Skills. Read more
The PG Certificate is comprised of 3 modules:
- NU3005 Evidence for Practice
- NP4001 Evidence, Effectiveness & Evaluation
- NU4005 Writing & Presentation Skills.

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Safeguarding children is a high profile area of work, where decision making carries a high order of risk for children, their families and those engaged with them. Read more
Safeguarding children is a high profile area of work, where decision making carries a high order of risk for children, their families and those engaged with them. There is a pressing demand for professionals and others across a wide range of disciplines and sectors to develop an in-depth knowledge of child protection work and to demonstrate effective, evidence based skills. The Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding Children was developed to offer opportunities for continuing personal and professional development through the development of in-depth knowledge to support practitioners and others whose work or research interests lay within the wide range of services for children, young people, their parents or carers. The multi-disciplinary backgrounds and experiences of candidates are an important value added element of the course, mirroring as it does the multi-agency working which underpins all contemporary children’s services and is required by legislation and guidance.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays and typically run 3 -5pm, to accommodate candidates who are combining professional careers with CPD. Each of the three modules will consist of around 12 class sessions. These include a mix of tutor delivered input; interactive discussions; candidate lead seminars; problem solving activities and directed reading.

Assessment is by coursework and varied: methods include seminar presentations, the preparation of a training pack, a poster presentation, essays, critiques.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Child health and social care has received considerable support under the government's modernising agenda leading to an increase in child care provision, employment opportunities and a growing evidence and academic knowledge base. The school has been active in developments in child care practice and research and has developed a strong child care research group which has contributed to our success in establishing a research profile of national/international significance. Against this background we provide relevant, up-to-date and accessible courses in child care at postgraduate level including the Postgraduate Certificate in Safeguarding, the MA in Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People and PhD opportunities.

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The MSc Allied Health Practice is aimed at all allied health professionals (AHPs), and has been developed to meet the postgraduate and CPD needs of these professional groups. Read more
The MSc Allied Health Practice is aimed at all allied health professionals (AHPs), and has been developed to meet the postgraduate and CPD needs of these professional groups. The developed framework allows students to choose their own pathway through the degree, picking from a range of clinical and management orientated modules, to run alongside the core modules. The public health agenda is prominent in many of the modules, which reflects the school's developing research portfolio and expertise.

Individual modules can also be taken as stand-alone modules to develop CPD provision.

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The course is designed for clinicians and managers in the UK health care system. It provides a blend of up to date management theory and techniques with health service management policy and practice. Read more
The course is designed for clinicians and managers in the UK health care system. It provides a blend of up to date management theory and techniques with health service management policy and practice. It will include a focus on core topics such as: health policy, strategy making, managing organisational change, leadership, and human resource management. You will be encouraged to develop critical awareness, analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to apply these to the health care context.

The course will be particularly relevant to the needs of individuals with some managerial experience, interested in applying the results of their study to their own practice and organisation. The programme is delivered by a mix of short lectures, case studies, discussion groups and experiential learning methods. The programme uses a variety of work based assessments, including case studies, assignments, reports, projects and student presentations.

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The courses provide an opportunity for people working in health and social care, in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, to undertake postgradute study designed to enhance their clinical practice and equip tem to assume senior clinical or management positions.. Read more
The courses provide an opportunity for people working in health and social care, in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, to undertake postgradute study designed to enhance their clinical practice and equip tem to assume senior clinical or management positions.

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The course will cover the following 3 areas. - Models. - Contexts. - Research. Read more
The course will cover the following 3 areas:
- Models
- Contexts
- Research

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The programme consists of 3 modules in health research methods one with a qualitative slant and one with a quantitative flavour supported by a module in postgraduate study skills.. Read more
The programme consists of 3 modules in health research methods one with a qualitative slant and one with a quantitative flavour supported by a module in postgraduate study skills.

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The course aims to provide you with an understanding of managerial, clinical and research issues that will develop your practice, and with the complementary skills required to contribute to and influence development and evaluation of the management of RA in the context of the current health agenda.. Read more
The course aims to provide you with an understanding of managerial, clinical and research issues that will develop your practice, and with the complementary skills required to contribute to and influence development and evaluation of the management of RA in the context of the current health agenda.

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intended to promote. - Exploration and evaluation of issues and application of appropriate principles, diagnosis and mangagement of headache in a primary care setting. Read more
intended to promote:
- Exploration and evaluation of issues and application of appropriate principles, diagnosis and mangagement of headache in a primary care setting.
- Exploration and evaluation of the treatments of differing types of headaches in the primary care setting.
- Independant critical exploration into an aspect within professional practice for the purpose of enhancing or further developing the management of headache in Primary Care.

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts-Health covers all the legal, research design, ethical, managerial, facilitation, academic, and theoretical knowledge and skills requisite of professional Arts-Health praxis. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts-Health covers all the legal, research design, ethical, managerial, facilitation, academic, and theoretical knowledge and skills requisite of professional Arts-Health praxis. Students design their own research project and funding bid; write and publish a journal article, comparatively evaluating their own Arts-Health praxis with established approaches to health; and manages and facilitates their own Arts-Health project. The PGDip covers all the former, plus the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and the specialist practical skills for effective Arts-Health praxis, as well as professional placement as a reflective practitioner. Students create, document, and evaluate their own professional Arts-Health project; complete a professional practice placement; and produce a reflective portfolio based upon experiential learning. Studying MA Arts-Health, you will cover all the former, plus synthesis of the entire curriculum into a full-scale publishable professional Arts-Health project or thesis under expert one-to-one supervision.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Study Hours include Contact Hours (attendance) plus Independent Study. We recommend attending all Contact Hours but flexible learning is facilitated for almost the entire course through CD-ROM and tutorials. You learn by: independent study, tutorials, electronic resources, practical skills sessions, role-play workshops, lectures, seminars, and discussion groups. PG Dip students also learn by practice placement; MA students also learn by specialist guidance. You are supported in lifelong learning, personal development, finding placements, and employability or Continuing Professional Development.

Our students achieve absolute excellence and outright success in learning, graduating, and securing employment. We are wholly welcoming, providing optimum support throughout the course and beyond.

PG Cert, PG Dip, and MA: research funding bid and ethics forms, journal article, project and project management documentation . PG Dip and MA: project with evaluation, practice placement and reflective portfolio. MA: integrated project/dissertation.

OPPORTUNITIES

Students achieved careers as:
-Inter-agency Training Managers for criminal justice, health, and social services
-Arts-Health Officers
-Arts-Health Consultants
-Community Managers
-Specialist Teachers
-Project Manager

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