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Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Advanced Practice in Health Care at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Read more

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Advanced Practice in Health Care at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

The student-centred Advanced Practice in Health Care postgraduate programme is the only one in Wales to be accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. The Advanced Practice in Health Care programme enables experienced health care professionals from varied clinical backgrounds to develop their skills and knowledge to an advanced level of practice in health care. The MSSc and PGDip in Advanced Practice in Health Care has also been carefully mapped against the prospective Advanced Nurse Practitioner competencies of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The clinical component of the Advanced Practice in Health Care programme is taught by a team of active practitioners consisting of: Advanced Nurse Practitioners, an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner and a Medical Doctor.

The Advanced Practice in Health Care programme is consistent with current thinking on advanced practice and complies with both the competencies provided by the Royal College of Nursing, 2012 (RCN) and their high standards of course delivery. Students of the Advanced Practice in Health Care programme will develop critical and creative thinking skills in relation to clinical practice to an advanced level on the programme. Additionally, students of the Advanced Practice in Health Care programme will develop their knowledge and skills with regard to their role as a researcher, educator, manager and leader in health care.

The Advanced Practice in Health Care programme at Swansea University commenced in 1992. Since then it has undergone several changes in order to remain at the forefront of contemporary practices in health care. The modules are designed to enable the clinician to develop knowledge and skills essential to the role of an advanced practitioner (Scottish Government, 2008). Students may also undertake studies for non-medical prescribing.

Modules on the Advanced Practice in Health Care programme typically include:

• Foundations in Research

• Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills

• Non Medical Prescribing

• Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

• Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership

• Advanced Practice and Education

Staff Expertise

The academic lead for the Advanced Practice in Health Care team works on a national basis with the Welsh Government on advanced practice policy.

The Programme Coordinator is a committee member of the RCN Accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner Educators Group.

Several members of the teaching team for the Advanced Health Care programme have published books and papers on the subject of Advanced Practice in health care.

Swansea was one of the first universities in the UK to offer nurse practitioner/advanced nurse practitioner education. We now have twenty years of experience of doing so. The programme is informed predominantly by the Advanced Practice Toolkit, the Royal College of Nursing document (RCN, 2012) and by working closely with our colleagues in the NHS.

Links with practice in health care

The practitioner teachers work within the local NHS and so provide a link. There is a formal link between the College of Human and Health Sciences and the Bridgend Rehabilitation Team. Several members of the teaching team work on committees with Hywel Dda Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.



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This offers allied health professionals, including Podiatry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, the opportunity to construct an educational programme to meet personal and professional needs. Read more
This offers allied health professionals, including Podiatry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, the opportunity to construct an educational programme to meet personal and professional needs.
Building upon learning undertaken throughout your career, you may wish to undertake advanced academic qualifications designed to complement the demands of your advancing practice.
The programme is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and evaluate the evidence, thus enabling you to develop more effective and innovative approaches to your area of interest.

Ranked the highest in London and 15th nationally for paramedical sciences (Guardian University League Tables 2014).

The modules have been mapped against the Skills for Health competences, accessed at the Skills for Health website, http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk Clinicians will find this helpful in planning an educational programme that supports their career development and in negotiating their access to educational opportunities.

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Our Advanced Practice (Health) MSc enables a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and be at the forefront of professional knowledge in their area of interest. Read more
Our Advanced Practice (Health) MSc enables a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and be at the forefront of professional knowledge in their area of interest.

Open to all healthcare professionals, for example, nurses, paramedics and paramedic practitioners, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and health visitors will all benefit from the curriculum. You will gain understanding, knowledge and skills to support advanced-level practice in a variety of settings.

A wide choice of modules is available from the university’s postgraduate education programme, and enables you to specialise in areas of personal and professional interest.

Graduate with the confidence and resilience to work in autonomous roles; inspired and equipped to become a leader of change and practice innovation.

Course structure

The course prepares students from a number of different disciplines to practice at an advanced level.

Students complete a total of 180 credits for the MSc (including a 60-credit dissertation), or 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma. The contents of the compulsory modules form the basis of knowledge used in advanced practice in a multi-professional context and are the same for both the MSc and PGDip.

The compulsory modules are based on the emerging consensus that in the absence of government or professional body legislation or guidance, advanced practice consists of four underpinning pillars: Practice, Leadership, Education and Research (NIALH 2010, DH 2010).

The course is based on our Falmer campus, with tutorials available at Falmer, Eastbourne and Hastings and on Skype.

Syllabus

Compulsory modules:

•Professional Competency (non-credit rated)

•Leading Advanced Practice (20 credits)

•An advanced practice module, for example Advanced Physical Assessment; Advanced Mental Health Assessment; Advanced
Assessment Child; Advanced Midwifery Practice or any other 20-credit advanced practice module.

•An education module, for example Practice Teacher; Mentorship Preparation; Preparation for the Supervision of Midwives or any other 20-credit education module

•A research module, for example Research Methods and Critical Appraisal; Research Theory and Practice; Research Methods for Health Professionals, or any other 20-credit research module.

•Dissertation (60 credits)
A choice of research dissertation formats is available.

Option modules:

40 credits of option module choice from the university’s postgraduate education programme.
If a student wishes to take non-medical prescribing this will take the place of the 40 option credits.

Please see the website for more information:

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/advanced-practice-health-msc-pgdip.aspx

Facilities

Clinical Skills and Simulation Suite:

Our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Suite is among the best-equipped in the country, and may be used as part of your education option module.

You may also benefit from our physical assessment suite, with a range of resources for developing advanced assessment skills.

Employability

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Our graduates are working in many different strands of advanced practice, for example, Assistant Director of Nursing, Senior Lecturer, Emergency Practitioners.

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The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports. Read more

About the course

The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports.

The course is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and enhance your career pathway.

The various modules in this course have been designed and developed to ensure they match the requirements that paramedics need to demonstrate. It also includes interprofessional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice. These modules compliment this provision ensuring you have the right skills to engage in
these new emerging roles.

The MSc Paramedic Science course includes a significant level of theoretical and practical elements which gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background which supports the connection between learning and using the skills in practice.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-paramedic-science

Course structure

The MSc in Paramedic Science course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
- Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
- Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
- Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

- It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
- It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
- It includes interprofessional learning
- Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
- You benefit from excellent facilities including paramedic skills and laboratories and research laboratories

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Work Placement

A number of modules require the practitioner to either be in full time employment with NHS Ambulance Trusts, or have access to various clinical placements.

In addition a number of modules have been developed which do not require the necessary clinical placements, for those who do not have access to clinical areas

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-paramedic-science#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

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Physicians Associates support doctors to diagnose and manage patients mostly in hospital settings but you may also work in busy GP practises. Read more

Your programme of study

Physicians Associates support doctors to diagnose and manage patients mostly in hospital settings but you may also work in busy GP practises. Currently PAs work in England and Scotland in a wide range of speciality areas. Physician Associates were brought into the medical profession to meet the demands of the NHS. They were introduced in 2015 to tackle workload pressures of GPs. The Faculty of Physicians Associates is currently working to gain statutory registration for PAs. The Secretary of State has mandated that there should be 1000 PAs working in Primary Care by 2020.

At Aberdeen you will be trained to provide a thorough range of PA duties and you will often diagnose, take medical histories, perform examinations, analyse test results and develop management plans. You will have the chance to choose general surgery, emergency medicine, reproductive health and paediatrics as a specialism. The university has a long established history in teaching medicine. It is ranked 7th in the UK for medicine (Guardian University Guide 2016).

The role of Physicians Associate is a relatively new area and it is designed to supplement the diagnostic needs within busy medical settings which involve specialist hospital doctors so that they could concentrate more on specialist consultancy and other areas of work. You have employment options across the UK. If you want to be a Physicians Associate this programme gives you the knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice in the UK in many different clinical settings as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams. This programme is offered in partnership with NHS Grampian.

Courses listed for the programme

Year 1
Medical Sciences 1 and 2
Advanced Clinical Method 1
Anatomy (runs over both 1st and 2nd half sessions
Medical Sciences
Advanced Clinical Methods 2
Clinical Placements

Year 2
Clinical Placements
Clinical Assessment
Transitions to Practice
E-Portfolio Reflection in Practice

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/242/physician-associate-studies/

Why study at Aberdeen?

• You are taught by a university ranked 7th for medicine (Guardian University Guide 2016)
• Aberdeen has a long established Chair in Medicine endowed at the University in 1497
• You acquire knowledge, skills and behaviours and personal and intellectual attributes for lifelong professional development

Where you study

• University of Aberdeen
• Full Time
• September

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:
https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life

Living costs
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php

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The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes in Unscheduled Care have been developed for professionals working in this clinical environment. Read more
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes in Unscheduled Care have been developed for professionals working in this clinical environment. Suitable candidates will include registered nurses and paramedics. The programmes have been designed to be vocationally relevant and complement the strategic development of Unscheduled Care in line with the NHS National Out of Hours and Unscheduled Practice Agenda.

Students will be encouraged to develop and enhance their clinical skills, reflective practice, decision making and achieve core competencies focused on their own practice within Unscheduled Care while studying this part-time, distance learning UWS course

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The MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice is a programme which enables experienced nurses to gain the skills and knowledge required to work successfully within the advanced practice arena both in the acute and primary care settings with a patient centred and holistic approach at its core. Read more
The MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice is a programme which enables experienced nurses to gain the skills and knowledge required to work successfully within the advanced practice arena both in the acute and primary care settings with a patient centred and holistic approach at its core.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and those successfully completing the course will develop the competencies required by the RCN and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This course is also open to Allied Health Professionals (AHP) who are working within an advanced role or who wish to progress to an advanced role. This course will be of interest to ODPs, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists and any other AHP working at an advanced level.
As well as the taught content, there will be opportunities available for postgraduate students to extend their academic ability through seminars, tutorials and critical debates with their peer group.

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The MSc Health Studies offers postgraduate education of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, paramedics, dieticians, and a wide range of other health and social care professionals in a variety of clinical environments and geographical contexts. Read more
The MSc Health Studies offers postgraduate education of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, paramedics, dieticians, and a wide range of other health and social care professionals in a variety of clinical environments and geographical contexts. It offers clinically relevant named awards at Certificate, Diploma and Master's level, and is invaluable for all those who want to develop excellence and share good practice. The modules are shared with a range of nurses, midwives and health and social care professionals studying our other programmes.

Why study MSc Health Studies with the University of Dundee?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee has an international reputation for providing flexible programmes designed to offer a student-led approach to postgraduate education. Most programmes are offered on a part-time basis and delivered through high quality online distance learning. A small number of modules are also available for locally based students.

Students can choose the generic MSc Health Studies award or one of seven named awards. These are:

MSc Health Studies (Leadership, Quality and Governance)
MSc Health Studies (Infection: Prevention and Control)
MSc Health Studies (Mental Health)
MSc Health Studies (Long Term Conditions)
MSc Health Studies (Older Person)
MSc Health Studies (Clinical Practice)
MSc Health Studies (Physiotherapy)
MSc Health Studies (Global Health and Wellbeing)
MSc Health Studies (Research)

What are the aims of this programme?

We aim to provide an intellectual environment within which you are committed and challenged to develop the knowledge and skills required to enhance your own health and social care practice as well as to advance practice in your own profession or role. The aim is also to support multidisciplinary collegiality and create a global community of scholars displaying postgraduate attributes of confidence, complexity, creativity, professionalism, autonomy and the articulation of novel perspectives to problem solving.

Who should study this course?

This programme will suit any graduate health or social care professional aspiring to advance their own and others' clinical practice, as well as planning for leadership roles, both formal and informal.

How you will be taught

The programme is generally delivered online using the University of Dundee virtual learning environment My Dundee. Some modules are delivered in a blended format and these are limited to students more locally within Scotland.

What you will study

The programme is delivered on a modular basis over a period of 3 and half years. One module is taken per semester and semesters start in September and January. There are two intakes per year.

You are required to take four modules and a dissertation in order to complete the full MSc but can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after two modules and a Postgraduate Diploma after four modules. In order to exit with a named award the award pre-requisites must be met.

Students undertaking the Diploma or MSc must take one research core, one professional core, the award core requirements and an option module where available. Some awards have two award cores and no option module can be taken.

Modules available

The module portfolio comprises a choice of two research modules, a number of professional modules relating to leadership, quality and clinical governance, and learning, teaching and assessment in practice among others.

A number of clinically relevant modules are also available depending on the chosen award. Some modules are only offered every second year and you will be helped to decide the best portfolio of modules to meet your individual needs.
How you will be assessed

The programme is assessed using a variety of traditional and more innovative approaches. We use essays, portfolios, folders of evidence, research proposals, learning contracts, exams, OSCEs, and assessed online activities such as debates and team work.

Careers

While almost all of our students are already in professional roles, students who have completed our masters programmes in the past have gone on into management and other promoted posts as well as specialist roles such as hospital at night and clinical governance leads.

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The Clinical Examination Skills module provides you with the theoretical underpinning and practice base. This will enable you to deliver safe and effective autonomous care. Read more
The Clinical Examination Skills module provides you with the theoretical underpinning and practice base. This will enable you to deliver safe and effective autonomous care. You will need to be currently employed or have access to clinical placements that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the module. You will need to have access to clinical and educational mentorship support. The module will include patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed primary and secondary care conditions across the age and acuity spectrum.

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals from a variety of background areas of specialist practice including:
-Nursing.
-Physiotherapy.
-Occupational Therapy.
-Radiology.
-Pharmacy.
-Operating Department Practitioners.
-Critical Care Outreach.
-Paramedical staff.
-Doctors who want to pursue a clinically-focussed career pathway.

This module has components which are taken over several months. You must attend all dates in these months and return to undertake CBEs.

Module content

This module covers three key areas:
-Key functional anatomy and physiology of the major body systems and related pathophysiological processes.
-The component parts of the consultation process and how to effectively manage patients with presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems. The module will cover how to: Undertake a detailed history, perform a focused physical examination using the medical model, identify appropriate investigations and provide a rationale for these, making a diagnosis and a list of differentials, select a treatment/management plan for the patient.
-The practical elements of a top-to-toe physical examination and how to integrate this into the patient consultation.

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You will need to be currently employed or have access to clinical placements that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the module. Read more
You will need to be currently employed or have access to clinical placements that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the module. You will need to have access to clinical and educational mentorship support.

This module consists of five days attendance plus a separate CBE day. Students will be expected to attend all five days and return to undertake Case-Based Examinations [CBE].

The module has been designed to complement the clinical examination module and aims to provide the student with the theoretical underpinning for the acquisition of a range of skills and knowledge to support safe autonomous practice when requesting and interpreting clinical investigations for a wide clinical spectrum of conditions.

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals from a variety of background areas of specialist practice including:
-Nursing.
-Physiotherapy.
-Occupational Therapy.
-Radiology.
-Pharmacy.
-Operating Department Practitioners.
-Critical Care Outreach.
-Paramedical staff.
-Doctors who want to pursue a clinically-focussed career pathway.

All applicants must possess at least four years post-registration experience. They will need to be currently employed in a role that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the modules, and have testimony of mentorship support from their employers.

Other options:
Not sure a MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award.

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Individuals and institutions in healthcare are increasingly called to account for their decisions. Bioethics is relevant to all our lives. Read more
Individuals and institutions in healthcare are increasingly called to account for their decisions.

Bioethics is relevant to all our lives. Even if we never work in healthcare it touches us when we are most vulnerable - when we or those we care for are unwell.

Whether assisted dying, stem cell therapies or three-parent IVF, bioethics is also often in the news and having a greater understanding of the issues involved can enable more in-depth public engagement.

Reflection on the ethical principles that underlie medical and allied practice is an important part of continuing career development for healthcare professionals. Almost every day, it seems some new ethical dilemma appears in the news; whether to do with stem cell research, assisted suicide, resource allocation, nanotechnologies, human cloning or health and climate change.

Why St Mary's?

It is often said, "bioethics is moral philosophy done badly".

At St Mary's our multidisciplinary team of ethics experts with backgrounds in law, medicine, philosophy and theology ensure that every student has a chance to gain a thorough understanding of the grounding of ethical principles and their application.

The success of our students - in completing PhDs, getting papers published and advancing their careers in biomedical ethics and related fields - bears out the effectiveness of this approach.

Course Content

All modules for this degree can be found on our website:
https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/bioethics-and-medical-law

Career Prospects

Our students find the course not only interesting in itself, but also a unique distinguishing asset when applying for jobs in medicine, nursing and allied health care professions as well as in education and law.

The study of a contemporary and universally relevant subject such as medical ethics and law is an excellent preparation for any profession that requires graduates with high levels of human understanding, critical skills and knowledge of current affairs.

Institutions are increasingly being called to account for their decisions and procedures, and reflection on the ethical principles that underlie practice is an important part of continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. An MA in Bioethics and Medical Law is therefore a very flexible and useful qualification to have.

The MA also provides strong foundation for those wishing to pursue further postgraduate research at PhD level. Previous MA graduates have gone on to study for doctorates at St Mary’s and other universities in the UK and internationally. Several past students are currently on the national bioethics bodies for their home countries.

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This programme is applicable to doctors, dentists, physician associates, veterinary surgeons, academics, scientists and healthcare professionals who want to teach their skills and knowledge in the role of educator. Read more

Your programme of study

This programme is applicable to doctors, dentists, physician associates, veterinary surgeons, academics, scientists and healthcare professionals who want to teach their skills and knowledge in the role of educator.

If you have an aptitude to teach the skills you practise within a clinical setting this programme of study may benefit you and your students. The programme is designed to help you to understand how to design and deliver teaching within the clinical setting and assess it as you become a clinical educator. Modules are designed to continue and build your knowledge and skills as a leading scholar. The programme is delivered by blended immersive learning and interactive seminars with online materials and video conferencing. You also learn with face to face sessions and written assessments.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1
Core Values of Clinical Educators
Planning and Design of Clinical Education
Teaching and Facilitating Learning in Clinical Education
Principles of Assessment in Clinical Education

Semester 2
Leadership Skills in Clinical Education
Research Skills in Clinical Education
Optional

Teaching and Learning with Simulation
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Clinical Learning and Personal Development in Primary Care
Interprofessional Learning in Clinical Education Selected Study Course

Semester 3
Research Project

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/1007/clinical-education/

Why study at Aberdeen?

• The programme enables you to teach within most clinical disciplines and is offered by blended learning to fit around your work
• You get direct support for the role as educator with face to face teaching at Foresterhill Health Campus or videoconferencing
• You can study each step from certificate to diploma and MSc

Where you study

• University of Aberdeen
• Online
• Combination
• Part Time
• 36 months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:
https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life

Living costs
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php

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Chelmsford. The only course of its kind in the UK, and aimed at all practitioners.It allows you to develop your technical and advanced skills in acute cardiac care, in settings where immediate access to hospital specialties is not available. Read more

Campus

Chelmsford

Overview

The only course of its kind in the UK, and aimed at all practitioners.It allows you to develop your technical and advanced skills in acute cardiac care, in settings where immediate access to hospital specialties is not available.
We developed our course in partnership with clinicians, and deliver it via national and international practising specialists, to ensure you’ll grasp the changing landscape of the profession.
You’ll constantly focus on your practical skills as you use a range of specialist equipment and enhance your techniques. You’ll develop intellectual, practical and transferable skills for career, professional and personal development and clinical practice.
Completing our course meets the HCPC/NMC/GMC regulatory framework requirements for all practitioners to maintain and engage in continuing professional development. The knowledge of management of advanced out of hospital cardiac care and skills you gain meet the expectations placed on the NHS by the government to enable patients access to appropriate care and expertise. It also meets the relevant to the 2020 Vision Workforce Skills Strategy.
If you’ve been working in emergency cardiac care, our course will support you in meeting the requirement for holding a senior post which requires a postgraduate qualification.

Core Modules

Advanced 12 Lead ECG Interpretation
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Clinical Leadership and Service Development
Research Studies
Major Project
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Start dates

September 2017

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The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports. Read more
The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports.

The course is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and enhance your career pathway.

The various modules in this course have been designed and developed to ensure they match the requirements that paramedics need to demonstrate. It also includes interprofessional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice. These modules compliment this provision ensuring you have the right skills to engage in these new emerging roles.

The MSc Paramedic Science course includes a significant level of theoretical and practical elements which gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background which supports the connection between learning and using the skills in practice.

Course structure

The MSc in Paramedic Science course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
-Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
-Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
-Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

-It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
-It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
-It includes interprofessional learning
-Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
-You benefit from excellent facilities including paramedic skills and laboratories and research laboratories

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Work Placement

A number of modules require the practitioner to either be in full time employment with NHS Ambulance Trusts, or have access to various clinical placements.

In addition a number of modules have been developed which do not require the necessary clinical placements, for those who do not have access to clinical areas

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*PLEASE NOTE. this course is subject to approval*. The MSc Advanced Practice (Paramedic Science) is an exciting course focusing on developing paramedics from all areas of practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres). Read more
*PLEASE NOTE: this course is subject to approval*

The MSc Advanced Practice (Paramedic Science) is an exciting course focusing on developing paramedics from all areas of practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres).

To be eligible to apply for this course you must be already be working as a registered paramedic in the UK and for the duration of the course.

Using a building block approach each student remains focused on their practice area, drawing on what they have learnt to influence future learning.

Key topic areas include understanding advanced practice in today’s profession, understanding the opportunities of the workplace and how advanced practitioners challenge and lead change, developing specialist expertise as an autonomous learner, undertaking a research project that will contribute to advanced paramedic practice.

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/advanced-practice-paramedic-science

Course detail

• Learning is focused on the student’s own work and development needs
• Exciting course with varied learning methodologies, assessment and experiences
• Focused on developing advanced paramedic practice

Modules

Areas of study may include:
• Concepts of advanced practice
• Advanced practice within the workplace
• Developing clinical and theoretical practice
• Mentorship
• Patient safety and resilience
• People management

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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