The MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) is an innovative, flexible, inter-professional programme designed for the modern health and social care workforce including practitioners, practice education facilitators. This programme enables the professional to advance their management and leadership skills, develop their understanding of research and evaluation and progress clinical and teaching skills. The programme and its modules are available for any practitioner who aims to improve practice and service, in addition to enhancing their professional and personal development. The programme is also suitable for those who want to progress into higher qualification or for those practitioners who want to top up their qualification (eg PgDip Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care), PgCert Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care), PgCert Dyshagia, PGCert Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), PgCert Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL).
This is a flexible programme that allows students to plan their own unique pathway of CPD, offering multi-professional learning as well as discipline specific modules. There are core modules related to research and evaluation skills and project planning, delivered by an experienced and supportive team of academics. All other credits can be gained by completing modules from a range of CPD units delivered throughout the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Met.
Formal recognition for academic credits, at Level 7, achieved through previous study, may be considered through the Manchester Metropolitan University Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) system.
All units of study provide credits, which are built up to offer exit routes at the following stages:
• MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) (180 credits)
• PgDip Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) (120 credits)
• PgCert Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care) (60 credits)
Applicants must have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Health and Social care discipline. Applicants with a diploma who have gained significant clinical and professional knowledge will be considered on an individual basis. Those with appropriate PG Certificate and PG Diploma qualification can join as advanced standing.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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