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MSc International Nursing and Healthcare (Integrated)


Course Description

Course Summary

Healthcare is a dynamic and challenging subject, and this innovative course is designed for internationally-educated nurses qualified to British diploma standard who want to develop their knowledge at BSc level before progressing to Masters level studies.

You will explore healthcare from a UK and global perspective, learn to analyse and synthesise aspects of your practice, and develop the expertise and skills that will enable you to undertake a wide variety of holistic assessments in acute and long-term conditions.

Choose International Nursing and Healthcare MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study on a course that will enable you to become part of a global community, learning with other healthcare professionals who wish to improve their practice and reduce inequalities
- Explore the concept of change management and relate to current patient safety and quality agendas, and use investigative strategies and techniques to undertake critical analysis relevant to healthcare practice
- Develop advanced nursing knowledge and understanding of the principles of homeostatic mechanisms, and demonstrate an awareness of personal responsibility
- Gain a solid academic underpinning in nursing knowledge and theories, and enhance your scholarly and evidenced based approach to healthcare practice
- Benefit from the ability to assess the determinants of global health policy and practices within the context of contemporary national and international healthcare challenges.

Why choose this course?

Chose this course to become part of a global learning community, learning with other healthcare professionals who wish to improve healthcare practice and reduce healthcare inequalities. This course will provide you with a solid academic underpinning in nursing knowledge and theories and enhance your scholarly and evidenced based approach to healthcare practice.

Career Management Skills

Teaching, learning and assessment methods have been selected to allow you to make strong connections between your studies and your future work practices. This includes designing activities that have personal and professional relevance, through the use of case studies, healthcare datasets, and exemplars from healthcare practice. It includes access to a teaching faculty who are able to share `live examples from their own professional practice and/or research activity and the involvement of external speakers such as patient groups, service users, healthcare leaders and practitioners. You will have opportunities to rehearse and develop professional thinking and behaviours in group work, in tailored assessment tasks and in simulated practice. Opportunities for shared learning with full-time and part-time students on the MSc Advanced Nursing Studies (FT) and MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice (PT) courses offer insights into current healthcare practices in the UK and opportunities for peer discussion and debate.

Career/Further study opportunities

Students on this course are qualified healthcare professionals; consequently, the course will typically support your ambitions for career progression. Graduates will have extended their knowledge base and potential scope of practice. They will adopt an evidence based approach to healthcare practice and be able to lead changes in team and organisational practices. They will be better able to plan, implement and manage complex tasks and activities whether working alone or with others.

Visit the MSc International Nursing and Healthcare (Integrated) page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have DipHE, HND or equivalent in Nursing. We recommend that applicants should have at least one year post-qualifying experience before commencing this course. IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element

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