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Doctorate in Clinical Practice (Health Sciences)

Course Description


This course is suitable for those who are experienced health and social care practitioners and wish to pursue high-level careers in clinical practice, and to lead innovative, evidence-based practice.

From day one of this interprofessional programme, you will be working alongside research supervisors who will give you the skills and experience to succeed. Ultimately, this study option will equip you with everything you need to assume high-level leadership and strategic healthcare roles anywhere in the world.

The programme comprises both a modular taught component and a major piece of clinically focused research leading to submission of a thesis and viva. You will be invited to nominate a senior colleague to fulfil the role of a practice mentor, who will offer you critical advice.
This programme is run in conjunction with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), which has a world-class reputation for using technology to improve quality of life.

Modules: Designing, Implementing & Communicating Research; Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making; Governance in Action; Decision Making (The Essence of Decision Making); Leading Innovative Services for Quality Improvement - Health Outcomes/Experience; People, Politics, Practice: Contextualising Health Care Research; Research Thesis.

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Visit the Doctorate in Clinical Practice (Health Sciences) page on the University of Southampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First- or upper second-class degree in a relevant subject and/or an MSc in a health-related subject; health professional qualification; minimum of three years’ relevant clinical/professional practice.

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