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Advanced Practice in Cancer Care (MSc)


Course Description

Aimed at qualified nurses currently working in cancer care, this course gives you the opportunity to take the next step to an advanced career role.

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to address ethical and professional issues, such as the multi-dimensional needs of patients and their families, the interdependent roles of the multi-professional team within cancer care, and the philosophical and methodological underpinning of research applied to cancer care practice.

As a graduate, you'll enjoy increased employment opportunities in the nursing profession.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Advanced-Practice-in-Cancer-Care-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

What you'll learn

As a practitioner in the public domain of health and social care services, you are expected to be innovative, provide leadership and make an advanced contribution in your professional role. This course will enable you to do just that in your specialised area of practice.

You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including critical thinking when considering the issues associated with practice, knowledge and application of research methods and their application, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning.

The course will also enable you to influence decision making at both local and strategic levels.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care is one of the largest in Scotland, providing education and training to nurses and midwives, both at pre- and post-registration level. We offer a supportive environment to encourage your personal and professional development.

Based over three years, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study.

What you study:
- Exploring Professional Roles in Practice
- Therapeutic Communication in Palliative Care or Therapeutic Options in Malignant Haematology
- Strategic and Global Issues in Cancer Care
- Research Methods
- Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

On successful completion of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to undertake roles requiring advanced practice in a specialist field in a variety of strategic positions or move to a research-based role.

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care of Nursing

The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care of Nursing prepares its students for rewarding careers that enrich the practical world and help further nursing research.

The School is the only institution in Scotland to provide all fields of nursing practice and midwifery pre-registration programmes.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care is one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland and a significant provider in the UK. Uniquely in Scotland, the School offers midwifery and all four fields of practice in nursing: adult, child health, mental health and learning disabilities.

The School also offers taught postgraduate courses in Advanced Practice, including non-medical prescribing, and other flexible routes to Masters level study and CPD.

The number of taught post-graduate students (both within the UK and international) is growing, as are the number of post-graduate research students. The School has a strong transnational education portfolio, with a number of successful programmes in countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

Visit the Advanced Practice in Cancer Care (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a qualified health or social care practitioner, who has a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

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