The course has been designed to present a range of opportunities to explore subject areas to suit personal and professional needs. The full-time route for the MSc is studied over one year and can take up to five years part-time. You can start in May or September.
The Postgraduate Diploma and the Postgraduate Certificate can be studied full time over nine and six months respectively; part-time study time will vary depending on the commencement date and option modules chosen. International students wishing to study either of these options must study full-time and are advised to discuss their application with the International Office.
The Course Team has extensive research and teaching experience which will inform the curriculum and benefit the students’ teaching and learning experience. Module leaders are experienced nurse and healthcare teachers with varied backgrounds in areas including: adult, mental health, public health nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
A broad range of teaching and learning strategies are incorporated on this programme. You will gain inter-professional knowledge and develop critical and evaluative skills through a structured series of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshop, practical health assessment skill demonstrations, case reviews and independent learning activities.
Much of the work is done in small groups with supervisory guidance from a tutor and may involve computer generated exercises. Through structured problem-solving exercises, you will practise skills of data collection, synthesis, analysis, interpretation and scientific report writing. For example, you will learn the skills of head to toe assessment in a simulated clinical environment and to examine and respond to an area of concern identified in your area of practice.
Generic transferrable skills are embedded within teaching; independence and professional conduct is fostered progressively at each level through increasingly independent context and projects, which expand in both breadth and depth.