MSc Community Specialist Practice (incorporating PG Dip)
Why choose this course?
- You'll study modules which are linked to clinical practice, so they'll really help your career such as Public Health, Research Methods, Leadership and Management.
- 50% of your time will be spent on a placement, so you'll get hands-on experience as well as learning the theory.
Start date: If you're from the UK or EU you can apply to study this course in: September 2012
Course length: Full time: 52 weeks (or part time equivalent)
Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus
It's 52 weeks long and is made up of 50% theory and 50% practice in a placement.
As a Postgraduate Diploma student, by the end of the course, we expect that you'll:
- have the skills to become an Advanced Practitioner in your own area of expertise
- be committed to lifelong learning, encourage colleagues to be and contribute to national debates
- be able to demonstrate a critical understanding in clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership, and clinical practice development
- show leadership and have a critical in depth knowledge of professional roles and function, so you can bring about integrated and high quality health and social care, through working with other professionals effectively, networking and team working
- have skills and a critical knowledge of research and evidence based practice so you can influence and deliver high quality care.
As well as those things listed above, as an MSc student, we expect that you'll carry out an extended, innovative and critical research about the theory and practice of your chosen award.
What you’ll study
This course is made up of two stages – Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
To achieve a recordable qualification in district nursing, you’ll study modules such as:
- Specialist Professional Issues in Continued ProfessionalDevelopment (40 credits), (this is a core module which you must study)
- Leadership and Management in a Commissioning Based Healthcare Environment (20 credits)
- Public Health (20 credits)
- Research Methodology – Application to Advanced Practice (20 credits)
And you’ll choose one optional module which could include:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health (20 credits)
- Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Improvement (20 credits)
- Principles of Long Term Condition Management (20 credits)
- Strategic and Clinical Management of Long Term Conditions (20 credits)
You’ll study this module:
- Independent Scholarship (60 credits)
- have an entry on an appropriate part of the NMC Register
- be employed by the Primary Care Trusts providing sponsorship
- have 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits or Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
- be working in an area which enables achievement of the individual pathway aims and module learning outcomes.
If you're undertaking a recordable pathway, you must have completed a period of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. This will normally be one year.
It will be the employer's responsibility to ensure that any necessary CRB and health checks are carried out before confirming the offer of a course place.
This is a specialist course.
- £815 per module (you usually take 9 of these modules in total)
*These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.
How you'll learn
A range of delivery, including lectures, workshops, seminars, group discussions, action learning sets and problem based learning.
How you're assessed
Assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio development, profiles.
You'll gain a qualification which meets the standards of proficiency, and fits with the current health agenda in the area of community specialist practice, so it'll really boost your career.