The School of Health Sciences aims to provide quality education for both the current and future healthcare workforce thereby improving the experience for people and their families who may now, and in the future, require help from Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).
We provide programmes of study and research opportunities by a diversity of means.This course offers Continual Professional Development (CPD) for AHPs.
The School's innovative and highly reputable CPD provision responds to the needs of all stages of the UK and Ireland's AHP career frameworks. Our postgraduate programme enables AHPs to focus on their chosen specialism (diagnostic radiography, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech and language therapy, therapeutic radiography).
The content of the course is directly relevant to AHPs working in an ever-developing workforce. The material is produced and delivered by teaching staff, national and international experts in the subject areas.
The masters programme has been produced with clearly identified, efficient, processes for applicants to engage with short courses, and to facilitate students to move on to award programmes, using flexible but clear module opportunities to build up to the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/Masters awards.
This course is designed to enable students to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc: a student initially registers for a Postgraduate Certificate and on completion of this may either exit with the award or progress to Diploma level. On completion of the Diploma they may choose to exit or transfer to the Masters level. Please also note that there are compulsory modules associated with the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters and that awards should normally be completed within 5 years.
Modules may also be taken as stand alone i.e. without registration for an award.
Compulsory modules and course
Project (60 points)
Additional 60 credit points
To exit with Diploma:
One compulsory module (15 points each) - research evidence for health science
If progressing on to MSc level:
Must also take research project preparation (15 points) in addition to those above
Free selection of modules from course list up to 60 credit points.
Teaching and learning assessment
This is carrried out through a variety of methods and will depend on the individual module studied.
Learning is both classroom based and online via discussion boards, blogs, video conferencing and podcasts.
Methods of assessment include case studies, class tests, computer based assessments, log books, practicals, online tasks and reflective accounts.
Work placement / study abroad
You must be practicing in your Professional area at the time of study.