This course is suitable for a wide range of health professionals and covers a broad range of healthcare issues, allowing for career development in health and social care, education, leisure and health promotion and management. It provides an opportunity to develop professionally within your area of interest and expertise, practically applying your knowledge and developing leadership skills.
You can exit with a PGCert after completing 60 credits or with a PGDip after completing 120 credits. For the PGDip there are two 30 credit compulsory modules (Health and wellbeing: Challenges and controversies; and Advanced research methods). You may then decide to study a suite of optional modules in Applied Healthcare Ethics; Professional Decision Making and Accountability; Therapeutic Communication Skills; and Leadership in Professional Practice, to the value of 60 credits or, alternatively opt to study modules within subject-specific 60 credit pathways: Neuroscience; Case management; Diabetes care; Stroke care; Urology; Continence; Stoma care; or Forensic healthcare. For the award of the Masters degree, a further 60 credits must be completed in the form of a dissertation project.