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Health & Wellbeing

Summary

Study Health and Wellbeing at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This postgraduate programme in Health and Wellbeing aims to develop highly knowledgeable and skilled graduates from the health and social care professions. It extends the knowledge base necessary for practitioners to function at an advanced level and t o develop into expert or advanced practitioners within their particular area of expertise. There is an emphasis on the application of knowledge to practice and the development of leadership skills.

About

This is a new programme which has superseded a previous programme (PG Diploma/ MSc Health and Social Care) and has evolved as a dynamic coherent course which is intended to appeal to a wide range of professionals working within the health and social care setting.

This programme responds to the ever changing healthcare requirements of the twenty-first century by developing highly knowledgeable and skilled postgraduates from the health and social care professions, including nurses and midwives. The programme particularly extends the knowledge base necessary for practitioners to function at an advanced level and to develop into expert or advanced practitioners, advisers, managers or educators within their particular area of expertise. There is emphasis upon the application of knowledge to practice, thus enhancing the leadership capacity of graduands. The programme is based on interprofessional learning which helps students to acquire the broad theoretical and practical perspectives relevant to today’s complex health and social care arena.

The underpinning knowledge base of the PG Dip/MSc Health and Wellbeing programme requires students to address expectations of national and local directives aimed at improving the standards of health and social care in partnership with key stakeholders such as service providers and commissioners.

Entry requirements

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements. For general entrance requirements go to:
https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have gained:

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; or

(iii) have a relevant professional qualification in health and/or social care

and

(iv) have successfully completed level 6 research learning outcomes.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Exemptions and transferability

Applicants are expected to have attained a relevant degree in a health and/or social care subject (or equivalent) in order to be considered for entry into the programme.

Duration

Attendance - part-time

Students are required to attend for at least 75% of all campus-based modules. Some modules are online – students are required to log on to the website and interact on a weekly basis.

Attendance - full-time

1-2 years Full-time

Students are required to attend for at least 75% of all campus-based modules. Some modules are online-students are required to log on to the website and interact on a weekly basis.

Careers or further progression

Career options

The majority of students will already hold a professional qualification in either health care or social care. This programme will offer them the chance to develop their career prospects within their area of practice. For those students not holding a professional qualification, on graduation, they will be well equipped to embark upon a career within health care and/or social care.

Further enquiries

Faculty Office
T: +44 (0)28 7167 5027
E: flhsmg@ulster.ac.uk

Course Director (Magee): Mrs Tracy Mullan
T: +44 (0)28 7167 5327
E: t.mullan@ulster.ac.uk

Course Director (Jordanstown): Dr Wendy Cousins
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6185
E: w.cousins1@ulster.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

Year one

Advanced Methods in Research and Development in Health and Social Care
Health and Wellbeing: challenges and controversies

Year two

Key Principles in Urological Cancer
This module is optional

Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
This module is optional

Principles of Forensic Healthcare Practice
This module is optional

Interactive Holistic Forensic Healthcare Practice
This module is optional

Fundamental Principles in Stoma Care
This module is optional

Challenges in Advanced Practice in Stoma care
This module is optional

Issues in Progressing Practice in Stoma Care
This module is optional

Advancing Care for People with Urological Disorders
This module is optional

Innovation in Case Management
This module is optional

Essential Principles in Adult Continence Promotion
This module is optional

Essential Principles in Urology and Continence
This module is optional

Advancing Care for People with Continence Disorders
This module is optional

Leadership in Professional Practice
This module is optional

Professional Decision Making and Accountability
This module is optional

Therapeutic Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals
This module is optional

Underpinnings of Neuroscience Care
This module is optional

Care and Management of People with Diabetes: Strengths and Weaknesses: Module 1
This module is optional

Basic Evidence And Practice In Diabetes Care 2
This module is optional

Advanced Communication and Education approaches in Health and Social Care Practice
This module is optional

Enhancing Neuroscience Practice
This module is optional

Applied Pathophysiology for Case Management
This module is optional

Applied Health Care Ethics
This module is optional

Year three
MSc research project

Application date

Apply
Application is directly to the University via an online system.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15th May. We will consider late applications but these may experience delays in processing.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Dates: September 2017 & January 2018

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