Postgraduate Taught

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advancing Practice in Health (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, this flexible, modular route allows for a personalised educational journey. It may be of particular interest to those who already hold a master’s award or who wish to study modules in a particular area of practice.

Delivered online, the Advancing Practice in Health award pathway offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (full-time, part-time or workplace) to be responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

Why QMU?

  • We offer a collaborative multi- professional online learning environment.
  • Learning and assessment are underpinned by current research and the evolving landscape of health and wellbeing.
  • Personalised educational journey.

Course overview

The pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research).

There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advanced practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as a number of more specific modules. The framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

 

Structure

You can opt to study the MSc, PgDip or PgCert. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Teaching, learning and assessment

The framework offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (part-time, full-time and workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance. Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master’s level study.

Teaching hours and attendance

No on-campus attendance is required at QMU and course material is delivered entirely online. Each 20-credit module will equate with approximately 200 hours of study, which will include regular online contact and independent experiential learning.

Modules

  • Fundamentals of Advancing Practice (20 credits)
  • Enquiry-based Practice (20 credits)
  • plus a further 80 credits from any approved Framework modules

For the MSc, you will also complete a Dissertation (60 credits).

Please note some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area and/or have access to an appropriate workplace setting (paid or voluntary).

The modules listed are correct at time of posting (October 2021) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Single module study

Available. Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Sara Smith, Advancing Practice Framework Lead, or Admissions for further information.

Placements

N/A

Careers

All modules will provide learners with enhanced career progression opportunities in leadership roles or within their specialist field of practice.

Class sizes

You will join a community of online learners.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Some modules may require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable workplace setting (paid or voluntary) along with the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

Professional registration

Framework awards do not lead to UK registration with the HCPC or the right to practice within the UK, but aim to foster an intellectual approach to personal and professional development.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Contact Sara Smith, Advancing Practice Framework Lead, or Admissions for further information.

Fees

Select fees for 2021/23 and look under the online learning tab.

Fees and transitionary scholarships for postgraduate EU students in 21/22 and 22/23

 As part of our management of the Brexit transition, for many of our courses, including this one, we have introduced an EU transitional scholarship for EU full-time postgraduate students commencing their studies on campus in academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23. This provides a 40% discount on international tuition fees. The scholarship is available to EU students for whom the international fee rate applies and covers the courses marked with a # in the Postgraduate Fees – Full-Time Study section of our Fees page. This transitional scholarship is not applicable to students from the Republic of Ireland, who will continue to be eligible for the home fee rate.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2022/23 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).