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Advanced Practice (Education for Health Professionals) (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

18 months (full-time) / 4 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

The optimal date for applications for 2016/2017 for Advanced Practice (Education for Health Professionals) is the end of July 2016. Your application will be considered after this date but it may be for a later intake.

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The Advanced Practice programme offers both generic and specialist pathways, providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice and obtain a relevant named degree within the Advanced Practice programme.

The information provided below relates to the specialist Education for Health Professionals pathway. This is one of the specialisms of the Advanced Practice MSc.


Course Aims

The Education for Health Professionals pathway focusses on evidence based approaches to facilitating learning, teaching, inter professional learning and quality assurance in higher education and clinical practice. Students will be required to plan and implement assessment and evaluation strategies and lead practice and curriculum development activities.


Special Features


Course Description

Facilitating Learning and Teaching

Facilitating Learning and Teaching focuses on evidence based approaches to facilitating learning, teaching, inter professional learning and quality assurance in higher education and clinical practice. This module is primarily for nursing and midwifery practitioners but could be accessed by other health care practitioners also.

This Masters level module is intended to provide an opportunity for health professionals to gain knowledge and experience of blended learning and teaching within higher education and practice settings in order that they can explore current research and theory underpinning the educational process and apply this in their context of practice for the benefit of students. Students will be required to plan and implement various teaching and facilitated learning strategies and they will be actively encouraged to utilise contemporary technology enhanced learning approaches into their sessions.

Additionally, for those nurses and midwives wishing to record this qualification with the NMC, this module will include 180 hours of associated practice which, when combined with Assessment and Evaluation, will provide the required 360 hours of practise. All other students must evidence 100 hours or associated practise.

Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment and Evaluation focuses on assessment, evaluation, change management and academic leadership. This module is primarily for nursing and midwifery practitioners but could be accessed by other health care practitioners also.

This Masters level module is intended to provide an opportunity for nurses and midwives to gain knowledge and experience of applying appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies to their sphere of practice; using the evidence base and policy initiatives to develop practice through change management; and, to explore leadership in academia.

Students will be required to plan and implement assessment and evaluation strategies and lead practice and curriculum development activities.

Additionally, for those nurses and midwives wishing to record this qualification with the NMC this module will provide 180 hours associated practise which, when combined with Facilitating Learning and Teaching, will provide the required 360 hours of practise. All other students must evidence 100 hours or associated practise.

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Certificate programme comprises of two modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits. On successful completion of two masters level modules of 30 credits each it is possible for the 60 credits to be incorporated into the MSc in Advanced Practice programme.


Available Modules

Compulsory Modules (Education for Health Professionals Pathway)

On successful completion of the two modules above, it is possible for the 60 credits to be used towards the MSc in Advanced Practice programme. (Please note: this must take place within 3 years.)

Compulsory Module

Optional Modules (students choose one)

Most of our modules are available on a stand alone basis. Some modules from both Allied Healthcare Practioners (AHP) and Nursing and Midwifery are shared across professions. Please contact the relevant module leader for more details.

Dissertation modules (Choose one module from the list)

For further information on the module choices for this MSc programme, please see the School website.


Entry Requirements

Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Programme Commencement

Induction Day: Monday 12th September 2016

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the Cardiff University Online Application Service.

The optimal date for applications for 2016/2017 for Advanced Practice (Education for Health Professionals)  is the end of July 2016. Your application will be considered after this date but it may be for a later intake.


Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time PgCert: £2,000
MSc: £6,000
PgCert: £6,083
MSc: £18,250
Part-time

PgCert: £2,000
MSc:
30 credit module: £1,000
60 credit module: £2,000
60 credit dissertation: £2,000

30 credit modules in Mammography (HCT254, HCT119, HCT053):
£1,500 each

PgCert: £6,083
MSc:
60 credit module: £6,083

30 credit modules in Mammography (HCT254, HCT119, HCT053):
£4,500 each

Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes    

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: School of Healthcare Sciences Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 

Fax:  

Email: hcarePGTadmissions@Cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/healthcare-sciences

More information

Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.

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