Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice (DAHP)
n/a (full-time) / 4-7 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
The Professional Doctorate is a part-time programme designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in today’s health service. The programme offers a higher level of educational engagement within professional and organisational contexts as well as offering students an opportunity to enhance their existing responsibilities in service delivery.
- Learning and research undertaken by students on the Professional Doctorate programme is intended to inform clinical practice by developing new understandings of practice, generating/enhancing patient outcomes or directly influencing professional or organisational change.
A flexible and innovative programme, usually completed in 4-7 years, the Professional Doctorate consists of eight taught modules, followed by a research project of not more than 50,000 words.
The programme takes into account the substantial professional commitments of students. Modules are delivered over two intensive teaching days and supported via e-learning; they are designed to meet the needs of busy professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of policy and practice and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field.
At the conclusion of the taught element, students will be allocated supervisors within the topic and /or methodological field of their proposed research.
- Applied Qualitative Methods in Healthcare
- Quantitative Research Methods & Statistics in Healthcare
- Research Leadership: Governance, Politics & Ethics
- Systematic Reviewing of Evidence
Optional modules (choose any 4)
- Critical Enquiry in Practice & Research
- Leading & Working in complex Organisations
- Perspectives of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
- Exploring Epistemologies of Practice
- Analysing Practice through Work-Based Learning
The Professional Doctorate is suitable for registered practitioners who can meet the following criteria:
- Master’s or First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in an appropriate subject
- Relevant and recordable professional qualification
- Evidence of relevant prior professional practice
- Candidates should be in employment in the context of health and social care, or have negotiated access to either clinical or education areas
Please note: Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
How to Apply
Applications should be made via the Cardiff University Online Application Service. Prospective applicants should be aware that they will be required to submit a research proposal as part of their application.
Next intake: September each year
Name: Dr Jane Harden
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7725