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Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) MSc

City University London
Course summary
2-3 years
4,000 GBP
Part time
Postgraduate Education
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
London
September 2020 
4,000 GBP
January 2021 
4,000 GBP

Course description

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) MSc

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) MSc - a City University degree programme

The MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) is mainly aimed at working professionals and includes a flexible, professionally oriented programme for healthcare nurses and social care practitioners.

The course also prepares professionals with abilities to learn new technologies and innovative creating working practices. The course is also research-focused and prepares specialists for advanced care provisions at the work place.

Candidates will learn efficient ways of working with better quality health care practices and decision-making processes.

The teaching course content includes latest theoretical and clinical developments in ophthalmic nursing. Some of the important takeaways of the course will be laying foundations for independent research in this area which gives professionals challenging opportunities and research abilities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A second class degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) MSc. This course will enhance skills in practice, teaching and research leading to roles in nurse management, student support and as advanced nurse practitioners in ophthalmology in a range of public and private settings. The course is also suitable for ophthalmic nurses considering a post in research.

Training Course Content

The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to ophthalmic nursing. It also develops research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. This provides students with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's course tailored to ophthalmic care.

The normal period of registration for a part-time Masters degree is two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The course comprises of seven taught modules.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core Modules:

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module
    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module
    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Dissertation (60 credits).
    Read the full specifications for this module

Core Elective Modules:

  • Ophthalmic examination (15 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module
    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Principles of therapeutics (15 credits)

    A blended approach to learning and teaching is used with teaching methods such as: lectures; self-directed study; tutorials; action learning sets, class-based seminars; reflective study; enquiry based learning; workshops; individual and collaborative activity and presentations.

    Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Master's level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, portfolios, minilabs, case studies, reports, seminar presentations, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Students may be expected to take part in formative assessment activities during the modules in addition to the summative assessments for each module.

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Part-time EU: £4,000 per year (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year (2015/16)

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

  • City University postgraduate scholarships
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)
  • Dean's Scholarships

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Bursaries

You may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary. Please visit theNHS Bursary page of our website, or the

NHS Student Bursaries websitefor details.

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