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Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care)

City University London
Course summary
2-3 years
7,500 GBP
Full time/part time
Postgraduate Education
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
London
September 2020 
7,500 GBP
January 2021 
7,500 GBP

Course description

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate - a City University degree programme

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care) is designed for professionals involved in healthcare including nurses, social care doctors, professionals and carers of people with long term injuries and conditions. Professionals with these course credits will learn how to develop and use their clinical, professional and research skills in an inter-disciplinary environment.

Some of the important concepts covered in this course are advanced practice; safe and effective care; self-care management; physical, mental and social well-being needs of people with long-term conditions and technology based assistive devices in health and social care. Through this course, students will be taken through a wide range of practices important in service delivery including best practices in self-care management and technology-based assistive devices like telehealth, telecare and telemedicine. Students will learn new innovative techniques in risk management and safety mechanisms. You will get practices in theory and lessons in leadership, management and long term care essentials.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The requirements are:

  • 2:1 degree or above
  • Current professional registration with relevant professional / statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant practical experience as a health / social care / social work practitioner
  • References may be requested.

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

  • IELTS: 7.0

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.

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

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of the course taken; 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:Candidates requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, 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 (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate. The course prepares health, social work and social care professionals for leadership careers and innovative practice in self management for long-term conditions (for instance, specialist nurses and facilitators of self management programmes) and in self management for long- term care (for instance, specialist social workers, registered care home managers and district nurses). It is also suitable for those entering academic careers in teaching and research in long-term care.

Training Course Content

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

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Students will learn how best to facilitate self-care management, through user and carer engagement and the use of technology-based assistive devices such as telehealth, telecare and telemedicine. Students will be taught how to innovate whilst ensuring safe and effective care by applying whole systems thinking to ensure proactive risk management.

The MSc is designed so it can be tailored to individual career development needs.

Students will study six core modules, one elective module and complete a dissertation.

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)
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Critical issues in advanced practice (15 credits)
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  • Balancing risk and safety (15 credits)
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  • Facilitating self-management (15 credits)
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  • Promoting physical, mental and social well-being (15 credits)
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Engaging technology (15 credits)
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  • Dissertation (60 credits)
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Elective Modules

  • Evidence-based dementia care (15 credits)
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Making a difference: research and development in care for older people (15 credits)
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  • Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking (15 credits)
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  • Health promotion (15 credits)
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  • Health and society (15 credits)
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  • Leadership in health management (15 credits)
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  • Medicines management (15 credits)
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  • Psychology at work (15 credits)
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  • Psychology for health and social care (15 credits)
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  • Quality management and action evaluation (15 credits)
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  • Work-based projects (15 credits)

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (MSc) (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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