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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * Be a qualified nurse. * Have a first degree plus fluent writing skills. Students who do not hold a first degree or equivalent will be required to submit an assignment which will be taken into account as part of their application. * Applicants whose home language is not English must meet the University's English language requirements * Be successful in the selection process for this course (interview or other). All applicants (UK, EU and international) will be required to provide details of their funding arrangements prior to enrolment on the course.
  • Academic Title
    MSc / PGDip / PGCert Nursing Studies
  • Course description
     MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    This exciting new MSc in Nursing Studies from Oxford Brookes University can be studied as a taught or distance learning course and is open to UK, EU and international nurses who wish to undertake advanced postgraduate study with a premiere academic institution with close links with nationally and internally recognised clinical settings and expert practitioners. The course is run with a team of lecturers and researchers with a wealth of practice and research experience and a rich track record of research publications in areas of relevance to nursing.

    The course can be studied either as a taught or distance learning course and taken as either a one year full-time masters degree or part-time over three years. The course has two intakes; September (Semester 1) and January (Semester 2). Please note: the distance-learning version of the course will be run from January 2009.

    You can make a difference. As a nurse, you may work in any area of the world and are part of the largest single health care profession. You are ideally placed to improve the quality and delivery of health care to patients and their families. There is considerable and compelling evidence to show that nurses make a difference to the health and well-being of individuals, families and populations (Spilsbury and Meyer 2001, Cunningham 2004). One example is the impact that specialist nurses have in cancer care where they have been identified to improve outcomes for patients with cancer (Corner et al 2003).

    This MSc in Nursing Studies is designed to progress your practice to an advanced level, enabling you to develop as a senior practitioner, educator, researcher or manager. This course will help you to develop your practice with confidence that it is based on the best available evidence to make effective nursing interventions. The course addresses fundamental aspects of nursing such as health promotion, infection control, leadership, and evidence based practice. There is also the opportunity to select specific strands of study from a wide range of specialist subjects including clinical skills, cancer and palliative care, rehabilitation, public health, management and education.

    Course content

    Content of the course will include the following:

        * Infection prevention and control
        * Health promotion
        * Leadership
        * Evidenced based practice
        * Research.

    Teaching, learning and assessment

    All our courses adopt a student centred approach to teaching and learning and are strongly focused on encouraging each individual to attain their full potential as life-long learners.

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