MSc in Health Science with Named Awards

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Conditions Applicants will normally be qualified health professionals eligible for registration with the Health Professions Council, have a second class honours degree or better, or an equivalent standard in a postgraduate certificate or approved professional qualification and have a minimum of one year's post-qualification clinical experience. Non-graduate candidates who do not satisfy these requirements but who can provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning may be considered for admission. For direct enrolment on to the Masters component of the programme, candidates must normally hold a Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent in a Health related subject and have evidence of having completed an appropriate research module.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Health Science with Named Awards
  • Course description
    Master of Science in Health Science with named awards in Cancer Care, Clinical Physiology, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Imaging, Medical Ultrasound, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radionuclide Imaging, Radiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

    This multi/interdisciplinary programme has been designed for practising health professionals to enhance patient care by facilitating evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness and will provide opportunities for advanced specialist study within designated areas.

    Students are normally expected to proceed directly through the programme to MSc level however it is possible to opt for the award of a postgraduate diploma.

    The postgraduate diploma requires a total of 120 M-level credit points (eg four 30-point modules) designed to develop clinical knowledge and skills and facilitate evidence-based practice.

    Profession-specific modules are offered in a variety of areas to reflect clinical areas of specialisation. The combination of modules studied will be reflected in the title of the award gained. [modules are offered but will only run if there is sufficient demand]

    To proceed to the MSc project module requires prior completion of the Clinical Research Techniques module or equivalent. This should be included within the 120 credit points obtained at diploma level.

    The MSc component consists of a sixty-point research project presented in the form of a thesis (15-20,000 words) the main body of which is in the form of a draft paper suitable for publication in a professional journal.

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