MSc-PGDip in Health and Social Care - Guildford - Surrey - University of Surrey - I17090

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  • Objectives
    The MSc Health and Social Care programme has been designed to develop and advance existing community and primary care roles through leadership and research. This requires not only an extension of practice knowledge, change management and decision-making skill, but an understanding of how to instigate development through creativity and innovation. The Masters framework aims to provide you with: -The academic and research skills for improving future health and social care -The opportunity for inter-professional networking and understanding, with the time to learn from one another and share knowledge -The skills for assessment and decision making in providing care -The ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex health and social care issues -The skills to plan and implement innovation and change at a professional level -The ability to look reflexively at your own practice and others in order to develop practice
  • Entry requirements
    Typical entry requirements Applicants will normally be graduates with a relevant professional qualification and be working in the area of health or social care studied as their speciality. All candidates must demonstrate a critical companion/mentor in practice and are invited to attend interview. Non-graduates must demonstrate potential to achieve at postgraduate level and should submit an entrance essay.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PGDip in Health and Social Care
  • Course description
    MSc/PGDip in Health and Social Care Module overview

    Compulsory Modules

    Health and Social Care

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to critically analyse the structure of health and social services and highlight their interdependence in order to understand the complexities of policy and the political processes in relation to the development and provision of health and social care.

    Leadership and Management


    This module invites students to critically review their assumptions about leadership and management, and to reflect on their own and their organisation's leadership practices.

    Research for Practice
    This module aims to assist the student to explore and examine the nature of the research enterprise, and its relationship to the natural and social sciences which include health, education and/or social care.

    Assessment module chosen according to pathway requirements as follows:

    Advanced Assessment
    This module aims to carry out structured systems based on physical examinations and health assessments within their professional practice context. It will focus on the complex skill of assessing undifferentiated health problems, as well as ongoing health problems, to devise differential diagnoses, develop management plans and make appropriate referrals.

    Or

    Physical Assessment of Adults
    (Level 3)
    The aim of this module is to provide a clear framework for physical examination skills applied to adults, which can be transferred into clinical practice (alongside regular supervision with a designated practice supervisor).

    Or

    Assessment in Practice
    It is intended that this module will provide the practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to undertake an evidence-based assessment specific to their speciality upon which safe and competent decisions can be made.

    Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (District Nurses only)
    This module is intended for nurses with specialist practitioner qualifications to equip them with the principles of prescribing, to enable them to be safe, effective and cost-effective prescribers in a primary care setting.

    Dissertation - for the MSc award

    Optional Modules

    -Advanced Communication Skills
    -Skills for the Children's Workforce
    -Protecting and Safeguarding Children
    -Case Management
    -Challenges in Pain Management
    -Chronic Disease Management
    -Ethics
    -Independent Learning
    -Learning through Professional Practice
    -Minor Injuries and Ailments
    -Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300)
    -Nutrition
    -Sexual Health
    -Valuing Work-based Learning

    Students are required to choose modules that clearly support their chosen award endorsement. In addition to the above modules, students are able to access any relevant module from other Faculties across the University.

    Programme length
    A full- or part-time programme that must be completed within five years for non-Specialist Practice students.

    NMC Specialist Practice requirements should be achieved within three years.

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