MSc/PGDip in Health and Social Care Module overview
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:
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.
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).
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
-Advanced Communication Skills
-Skills for the Children's Workforce
-Protecting and Safeguarding Children
-Challenges in Pain Management
-Chronic Disease Management
-Learning through Professional Practice
-Minor Injuries and Ailments
-Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300)
-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.
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.