MSc-PgDip-PgCert International Nursing

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally you must be • registered with the professional body for nursing or midwifery in your home country This course is not a qualification to nurse. In all cases we look at your qualifications or experience to ensure they are relevant to the course, for example • a degree in nursing or midwifery or have evidence of equivalent study or • equivalent healthcare degree You must also satisfy the course leader of your ability to successfully complete the course. International applicants must have an IELTS 6.5 score.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Nursing
  • Course description
    This course is for practising nurse educators who are • clinical specialists • clinical managers • midwives • public health nurses. It is suitable for international and UK students who have or need a global perspective on health.

    We focus on helping you to develop perspectives and ways of working in today’s health and social care services.

    The course recognises the role nurses and midwives play in national health policy, planning and personal health interventions. And you examine the constant changes taking place in healthcare systems and services across the globe.

    The course
    • builds on your personal knowledge, understanding and practice to enhance your career development

    • allows you study in depth, theories relevant to your area of practice. This helps you in your professional decision making when working in and across professional and organisational boundaries.

    • helps you to become a more reflective practitioner so you can respond to the changing work environment and influence professional practice

    • improves your leadership skills and clinical decision allowing you to become a lead carer for patients with complex needs

    • develops your understanding of and provides a forum for debate on current and specialised nursing issues in
    – healthcare provision
    – workforce education
    – managing services
    – national and global health policies
    – practice organisation

    • gives you a greater insight into how you can make a difference in reducing health inequalities

    We use problem-based learning and e-learning supported by Blackboard, our virtual learning environment.

    For some modules you study alongside other healthcare professionals, for example • social workers • paramedics • physicians • children’s nurses • health visitors and mental health practitioners.

    You can complete your dissertation by distance learning with online tutorial, or on campus.

    Associated careers

    Successfully completing this course will improve your career prospects through continuing professional development

    Course content

    The modules cover themes such as
    • education and training
    • clinical skills
    • research
    • leadership and management
    • global health policy

    Semester one
    Core modules
    • research methods for practice core – 15 credits
    • consultation skills – 15 credits
    • learning for leadership – 15 credits

    Semester one
    Optional modules
    • developing education in practice – 30 credits
    • mentoring in practice – developing self-awareness and self-assessment – 30 credits
    • contemporary approaches to promoting health – 15 credits
    • pain management – 15 credits
    • food, diet and the new public health agenda – 15 credits
    • promoting normality during childbirth (for midwives) – 15 credits
    • perinatal mental health (for midwives) – 15 credits
    • managing obstetric emergencies (for midwives) – 15 credits

    Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits

    Semester two
    Core modules
    • the business of health and social care – 15 credits
    • global health policy and professional practice – 15 credits

    Semester two
    Optional modules
    • developing self-awareness – 15 credits
    • epidemiology – 15 credits
    • effectiveness and quality – 15 credits
    • diversity and inequality in maternity care (core module for midwives) – 15 credits
    • nutrition and exercise for childbearing (core module for midwives) – 15 credits

    You may also be able to choose optional modules from other courses.

    You can study for your dissertation in the UK with tutorial support on campus or externally with online tutorial support. (60 credits)

    To gain an MSc you need a total of 180 credits.

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