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Advanced and Specialist Healthcare - PCert, PDip, MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare is a flexible, part-time, multi-professional programme. It has been designed specifically for qualified, registered healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, GP Fellows, physiotherapists and therapists working in primary, secondary or community care, who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role.

This part-time, flexible, multi-professional Master's-level qualification is suitable for all healthcare professionals and offers opportunities for Accreditation of Prior Experiential and /or Certificated Learning or Credit Transfer.

Who is the programme for?

Healthcare professionals who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role.

GP trainers who have successfully achieved PCert or PDip in Strategic Leadership and Multi-professional Education in Healthcare, can continue to study for a full MSc award by direct access into the Postgraduate Diploma.

Alternative exit awards

The programme has the following alternative exit awards, subject to credit numbers:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (60 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (60 credits - 120 credits in total).

Teaching and assessment

Assessments will be made in the following ways: written assignments; project plan submission; oral presentations; coursework assignments; seminar contribution; dissertation; contribution to online activity i.e. via Moodle; student forums. In addition, in Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • Foster the intellectual and professional development of experienced healthcare practitioners to extend and deepen the analytical and critical reasoning powers which underpin practice (e.g. in organisational leadership and change, health and welfare systems, organisations and services and advanced technical procedures and practices).
  • Enhance the skills of experienced practitioners in multidisciplinary decision-making as well as leadership in teams and deepen understanding of the dynamics of multidisciplinary working.
  • Provide supervision for advanced practitioner centred research that builds a culture of evaluation and enquiry into the practice environment.
  • Equip experienced practitioners for their role in challenging, questioning and realigning strategies for specialist practice.
  • Develop confident senior practitioners who are able to participate in the development of practice, work effectively with organisational interests, evidence-based processes, and within complex multidisciplinary teams.
  • Enable practitioners to critically evaluate their own area of practice informed by evidence-based research and grounded in self-reflection.
  • Provide a culture of lifelong learning that values and respects practice as the context for building and testing theory to enhance services for patients/clients/consumers/customers and their families.
  • Enable experienced practitioners from a diverse range of educational backgrounds to access and participate in a multidisciplinary working environment.
  • Support a programme of personal development that underpins practice development and personal planning.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

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