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Doctor of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

University of Northampton

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  • Qualification

    DHC - Doctorate in Healthcare

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Overview

This course offers senior managers and advanced practitioners the opportunity to develop their academic and research skills, through a programme of study which is both grounded in and applied to professional health and social care practice. It provides the platform, opportunity and context for you to make change happen in health and social care.

Course Details

This course offers senior managers and advanced practitioners the opportunity to develop their academic and research skills, through a programme of study which is both grounded in and applied to professional health and social care practice. It provides the platform, opportunity and context for you to make change happen in health and social care.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme has been designed to enable students to demonstrate:

  • An original contribution to the advancement of professional knowledge and practice in an area of professional activity through the identification, development and execution of original research based in a health or social care practice environment.
  • Systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge appropriate to an area of health and social care practice.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant methodologies for research and the advancement of professional practice.
  • Engagement in advanced research within an inter-disciplinary and multiprofessional learning environment in a flexible and blended way.
  • Independent critical judgement related to a specialist area of professional health or social care practice.
  • A contribution to the achievement of the modernisation agenda by development of research leadership in a health or social care practice environment.

Assessments

Practice related assignments, including hands on project experience (audit or evaluation). Assessments within the first two years of facilitated modules include:

  • Extended essay
  • Research proposal including appropriate
  • application for ethical approval for research
  • Case Studies (using data sets)
  • Portfolios
  • Seminar presentation
  • Literature review
  • Reflective accounts
  • Journal article.

The Professional Research Module is assessed by completion of a doctoral thesis and viva voce examination.

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University information

University of Northampton

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    113 65%

    54th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    54th

    8

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