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Healthcare Science Professional Doctorate

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    18-JAN-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Science enables you to enhance your practice through research, innovation and leadership. By integrating your professional expertise with research-led enquiry, you’ll push the boundaries of your discipline and contribute to the latest evidence-based practice.

Healthcare science thrives on innovation and discovery, and this Professional Doctorate will give you the opportunity to develop research and lead change.

The programme will provide a unique opportunity for you, to combine your expertise and academic endeavour to explore practical real-world issues in your chosen field through a bespoke framework of research training. The programme structure allows for inter-professional work and study which is an indicator of high-quality innovative programmes. The combination of research expertise and experience of research supervision across the academics that form the course delivery team, strengthens the programme both emulating and modelling the best inter-disciplinary professional practice.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: Professional Doctorate Healthcare Science

Part-time study

You can choose to study the course part-time over three years if you enter the programme at Level 7. In this case you are expected to complete 180 credits at Level 7 in the first two years of the programme. This will then follow by completing 360 credits at Level 8 over the remaining 3 years.

If you enter the programme at Level 8, the whole duration is 3 years.

Blended learning

You can choose to study the course full-time over three years if you enter the programme at Level 7. In this case you are expected to complete 180 credits at Level 7 in the first year of the programme. This will then follow by completing 360 credits at Level 8 over the remaining 2 years.

If you enter the programme at Level 8, the whole duration is 2 years.

Careers

The course is aimed at clinical and healthcare professionals who are seeking to develop leadership skills in their chosen area. It is also suitable for those who are looking to refocus or change their career path.

The course can also provide the graduate with necessary skill sets to pursue an academic or research career in the healthcare sciences or related fields.

The programme is vocationally focused award and adapted to address the needs of a broad range of clinical practitioners including physicians, surgeons, and related healthcare professionals and scientists such as those working in life science industries e.g. biomedical and clinical sciences, biologics, bio-pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and companion diagnostics, clinical trials, medical devices, process transfer technologies and contract research organisations. Other related areas will be assessed on application but may include bioanalytical and forensic services.

The programme is also suited for Allied Health Professionals such as: Physiotherapists, Prosthetists and Orthotists, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Sports Therapists, Sports and Exercise Scientists and Strength and Condition instructors/ coaches together with Physical Activity Scientists. Professionals within Clinical Bioinformatics, Physical Sciences and biomedical Technology and Physiological Sciences are also encouraged to apply.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 6,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

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