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MSc Community Healthcare Practice

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

If you have progressed up you career path and have already completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) or Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing / Community Children’s Nursing) in the UK, this programme will allow you to top-up to a full master’s qualification.

A master's qualification will help you develop your career further, using new skills and knowledge. It also encourages independent, life-long learning and research that will inform community healthcare practice.

Why study this subject?

If you are a professional already working in community healthcare practice, as a district nurse, health visitor, school nurse or community children’s nurse, this course can help you enhance your career prospects and gain a master’s in Community Healthcare Practice.

What facilities can I use?

We have a range of state-of-the-art facilities for you to access, including our multistorey library and IT suites. Students will be able to access our full range of support services, including the Learning Development Unit for skills and study support, the Careers and Employability Team, Student Finance Team, Accommodation and Counselling Services.

What will I study?

On this programme, you will:

  • build your skills in designing and undertaking research that is relevant to community healthcare practice
  • develop your ability to synthesise and evaluate literature to an advanced level, through the systematic investigation of a relevant topic
  • consider ethical principles in designing appropriate research
  • develop skills in undertaking independent study that contributes to the body of community nursing knowledge.

To achieve the full MSc in Community Healthcare Practice, you will need to complete the Dissertation module, allowing you to investigate a topic important to you. You will cover the whole research process, undertaking empirical investigation and analysis. An allocated supervisor will support you throughout the whole process.

How will I be taught and assessed?

This course aims to build your skills in designing and undertaking research that is relevant to community healthcare practice. Through the investigation of a relevant topic at an advanced level, you will demonstrate your ability to undertake an independent research study. This will be presented in the form of a dissertation.

Over the year, your tutoring sessions will ensure you are prepared and able to do the following:

  • development of the aim and research question for the dissertation
  • identification of a search strategy and exploration of relevant literature to inform the study
  • development of an appropriate research strategy to meet the requirements of the research question
  • presentation of research findings, methodology, discussion, accurate Harvard referencing and application to practice, promoting evidence based practice.

What are my career prospects?

Topping up your current qualification to a full master’s degree can help boost your career prospects. This may include management, practice teaching or higher education teaching opportunities.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 77 1

    29th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    102 49%

    71st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    63rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    31st

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    81 63%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    29th

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