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MSc Health & Social Care (Community Specialist Practice)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME

Broaden your understanding and develop a critical awareness of the role and responsibility of key aspects of district nursing, including the coherent an detailed knowledge at the forefront of care.

Our course is designed for qualified nurses who hold a current registration as a nurse (part 1) with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council Register (equivalent to parts 1 or 12 of the NMC Register). The programme enables the student to qualify as a District Nurse and record the qualification with the NMC.

An attractive feature of the programme is that the Postgraduate Diploma element of the courses can be taken full time for 1 year (self-funded) or part-time over 2 years (possibility of Welsh Government funding if you work in Wales) or flexibly by a module by module approach (over 4 years).

The Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) is open to students who hold a minimum of 120 credits at level 6. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma in Health & Social Care (District Nursing) students can continue their studies and achieve a full Masters, titled MSc Health and Social Care (Community Specialist Practice).

KEY COURSE FEATURES

The specific aims of the programme are to:

  • Broaden the student’s understanding of key aspects of district nursing including the acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge at the forefront of care.
  • Prepare students for study and competent practice at a specialist level within district nursing in order to meet the NMC (2001) Standards for Specialist Practice.
  • Develop a critical awareness of the role and responsibilities of Specialist Community Nurses in contemporary society.
  • Utilise contemporary research and advanced scholarship to critically analyse and evaluate key aspects and developments in District Nursing.

ASSESSMENT & TEACHING

District Nursing students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment methods include academic assignments, case studies, poster presentations and examinations. As the programme is about learning in practice, all students have a clinical portfolio which is completed as students’ progress through the modules. All students are allocated a mentor/sign off mentor within practice who will assess your competency against the NMC Specialist Practice Standards for District Nursing.

CAREER PROSPECTS

On successful completion of the Community Specialist Practice Programme, the District Nursing qualification will be recordable with the NMC. This coveted qualification will enable you to apply for Band 6 roles within District Nursing and will increase opportunities within Community Nursing as a whole.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 83 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    103 59%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    75th

    19

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