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Advanced Professional Health Studies: Postgraduate Stand Alone Units

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Degree awarded
Masters Level modules
Duration
Module dependant: usually 12 weeks part-time
Entry requirements

In addition to a recognised health professional qualification*, all applicants require one of the following:

  • A relevant honours first degree (2:2 or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution
  • Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience which the University accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry

Non-SLA funded part-time students, seconded from employment to undertake the programme, require the written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary practice requirements.

For students working in the NHS in Greater Manchester (and, in the case of some modules, the wider Northwest) who wish to apply for a place funded through the NHS North West CPD Service Level Agreement (SLA), line manager support and Trust SLA authorised signatory is obtained as part of the CPD apply system.

*Health Professional in the context of this programme refers to registered Nurses, Midwives or Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) in direct clinical contact with patients and registered as such with the UK NMC, HPC or their equivalent in other countries.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
25 places for each course unit
How to apply

Funded by the Service Level Agreement (SLA) - applications must be made using the NHS North West online CPD application site:

Self funded or organisation funded (non SLA) - applicants need to complete both the Word application form and the online application process below:

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

A range of part-time Masters-level modules for qualified Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals are available as individual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) stand-alone modules.

For more information please see: Advanced Professional Health Studies module list.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,005 per 15 credits usually paid by contract with NHS North West
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,005 per 15 credits usually paid by contract with NHS North West

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Email

Academic department overview

See: About the School.

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

In addition to a recognised health professional qualification*, all applicants require one of the following:

  • A relevant honours first degree (2:2 or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution
  • Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience which the University accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry

Non-SLA funded part-time students, seconded from employment to undertake the programme, require the written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary practice requirements.

For students working in the NHS in Greater Manchester (and, in the case of some modules, the wider Northwest) who wish to apply for a place funded through the NHS North West CPD Service Level Agreement (SLA), line manager support and Trust SLA authorised signatory is obtained as part of the CPD apply system.

*Health Professional in the context of this programme refers to registered Nurses, Midwives or Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) in direct clinical contact with patients and registered as such with the UK NMC, HPC or their equivalent in other countries.

English language

Students whose first language is not English are required to have one of the following:

  • GCE English
  • IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component
  • TOEFL 575 paper-based or 230 computer-based
  • Evidence of equivalent learning

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Funded by the Service Level Agreement (SLA) - applications must be made using the NHS North West online CPD application site:

Interview requirements

In some cases, candidates may be required to attend an informal interview at the University.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course description

A range of part-time Masters-level modules for qualified Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals are available as individual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) stand-alone modules.

For more information please see: Advanced Professional Health Studies module list.

Special features

Many of the units provide unique opportunities for interprofessional learning with students from a range of health care professions studying together. Students thus benefit from interprofessional learning whilst at the same time being able to apply the knowledge and skills from the modules to their specific discipline/area of practice through their assessments.

Teaching and learning

  • Lectures
  • Small group work
  • Student-led seminars
  • Problem-based learning
  • Online learning

Coursework and assessment

A variety of assessments are used within the modules. All assessments require students to integrate knowledge and understanding, and apply this to their own practice relevant to the outcomes of each unit.

Assessment methods include:

  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Assessed seminar presentations
  • Literature reviews
  • Change proposals

Course unit details

Students will study with students enrolled in a range of programmes and from a range of disciplines.

Note: Course unit availability may depend on viability in terms of student numbers

Facilities

The facilities of the University are of an excellent standard, with one of the best library collections and resources in Europe.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk

Career opportunities

The units are ideal for students to further develop their knowledge and skills as part of their ongoing professional development.

For more information on programmes please see: Postgraduate professional development.

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