Applied Health Studies at Ulster University - UCAS

Course summary

This flexible, inclusive, engaging distance learning postgraduate level programme responds to the desire of current graduates working within the area of health and social care as they seek to develop their practice and in order to better equip them to meet the demands of advanced practice roles and responsibilities. Changing health and social care requirements demand highly knowledgeable and skilled graduates from the health and social care professions. The programme particularly extends the knowledge base necessary for practitioners to function at an advanced level, to develop into expert or advanced practitioners, advisers, managers or educators within their particular area of expertise offering sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments. There is emphasis upon the application of knowledge to practice, thus enhancing the leadership capacity. Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show that 96% of Nursing and Health Science research was judged to be of international excellence or world leading.The Institute of Nursing & Health Research takes the lead in delivering research and evidence based practice education to ensure that students are exposed to research active staff and are given the opportunity to reflect upon the impact research and evidence have on practice. The School has an active Educational and Professional Issues Research Group which links with CHERP and several members of the Subject Team have been awarded CHEP (Ulster) Development Funding, Teaching Development Grants from the Higher Education Academy which has supported innovations in the areas of small group teaching and online assessment. In addition, a number of the Subject team are both current and previous presidents of their specialty's relevant European associations, EANN and EAUN.


Underpinnings of Neuroscience Care, Enhancing Neuroscience Practice, Critical Application of Advanced Compassionate Communication in Health and Social Care Practice, Developing Practice Through Innovation, Advancing Care for People with Continence Disorders, Advancing Care for People with Urological Disorders, Advancing Care for People with Stoma, The Fundamentals of Adult Continence Promotion, The Fundamentals of Urology, The Fundamentals of Stoma Care, Advanced Methods in Research and Development in Health and Social Care, Global Perspectives in Transforming Health, MSc Project

Entry requirements

Applicants must: (a) have gained i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; AND (b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent); or in the case of international applicants whose first language is not English is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent. OR (c) In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. AND In addition, applicants must: i) demonstrate that they are working with the appropriate client base to facilitate study; and ii) be currently registered with a Professional Health Care or Regulatory Body within their own country (where that is available).

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Applied Health Studies at Ulster University - UCAS