University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Taught)

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Course summary

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare is a flexible, part-time, multi-professional programme. It has been designed specifically for qualified, registered healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, GP Fellows, physiotherapists and therapists working in primary, secondary or community care, who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role. Overview This part-time, flexible, multi-professional Master's-level qualification is suitable for all healthcare professionals and offers opportunities for Accreditation of Prior Experiential and /or Certificated Learning or Credit Transfer. Who is the programme for? Healthcare professionals who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role. GP trainers who have successfully achieved PCert or PDip in Strategic Leadership and Multi-professional Education in Healthcare, can continue to study for a full MSc award by direct access into the Postgraduate Diploma. Professionals who have successfully completed WL600 Woundcare Module with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. You can convert a percentage of your credits via APECL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential and/or Certificated Learning) as direct entry to the programme. Post-CCT Fellowships for GPs. HEE offer fellowships for early career GPs. The PCert in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare provides the academic component for the Education and Leadership Fellowship, with students gaining the research and evaluation skills required to undertake a project negotiated with the sponsoring CCG. One to one academic support is also provided by the Kent Academic Primary Care Unit, who work alongside the Centre for Professional Practice to deliver the teaching for GP Fellows.

Course details

Modules

The programme is designed to be studied on a part-time basis over three academic years (on average four weekends a year at Medway campus). In some cases modules that include practical skills may require practical demonstration of skills and knowledge. The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Stage 1 (PCert), 60 credits You take the following core modules: WL830 - Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits) Plus a module equalling 30 credits from across the CPP or University catalogue (subject to availability and student numbers). Optional modules may include: WL825 - Special Area of Study (30 credits) WL838 - Professional Standard Setting for Professional Practice (Audit and Quality Improvement) (30 credits) Stage 2 (PDip), 60 credits You take the following core modules: WL882 - Research Skills (30 credits) Plus a module equalling 30 credits from across the CPP or University catalogue (subject to availability and student numbers). Optional modules may include: WL825 - Special Area of Study (30 credits) WL838 - Professional Standard Setting for Professional Practice (Audit and Quality Improvement) (30 credits) Stage 3 (MSc), 60 credits WL816 - Work-related Project and Dissertation (60 credits) Taught sessions are delivered in a welcoming, supportive and flexible academic environment, by an academic team with extensive professional practitioner experience. They are experienced in delivering work-related programmes and understand the constraints of balancing a career with the demands of higher education.

Assessment method

Assessments will be made in the following ways: written assignments; project plan submission; oral presentations; coursework assignments; seminar contribution; dissertation; contribution to online activity i.e. via Moodle; student forums. In addition, in Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.


Entry requirements

Entry onto the programme is via professional qualification in a relevant field (healthcare or medical profession) with a minimum of two years post qualification experience within the relevant area of practice. OR The successful completion of a University of Kent PCert or PDip in a health related subject area, for example the PCert or PDip in Strategic Leadership and Multi-professional Education in Healthcare, subject to successful credit transfer or Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning Application, in accordance with Code of Practice Annex R. PLUS You must be able to demonstrate personal suitability and be within a suitable workplace setting. Be successful at an interview which is designed to assess your suitability for undertaking the programme. Supply supporting references indicating your academic and personal suitability for the programme of study. Have registered healthcare professional qualification and registration with the relevant Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (as appropriate). All applicants are considered on an individual basis, their professional qualifications and related work experience. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

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Advanced and Specialist Healthcare at University of Kent - UCAS