These courses are for podiatrists, diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers, occupational therapists or physiotherapists who are looking to develop their diploma qualification into a degree. This course is NOT a route to Health and Care Professions Council Registration.
A number of years ago, a degree qualification in both the UK and internationally was not available in these subject areas and it was only possible to study to diploma level. Today however, universities in the UK are now providing a higher level of study and all recent graduates will have a degree. There are a number of people working across the globe as podiatrists, diagnostic/ therapeutic radiographers, occupational therapists or physiotherapists who would like to take the opportunity to convert their existing qualification into a degree and these courses allow you to do that in only 16 months.
To attain a BSc degree you must study three modules. These courses are offered entirely by distance learning which means they are both accessible and flexible for UK and international students who are currently working, as no attendance is required at QMU. To undertake these courses, you must be able to access the internet.
In Year One you will study research methods and appraising literature, which will help you to be able to read and evaluate current research in your field. You will also learn how to carry out your own research projects in the future.
In Year Two you will build on the work carried out in the previous two modules and you will move on to consider examples of evidence based practice. This will allow you to develop your skills and evaluate techniques and treatments available to you, while thinking about resourcing.
You can also study individual modules for your own Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The modules here are correct (as at April 2016) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2017.
You can opt to study for a degree or study single modules for your own Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The degree option is normally completed in a minimum of 16 months, but can also be taken over a maximum of 3 years. The CPD option allows you to study individual modules on a more flexible basis.
- This course is delivered entirely by distance learning, and you will be supported by our experienced team of staff.
- This course will allow you to understand and evaluate research papers.
- This course will develop your existing skills in evidence-based practice.
This course is NOT a route to Health and Care Professions Council registration.
Introduction to Research Methods (20 weeks - September to March)/ Appraising the Evidence
(12 weeks - April to June)
Evidence-based Practice (12 weeks - September to December)
You will have a Diploma in Podiatry/ Diagnostic or Therapeutic Radiography/ Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy and will be eligible for Health and Care Professions Council registration.
Applications from outside the UK will be considered with clear evidence of a professional qualification equivalent to a UK Diploma in the relevant profession.
The content of modules studied on these courses will address the skills relevant to current clinical practice. The courses will advance your understanding and implementation of clinical governance and research in the workplace.