Person-centred Practice Framework

The Person-centred Practice Framework, developed by QMU’s Division of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Art Therapies, is a masters-level framework that facilitates interdisciplinary learning. 

It consists of a common core foundation block that all learners must undertake as part of their studies.  Learners then select a number of subject specific modules according to their specialism (referred to as pathways in the Framework). There are currently 11 pathways to choose from representing a diverse range of health and social care specialisms and fields of practice. The Person-centred Practice Framework offers graduates and practitioners, from different health and social care contexts, the opportunity to continue their studies by extending their knowledge, skills and thinking to advance person-centred practice with individuals, communities and populations.

Health Visiting

Overview

On successful completion of the course students will gain entry to part three of the NMC Register as a SCPHN - Health Visitor.

QMU and partner Health Boards will hold joint interviews - applications must be submitted to both your NHS Board and to QMU.

QMU Application dates

  Applications open for Jan 2022?
Lothian OPEN
Fife OPEN
Borders TBC
Lanarkshire TBC

 

Fees

Home Students - Full-time PGDip: £4400

International Students - N/A

Entry requirements

See course page for standard entry requirements.

You must be an NMC registered nurse or midwife already working, or wishing to work, in the community in a health visiting capacity.

Standard entry degree (e.g. Adult, Child or Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery or Learning Disabilities). Single module may be advised if you do not have this.

 

Contacts

Kristina Mountain (KMountain@qmu.ac.uk)

Your NHS Manager

School Nursing

Overview

On successful completion of the course students will gain entry to part three of the NMC Register as a SCPHN - School Nurse.

QMU and partner Health Boards will hold joint interviews - applications must be submitted to both your NHS Board and to QMU.

QMU Application dates

NHS Board Applications open for Jan 2022?
Lothian OPEN
Fife OPEN
Borders TBC
Lanarkshire x 2 (North and South?) TBC
Tayside TBC
Forth Valley OPEN

 

Fees

Home Students - Full-time PGDip: £4400

International Students - N/A

Entry requirements

See course page for standard entry requirements.

You must be an NMC registered nurse already working, or wishing to work, in the community in a school nursing capacity.

Standard entry degree (e.g. Adult, Child or Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery or Learning Disabilities). Single module may be advised if you do not have this.

 

Contacts

Julie Drake (JDrake1@qmu.ac.uk) 

Your NHS Manager

District Nursing

Overview

Allows NMC registered Nurses working in, or wishing to work in, the community to achieve a community qualification recognised by the NMC in District Nursing.

QMU and partner Health Boards will hold joint interviews - applications must be submitted to both your NHS Board and to QMU.

QMU Application dates

NHS Board Applications open for Sept 22?
Lothian TBC
Fife TBC
Borders TBC
Tayside TBC

 

Fees

Home Students - Full-time PGDip: £4400

International Students - N/A

Entry requirements

See course page for standard entry requirements.

You must be an NMC registered nurse already working, or wishing to work, in the community.

Standard entry degree (e.g. Adult, Child or Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery or Learning Disabilities). Single module may be advised if you do not have this.

- Degree from last 5 years, OR:
- Older Degree plus evidence of recent (5 yrs) study at level 9 or above, OR:
- No Degree (e.g. Nursing Diploma) and evidence of recent (5 yrs) study at level 11 or above

Contacts

Julie Churchill (jchurchill@qmu.ac.uk)

Your NHS Manager

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Overview

For a broad range of health and welfare workers who wish to employ mental health assessment and intervention skills with patients, or clients, in differing acute and community settings.

Applications open

Applications open for September 2021 (full-time or part-time)

Applications close

No deadline

Fees

£5500 for full-time 'Home' students

£15500 for full-time 'International' students

£735 per 20 credit module (part-time 'Home' students)

£885 per 20 credit module (part-time 'International' students)

See Fees and Funding page for more details

Entry requirements

Usually need to be a graduate with evidence of recent academic study (last 5 years)

NMC registration not required but applicants expected to be working in a relevant area

 

Contacts

 

 

Public Health and Wellbeing

Overview

Aimed at graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their careers in the broad field of public health.

Applications open

Applications open for September 2021 (full-time or part-time)

Applications close

No deadline

Fees

£5500 for full-time 'Home' students

£15500 for full-time 'International' students

£735 per 20 credit module (part-time 'Home' students)

£885 per 20 credit module (part-time 'International' students)

See Fees and Funding page for more details

Entry requirements

Usually need to be a graduate with evidence of recent academic study (last 5 years)

NMC registration not required but applicants expected to be working in a relevant area

 

Contacts

Karen Matthews (kmatthews@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

 

Person Centred Practice (no route/specification)

Overview

The framework enables you to study the route which best meets your professional background and future aspirations.

Applications open

Applications open for September 2021 (full-time and part-time)

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

£5500 for full-time 'Home' students

£15500 for full-time 'International' students

£735 per 20 credit module (part-time 'Home' students)

£885 per 20 credit module (part-time 'International' students)

See Fees and Funding page for more details

Entry requirements

Usually need to be a graduate with evidence of recent academic study (last 5 years)

NMC registration not required but applicants expected to be working in a relevant area

Contacts

Bill Lawson (blawson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

 

Palliative Care (PG and UG)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary, part-time, undergraduate level modular course which aims to ensure health and social care practitioners can contribute to the quality of life of patients and their families. 

The MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) is for graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their careers in the broad field of palliative care. This is a postgraduate level course.

Applications open

Applications are open for January and September

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Graduate Certificate

£620 per 20 credit module (part-time 'Home' students)

MSc

£735 per 20 credit module (part-time 'Home' students)

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate

Must be registered health or social care practitioner (or evidence of relevant qualifications)

Degree not required

Must have responsibility for patients and families for whom palliative care is delivered/working in environment that offers experience in working with palliative care patients

MSc

Degree or professional equivalent required (and evidence of recent academic study)

Normally 2 years of post-qualification registration/experience

Must have responsibility for patients and families for whom palliative care is delivered/working in environment that offers experience in working with palliative care patients

Contacts

Julie Young (JYoung@stcolumbashospice.org.uk)

Erna Haraldsdottir is QMU academic contact for MSc (eharaldsdottir@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Integrated Community Nursing

Overview

This programme will develop the core general knowledge, skills and competencies required for safe and effective practice across the range of community roles at practitioner level (level five of the Career
Framework for Health), to meet people’s physical, mental health and social care needs.

Applications open

Yes

Applications close

TBC

Fees

TBC (number of places funded by NES)

Entry requirements

Confirmation document to be signed by health board confirming NES funding, supervisor, clinical guide, qualifications, reference etc.

Contacts

Julie Churchill (jchurchill@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Prescribing (Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Health Care Professionals)

Overview

To prepare Health Care Professionals (nurses, midwives and AHPs) to prescribe safely and competently within the context of their professional role as independent and/or supplementary prescribers. 

Applications open

Usual start dates: September and January each year. Sometimes May intake

Applications are sent to your NHS Health Board or employer (if through independent clinic). Once approved, you must then apply to QMU through the online application form.

Applications close

Applications for Sep 2021 and Jan 2022 will open later in the academic year.

Credits/Fees

Double module - 40 credit module.

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate (£735 per 20 credits for 'Home' students)

Entry requirements

See course page for standard entry requirements.

You must be a Registered Health Care Professional, such as Nurse, Midwive, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, other AHP.

Minimum of one year post-registration experience in the area of specialty that you will be a prescriber.

You must have evidence of degree-level study.

You must have professional indemnity.

Application pack is available for full information of eligibility. See contact below to request this.

Contacts

Alison Wood (AWood1@qmu.ac.uk)

Your NHS Manager

 

 

Advanced Forensic Practice

Overview

For people working in a relevant area who want to gain a recognised qualification and gain knowledge/skills in using forensic nursing skills for taking samples in cases, and giving evidence in court.

Applications open

Applications open for September 2022 (then January 2023)

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Standard academic entry requirements for Masters level PCP study - standard and non-standard entry

Individual cases considered - single module may be advised if not suitable

Need to be working/registered in a relevant area

Contacts

Jess Davidson (jdavidson@qmu.ac.uk)

Kristina Mountain (kmountain@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Care Home Practice

Overview

For experienced practitioners working in the care home sector who are committed to advancing practice, leading the creation of person-centred cultures where people living and working in care homes can flourish.

Applications open

Applications open for September 2022 (then January 2023)

Applications close

TBC

Credits/Fees

£5500 for full-time 'Home' students

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be graduates with evidence of relevant recent academic study.

Non-standard entry routes can also be considered, and would be assessed by the academic programme team on a case by case basis.

Employment in a care home practice area.

Contacts

Karen Rennie (KRennie@qmu.ac.uk)

Caroline Dickson (cdickson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Mad Studies

Overview

Opportunity to join the emerging field of 'Mad Studies' - a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as mad, mentally ill, psychiatric survivors, consumers, service users, patients, neurodiverse, or disabled.

Applications open

Applications open for January 2022

Applications close

30th September

Credits/Fees

£5500 for full-time 'Home' students

Entry requirements

Usually Honours Degree

If Ordinary Degree - will need substantial work experience

If no Degree - will need exceptional work experience/additional evidence

Being involved with the 'MAD' community (public/3rd sector applicants may be encouraged to look at single module/CPD first)

Contacts

Elaine Ballantyne (eballantyne@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

An AHP Approach when Working with People with Dementia, their Families and Carers

Overview

DASCAPHAP OM199 An AHP Approach when Working with People with Dementia, their Families and Carers

Sem 1, 20 credits

Part of APH OT - please see page for details

Applications open

TBC - January 2022?

Applications close

TBC

Credits/Fees

TBC

 

Module - Theory and Practice in PC Care

Overview

Double module (NM369)

Applications open

Yes - Jan 22 (all online)

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

Module - Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice

Overview

Suitable for those wanting to go on to apply to full Health Visiting course

Applications open

Yes - January 2022 and September 2022

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

Module - Advancing Practice in Clinical Assessment

Overview

Precursor and introduction to the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

Applications open

Yes - September 2022

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Letter of NHS Support

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

 

 

Module - The Developing Child and Young Person

Overview

Within Health Visiting course

Applications open

TBC

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Need to be working with children/young people

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

Module - Leading PCP for Health and Wellbeing

Overview

Applications open

Yes - Jan 22 and May 22 (all online)

Applications close

No deadline 

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

Caroline Dickson (cdickson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Module - Theory and Practice of Person Centred Care

Overview

double module

Applications open

Yes - Jan 22 (all online)

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Bill Lawson (BLawson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Module - Independent Study Module

Overview

Running as both 15 and 20 credit module

Applications open

TBC

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Fees follow the normal PCP fee rate.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Savina Tropea (stropea@qmu.ac.uk)

Linda Renton (lrenton@qmu.ac.uk)

 

 

Practice Development School

Overview

Not currently running as full module, but those who have studied 'HSE National Programme to Enable Cultures of Person centredness' in Dublin can apply to us to complete the assignment for academic credit (reduced fee of £150 if just completing assignment)

Applications open

Rolling

Applications close

No deadline

Credits/Fees

Reduced fee of £150 if just completing assignment.

Entry requirements

Evidence of NMC registration

Personal Statement

Contacts

Caroline Dickson (cdickson@qmu.ac.uk)

 

Practice Assessor/Supervisor module

Going through SAB - possibly Jan 2022 start

Advanced Clinical Practice (PgDip)

Overview

Collaborative pathway - leads to registration as an 'Advanced Nurse Practitioner'

Applications open

TBC (expected September 2022)

Applications close

TBC

Credits/Fees

TBC

Entry requirements

TBC

Contacts

Caroline Gibson (cgibson@qmu.ac.uk)

Bill Lawson (blawson@qmu.ac.uk)

collaborations@qmu.ac.uk

NHS Collaborative Modules

For further information and how to apply, please see the following page:

https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/continuing-professional-development-cpd-courses/cpd-courses-folder/nhs-lothian-collaborative-modules/

 

Modules include 'Community Clinical Decision Making'

 

For further information, including application process, please contact: qmu.applications@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Minor Illnesses/Minor Injuries

See NHS Collaborative Modules

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Admissions for this course are managed by NHS Lothian:

https://services.nhslothian.scot/soscog/Pages/Applying.aspx

Please contact SoSCBTProgramme@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk for further information

 

 

Wanting to Register or Re-Register as an Adult Nurse?

We unfortunately can't help with your re-registration - please contact the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

The only registration course we offer in 2022 is the 'MNurse' (Nursing undergraduate programme)

I am a registered nurse from abroad and want to practice in the UK

Please see the following page:

https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/

What we don't offer

General Practice Nursing

Child Nursing/Paediatric Nursing

Midwifery

BSc Professional Practice (top-up courses)

Conversion courses

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