Postgraduate Taught

PgDip/ MSc Advancing Practice in Community Health and Wellbeing (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

 

 

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, this award pathway will be of interest if you want to advance your practice in the area of Community Health and Wellbeing. It is delivered online and available both full-time and part-time.  The community health and wellbeing pathway aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and practical skills required to reduce inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

This part-time MSc provides CPD opportunities for diagnostic radiographers and other AHPs working with the specific specialist modalities.The course aims to provide flexibility in learning with the opportunity for learners to select modules in order to support individual practice development.

Why QMU?

We offer a collaborative multi-professional online learning environment. Learning and assessment are underpinned by current research and the evolving landscape of health and wellbeing

Course overview

Delivered online, there are learning opportunities in areas such as community health and wellbeing theory, realistic lifestyle medicine, delivering impact in practice as well as a number of other modules such as fundamentals of advancing practice and enquiry-based practice. 

The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

The Community Health and Wellbeing award pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s vision of ideas and influence and its mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus. Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing. The Community Health and Wellbeing award pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)

 

Structure

To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. You can opt to study for the full MSc or a PgDip. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Teaching, learning and assessment

The Framework offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning. All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance. Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master’s level study.

Teaching hours and attendance

No on-campus attendance is required at QMU and course material is delivered entirely online. Each 20-credit module will equate with approximately 200 hours of study, which will include regular online contact and independent experiential learning.

Modules

  • Community Health and Wellbeing Theory (20 credits)
  • Demonstrating Impact in Practice (20 credits)*
  • Enquiry-based Practice (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Advancing Practice (20 credits)
  • Realistic Lifestyle Medicine (20 credits)*
  • plus an optional module (20 credits) from any approved Framework modules

For the MSc, you will also complete a Dissertation (60 credits).

The modules listed are correct at time of publication (October 2019) but are subject to change. In the event that modules are changed, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

*These modules require individuals to be working in the specific area and/or have access to an appropriate workplace.

Single module study

Available. Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Lois White or Jane Culpan for further information.

Placements

N/A

Careers

This course will provide learners with enhanced career progression opportunities in leadership roles or within their specialist field of practice.

 

Class sizes

You will join a multi-professional online community of learners.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Non-standard entry will be considered.

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Some modules may require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable workplace setting (paid or voluntary) along with the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

Professional registration

Framework awards do not lead to UK registration with the HCPC or the right to practice within the UK, but aim to foster an intellectual approach to personal and professional development.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Dr Lois White & Jane Culpan, Pathway Leads, or Admissions

Fees

For more information on fees click here and look under the ‘Online learning’ tab

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2020/201 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).