Undergraduate

BSc Professional Practice Framework

Professional practice builds on qualified practitioners’ existing knowledge and skills through exploring practice experiences from an evidence-based perspective, leading to increasing expertise in caring for people in a variety of healthcare contexts.

This flexible part-time course will enable qualified practitioners to build on their existing experience and it will lead to increased expertise in caring for people in a variety of situations.

 

Why QMU?

  • This course provides the opportunity to work towards a degree in a flexible and professionally relevant manner.
  • Collaborations with local partner organisations allow for modules that are aligned for their relevance and assistance with potential career progression.

 

About the course

The BSc Professional Practice Framework is a modular programme at Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) level 9. It offers a part-time flexible route to a post-registration degree, a named graduate certificate or stand-alone modules for continuing professional development. The key purpose of the post-registration course is to provide a model of study for current practitioners in health and social care to develop their academic and professional knowledge and skills.

 

Structure

You can choose to study for the BSc Professional Practice, a named graduate certificate or individual modules for your Continuing Professional Development. For a named qualification, you will complete the modules outlined here. Individual modules can be chosen from the range listed under the named award.

 

 

Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and learning is primarily done through lectures and study days followed by students undertaking self-directed learning. Assessments come in a variety of formats depending on the specific module but can include portfolios, essays and case studies.

 

BSc route

You will need 120 credits from the likely modules listed below, which are all 20 credits at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9 (degree level unless otherwise indicated).

Modules may include:

  • Anticipating and Responding to Pain and Symptoms in Palliative Care
  • Caring for the Patient and Family in Palliative Care
  • Developing Professional Practice – Work Based Learning (available at 10, 20 and 30 credits)
  • Digital Literacies
  • Evidence Based Healthcare Governance
  • Independent Study
  • Interprofessional Working and Person Centred Care (IPE3)
  • Leading in Health and Social Care
  • Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice
  • Management of Long Term Conditions
  • Practice Development (available at SCQF level 9 and 10)
  • Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient (30 credits)
  • Recovery Rehabilitation and Long Term Issues (30 credits)
  • Theory and Practice of Person- Centred Health and Social Care (30 credits at SCQF Level 10)

The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.

Graduate Certificate route

These named awards are open to non-graduates and graduates and are made up of 60 named credits at SCQF level 9.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

Modules include:

  • Leading in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice (20 credits)
  • Independent Study or Developing Professional Practice – Work-Based Learning (20 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Developing Health and Social Care Practice

Modules include:

  • Digital Literacies (20 credits)
  • Practice Development (20 credits)
  • Independent Study or Developing Professional Practice – Work-based Learning (20 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care (delivered by our partners at St Columba’s Hospice)

Modules include:

  • Anticipating and Responding to Pain and Symptoms in Palliative Care (20 credits)
  • Caring for the Patient and Family in Palliative Care (20 credits)
  • Using Person-Centered Communication Skills in Palliative Care (20 credits)

The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.

Placements

N/A

Exchange opportunities

N/A

Careers

Students will already be a registered healthcare professional and this framework offers a route to meeting ongoing professional registration requirements, development for promotion and career advancement and as a route to top-up professional qualifications.

 

Entry requirements

Standard: Applicants must be registered health or social care practitioners with the appropriate authority or have evidence of health or social care qualifications.

International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5.

Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory check is required

Professional registration/ accreditation

These routes do not provide professional registration.

 

Awarding body

QMU. For more information, please see ‘External Review’ section on the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ page.

Teaching staff, class sizes and timetables

For more information, please see ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’.

Contact

Please contact Bill Lawson: blawson@qmu.ac.uk or +44(0)131 474 0000

 

Application

Applications should be made directly to QMU via our online application form which is accessible at the top of this page.

 

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2018/19 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Undergraduate).

 

Course Overview

Duration
1.5 – 7 years for BSc/ Graduate Certificates. You may be able to commmence single modules at other times, which will take one semester to complete.
Start Date
September 2019
Location
Primarily on campus. Some collaborative modules may be on other sites.
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Health Sciences
Division
Subject Area
Fees & Funding