Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton
Attendance: Part-time day

About the course

If you are a practising, registered healthcare professional ready to take your career to the next level, then this part-time, three-year course will give you the skills to become an advanced practitioner who can lead, innovate and improve healthcare across a wide range of settings.

This Master’s course covers all areas of your practice, and uses your current work and development needs to build on your existing skills and experience. You study key areas such as understanding advanced practice in today’s profession; exploring the opportunities of the workplace and how advanced practitioners challenge and lead change; and developing specialist expertise as an independent learner.

To be eligible for this course, you must be registered with the NMC or HCPC and working as a healthcare professional in your chosen discipline (and remain so for the duration of the course).

Why choose this course?

  • It links with the four pillars of ACP and the HEE's multi-professional framework for England: research; education; leadership; and clinical practice
  • Explore mentorship, people management, patient safety and resilience as well as clinical and theoretical practice
  • Gain sound knowledge and experience in a range of areas, enabling you to progress to more senior roles and be recognised as a well-grounded and capable individual
  • Develop critical thinking skills through learning how to evaluate and present evidence from a range of sources within your area of practice
  • Undertake a service-improvement project

Course Leader - Rachel Bruce

I have been a registered adult nurse for thirty years, specialising in the community. I have been a Rehabilitation Nurse, District Nurse, Community Matron and Team leader.

I took up my position as a lecturer within the field of healthcare practice, specialising in District Nursing in 2015.

More recently I have progresses to senior lecturer within this field branching also into Mentorship education and pre-registration nurse education.

I am passionate about education within nursing and enjoy adopting a creative and innovative approach to my teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

 
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The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Education In Healthcare (CEL042-6) Compulsory
  • Leadership And Supervision In Healthcare (CEL040-6) Compulsory
  • Mental Health Skills For Healthcare Practitioners (CEL051-6) Compulsory
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (HCE033-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods In Healthcare (CEL046-6) Compulsory
  • Service Improvement Project (CEL011-6) Compulsory
  • Work-Based Learning 1 (Assessment And History Taking) (CEL058-6) Compulsory
  • Work-Based Learning 2 (Planning And Evaluation) (CEL059-6) Compulsory

Assessment is integral in all units to check that you have met the threshold standards expected of all graduates undertaking this level of study. They are also linked to learning, designed to promote the development of key subject specific and transferable skills for future employment. The requirements of each assessment will be detailed in a formal assessment brief document and discussed in teaching sessions. Each unit is designed to help you to develop your healthcare related skills in ways, which are directly relevant to your interests or workplace. The overarching course assessment strategy is designed to assist you in identifying, reflecting on and meeting your own learning needs. Furthermore, where appropriate the unit assessments provide the flexibility for you to choose to investigate a contemporary issue. The assessments will include a range of possible approaches: - Practice Assessment Document/ Portfolio of learning - Case studies - OSCE - Reflective accounts - Presentations - Essays - Journal and report writing - Clinical examinations Service Improvement project Each of these completed assessments will enable you to demonstrate the ability to critically understand and evaluate complex issues relevant to healthcare and communicate these effectively to a range of audiences. This strategy informs the assessment methods for each individual unit within the course and is based on Masters level descriptors and course learning outcomes.

Why study in the School of Nursing and Health Education?

  • Placements in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
  • Simulation labs for real life scenarios

 

Entry requirements

You need to fulfill these criteria:

a. Be a registered healthcare professional on either the NMC or HCPC register

b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience

c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a nursing role

d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.

Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and, if successful and they meet the criteria for entry, then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

 

 

 

Entry requirements


You need to fulfill these criteria:

a. Be a registered healthcare professional on either the NMC or HCPC register

b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience

c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a nursing role

d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.

Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and, if successful and they meet the criteria for entry, then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

 

 

 

How will this course improve my career prospects?

On completing this course, you should be equipped to initiate developments at both national and local level within healthcare settings and contribute specialist expertise in your area of practice, to improve standards and contribute to improved outcomes in patient care. We work with the employer to ensure there is an ACP role at the end of the course.

This Master’s can also lead to accreditation with Health Education England.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,350 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,350 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form