Taught course

Developing Practice in Healthcare

Institution
Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

(a) have gained

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;

OR

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification;

(b) have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning);

AND
(c) Applicants should normally satisfy the following:

Hold an appropriate professional qualification (i.e):

A degree in Nursing, Health or Social Care, or equivalent standard in a PG Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or approved alternative qualification OR Exceptionally, provide evidence of achievement of graduate qualities through APL (see Regulations for detail).

Be employed within health and social care organisations with whom a Memorandum of Understanding has been reached.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Applicants must:

(a) have gained

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;

OR

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification;

(b) have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning);

AND
(c) Applicants should normally satisfy the following:

Hold an appropriate professional qualification (i.e):

A degree in Nursing, Health or Social Care, or equivalent standard in a PG Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or approved alternative qualification OR Exceptionally, provide evidence of achievement of graduate qualities through APL (see Regulations for detail).

Be employed within health and social care organisations with whom a Memorandum of Understanding has been reached.

The programme combines formal and practice based learning. Outcomes from the DPHC programme link closely with personal and professional practice based objectives, identified through staff appraisal. This provides the opportunity for practitioners to simultaneously achieve personal growth, reward and achievement while contributing to organisational and practice development.

Although some elements of the programme are taught or delivered online, most of the learning is achieved in and from practice, where the practitioner works with a practice based facilitator (who is a recognised teacher with the Ulster University) and completes a portfolio of their learning. Practice based facilitators enable the practitioner to select the most appropriate modules to match their needs and to meet the requirements of the award.

The facilitator role is pivotal as they provide the contact or 'teaching time' for practitioners to learn. This time equates to 6 hours in total/practitioner/module. Additional support is offered to students through taught sessions in the University and through Blackboard Learn.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.5.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Donna Brown
Email
d.brown1@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 9036 8512