Taught course

Advancing Practice

Institution
Ulster University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject 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 has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
  • Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
  • Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.
  • Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The School of Health Sciences aims to provide quality education for both the current and future NHS workforce thereby improving the experience for people and their families who may now, and in the future, require help from Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).

We provide programmes of study and research opportunities by a diversity of means such as modules delivered in a short course and conference format and distance learning. This course offers Continual Professional Development (CPD) for AHPs thereby advancing allied health practice for the benefit of patients.

The School’s innovative and highly reputable CPD provision responds to the needs of all stages of the UK and Ireland’s AHP career frameworks. Our postgraduate programme enables AHPs to focus on their chosen specialism (diagnostic radiography, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech and language therapy, therapeutic radiography).

The content of the course is directly relevant to AHPs working in an ever-developing workforce. The material is produced and delivered by teaching staff, national and international experts in the subject areas.

The masters programme has been produced with clearly identified, efficient, processes for applicants to engage with short courses, and to facilitate students to move on to award programmes, using flexible but clear module opportunities to build up to the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/Masters awards.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

PGDip

part time
24-36 months

MSc

part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Julie Nesbitt
Email
jh.nesbitt@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9036 6192