Taught course

Advancing Practice

Institution
Ulster University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have:

· an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or from a recognized national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

· 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 and

· normally, currently in relevant employment or have access to the appropriate patient/client group, as approved by the course committee.

· provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b)

· in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

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.This course offers Continual Professional Development (CPD) for AHPs and Clinical Physiologists.

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.

The School of Health Sciences undergraduate programmes will relocate to the Magee campus in Derry~Londonderry from September 2022.

Postgraduate Health Sciences teaching will move to the University’s Belfast campus at the same time.

The School of Health Sciences will remain at Jordanstown for the 21/22 academic year to enable sufficient time for transition arrangements to the new locations.

This location decision reflects the benefits and opportunities presented by the co-location of the School of Medicine, Paramedic Practice and the award-winning School of Nursing based at the University’s Magee campus.

Our Magee campus will best enable the NHS strategic emphasis on development of multi-disciplinary teams and rich opportunities for interprofessional learning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr John Cathcart
Email
j.cathcart@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9036 8192