Taught course

Clinical Practice Management and Education

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject.
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.
  • Recognition of Prior and Work Based Learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.
  • General Practice Trainees and Trainers can also apply via Health Education England and pay just a registration fee.
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, February, May, September

Course content

The UCLan School of Medicine is offering a series of short courses leading to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master’s for clinical and managerial practitioners working within integrated healthcare teams. Clinicians and managers can develop and enhance their portfolio career or diversify their current role. The programme allows you to convert your previous study into academic credits towards a postgraduate award.

Are you a clinical or managerial practitioner working within an integrated healthcare team? Are you looking to enhance your career or diversify your current role? Our MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Clinical Practice, Management and Education will provide you with the skill sets needed for future roles in the health and social care sectors.

We have worked with a wide range of clinicians and managers from across the health and social care economy to design a flexible course that meets your specific needs and responds to the challenges faced by the health and social care sectors.

Underpin your career progression and develop a multi-strand career that works in tandem with your clinical practice.

According to the BMA*, a framework for career progression has a positive impact on recruitment and retention, particularly where there are opportunities to work flexibly or to pursue portfolio careers.

*BMA Consultation Response: Facing the facts, shaping the future – a draft health and social care workforce strategy for England to 2027

WHY STUDY WITH US

  • Study in bite-sized chunks at the University’s Preston, Burnley or Westlakes campus. Flexible, modular study enables you to progress at your own pace, up to 4 years part-time.
  • Join a vibrant academic community made up of clinicians and managers from across health and social care.
  • Convert previous Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study into academic credits towards your postgraduate award. Supplement those credits by choosing from a wide range of modules and build a course that’s suited to your needs and those of your organisation.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • You will be taught by experienced and practising clinicians, academics and tutors from the University and Health Education England North West.
  • Have great opportunities to learn and network with others and share experiences and perspectives.
  • Develop transferable skills, knowledge and techniques to take back to utilise in your organisation and future career.

LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Delivery of the modules is via a mixture of traditional classroom teaching, 1:1 supported project work and some distance learning, making full use of the technology available at the University.

CPD-based modules are grouped around key themes in medical practice. Each comprises five days of study and is followed by University of Central Lancashire assessment.

PATHWAYS

On completion of the MSc in Clinical Practice, Management and Education, you are ideally placed to continue on to our professional doctorate, the DProf Clinical Studies. It requires a further 360 academic credits on top of the 180 credits obtained on the master’s.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The programme has been developed in close liaison with NHS Trusts, CCGs, clinicians and managers from across the health economies. The programme is delivered by experienced and practising clinicians, academics and tutors from Health Education England North West.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Certified CPD or previous study can be converted into academic credits.

The School recognises:

  • Successful achievement of a relevant University of Central Lancashire CPD programme or short course
  • Successful achievement of a recognised partner’s CPD programme or short course
  • Demonstration of achievement of a relevant level of functioning or attainment within your career that could be considered an equivalent level to the proposed postgraduate study
  • Professional and Personal Development in General Practice (PED) course with Health Education England North West

You will be asked to show how your prior learning relates to improvement in your practice and you’ll undergo a formative and summative assessment by the course team.

Any prior learning can be considered from the last 10 years but must be relevant to your current role.

The maximum credit for prior learning is two thirds of the total credit required for the award (120 credits).

You will discuss your prior learning with our career coach and map out your options for progression to the relevant postgraduate award.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400