Taught course

Work-based Learning: Using and Disseminating Evidence into Practice

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with honours in a relevant discipline from a UK University or an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere, i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at level 6.

This programme is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse or Allied Health Professional with a first degree or a diploma and want to develop a practice that could improve service user care and experience

The course is for you if you are working with people who are living with cancer and are interested in the way your specific role fits into the broader process of cancer support and survivorship

Other professionals, such as managers, trade unionists, occupational health practitioners, etc., who would benefit from a better understanding of this growing group

Since this is a relatively new area, there is enormous scope for further professional development and expansion of the evidence base in this area

Applicants must have engaged in paid and/or unpaid work and where a written agreement with their employer for support in undertaking this Framework is agreed. There will be identification of a Learning Guide / Mentor who can support the student in their place of work.

Months of entry

January, June, September

Course content

This programme offers registered nurses and Allied Health Professional an opportunity to develop knowledge and practice that could improve service user care experience. The programme was developed and is delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester West NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust using a work-based learning approach and delivered at the GMW site.

There are two modules for the postgraduate certificate or each can be taken as standalone modules.

The Work Based Project (30 credit module) is negotiated and designed to meet GMW strategic objectives and be of direct relevance to your area of practice. You will be asked to keep a learning journal to build-up a portfolio of your work and attend sessions to develop your knowledge and skills.

Finding and Disseminating Evidence (30 credit module) focuses on preparing you to write for publication on the work-based learning project or a project you have previously undertaken. You will take a critical approach in searching for research findings from practice, use available literature and your work-based learning project. This will enable you to have a structured and rigorous approach to the effective dissemination of research findings

These modules offer you credit towards a number of Masters programmes.

You will:

  • Develop your project management skills through a negotiated research project to support you in developing skills for managing change and undertaking research to improve practice and patient care.
  • Be supported in preparing to write for publications on your work based learning project by taking a critical approach in searching for research findings from practice.
  • Develop a structured and rigorous approach to effective dissemination of research findings.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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