Healthcare Practice MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Healthcare Practice

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Healthcare Practice
PGCert Healthcare Practice

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA61116 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PTA61117 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

B990

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic science

Other internal and / or external reference points

NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework HEE Quality Framework Apprenticeship scheme

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

WISEMAN A Dr (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

20/09/2018

Educational aims of the programme

Enable individuals, and where appropriate their employers, to engage in higher education with the University to study academic programmes relevant to their area of practice (PG Cert)

Facilitate learners in the development of a programme of learning that meets their personal and professional objectives (PG Cert)

Enhance learners’ competence in decision making to enable them to make significant contributions to healthcare and service development (PG Cert)

Expedite students’ development of skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and work within a range of health settings (PG Dip)

Enhance students’ competence in complex decision making to significantly contribute to healthcare and service development through innovation and research (MSc)

Empower students to critically evaluate the evidence base supporting their practice (PG Dip)

Enable students to develop a programme of learning that meets their personal and professional objectives (PG Dip)

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Prepare students academically and professionally to develop their practice through personal and practice development K PGCert
Use innovative approaches to explore and communicate the effectiveness of healthcare practice C PGCert
Utilises a range of resources to effectively lead and manage the development of self, others and the service P PGCert
Adopt a critically reflexive stance towards their own practice and others practice and their development T PGCert
Develop the students critical and analytical skills to enable them to transform practice and or the service by making reasoned judgements of the evidence base K PGDip
Critically evaluate the conceptual models and frameworks that support healthcare practice K PGDip
Critically evaluate and synthesise the strategies for enhancing the complexities of professional practice in healthcare C PGDip
Deal with complex issues systematically and creatively to make sound judgements of healthcare practice in the absence of complete data, communicating their decisions to others P PGDip
Develop flexible, creative and innovative strategies to support their self-development and the development and delivery of healthcare P PGDip
Become autonomous, applying professionalism to all aspects of their role whilst communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues from practice T PGDip
Advance students critical and analytical skills to enable them to transform practice and or the service by making reasoned judgements of the evidence base K MSc
Generate a deeper understanding of their own practice through self-direction and autonomous research and enquiry C MSc
Deal with complex issues systematically and creatively to make sound judgements of healthcare practice in the absence of complete data, communicating their decisions to others P MSc
Utilise a range of resources to effectively lead and manage the development of self, others and the service P MSc
Become autonomous, applying professionalism to all aspects of their role, whilst communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues from practice T MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:

Choose Strategic Leadership in Healthcare OR Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership

Choose four optional modules.

For those students leaving with a PG Dip they must undertake the Research Design and Methodology module and choose three optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:

Choose Strategic Leadership in Healthcare OR Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership

Choose four optional modules.

For those students leaving with a PG Dip they must undertake the Research Design and Methodology module and choose three optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.