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  • Mastering Professional Practice

    This module aims to extend student's understanding of professional practice beyond that of competence to one of mastery. Through examining the nature of professional practice, including the concepts and theoretical perspectives of their own profession each student will be able to blend this knowledge with their own experiences to arrive at a new way of knowing and enacting their professional role. This module enables postgraduate students who are registered health care professionals to analyse and debate key theories and issues in the advancement of their professional practice. Students will examine developments within their professional field and in relation to their own role.

    They will be supported in the enhancement of self-awareness and personal/professional growth through the use of strategies that include reflective practice and critical thinking. Students will be facilitated in analysing and debating real issues from their practice, using student-centred learning approaches such as online action learning and online group discussion.

    The structure of this module will be designed to allow uni-professional groups to work together in examining their own profession from the perspective of contemporary theories and concepts within that profession. Profession specific materials and resources will therefore be developed for each professional group accessing the module. The first online programme that will access this module is the MSc Nursing Studies. This module is compulsory for the awards of PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc in Nursing Studies. Within the module resources will be developed that reflect the current theories and concepts within the nursing profession.

  • If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2020/21: £1040 per single module

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    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.
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