You can devise your own bespoke route through the course and nominate an award title that reflects your studies e.g. MSc Health and Wellbeing (endorsement nominated by you). You are recommended to commence your studies with the core module Promoting Health and Wellbeing. This module prepares your for your postgraduate journey and introduces concepts related to the enhancement of health and wellbeing for individuals, groups and communities. Within this module you'll be encouraged to reflect upon your career to date identifying your learning and development needs and aspirations. These reflections will inform the plan for your learning journey through the programme.
Having planned your programme of study, if you wish to seek a named endorsement you will be guided to managing the formal process of gaining approval. You will then undertake the modules that form your individual programme of study. You complete the MSc with the core module Research Approaches and Methods. This module will enable you to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of different research approaches and methods, supporting you to plan and undertake your research dissertation. Finally you will undertake your dissertation.
Generic compulsory modules
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Research Approaches and Methods (to be awarded the MSc, you must undertake the Research Approaches and Methods module in preparation for your dissertation).
- Advancing Health Assessment and Examination
- Advancing Knowledge and Skills for Neonatal Care
- Advancing Practice
- Cancer Care
- Cardiac Arrhythmias and 12-lead ECGs
- Caring for the Acutely Ill Adult
- Complex Knowledge and Skills for Neonatal Care
- Contemporary Issues in Acute Care Settings
- Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care Law and Ethics
- Decision Making in Professional Contexts
- Developing Best Interests Assessor Practice Skills
- Heart Failure
- Introductory Knowledge and Skills for Neonatal Care
- Law and Policy for Best Interests Assessors
- Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Healthcare
- Managing Risk
- Mentoring and Practice Facilitation
- Principles of Biological Science for Advancing Practice
- Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions for Anxiety and Depression
- Psychosocial Interventions for Severe Mental Health Problems
- Supporting People with Long Term Conditions
- Teaching and Assessing in Practice
Where a specific practice and/or work related topic is not available within the range of modules on offer, you can opt to study the topic in a bespoke manner, by undertaking the Negotiated Learning module. This module will provide you with the opportunity to gain academic credit for learning in the work place.
All modules are worth 20 HE level 7 credits (except the research dissertation which is either worth 40 or 60 HE level 7 credits). You are recommended to commence with the Promoting Health and Wellbeing 20 credit module. Upon completion of this module if you wish to undertake the full MSc you will then plan a programme of study to a value of 80 or 100 credits before completing a 20 credit Research Methods and Approaches module in preparation for a 40 or 60 credit Dissertation.