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MSc Professional Practice

This programme will be discontinued in its current form after the final Dissertation unit that will commence in May 2020. The aims of the programme support the continual professional development of employees who deliver health and social care, especially within a national and international context. The programme outcomes set out to foster the development of research and critical thinking skills to enhance the knowledge and values which underpin professional practice.

This programme is validated through Manchester Metropolitan University and to be awarded MSc Professional Practice, the student will complete 3 core units and 4 option units. Taught 20 credit units are 14 weeks long with 20 hours direct teacher content.

Core units will continue as scheduled. There are option units that will remain available, but must be completed prior to the commencement of the May 2020 dissertation if they are contributing to the MSc Professional Practice award.

 Core unitsNumber of credits
Valuing People and Celebrating Diversity in Professional Practice 20
Research Methodologies and Methods 20
Dissertation 60
Option units
Choose 4 from options listed
Enhancing Practice through Negotiated learning. (Students may undertake this unit with a different focus on three occasions) 20
Negotiated Professional/Clinical Skills for Enhancing Practice 20
Assessment and Management of Minor Illness 30
Assessment and Management of Minor Injuries 30

Each unit's assessment can be tailored to an issue related to the student's own professional field. These units can be studied individually for CPD purposes. The programme is delivered on Island and takes around 4 years (part time) to complete the necessary 180 level 7 credits for the final award of MSc Professional Practice. Programme fees are met by the department for employees.

If you have the three entry criteria:

  1. a professional qualification;
  2. a first degree or equivalent;
  3. and employed in a health or social care capacity,

For further information, or to arrange a meeting please contact:

Dr Mick Fleming Programme Leader

Programme Leader (Mental Health Field)

Telephone:+44 1624 642928

Email:Send Email

Dr Lyz Howard, Deputy Programme Leader

Telephone:+44 1624 651426

Email:Send Email

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