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MSc Professional Practice

This exciting and innovative programme has been designed by multi-professionals and service users from across Department of Health and Social Care ('DHSC'), for all professionals within the DHSC. 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 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
Comparative Health and Social Care Systems 20
Leading Organisational Transformation 20
Inter-professional Working, Learning and Mentorship 20
Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care 20
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

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,

and wish to find out more about the programme, contact the Programme Leader, Lyz Howard +44 1624 651426  lyz.howard@gov.im

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