University of the West of Scotland

Leading Integrated People-Centred Care

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Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/28

Duration: 36 months

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programme will build on our expertise gained through the delivery of our undergraduate programmes in Integrated Health and Social Care. It will benefit from our strong links with International Foundation for Integrated Care, NHS Education for Scotland, the Alliance, IRRIS, NHS Health Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Integrated Joint Boards and SSSC.The programme aims to critically explore the concept of outcomes based, people-centred, integrated care from an individual, service and organisational perspective; develop a critical awareness of the important role of contextual, cultural and socio-economic factors in improving population health and wellbeing outcomes; enhance skills and confidence in planning, designing,implementing and evaluating people-centred integrated care; and nurture compassionate, creative and, courageous leadership behaviours to support transformational change and improve outcomes with people.The programme is suitable for those working in the cross-sectoral fields within health and social care across the public, private and voluntary sectors in either clinical, administrative or support roles.

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Entry requirements

You should normally possess an appropriate undergraduate degree in, for example, but not exclusively in: health; social sciences or business related field. You must also be currently working in a health or social care environment or at least have current experience (normally within the last five years) which you can draw upon in order to meet the course's assessment requirements. If you do not have an undergraduate degree but you can demonstrate extensive, relevant and current experience then you might still be considered at the course leader's discretion. As part of your application please ensure your upload a personal statement detailing all of your relevant experience.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (no sub-test less than 5.5)

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About this university

International students

There are an average of over 1100 international students at the university each year from some 70 different countries. Country specific information can be found on the website. As well as all the information on the website to help them apply and settle in, these students can also make use of the International Student Support service, available to help with a range of academic and non-academic issues such as visas, immigration and financial matters as well as accessing health care. There are also English language programs to help those wanting to learn or improve their English skills. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom for the students and offers them support, advice and representation. It also operates a number of bars across the campuses screening major sports events as well as holding regular themed nights such as comedy and poker. There is a student run radio station also broadcasting 24 hours a day available online. There are a wide range of sports available through the union across the different sites. These make use of the Trust Sports Centre in Paisley and the Hamilton Leisure Centre in Hamilton as well as other facilities. They range from traditional sports such as football and rugby to newer sports such as basketball and snow sports into fitness and self-defence activities such as tae kwon do classes and volleyball.

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