Buckinghamshire New University

Professional Practice (Healthcare)

Uxbridge Campus
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Rank: 124 (TCUG)

Location: Uxbridge Campus

Website: http://www.bucks.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: PG Diploma

Start Date: 2020/02/01

Duration: -


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Description

This course is designed for experienced healthcare professionals from a variety of settings, looking to enhance their clinical knowledge and leadership skills at Level 7. Normally a first degree will be required, however, if you are an experienced healthcare professional with evidence of recent successful study at Level 6 you may also be considered. You must have a background in healthcare and currently be working in clinical practice. What will this course cover? The modules within this course will focus on:

  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Innovative clinical practice from a contemporary perspective
  • Speciality clinical modules.
This will enable you to innovatively lead, direct and enhance clinical practice, whilst expanding the evidence base for your own area of practice. In order for you to deliver appropriate interventions aimed at the management of patients, the course structure will focus on the evidence for a range of assessment skills and therapeutic management strategies. You will also be able to synthesise contemporary initiatives in relation to current practice and service delivery to creatively provide a safe and effective service. This course offers you:
  • Flexible study relevant to your current area of practice
  • Range of optional Level 7 theoretical and clinical modules
  • Opportunities to develop practice based projects
  • Skills in leadership and management in clinical practice settings
You will be required to complete optional modules which total 90 credits as well as a core research module which will total 30 credits. On completion of this course, you will gain 120 credits. You can top-up this qualification to a master's degree by taking the dissertation module which accounts for a further 60 credits.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree will be required. However, experienced healthcare professionals with evidence of recent successful study at Level 6 will be considered. Students will have a healthcare background and currently be in clinical practice.

About this university

International students

There are a variety of resources on hand for international students who travel from around the world to study at Bucks. There are over 50 different countries represented and the university regularly has staff visit countries around the world. There is also the International Office in Bucks that can offer advice and assistance with matters such as applications, visas and immigration as well as bringing family to the UK while studying. As well as this is information about daily matters such as getting a bank account, a part time job or using health care services. The university runs a number of student services to help with the problems that can occur when studying, both academic and non-academics. There is a counselling service as well as careers and employability services while the students centre is the place to visit for all of this help. For extracurricular activities, these are provided by the student union and cover a vast range of interests. There are plenty of recreational activities to take up from one off sessions such as Thai cooking or mixology to regular classes including dancing and water sports. There are regular RAG events to get involved with and each year the union members vote on a charity to support for the twelve month period including Children in Need and Comic Relief in past years. Societies cover a range of interests from aviation enthusiasts to bloggers, cultural groups, religion and even games. In sports there are over 30 teams taking part in 20 different sports including traditional team and solo activities such as basketball, cricket, athletics and football to newer sports such as volleyball. Then there are the fitness activities such as karate and swimming as well as cheerleading.

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