Part-time: Five years. Nine modules (or equivalent), one Level 6 and the remaining Level 7. There are three core modules and the remaining modules are optional.
This postgraduate course in Advanced Stroke Practice aims to give students the choice to follow either a more clinically orientated route within the MSc/PGDip, a research focused route or the ability to combine an element of both depending on the individual student need and work-place demands. It is hoped this more flexible course will meet the needs of clinicians, employers and potential funders.
A key feature of the Advanced Stroke Practice course is the diffusion of evidence-based knowledge for practice within the context of your workplace. The course aims to provide students interested in taking forward stroke care, the option to specialise in the field from the perspective of research and evidence based practice or to develop advanced clinical skills in order to translate evidence of effective stroke care into tangible clinical or service developments.
See course leader.
+ 20 credits from the following:
+ 40 credits from the following:
+ 60 credits from the following:
(C) = Core
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The MSc/PGDip Advanced Stroke Practice requires 9 modules (or equivalent), one of which is a Level 6 and the remaining must be at Level 7. There are three core modules and the remaining modules are optional.
The course leader will have a discussion with you regarding your clinical and learning needs and support will be offered to ensure that choices made during the course will be related to the development of your knowledge and skills enabling you to:
Inter-professional and inter-agency working is therefore central to effective stroke practice, and is reflected in the design of this programme. Whilst there is some 'evidence' to guide stroke service design which has been incorporated into National Stroke Strategy and National Guidelines, there are many aspects of stroke practice where definitive evidence does not exist. There is an urgent need to expand research capacity in the stroke workforce, and it is hoped that these courses will contribute to this agenda in some way. There is perhaps a more urgent need to ensure that where strong evidence does exist, as in the co-ordination of acute stroke services, this is implemented widely.
A key feature of this programme will be the diffusion of evidence-based knowledge for practice within the context of the student's workplace. The programme aims to provide students interested in taking forward stroke care, the option to specialise in the field from the perspective of research and evidence based practice or to develop advanced clinical skills in order to translate evidence of effective stroke care into tangible clinical or service developments. Where strong evidence of best practice does not exist, the knowledge and skills of clinicians to deal with uncertainty in the best interests of patients and carers is crucial. This programme will support students to deconstruct those aspects of stroke practice where evidence is absent or unclear, or where theoretical positions are in conflict, and to build appropriate recommendations for care or service design.
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
College of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
The emphasis within the course will be upon the creation of a challenging learning environment with rapid transition to a student-led approach. This is essential to facilitate the student's development to an autonomous and proactive learner. The students will have, as practising professionals, much to contribute to the learning process. It is believed that an interactive and creative design of the course will enable the student to innovate their own strategies in the identification of their own independent perspectives. They will be encouraged to develop both their theoretical and practice related knowledge with a critical perspective. Students will be supported early in the course, and at regular opportunities throughout, to develop their learning skills to ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the learning opportunities available.
A range of assessment strategies are employed, depending on the route taken.