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Community Health Practice MSc

Community Health Practice MSc

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, UCLan
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    2-3 Years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development, Post-registration

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September and January

  • Award Type:

    MSc

Why study this programme?

The course is aimed at those who wish to further their knowledge within the context of Community Health Practice. Students will have opportunity to undertake a variety of modules according to need and/or interest.

The award has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to share professional knowledge and insight in a multi-professional forum, reflecting on the place of their clinical expertise and practice in relation to other disciplines contributing to community health practice.

Delivery of the course is mixed allowing students to select from modules to study on campus or via elearn.

The course team/module leaders are all qualified in the field in which they teach and hold relevant NMC registration (where applicable). Each member of the team has their own speciality and you will benefit from their expertise. Staff are involved with publishing their work and publications will be highlighted to you throughout the course. All the team have further Degrees or are working towards them. A major strength of the MSc Community Health Practice course is the expertise of staff to facilitate shared learning across a range of community disciplines. This facilitates the discussion of common issues and concerns, enabling examples of good practice to be shared.

Entry Requirements

  • Have a first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (i.e. health related, pure science or social science) from an approved Institution of Higher Education. If you do not meet these criteria you are advised to contact the course leader for advice. Transfer of credits in accordance with University regulations may be possible.
  • Be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.
  • Be able to provide two references (one practice/work and one academic).
  • Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you are suitable to engage with the programme
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed. Your application will be considered on its merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme. You may be invited for an informal discussion before being offered a place. The purpose of this discussion is first to ensure that you understand the nature of the programme and its demands and to pathway plan your modular route leading to the identified award and exit point.
  • If you do not meet the above criteria you may still be considered for admission to the programme; you will be required to provide evidence of suitable experience and supportive qualifications.
  • Have the ability to be self-funding or have the commitment of their employer to support course fees
  • Have their manager’s support for the course (where appropriate)

Programme at a Glance

  • NH4001 Concepts of Community Practice (20 credits)

OR

  • NU4124 Principles of Public Health and Social Policy (20 Credits)

AND

  • NU4025 Introduction to Post Graduate Research (20 credits)

  • NU4053 Dissertation (60 credits)

OR

  • PG4115 Applied Health Project (40 credits)

A selection of option modules from the list of modules to make up 180 credits in total.

(Example, if you choose 60 credit dissertation you will require 4 x 20 credit option modules. If you choose Applied Public Health Project you will require 5 x 20 credit option modules)

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 8 November 2018

Further Information

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course team/module leaders are all qualified in the field in which they teach and hold relevant NMC registration (where applicable). Each member of the team has their own specialty and are involved with publishing their work.

A major strength of the MSc in community health Practice course is the expertise of staff to facilitate shared learning across a range of community disciplines. This facilitates the discussion of common issues and concerns, enabling examples of good practice to be shared.

The emphasis of the teaching and learning strategy will be student-centred and aimed at utilising and maximising your own experiences to assist the learning process. This diversity of experience enables the use of a variety of approaches to teaching and learning particularly the use of problem-based learning, experiential learning, web-based learning, seminars, debate and other informal, interactive methods. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment strategies.

Each module will identify appropriate assessment strategies.

A range of assessment strategies include:

  • Written assignments e.g. essays, case studies, reflective accounts, dissertation
  • Presentations – oral and poster presentations
  • Portfolio development

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Post-registration Recruitment Team, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
See further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2019/20

Full-time:

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Contact healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk for details on module fees.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.