MSc /PGDip /PGCert Enhanced Professional Practice

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 3Yr PT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
    PGCert 1Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

The Enhanced Professional Practice course enables health and social care professionals undertaking work-based learning and practice development to gain academic credit for their learning.

Key Features

Performance:

  • The course covers a key theme in current government health policy

Teaching and Employability:

  • Students usually complete the course in 3 years 
  • A student-led approach to learning, with the opportunity of attending taught modules of up to 60 credits
  • Suitable for experienced practitioners with a health or social care background currently working within a health or social care environment

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
MSc EPP Y1 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select up to 60 credits from the following modules. Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules (please note a maximum of 30 credits from these modules may be selected during the full programme).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM25Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Management and Leadership in Health Care Practice (WBL)
SHGM440
SHGM90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Starting Your Professional Development
SHGM92Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHGM93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Assessing Your Current Practice
SHGM94Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHGM95Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHGM96Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHGM97Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students must choose between 30 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
MSc EPP Y2 - 60 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 30 credits from the following modules.Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules (please note a maximum of 30 credits from these modules may be selected during the full programme).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM25Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Management and Leadership in Health Care Practice (WBL)
SHGM440
SHGM90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Starting Your Professional Development
SHGM92Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHGM93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Assessing Your Current Practice
SHGM94Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHGM95Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHGM96Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHGM97Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM91Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Personal Practice Development Portfolio
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHHM320
SHHM42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Advancing your own practice in Blood Component Transfusion
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM05Academic Year40Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC)
SHGM06Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice (HCPC)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM22Academic Year40Non-Medical Prescribing (GPhC)
SHGM23Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM26Academic Year40Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC)
SHGM27Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice (NMC)

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM91MSemester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Professional Midwifery Practice Portfolio
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHHM320
SHHM42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Advancing your own practice in Blood Component Transfusion
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM05Academic Year40Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC)
SHGM06Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice (HCPC)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM26Academic Year40Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC)
SHGM27Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice (NMC)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM22Academic Year40Non-Medical Prescribing (GPhC)
SHGM23Academic Year20Pharmacology Principles and Practice

PGCert 1 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
PGCert EPP - 30 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select up to 60 credits from the following modules. Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Starting Your Professional Development
SHGM92Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHGM93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Assessing Your Current Practice
SHGM94Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHGM95Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHGM96Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHGM97Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning in Practice

PGDip 2 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
PGDip EPP Y1 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select up to 60 credits from the following modules.Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules (please note a maximum of 30 credits from these modules may be selected during the full programme).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Starting Your Professional Development
SHGM92Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHGM93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Assessing Your Current Practice
SHGM94Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHGM95Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHGM96Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHGM97Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students must choose between 30 and 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
OR
PGDip EPP Y2 - 30 

Choose Minimum Of 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 30 credits from the following modules. Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules (please note a maximum of 30 credits from these modules may be selected during the full programme).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Starting Your Professional Development
SHGM92Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Policy Influences on Your Practice
SHGM93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Assessing Your Current Practice
SHGM94Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
SHGM95Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
SHGM96Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHGM97Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Description

In a practice driven environment such as health and social care, the concept of work based learning is a cornerstone for the continuing professional development of health and social care practitioners.

The Enhanced Professional Practice course is an academic award specifically developed around the needs of busy, practising health and social care professionals looking to gain academic credit for their learning.

It is a work-based, highly-flexible and modular programme which comprises ‘M’ level studies.

The degree will be delivered using a blended learning approach including some taught elements, Action Learning Sets, Supervision and other ICT approaches.  

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you will need:

  • to be employed within the health and social care sector
  • an appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2:2 or above) evidence of recent academic study and/ or Continuous Professional Development
  • a minimum of two years’ experience and possession of a relevant professional portfolio

How To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply by downloading the  PG application form  

Applications for 2018 are now open and must be received by no later than Friday 21st September 2018.  

Induction for the first core module ‘Starting Your Professional Development’ will take place 8-12th October 2018 (9.00-17.00).  As these will be the only taught content days held at the University, please ensure you are able to attend. 

 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Part-time £2,400 N/A
PGDip Part-time £2,400 N/A
PGCert Part-time £2,400 N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are likely to encounter additional costs at university. These can include, amongst others:

  • buying stationery and equipment, such as USB sticks, etc.
  • printing and photocopying
  • binding of research projects/ dissertations (approximately £5)

Please note there are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course. 

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. 

Facilities 

In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences find out more here  or take a virtual tour  of the college. 

Introduction to the course