MSc Health Care Practice will interest you if you are a health care professional in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, wishing to advance your knowledge base and clinical skills. Irrespective of your clinical speciality, you will become actively involved in the advancement of practice which will be recognised within our MSc Health Care Practice. It is anticipated that this course will also significantly contribute towards your registration as an advanced practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We offer five specialist variations which are: Health Care Practice, Health Care Practice (End of Life Care), Health Care Practice (Long Term Conditions), Health Care Practice (Mental Health) and Health Care Practice (Respiratory Care).
These specialist pathways provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the underlying key concepts, as well as the necessary skills to access and critically appraise research findings, thereby ensuring that you are able to apply your understanding of the health sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health care policy to critique and enhance your own evidence-based and professional practice.
Our School of Health and Human Sciences offers a multidisciplinary environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching. We submitted with our Department of Sociology in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) and were awarded joint first in the UK. Within our School, our educational provision meets professional regulatory requirements and achieves high standards. We do so by having staff that are multi-professional, including clinically-qualified lecturers, sociologists and social policy and management specialists, so they have clinical and academic credibility.
A unique feature of our school is that many of our staff work with local National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and other local agencies, which enhances our grasp of the contemporary links between academic research, the major issues of the day and practice. We specialise in applied, multidisciplinary research that addresses issues of national and international concern to health policy and practice and related fields. We have research interest groups in ‘Developing Professional Practice’ and ‘Applied Health Research’, and host the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.