College of Human and Health Sciences
MSc Chronic Conditions Management
The increasing burden of chronic illness is one of the greatest challenges facing health systems globally. The World Health Organisation (2003) has highlighted that chronic conditions will become the leading cause of disability by 2020 and the most expensive problem for healthcare systems throughout the world. Across the United Kingdom and beyond, chronic conditions management has become a political priority and a driver of health care policy and strategic development.
The programme is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and understanding of issues relating to the theory and practice of chronic conditions management and associated drivers. The main ethos of the programme is to be multidisciplinary and interprofessional and thereby mirror chronic condition management within the National Health Service (NHS) and government initiatives. Interprofessional education has been defined as education which “occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care” (Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education, 2002). The words from and about distinguish interprofessional from multiprofessional education and also indicate that dynamic interaction is a defining feature of the process of interprofessional education.
Who should take this programme?
This programme is designed for a range of health and social care professionals who work within or are interested in working within the field of long term and chronic conditions and also people interested in primary prevention and health promotion in relation to chronic conditions. Recent and current students include nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, medical doctors and health science graduates.
International Student Requirements:
Overseas equivalent qualifications may be considered.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Out State Tuition (per year): 11900 GBP