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MSc/ PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care)

MSc/ PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Care Of Dying (Nursing) Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our recently developed innovative Master’s Person-Centred Practice (PCP) Framework with a suite of course routes which place the values of person-centredness at their core. These routes offer practitioners the opportunity to build upon their experience and develop an understanding of the knowledge and evidence that positively contributes to the health and wellbeing of persons, groups and populations.

The framework enables you to study the route which best meets your professional background and future aspirations. It will appeal to a wide range of health professionals. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nurses already working in, or wishing to work in, the community can undertake a specified group of modules that allows them to achieve a community qualification or registration recognised by the NMC in District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing.

This MSc/ PgDip is for graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their careers in the broad field of palliative care.

Why QMU?

Contemporary, creative and interactive learning approaches facilitate your learning.

Teaching staff include internationally renowned Person-centred Practice academics Professor Brendan McCormack and Professor Jan Dewing.

Course overview

This MSc/ PgDip is for graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their careers in the broad field of palliative care.

Structure

To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. You can opt to study for the full MSc, a PgDip, or a PgCert. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Our teaching, learning and assessment strategy is framed by our core philosophical concepts of personhood, person-centredness, human valuing, healthful relations, human potential and development, supportive and enabling environments. Central to this strategy is the need for learners to engage in the learning experiences, a readiness to listen and explore, preparedness to be open to experiences and a resolve to keep going.

Assessment strategies will encourage application to practice. In line with the framework’s philosophy, a wide range of sustainable strategies are used to ensure assessment diversity.

Careers

Graduates have taken up advanced specialist practice and leadership roles within their specialist field of practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2.5 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care (15 Credits)
Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice (15 Credits)
Theory and Practice of Person-centred Health and Social Care (30 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care (15 Credits)
Working with People with Complex Pain and Symptoms (15 Credits)
Shadows and Horizons: Advancing Palliative Care Practice (15 Credits)
Leading Professional Practice (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£735 per 20 credit module / £550 per 15 credit module. Dissertation fee: £1,100.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

1885 per 20 credit module. Dissertation fee: £3,190.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be graduates with evidence of relevant recent academic study.