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Chronic Disease Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Chronic Disease Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to develop your skills and the expertise needed to promote and support behaviour change. Chronic disease in our society is on the increase, and although there is strong evidence that lifestyle adjustment can prevent and manage chronic disease, many face complex and challenging barriers to achieving lifestyle behaviour change. Innovative methods and highly trained individuals are needed to successfully tackle the problem from all sides. There's a need in a range of health settings - including clinical, healthcare, social care and public health departments - for highly skilled, autonomous and analytical employees that specialise in the prevention, assessment and management of chronic diseases. Such employers report that it is currently challenging to find candidates with the experience and skillset needed. This degree will produce highly skilled graduates to address this gap. This skill-enriching Master’s programme provides you with the opportunity to enhance skills, knowledge and understanding of facilitating, managing and supporting behaviour change at individual, group and population levels. The degree also aims to expand your research expertise. Chronic Disease Management MSc is ideal if you're looking to progress your current career and provides the vital skills and experience necessary to embark on a career working to tackle chronic disease. The development of skills and competencies in behaviour change and lifestyle prevention of chronic disease are areas highlighted as a priority by Public Health England is integral to the course. This includes preventative approaches and tackling emerging conditions early, engaging hard to reach groups in the prevention and management of chronic disease, including males, ethnic minorities, pregnant women, the elderly and those from low socio-economic groups. The degree includes a work-based learning component in which you will develop project management skills through the planning, implementation or evaluation of a particular project. This will place you in a favourable position to climb the career ladder in organisations with a chronic disease focus. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Self?care is a concept that has evolved during the 21st century and encompasses the preventive and care behaviours utilised by patients to optimise health and social wellbeing. It is an essential element of any health system, and Department of Health guidelines have promoted a shift to a greater emphasis on self-care, developing more equal partnerships between health professionals and patients. This module will explore self-care options utilised by those with chronic diseases, and consider approaches to empower patients to make choices and take responsibility for their own health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,280

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students are required to have a 2:2 honours degree or above from a UK university, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Relevant degrees include nutrition, biosciences and applied health degrees (such as nursing, medicine or allied health), health and exercise science or social science. Individual consideration will be given to those who have obtained a 2:2 degree classification (or equivalent). Evidence of recent academic study - or a period of professional experience with responsibilities in a relevant field - is also required.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more