Students develop essential theoretical and practical skills and knowledge concerning effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and groups of people with healthcare needs; students also develop the knowledge and skills to design and improve healthcare services; students are taught the latest concepts in research methodology and data analysis in healthcare, and learn comprehensive clinically'focused or relevant professional skills; clinical simulation is used to emphasise the integration of scientific principles, empirical evidence and validated theoretical models to healthcare practice.
Modules include: applied physiology; research methods in health and social care; health promotion theory; diagnostics tools (applications to healthcare practice); dissertation in healthcare; research methods; genes, diseases, health and illness; service design and improvement in healthcare; Master's project in healthcare. Optional modules include: leadership and management competence in healthcare; advanced approach in diabetes care and management; promoting sexual health; substance misuse treatment and interventions.
Course Additional Entry
A minimum of DipHE, HND (120 level 5 credits) or equivalent in a healthcare or life'science related subject (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, human biology, physiotherapy, podiatry); applicants who are healthcare professionals must normally be registered where appropriate with a regulatory authority (e.g. Health Professions Council or equivalent) in their country of origin, and have evidence of the successful completion of at least 3 years' full'time study leading to registration; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 7.0 or above including a minimum 7.0 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet'based test 100 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.
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