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At the heart of health, in the heart of London School of Health Sciences Prospectus 2013/14

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Offering an impressive range of academic and professional courses, City University London’s School of Health Sciences aims to develop the future practice, policy and research leaders for the healthcare sector. With world-class researchers and experienced practitioners leading our courses, students graduate highly skilled in clinical and professional competencies, research and policy, healthcare management techniques and in the application of evidence-based care. Delivering undergraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas, specialist masters, research degrees and continuing professional development courses in a wide range of areas, we are the School of choice for aspiring and practising healthcare practitioners, managers, policy makers and researchers. CONTENTS

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Why choose us? Your Career Your Learning Your University Your City Our Courses

2 COURSE DIRECTORY FOUNDATION DEGREES 20 Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 24 BSc (Hons) Human Communication 26 BSc (Hons) Midwifery 28 BSc (Hons) Nursing: Adult 30 BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child 32 BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health 34 BSc (Hons) Optometry 36 BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) 38 BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) 40 BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

TOP-UP UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 44 BSc (Hons) Health Sciences 46 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies 48 Overseas Nursing Programme 50 B  Sc (Hons) Primary Care (Practice Nursing) 52 BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (with Child and Youth Studies and Public Service Management routes) 54 BSc Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) GRADUATE ENTRY CONVERSION COURSES 58 Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Adult 60 Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Child 62 Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Mental Health 64 Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (78 week shortened programme) 66 Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) 68 Postgraduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy

POSTGRADUATE SPECIALIST MASTERS 72 Postgraduate Specialist Masters 74 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care 76 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) 78 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) 80 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care) 82 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) 84 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child; Neonatal) 86 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing) 88  MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nursing) 90 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry) 92 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) 94 MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication) 96 MSc Clinical Optometry 98 MRes Clinical Research 100 MSc Health Management (in Strategic Management and Leadership) 102 MSc Health Policy

104 MSc Health Services Research 106 MSc Joint Professional Practice (Language and Communication) 108 MSc Medical Ultrasound 110 Masters in Public Health (MPH) 112 MSc Radiography (Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance) 114 CPD HEALTH RESEARCH DEGREES 118 Health Research Degrees

3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 122 Fees and Funding 124 Accommodation 126 Visit Us


Welcome Thank you for your interest in the School of Health Sciences

At City’s School of Health Sciences we are proud of our heritage and have a history dating back more than 120 years, to the School of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital.

We employ leading academics and researchers from disciplines including nursing, midwifery, optometry, radiography, psychology, sociology, health policy, speech and language therapy and human communication. Our academics are not only some of the foremost experts in their respective fields, but are also responsible for key research projects that impact on how healthcare is practised in the UK. Working across all these disciplines we are committed to a modern and interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. This perspective is becoming increasingly important with an ageing society and the increasing number of people with chronic conditions the bulk of whom are managed in the community.

The School provides outstanding health education in the heart of London and continually evolves to increase academic activity, enhance student experience, and ensure that we are at the forefront of health-related academic research that has a positive and enduring impact on patient outcomes.

Our exceptional students are at the heart of our School. We know our students are unique – they are committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based and empathetic healthcare to patients and their families and are the health leaders of tomorrow.

We offer a range of courses at foundation, undergraduate, post-registration and postgraduate level. The School also offers an extensive range of modules and short courses as part of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio.

We build lifelong relationships with our students as they learn and take that knowledge into the workplace throughout their careers – as independent and confident practitioners, managers and leaders.

To this end we are committed to improving our students’ experience. We have invested over £14 million on new facilities at the main university campus with a new School of Health Sciences building nearby. The new facilities include a new biological sciences laboratory and Clinical Skills facility which simulate fully equipped hospital wards. City University London offers opportunities for everyone interested in pursuing a career in health and provides exceptional graduate employment prospects as a result of our commitment to academic excellence, focus on business and the professions and the benefits of our central London location. We look forward to welcoming you as a student in the near future.

Professor Stanton Newman Dean, School of Health Sciences, City University London

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Overview • Why choose us? • Your Career • Your Learning • Your University • Your City • Our Courses

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IMPACT Our team of academics and professionals undertake world-leading research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice at a national and international level. We are committed to engaging research that informs policy, services and practice, underpinning our teaching and learning activity.

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REPUTATION

At City’s School of Health Sciences high-quality research and teaching underpins everything we do. Students learn from expert academics and practitioners alongside other high-calibre students building their knowledge and skills in a professional, and friendly, interdisciplinary environment.

We have a reputation for excellence in health education and research built on more than 120 years experience. We are responsive to the needs of modern healthcare and continually develop and adapt our portfolio of courses to ensure we meet the needs of the profession.

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EXPERIENCE

At the School of Health Sciences we have a truly international outlook and our approach to research, practice and policy is set within the global context. Increasingly health issues transcend individual nations so our aim is to promote best practice and policy to maximise the health of populations worldwide.

At City our students benefit from real-world experience in some of the world’s most challenging and rewarding settings. Students taking clinical courses are expected to take the theory learned in the classroom and apply it in practice, ensuring they are really ready to join the profession. Those studying health management, policy or research are provided with opportunities to work with leaders in a range of fields, building an indepth knowledge.

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DEVELOPMENT

RELATIONSHIPS

DIVERSITY

Lifelong learning is a fundamental part of the School’s ethos. We offer a wide range of short courses and CPD modules to support health professionals in advancing their clinical skills, to promote core research skills and enable practitioners to manage and lead effectively.

We have unique partnerships with London’s leading healthcare providers and the associated professional bodies which allow our students to work with diverse populations, illnesses and treatments in some of the sectors most prestigious settings.

The School prides itself on its diverse student population. In addition to supporting peer to peer learning, the diversity of our student profile supports students in developing key “soft” skills, such as communication and empathy, that are critical for future success.

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LOCATION

ALUMNI

With buildings in the heart of London, our students interact with world-class healthcare professionals on a daily basis. In addition the City and central London are just a short journey from the School, as is London’s vibrant and diverse “east-end”.

City has an excellent graduate employment record that is one of the best in the country. City is ranked 10th in the UK for graduate employability (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012) and ranked 10th in the UK for graduate starting salaries (Which? University).

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Why choose us ? Rated No. 1 in London for Nursing (The Guardian University Guide 2013)

The facts...

Over 120 years experience in training health professionals World leading research quality rating according to the most recent RAE (2008) Ranked 10th in the UK for graduate employability (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012) Ranked 10th in the UK for graduate starting salaries (Which? University) Incorporates the former St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery One of the first institutions in the world to train optometrists, operating since 1927 Leading provider of speech and language therapy courses in the UK Saad Centre for Radiography is one of the best equipped clinical skills suites in the UK Centrally located and working with over 70% of London NHS Trusts

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Your Career “City University London has links with some of the world’s most prestigious hospitals.”

With you every step of the way…

Gayle Inman BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) “ The course at City has prepared me really well and I have learnt so much. At times I was very nervous as naturally you do get days when you think I can’t do this – it can be hard and stressful – but then you have great days and your confidence goes up. It’s a bit like when you first start driving and you are very focused on developing your technical skills and confidence. At the beginning you are consumed by the technical aspects – but then as you get more accomplished you can talk and do x-rays - you start to juggle the two. You get lots of support from your personal tutor and the link lecturers. My personal tutor came and visited me every week and I felt I was really looked after and supported. By the end of the first year I felt I was part of the team. I was trusted to get on with my job and undertake x-rays. The placements allow you to build on your theoretical learning, you get to observe the radiography department in action then actually have a go yourself. I found as I got to know the departments, the equipment and team members, my confidence really started to grow. As a student studying and practising in London you have access to the most up-todate expertise and facilities. City University London also has links with some of the world’s most prestigious hospitals. Increasingly, getting a job is more competitive and you really need to raise your game to get a job and succeed. Living, studying and ultimately working in London gives you so many more work and social opportunities.” 8


We are dedicated to supporting you in achieving your career goals. Whatever field you want to work in and whatever stage you are at, we have the support and the links to meet your needs at every step of your career.

CAREER AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

City University London’s dedicated Career and Skills Development Centre provides you with specialist careers guidance to advance your career. The careers advisers at the Centre give students individual guidance and support for interviews, mock interviews and job searching techniques. SPECIALIST CAREERS ADVICE

Throughout your course our expert staff and your personal tutor are on hand to give specialist advice on both your study and your future. With invaluable practice experience and a keen knowledge of the requirements of modern healthcare they will guide you through your course and support you as you go on placements and finally into the field of your choice. CLINICAL PLACEMENTS AND COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Clinical placements are a vital factor in promoting understanding and development of professional skills. They help students become fit for practice, fit for purpose and fit for award by the time you complete your course. Each placement provides you with educational opportunities to develop your professional skills. A Community of Practice is a group of healthcare practitioners, who share specific professional interests such as midwifery, mental health nursing, children’s nursing, primary care and public health care or adult nursing. 9


Your Learning At City we are committed to providing each of our students with an integrated learning experience as we believe face-to-face learning is fundamental to giving you the skills you need not only for your course, but for your career.

That said, our interactive online learning environment enhances your learning experience as you can access lecture notes, watch podcasts and contact academics online. FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING

The core strength of our School is the quality of our teaching teams. Our teaching team is made up of health practitioners and academics who teach the courses via a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Lectures allow you to learn alongside your fellow students in your year, seminars give you the opportunity to discuss and analyse what you’ve learned in smaller groups, whilst tutorials enable you to meet with your subject tutor to discuss individual issues in greater depth. TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING

Integrated learning support tailored to your needs...

The School has a commitment to using technology to enhance teaching and learning. We use a range of learning technologies including: Adobe Connect, Adobe Presenter, Turnitin, Pebblepad, Personal Response Systems, audio visual facilities in our lecture and seminar rooms, as well as, iTunes U, podcasts, simulation and video content. Students also have access to flip cameras through the School’s library and may use these in project work and in assessments. MOODLE

Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment, provides students with web access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools. A small number of courses are delivered entirely through this medium as distance learning, but our main approach is one of blended learning; combining face-to-face teaching with online activity. This provides flexibility for students and enhances and supports our campus delivery.

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The core strength of our school is the quality of our teaching teams FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Your University

Be part of the bigger picture...

At City, you are not only part of the School of Health Sciences, you are also part of a leading University. As a City student, you will have unlimited access to a range of teaching, learning, leisure and sporting facilities.

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TEACHING ENVIRONMENT

Our interactive lecture theatres and teaching rooms provide the perfect learning environment for the modern day student. Fully equipped with a PC network and projection facilities, our teaching accommodation will help you to get the most out of your time in class. LIBRARY SERVICES

There is a specialist health library at West Smithfield, it is open Monday to Friday 08.30–19.00 throughout the year. There is also a collection of health resources available at the main library at Northampton Square.


Resources include textbooks, journals, e-books, DVDs, electronic journals and databases. Electronic online resources can be accessed from anywhere so you don’t have to come in to study and can use many resources from home or while on placement. The libraries offer different study spaces to reflect the different study needs of students. Some courses or parts of modules require a more collaborative approach while some require more individual, silent study. Our team of subject specific Librarians provide support and training for your studies and are available for group or one-to-one sessions.

IT SERVICES

CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE SKILLS

The IT team helps students to access IT and audio-visual, including the crosscampus wireless network.

At City we understand that foreign language skills can give graduates the competitive edge in the job market. City’s Centre for Language Skills offers courses designed to develop students communication skills in foreign languages as well as cultural knowledge about how to live, work and be part of a culturally diverse global society.

When you start your course you will be given your own email address, web space and backed-up file storage space. You will also have access to: –– 1,100 PCs across the University –– Wireless hotspots throughout the University –– Three 24-hour PC labs at the main University campus –– A3, A4, colour, black and white and transparency printing –– Scanning is available through the Service Centre The following audio visual facilities are also available for student loan at no cost: –– Digital video cameras –– Microphones –– Tripods –– Data projectors –– MP3 recorders

STUDENT CENTRE

The Student Centre can offer information and help on a whole range of matters including: financial support, housing, international student support, disability services, dyslexia support, payment of fees, academic learning support and student mental health and wellbeing support. FAITH SERVICES

Our Chaplaincy Service is open to people of all faith, and to those who simply wish to know more. We have quiet rooms for prayer and a separate prayer room for Muslims. STUDENT UNION

The Student Union also offers more than 50 clubs and societies that you can join. Societies include a range of areas such as academic, cultural, religious, political or national interests, and clubs cover a wide range of sports from martial arts to basketball. Not the club for you? Students can even create their own new clubs. For the full list of clubs and societies visit www.culsu.co.uk SPORT ACTIVITIES

We are in the process of redeveloping the Sports Centre to include an Olympic quality six-court sports hall, a 100 station fitness area, spacious changing facilities, four multi-purpose studios, separate team changing areas and a cafe. Whilst the Sports Centre is closed for redevelopment, we have secured preferential rates with local Islington and national providers of fitness facilities for our students. Students can take advantage of exclusive preferential rates at Aquaterra Leisure, Fitness First plc, and Virgin Active Health Clubs. FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Your City London, your campus...

London is a fantastic, cosmopolitan city in which to study whatever your passion. Our campuses are based near all of the best restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries, museums and clubs in the whole of the UK – it is all here on your doorstep. You will be in the heart of a culturally diverse world capital city. At the School of Health Sciences you will be studying and undertaking clinical placements in North, North East, East London and in the surrounding Essex areas. This gives students a unique experience with access to central London areas such as Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street but also the more culturally diverse areas such as Whitechapel, Islington, Shoreditch and Stratford. So whether you are planning a night out in Brick Lane, a visit to Sadler’s Wells or a relaxing day in Victoria Park – there is really something for everyone. For more information on studying in London, visit: www.studylondon.ac.uk

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At City we provide training and education opportunities for every step of your career and beyond into your professional life. Whether you are looking to start a career in health, change direction or build on your existing skills and experience, we have the course for you.

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GRADUATE ENTRY CONVERSION COURSES Our graduate-entry conversion courses allow graduates from other disciplines to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three or four - providing a fasttrack route into health - or gain a second registration in midwifery, health visiting, school and district nursing.

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SPECIALIST MASTERS Our flexible postgraduate Masters allow students to further develop clinical skills in specialist practice areas or to develop in-depth knowledge in areas relating to clinical practice, health policy, health management, health research, and leadership.

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES We offer a range of undergraduate degrees in nursing, midwifery, optometry, radiography, speech and language therapy and human communication. Each course is developed to deliver the core skills and understanding needed to pursue and succeed in these challenging and rewarding careers.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The School also offers a fully comprehensive range of modules and short courses as part of our CPD portfolio. These allow professionals to build both their skills base and career paths in a modular fashion, linked to or separate from their current role or profession.

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HEALTH RESEARCH DEGREES

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TOP-UP DEGREES

FOUNDATION COURSES

Our range of post-registration courses for health and social care professionals allow practitioners to “top-up” their existing qualification to degree level or gain a second specialisation. For overseas nurses they provide a route to qualification for practice in the UK.

The School is committed to providing a supportive and well resourced environment for individuals wishing to pursue a clinical research academic or academic research career. It provides excellent supervision opportunities from world leading research teams and all research students are linked to one of the School’s research groups.

Our foundation level course in ophthalmic dispensing is run in partnership with City and Islington College and provides a strong base for further study at City.

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Course directory • Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing

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Course directory

Foundation

Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing UCAS Code: B511 Duration: Full-time: Two years

AT A GLANCE

This course leads to a rewarding career as a dispensing optician, a specialist trained to dispense and fit ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames and to recognise basic ocular disorders. The Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing allows students to enter their pre-registration training as a dispensing optician or can lead to further study at degree level. Job prospects are good and the career is interesting and rewarding, and one that can make a genuine difference. The career is suited to those who enjoy working with people.

WHY STUDY OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING?

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to a rewarding career dispensing and fitting spectacles

Benefit

from the expertise at both City University London and City and Islington College

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by the General Optical Council

Benefit

from a course which is at the forefront of training for dispensing opticians

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credit for further study or enter your pre-registration training

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who would like to train as a dispensing optician while gaining a degree with a strong focus on the workplace. On completion of the course students may complete their pre-registration period and qualify as a dispensing optician or continue their studies to obtain an honours degree in Health Sciences or apply to join BSc Optometry (minimum 2 years).

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? YEAR ONE

In year one, you will be introduced to the basic principles of optics and visual optics that underpin work in ophthalmic lenses, dispensing and optical manufacturing. You will also be taught areas of human biology so you can understand how the eye functions in health and disease. CORE MODULES:

–– Visual optics –– Human biology –– Practice management –– Optics and quantitative methods –– Ophthalmic lenses and dispensing

YEAR TWO

Year two builds and expands on the subjects taught in year one so that you can successfully transfer your skills to the workplace. In addition, you will cover basic clinical skills used by optometrists and the basics of contact lenses and low vision. CORE MODULES:

–– Clinical skills –– Visual and neural biology –– Ophthalmic lenses and dispensing –– Optics –– Work placement –– Visual optics and low vision –– Ocular anatomy and contact lenses

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HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The course is a partnership between City University London and City and Islington College, with the majority of teaching at the college. We believe that learning is a joint venture between staff and students. You will be assisted through lectures, tutorials, practical classes, group work and a work placement. This combination provides a superb opportunity both for learning and preparing you for your career. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is based on examinations, coursework tests, presentations, practical write-ups, practical work and practice based assessment.

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–– GCSE passes at grade C or above in Maths or Physics, one other science subject, English Language or Literature and any two other subjects are required –– Applications are considered from a wide range of backgrounds and assessed individually –– Applicants from overseas are considered on a case-by-case basis

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

–– IELTS: 6.0 –– TOEFL: 79 internet-based total

HOW DO YOU APPLY? WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course is accredited by the General Optical Council (GOC). On completion, graduates may gain exemption from the theory exams of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and continue their pre-registration training to become a registered dispensing optician or continue their studies to obtain an honours degree in Health Sciences or apply to join BSc Optometry (minimum 2 years). WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– 180 UCAS tariff points including at least one science subject at A-level at grade C or above and GCSE Maths and English at grade A–C –– Our typical offer is CDD with the C in Biology and D in at least one other Maths or Science subject –– BTEC National Diploma in a relevant science subject with minimum MMP overall –– Equivalent qualifications are sometimes accepted

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

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Undergraduate Degrees

Course directory • BSc (Hons) Human Communication • BSc (Hons) Midwifery • BSc (Hons) Nursing: Adult • BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child • BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health • BSc (Hons) Optometry • BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) • BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy 23


Course directory

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Human Communication

WHY STUDY HUMAN COMMUNICATION AT CITY?

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access to careers where good communication skills and an understanding of the processes of communication are crucial

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your learning by choosing modules from a range of complementary disciplines

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through a range of teaching methods from lectures, workshops to laboratory work and online learning – ensuring you have the skills to excel in the workplace

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in the heart of London and benefit from its exciting arts and cultural scene

UCAS Code: B621 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

This flexible and innovative degree provides a fundamental understanding of how communication develops, how it works and how it can break down. The focus on understanding the process of human communication is supplemented by optional modules which can be tailored to meet your specific interests and aspirations. Areas of study range from psychology, sociology and journalism to media and criminology. Students benefit from high quality and researchinformed teaching within City’s renowned Division of Language and Communication Science. Students share core modules with City’s BSc Speech and Language Therapy students. The course enables you to develop crucial skills in analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, critical appraisal, team working and organisation – preparing you for a range of careers where communication is central. Students who achieve at least an upper second class degree are guaranteed a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy at City.

Who is the course for?

For students who have: –– An interest in both scientific and arts / language based subjects –– Strong analytical skills –– Good written and verbal communication –– Strong team working skills

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? YEAR ONE

The course establishes the foundations of hearing, speech and language. You will gain the knowledge to understand the process of human communication in its social context by studying four core modules and one or two optional modules. CORE MODULES:

–– Hearing and speech sciences 1: phonetics –– Language sciences 1: linguistics –– Bio-medical sciences 1: anatomy and physiology –– Lifespan studies

OPTIONAL MODULES*:

–– Cognitive approaches to mind and behaviour –– History and theory of psychology –– Introduction to sociology –– Sociology research workshop –– Media history and politics –– Contemporary issues in media studies –– Introduction to journalism 1

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YEAR TWO

The second year explores the nature of speech and communication in children and adults and introduces research methods. You are encouraged to choose optional modules that relate to year one options. CORE MODULES:

–– Hearing and speech sciences 2: further phonetics –– Language sciences 2: speech and language development –– Bio-medical sciences 2: neurology and disorders of the ear, nose and throat –– Developmental psychology –– Research and evidence-based practice

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 320 UCAS tariff points typically gained from AAA or AAB or ABB plus an AS level. –– BTEC: DDM –– IB: 32 (with a score of 5 in each Higher Level subject) –– Access course: on an individual basis –– Scottish Highers: Grades AABBB –– Irish Leaving Certificate: 6 subjects at grade B –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma Society, Health and Development, minimum grade C/200 points, topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 280 points (excluding general studies)

OPTIONAL MODULES*:

–– Instrumental phonetics –– Forensic phonetics –– Cognitive psychology –– Social psychology –– Understanding social change –– Media, culture and society –– Sociolinguistics –– Gender and language

YEAR THREE

The focus is on both a research project and the nature of cognition and language in children and adults. In addition, you will choose one or two optional modules to continue to broaden the scope of your studies. CORE MODULES:

–– Language sciences 3: language processing, brain and behavior –– Research project

BTEC and Access courses must be in a relevant health or science related field. IN ADDITION:

–– Five GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C –– Criminal records check clearance is required

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.5 spoken and written tests –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The degree gives pathways to careers where good communication skills and an understanding of the processes of communication are important. Future careers can include law, social work, teaching, audiology, PR, human resources and speech and language therapy. There are also opportunities for further research and postgraduate study in speech and language therapy, audiology, forensic science and forensic phonetics.

OPTIONAL MODULES*:

–– Language, cognition and communication disabilities –– Memory: trends and issues –– Health psychology –– Positive psychology –– The information society –– Gender and society –– Youth, crime and society –– Media law and ethics

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

* This is a sample of modules available. Please note that not all options are available every year. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching methods include large-group lectures, smallgroup workshops, tutorials, laboratory work, online and self-directed learning.

We will take into account your: –– A-level performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

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The course is assessed through coursework – essays, multiple-choice tests, exercises, labs, vivas, and presentations – as well as written and oral examinations and a research project. The final degree mark is weighted from years one to three in the ratio 20:40:40.

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Course directory

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Midwifery

WHY STUDY MIDWIFERY AT CITY?

Broaden

your knowledge through clinical placements in hospitals, birthing centres, clinics, clients’ home and GP surgeries

Enhance

your career prospects – City ranks high for graduate employability and has excellent opportunities for further postgraduate study

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Benefit

from registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

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with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

UCAS Code: B715 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

This degree prepares you for a rewarding and challenging career as a midwife. You are able to support women and their families at a crucial stage in their lives.

Who is the course for?

For students who are committed to midwifery as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people and team working skills –– Good communication skills –– Interest in biology, foetal and child development and the process of pregnancy and birth –– Interest in the well being and care of mothers, babies and their families –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment

The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of midwifery. The innovative and responsive course design and curriculum is supported by hi-tech facilities which include a simulated ward where you can prepare for work in a hospital environment. Students are given the opportunity to combine theoretical study with clinical experience. At City you will be part of a ‘community of practice’ where you can work in some of London’s leading hospitals and community settings. The School previously incorporated the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery – giving students a unique opportunity to benefit from over a 120 year teaching history.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? YEAR ONE

You will develop your skills, professional knowledge and an understanding of the midwife’s role, working in partnership with women and multi-disciplinary teams. It includes an introduction to the fundamental principles of midwifery care, including normal childbirth. CORE MODULES:

–– Orientation to midwifery programme –– Health and society (midwifery) –– Essentials of applied human biology in midwifery –– Introduction to the delivery of professional midwifery –– Introduction to practice knowledge and skills in midwifery

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recognise the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise. CORE MODULES:

–– Progressing professional midwifery knowledge –– Excellence in midwifery practice, pathology and related pharmacology –– Psychological and sociological perspectives of professional midwifery practice

YEAR THREE

You will gain competence in caring for women who choose to have midwifery-led care, including home birth. This will help you develop autonomy and accountability as a midwife. CORE MODULES:

–– Consolidating professional midwifery knowledge –– Leadership, ethics and law within professional midwifery practice –– Developing professional autonomy and leadership in midwifery –– Literature review project (midwifery)

IN ADDITION:

Please check our website for information on BTEC, AVCE and IB. Comparable overseas qualifications are acceptable subject to verification. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records checks. Academic and character references are also required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

All eligible applicants will be invited to a selection day. Applicants must be able to demonstrate maturity, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to be empathetic. Previous experience of working within a caring environment is desirable.   CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught by expert staff through lectures, facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows flexible and innovative e-learning and e-communication opportunities. Students have access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools within an online community. The new Clinical Skills Centre at the University provides clinical skills teaching and learning in a simulated ward.

Yes. 60% of your time will be spent gaining practice experience through clinical placements. This experience takes place in settings such as hospitals, birthing centres, clinics, clients’ homes and GP surgeries. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and you will gain a professional qualification which is internationally recognised. City University London ranks high for graduate employability, and midwives are always in demand. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Each module is assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, simulations, examination, practice-based assessments and skills assessments. A literature-based study of 6,000 words on a subject related to midwifery is required in the final year.

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 320 UCAS tariff points at least 220 at A2. For example 3 A levels at grades BBB or above or 2 A levels at BC and 3 AS levels at C grade or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C. A/AS-levels in biological science or social science is preferable –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma, Society, Health and Development minimum grade C/200 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 300 points –– Access course: on an individual basis

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

In reaching our selection decisions we will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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BSc (Hons) Nursing: Adult

WHY STUDY ADULT NURSING AT CITY?

Broaden

your knowledge through clinical placements which take place in London’s leading hospitals and within community settings

Enhance

your career prospects – City ranks high for graduate employability and has excellent opportunities for further postgraduate study

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

UCAS Code: B701 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

This BSc prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. Adult nursing allows you to make a real difference to people’s lives. Adult nursing is a challenging and fulfilling profession – you will be caring for adults of all ages who may have injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs. You need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. Students are given the opportunity to combine theoretical study with clinical experience. You will be part of a ‘community of practice’ where you can work in some of London’s leading hospitals and community settings. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to provide culturally sensitive care within a diverse world city. The philosophical framework which underpins the curriculum to support students is relationship centred care.

Who is the course for?

For students who are committed to adult nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– A commitment to the essence of care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The first year focuses on relationship centred care as well as considering the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. There will be an opportunity for simulated practice as well as a practice placement.

The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of Adult nursing.

In year 2 you will continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long term care and in the final year the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Honours degree students will undertake a 6,000 word dissertation.

The School previously incorporated the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery – this gives students a unique opportunity to benefit from over a 120 year teaching history.

During the practice-based module students spend the final 12 weeks of the course on a practice area of their choice, subject to availability. Students will have a placement base and have some flexibility to identify practice experiences with their mentor.

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HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

You will be taught by expert staff through lectures, facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows flexible and innovative e-learning and e-communication opportunities. Students have access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools within an online community. Our Clinical Skills Online (CSO) resource provides a step by step video demonstration on clinical skills.

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

The new Clinical Skills Centre at the University provides clinical skills teaching and learning in a simulated ward.

Most placements are within our ‘community of practice’, a partnership of healthcare providers in North East London. Placement blocks run from four to 12 weeks. They allow you to become familiar with the needs of the local community and its health care providers.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment includes written reports, public health work, reflective essays, group presentations and multiple choice exams. Practice is assessed by the student’s mentor and personal tutor and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in a simulated environment. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 280 UCAS tariff points at least 180 at A2, for example 3 A levels at grades BBC or above or 2 A levels at CC and 3 AS levels at C grade or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C. A/AS-levels in biological science or social science is preferable –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma, Society, Health and Development minimum grade D/150 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 270 points –– Access course: on an individual basis

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as acute care, GP surgeries, nursing homes, private hospitals, patients’ homes and in the community.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council which provides a professional qualification which is internationally recognised. The BSc will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of fascinating career opportunities, including the chance to study an MSc after two years’ experience. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com

IN ADDITION:

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

Please check our website for information on QAA/OCN, BTEC, AVCE and IB. Comparable overseas qualifications are acceptable subject to verification. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records check clearance. Academic and character references are also required.

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Applicants invited to a selection day must be able to demonstrate maturity and excellent interpersonal skills, have the ability to be empathetic and to work in different settings with people who have varying needs. Previous experience of working within a caring environment or situation may be advantageous.

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BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child

WHY STUDY CHILD NURSING AT CITY?

Broaden

your knowledge through clinical placements which take place in London’s leading hospitals and within community settings

Enhance

your career prospects – City ranks high for graduate employability and has excellent opportunities for further postgraduate study

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

UCAS Code: B703 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

This BSc prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in caring for children and young people as well as supporting families through their child’s illness. It allows you to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. Child nursing is a fulfilling and challenging profession, caring for children up to the age of 16. You need to be versatile and resilient as you will be caring for children who have acute or long-term health problems, mental ill health, special needs or who are terminally ill. It is essential that as a children’s nurse you can empower children of all ages and also provide support to families. At City you have the opportunity to gain an exceptional range of experience. Placements include the newly refurbished Barts and The London Children’s Hospital – which cares for over 40,000 children a year from London and across the UK and Europe – as well as community health practices in the uniquely diverse neighbourhoods of East London. The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of children’s nursing and who have a passion for the practice, education and research needs of children and young people. The School previously incorporated the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery – this gives students a unique opportunity to benefit from over a 120 year teaching history.

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Who is the course for?

For students who are committed to children’s nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– A commitment to the essence of care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The first year focuses on relationship centred care as well as considering the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. There will be an opportunity for simulated practice as well as a practice placement. In year 2 you will continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long term care and in the final year the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Honours degree students will undertake a 6,000 word dissertation. During the practice-based module students spend the final 12 weeks of the course on a practice area of their choice, subject to availability. Students will have a placement base and have some flexibility to identify practice experiences with their mentor.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

You will be taught by expert staff through lectures, facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows flexible and innovative e-learning and e-communication opportunities. Students have access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools within an online community. Our Clinical Skills Online (CSO) resource provides a step by step video demonstration on clinical skills.

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

The new Clinical Skills Centre at the University provides clinical skills teaching and learning in a simulated ward.

Most placements are within our ‘community of practice’, a partnership of healthcare providers within the North East London area. You will learn about the needs of patients requiring both routine care in foundation hospitals as well as those requiring specialist treatment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment includes multiple-choice and short-answer exams, reflective essays, case-studies reports, lab reports, care studies, group presentations, drugcalculation tests and a seen-scenario exam. Practice is assessed by the student’s mentor and personal tutor and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in a simulated environment. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 280 UCAS tariff points at least 180 at A2, for example 3 A levels at grades BBB or above or 2 A levels at BC and 3 AS levels at C grade or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C. A/AS-levels in biological science or social science is preferable –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma, Society, Health and Development minimum grade C/200 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 300 points –– Access course: on an individual basis

IN ADDITION:

Please check our website for information on QAA/OCN, BTEC, AVCE and IB. Comparable overseas qualifications are acceptable subject to verification. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records check clearance. Academic and character references are also required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as acute care, nurseries, schools, special schools, patients’ homes and in the community.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council which provides a professional qualification which is widely recognised. The BSc will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of career opportunities, including the chance to study an MSc after two years’ experience. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Applicants invited to a selection day must be able to demonstrate maturity, empathy and excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work in different settings with children who have varying needs. Previous experience of working within a caring environment or situation would be advantageous.

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BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health

WHY STUDY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING AT CITY?

Broaden

your knowledge through clinical placements which take place mainly within the East London NHS Foundation Trust

Enhance

your career prospects – City ranks high for graduate employability and has excellent opportunities for further postgraduate study

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

UCAS Code: B702 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

This BSc prepares you for a rewarding career in mental health nursing. As a mental health nurse you can make a real difference to the lives of people of all ages who experience mental health problems. Mental health nursing focuses on the provision of holistic care that enables people with mental health problems to be physically safe and emotionally secure. It is all about helping people to make positive changes to their lives and about supporting them on their journey of recovery. During the course you will combine theoretical study with clinical experience. At City you will gain experience of care delivery across a range of settings and environments in East London. You will have a unique opportunity to learn how to provide culturally sensitive care within a diverse world city. The degree is delivered by experts who are leaders in the field of mental health nursing practice, education and research.

Who is the course for?

For students who are committed to mental health nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– A commitment to mental health care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The first year focuses on relationship centred care as well as considering the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. There will be an opportunity for simulated practice as well as a practice placement. In year 2 you will continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long term care and in the final year the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Honours degree students will undertake a 6,000 word dissertation. During the practice-based module students spend the final 12 weeks of the course on a practice area of their choice, subject to availability. Students will have a placement base and have some flexibility to identify practice experiences with their mentor. We are also using an innovative method of group work to support students and help them to develop the ability to understand and process the emotional impact of working in mental health.

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HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

You will be taught by expert staff through lectures, facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning. Our Virtual Learning Environment allows flexible and innovative e-learning and e-communication opportunities. Students have access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

We are also using an innovative method of group work to support students and help them to develop the ability to understand and process the emotional impact of working in mental health. The new Clinical Skills Centre at the University provides clinical skills teaching in a simulated ward. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment includes multiple-choice and short-answer exams, reflective essays, case-studies reports, lab reports, care studies, group presentations, drugcalculation tests and a seen-scenario exam. Practice is assessed by the student’s mentor and personal tutor and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in a simulated environment.

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This mainly takes place within the East London NHS Foundation Trust covering the diverse communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. Your clinical experience supports you to explore the service user’s journey – including older people, the severely ill, those in recovery, as well as those detained in secure settings. You can customise your clinical experience to your own interests towards the end of the course. Placement blocks run from eight to 12 weeks. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The BSc will open up fascinating career opportunities, including the chance to study an MSc after two years’ experience. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 280 UCAS tariff points at least 180 at A2, for example 3 A levels at grades BBC or above or 2 A levels at CC and 3 AS levels at C grade or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C. A/AS-levels in biological science or social science is preferable –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma, Society, Health and Development minimum grade D/150 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 270 points –– Access course: on an individual basis

IN ADDITION:

Please check our website for information on QAA/OCN, BTEC, AVCE and IB. Comparable overseas qualifications are acceptable subject to verification. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records check clearance. Academic and character references are also required.

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

In reaching our selection decisions we will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

Applicants invited to a selection day must be able to demonstrate maturity and excellent interpersonal skills, to be empathetic and open to working in a range of environments and with people who have varying needs. Previous experience of working within a caring environment or identified transferable skills is advantageous.

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BSc (Hons) Optometry UCAS Code: B510 Duration: Full-time: 3 years

AT A GLANCE

Our degree offers a professionally recognised qualification preparing you for a flexible and rewarding career in optometry.

WHY STUDY OPTOMETRY AT CITY?

Improve

your job prospects – you can work in private practice, hospital eye departments and enter research and teaching

Learn

from the best – our expert staff come from a range of disciplines

Benefit

from exceptional support from our academic and personal support mechanisms

Develop

your skills in our state-of-the art clinics and laboratories

Enrich

your academic experience by learning in a rich and diverse capital city

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to an optometry career. You will need: –– Excellent people and communication skills –– A passion to help others as a primary health care provider –– An interest in the scientific principles and methods that underpin optometry –– Outstanding attention to detail –– Strong organisational skills –– Great problem solving skills

The course is at the cutting edge of optometry and visual science study in both its curriculum and the way it is taught. Throughout the course, students benefit from a combination of state-of-the-art clinics and laboratories and experienced tutors from a wide range of disciplines. Our close links with Moorfields Eye Hospital provide students with access to a wide range of patients and pathology. City is the only university that offers a BSc Optometry degree in London making it a unique experience – studying in a rich and diverse capital city.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? YEAR ONE

You will build a foundation in the basic sciences that underpin optometry while at the same time start your clinical training from day one. Lectures are supported by tutorials and laboratory-based work in our bioscience and optics laboratories, clinical skills suite and dispensary. CORE MODULES:

–– Human physiology and ocular anatomy –– Optics –– Visual Optics and Mathematics –– Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing I –– Clinical skills I

YEAR TWO

You further expand and enhance your clinical skills so that you are competent to enter the public clinics in the third year. This involves an understanding of ocular and systemic disease coupled with the neuroscience of visual perception. Your clinical confidence and competence will be supported by expert guidance in utilising the latest technologies to investigate ocular abnormalities. 34


CORE MODULES:

–– Visual Science –– General Pathology and Eye Disease –– Clinical Skills II –– Contact Lenses I –– Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing II –– Binocular Vision

YEAR THREE

You will be developing the knowledge and clinical skills that form the basis of modern optometric practice by seeing patients under supervision in our Fight for Sight Optometry Clinics at Bath Street. You will carry out full eye examinations, under supervision, and gain specialist skills in the paediatric, binocular vision, contact lens, dispensing and visual impairment clinics. You will also attend Moorfields Eye Hospital, where you will examine patients with a range of eye diseases and benefit from a placement scheme with local optometric practices to gain experience in dispensing spectacles and practice management. CORE MODULES:

–– Eye Disease and Therapeutics –– Clinical Skills and Professional Practice –– Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and Visual Impairment –– Contact Lenses II –– Dissertation or Research Project

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The optometry division at City has an excellent reputation. Our expert staff come from a range of disciplines – optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, orthoptists, physicists, psychologists, neuroscientists and biologists.

–– Other science or medically related degree: Grades: 2:1 to first class Honours, 2:2 in Orthoptics may be considered –– Dispensing diploma: Over 75% in all theory examinations over the duration of the course IN ADDITION:

–– 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C –– Access to this course is possible through the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing –– We welcome applications from overseas and have a good track record of teaching overseas students –– In addition to academic ability, you must be able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills

All candidates who receive an offer will be invited to visit the department. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.0 overall: with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

After graduation, you must work under supervision for about one year, then subject to the successful completion of a final assessment, you can register as an optometrist with the General Optical Council (GOC). Job opportunities are available in private practice, hospital eye departments and in research and teaching. City University London has nearly a 100% employment rate for optometry. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You learn through lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory work, clinical practice and our web-based learning environment.

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible.

We prepare you for a professional career where you will co-manage primary eye care with ophthalmology and general practitioners.

Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is through coursework, written examinations, clinical observation, vivas and practice-based assessment. A project or dissertation of around 6,000 words is required in the final year. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 360 UCAS tariff points, typically gained from AAA, or AAB or ABB plus an AS-level –– AVCE: AA in science (12 unit award) plus mathematics A-level –– IB: 33

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 8716 ugadmissions@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) UCAS code: B821 Duration: Full-time: Three years

WHY STUDY RADIOGRAPHY (DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) AT CITY?

Access

to a fully equipped radiography clinical skills suite

Enrich

your study with clinical placements taking place in world class hospital trusts in London and Essex

Gain

registration with the Health Professions Council and entry to a respected profession

Learn

from City’s expert radiography team

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

AT A GLANCE

City’s degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help diagnose illness by producing and interpreting images. You will study in a unique environment which will mirror the facilities you will encounter whilst in the clinical environment. City’s radiography team are experts in the field and offer a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study. City’s radiography department was founded following the merger of five of London’s top radiography schools – making it the place to study radiography. We also have close links with radiography departments in hospitals, the radiography profession and industry. As a diagnostic radiographer, you would use a range of imaging modalities such as: –– Conventional/plain radiography –– Fluoroscopy –– Computed tomography (CT) –– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) –– Ultrasound –– Nuclear medicine (RNI)

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to radiography as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good listening and communication skills –– Interest in the sciences such as biology, anatomy and physiology –– Confidence to work with leading edge technology

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

50% of the course will be spent in the University and the other half on clinical placement. YEAR ONE

The compulsory modules in the first year will introduce you to the principles and practice of diagnostic imaging. Year one will be spent primarily in the University. CORE MODULES:

–– Common foundation 1 –– Common foundation 2 –– Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology –– Science for medical imaging 1 –– Principles of imaging in practice 1

YEAR TWO

In your second year, you move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience you gained in year one. CORE MODULES:

–– Radiography Research Methods and Statistics –– Science for medical imaging 2 –– Principles of imaging in practice 2 –– Professional Practice in Medical Imaging

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YEAR THREE

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

During your final year, the modules help you become more critical and evaluative in your work.

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

CORE MODULES:

–– Equipment evaluation –– Image Interpretation/Evaluation –– Preparation for clinical practice –– Management and radiographic practice –– Research Exercise

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught in various ways – lectures, seminars, and practical training in the Saad Centre for Radiography Clinical Skills Education, which provides a unique environment which will mirror what you will encounter in the clinical environment. The University also reinforces the teaching through the use of online/ e-learning that enables you to learn interactively using the internet, with self tests and film-viewing quizzes as well as online lecture notes being made available. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your work will be assessed through course work, written examinations, class tests, multiple-choice tests, practical examinations and clinical assessments while you are on clinical placement. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 300 UCAS tariff points typically gained from BBB or BBC plus an AS level –– A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A–C, which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science (preferably physics) –– AVEC: Double award - AA in combination with another full A-level –– BTEC: National Diploma – DDM –– IB: Individually assessed and at least 28 –– Access course: on an individual basis –– 14–19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma Society, Health and Development minimum grade C/200 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 300 points

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

We conduct this course in partnership with hospital trusts in London and Essex. These hospitals provide our students with clinical placements: –– The Royal Free Hospital –– University College London Hospital –– St. Bartholomew’s Hospital –– The Royal London Hospital –– King George Hospital, Essex –– Southend University Hospital, Essex –– Broomfield Hospital, Essex –– Basildon Hospital, Essex –– Homerton Hospital –– St Mary’s Hospital –– The Whittington University Hospital Throughout your course, you will have one primary clinical placement as your main site, but you will also rotate through other hospitals to gain greater clinical experience. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

On graduation you will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and be able to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and practise in the UK. City’s course has excellent employability, nearly all our graduates find employment in the NHS or private hospitals. You may also be able to practise internationally. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com

We also offer the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course. This course prepares students for careers in therapeutic radiography to work as part of a team using technology to plan and provide radiation treatment for patients with cancer. You need to decide which course you want to follow before applying through UCAS. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

If English is not your first language, we will require evidence of your English proficiency.

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE:

–– IELTS: 7.5 with no component below: 7.0

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) UCAS code: B822 Duration: Full-time: Three years

AT A GLANCE

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills to work on the frontline of cancer care – making a vital difference to the care and support of patients and their families.

WHY STUDY RADIOGRAPHY (RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY) AT CITY?

Access

to one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suite in the country

Enrich

your study with clinical placements taking place in world class hospital trusts in London and Essex

Gain

registration with the Health Professions Council and entry to a respected profession

Learn

from City’s expert radiography team

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

Who is the course for?

–– Excellent people skills –– Good listening and communication skills –– Interest in the sciences such as biology, anatomy and physiology –– Confidence to work with leading edge technology

City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suite in the country – including our immersive life-size virtual environment (VERT). City’s radiography team are experts in the field and offer a challenging yet supportive environment to study. City’s radiography department was founded following the merger of five of London’s top radiography schools – making it the place to study radiography. We also have close links with radiotherapy departments in hospitals, the radiotherapy profession and industry. Therapeutic radiographers are specialists in hospital healthcare teams who use advanced technology to plan and deliver radiation treatment for cancer patients. They use advanced computer programmes and machines to plan and provide treatment with pinpoint accuracy. Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to explain the treatment plans, whilst supporting patients and their families.

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The course is for students who are committed to radiotherapy as a career. You will need:

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

Students will spend equal time at the University and at their allocated clinical placement. YEAR ONE

The compulsory modules in the first year will introduce you to the principles and practice of radiotherapy. Year one will be spent primarily in the University. –– Common Module 1 –– Common Module 2 –– Principles of Radiotherapy Practice –– Anatomy, Physiology and Oncology 1 –– Anatomy, Physiology and Oncology 2 –– Radiotherapy Equipment YEAR TWO

In your second year, you move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience you gained in year one. –– Radiography Research Methods and Statistics –– Management and Radiotherapy Technique A –– Competence to Practice A –– Radiotherapy Physics and Planning –– Radiobiology


YEAR THREE

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

During your final year, the modules help you become more critical and evaluative in your work. –– Holistic Patient Care –– Management and Radiotherapy Technique B –– Competence to Practice B1 –– Competence to Practice B2 –– Healthcare Policy and Quality Management –– Research Exercise / Project

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught in various ways, through lectures, workshops, and clinical experience in clinical departments and seminars and clinical experience in the Saad Centre for Radiography Clinical Skills Education, one of the best-equipped clinical skills centres in the country. The University also reinforces the teaching through the use of online/ e-learning that enables you to learn interactively using the internet, with self tests and film-viewing quizzes as well as lecture notes being made available. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your work will be assessed through course work, written examinations, class tests, multiple-choice tests, practical examinations and clinical assessments while you are on clinical placement. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 300 UCAS tariff points typically gained from BBB or BBC plus an AS level –– A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*–C, which must include Mathematics, English Language and Science (preferably physics) –– AVEC: Double award – AA in combination with another full A-level –– BTEC: National Diploma – DDM –– IB: Individually assessed and at least 28 –– Access course: on an individual basis –– 14-19 Advanced Diploma: 14–19 Advanced Diploma Society, Health and Development minimum grade C/200 points topped up with ASL points to a minimum of 300 points

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. We conduct this course in partnership with hospital trusts in London and Essex. These hospitals provide our students with clinical placements: –– The Royal Free Hospital –– University College London Hospital –– St. Bartholomew’s Hospital –– North Middlesex University Hospital –– Queens Hospital, Essex –– London Clinic Cancer Centre –– Southend University Hospital, Essex –– Parkside Oncology Clinic, Wimbledon –– HCA at Queens Hospital, Essex Throughout your course, you will have one primary clinical placement as your main site, but you will also rotate through other hospitals to gain greater clinical experience. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

On graduation you will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and be able to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and practise in the UK. City’s course has excellent employability, nearly all our graduates find employment in the NHS or private hospitals. You may also be able to practise internationally. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

We also offer the BSc Radiography Diagnostic Imaging course. This course prepares students for careers as diagnostic radiographers, who use their skills and knowledge to produce and interpret images that help diagnose illnesses. You need to decide which course you want to follow before applying through UCAS.

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

If English is not your first language, we will require evidence of your English proficiency. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE:

–– IELTS: 7.5 with no component below: 7.0

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

WHY STUDY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY AT CITY?

Undertake

clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals in London’s diverse communities

Gain

registration with the Health Professions Council and entry to a respected profession

UCAS code: B620 Duration: Full-time: Four years Enhance

AT A GLANCE

This degree leads to work in a challenging and varied field – you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.

Access

to up to date equipment in our in-house speech and language therapy clinic

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to speech and language therapy as a career. You will need: –– Good listening and communication skills –– Good problem-solving skills. –– Good organisational skills –– An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice –– Enjoy working with children and adults and as part of a team

City’s BSc in Speech and Language Therapy has an excellent reputation. It is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science. You will be learning in a world leading environment. The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff. At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.

your career prospects working with clients in the UK, abroad and in the private sector

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? YEAR ONE

The course establishes the foundations of hearing, speech and language. These modules will equip you with the knowledge to understand the process of human communication in the social and clinical context. CORE MODULES:

–– Hearing and speech sciences 1: phonetics –– Language sciences 1: linguistics –– Bio-medical sciences 1: anatomy and physiology –– Lifespan studies –– Social context –– Professional studies

YEAR TWO

You will explore the nature of speech, communication and swallowing in children and adults. You will attend weekly clinical placements in a variety of settings. CORE MODULES:

–– Hearing and speech sciences 2: further phonetics –– Language sciences 2: speech and language development

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–– Bio-medical sciences 2: neurology and disorders of the ear, nose and throat –– Developmental psychology –– Speech, communication and swallowing disabilities –– Professional studies YEAR THREE

In the third year, the course examines the nature of cognition, language and communication disabilities in children and adults. You will continue to attend weekly clinical placements. CORE MODULES:

–– Research and evidence-based practice –– Language sciences 3: language processing, brain and behavior –– Language, cognition and communication disabilities –– Professional studies

YEAR FOUR

The focus is on research and professional development, with an emphasis on preparation for entry to the profession. You will conduct a small-scale piece of research and complete a block clinical placement in the spring term. CORE MODULES:

–– Research and evidence-based practice –– Professional studies

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A typical week consists of three days at City, one day in clinic and one day of private study. Academic subjects are taught through lectures supported by video presentations, small-group problem-solving sessions, practical classes and tutorials. You will have access to up-to-date equipment in the Speech Acoustics Laboratory. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your progress will be monitored during the year through assessed coursework and reports on your clinical work. At the end of the year, there are written and practical examinations that contribute to the final degree mark.

IN ADDITION:

5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C. Criminal records checks are also required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– IELTS: 7.5 spoken and written tests and a minimum of 7.0 in each sub test –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS for many home and EU students. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. There are also a limited number of self-funded places available. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. Placements are essential for developing the professional and interpersonal skills necessary for you to practice as a speech and language therapist. Through clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals, you will be able to observe a range of communication disabilities and apply your theoretical understanding to clinical practice. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

On graduation you can register with the Health Professions Council, and practise as a speech and language therapist in the NHS and other settings. A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work with clients of all ages in settings such as health centres, hospitals, schools, charities and universities. You can also work abroad and in the private sector. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Apply online at www.ucas.com HOW DO WE MAKE OUR DECISION?

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TYPICAL OFFERS: ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

–– A-AS-level: 380 UCAS tariff points typically gained from A*AA or AAB plus an AS level –– Equivalent tariff levels in Scottish Highers, Irish Highers, 14–19 Advanced Diplomas + ASL points, International Baccalaureates and other international qualifications –– BTEC: D*D*D –– Access course: 60 credits including 45 credits at level three of which 36 (80%) must be at distinction level

We will take into account your: –– Exam performance (actual or predicted) –– Personal Statement and reasons for choice of course / career –– Evidence of intellectual ability –– Tutor references –– Relevant work experience FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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Course directory • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies • Overseas Nursing Programme • BSc (Hons) Primary Care (Practice Nursing) • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (with Child and Youth Studies and Public Service Management routes) • BSc Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) 43


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BSc (Hons) Health Sciences Duration: This is a flexible modular course with no fixed duration. Part-time: The maximum study period is five years, but typically students take one or two modules each semester, over a two year period. The programme can be started in September or January of each academic year. Some modules run twice yearly; others run once yearly.

WHY STUDY HEALTH SCIENCES AT CITY?

Study

on a flexible and innovative e-learning programme

Learn

and share best practice with students from across the healthcare field

Benefit

from support from a dedicated e-tutor who is available online to facilitate your learning

Top up

your healthcare-related diploma to a degree

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional interests and career goals

AT A GLANCE

The BSc (Hons) Health Sciences is a flexible online programme which allows you to study modules in any order, and even take breaks between modules to accommodate personal or professional demands. The modules can also be taken on a stand-alone basis for CPD. The online platform allows you to study via any internet-enabled computer anywhere in the world. The programme helps practitioners to develop the skills and knowledge useful for extended and management roles. It’s about understanding why and how things are done, and how they can be done better. You will be able to work online with other students from across the healthcare field, exchanging ideas, debating issues and sharing best practice. You can choose, at any time, to switch from studying on a module-only basis to the degree, provided you meet the eligibility requirements and that you study one of the necessary core modules as part of your degree. The real power of online learning comes from the communication and collaboration that takes place between students and e-tutors. In our virtual learning environment (VLE), Moodle, you will work in a group, supported by a dedicated e-tutor who is available online to facilitate your learning.

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Who is the course for?

The BSc Health Sciences course and the individual modules are suitable for any registered health professional. Students come from different professional backgrounds and bring with them diverse experiences; studying interprofessionally with colleagues from different backgrounds can enable unique insights and extend learning and practice. As we provide an online induction course on how to use the internet platform, Moodle, all you’ll need are basic computer skills and access to the internet.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The programme offers nine level 3 modules: two double modules worth 30 credits each, and seven single modules worth 15 credits each. In order to qualify for a BSc (Hons) degree you would need to select modules worth 120 credits in total. One of the modules selected must be either Evidence-based Healthcare or Research Methodologies for Practice. MODULES

–– Evidence-based Healthcare –– Research Methodologies for Practice –– Making Sense of Clinical Governance –– Healthcare improvement project –– Health Informatics –– Leadership –– Managing Change –– User and Carer Involvement in Practice –– Supporting and Assessing Learning in Practice Settings

When you have successfully completed modules worth 120 credits (including one of the core modules); you will qualify for a BSc (Hons) degree. Alternatively each module can be selected on a stand-alone basis as part of your CPD.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

All our teaching is delivered online, and we provide different kinds of materials and activities to help you learn. All students access the course content through the interactive web platform, Moodle. On Moodle you can take part in live chats with your e-tutor and fellow students; discuss the themes of the course on ‘asynchronous’ (non-live) discussion boards; you may be asked to read and review journal articles or case studies and then take part in an online discussion or chat room meeting to discuss and progress your ideas. You will be assigned to a tutorial group of up to 15 students in each module you study. An e-tutor facilitates the learning of every student in the group on an individual and group basis. Your e-tutor will guide you through a number of online activities, provide academic input and structure your online activities. E-tutors maintain regular contact with each student to support their progress. Your e-tutor will also mark your assignments and will give you thorough support in the preparation of your assessed work. You will be supported by a team of experienced IT technicians who you can contact for advice and help by either email or telephone. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There will be one summative (final) assessment per module; this is usually an essay, submitted online. Most of our modules also include formative assessments, which give you an opportunity to get some feedback on your work or your developing ideas before the final marked assessment.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– 120 Level 1 credit points and 120 Level 2 credit points in healthcare-related subjects –– Post-registration healthcare professionals will by definition have the 120 Level 1 credits. The 120 Level 2 points are generally gained by means of a Diploma in a healthcare-related subject

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

If English is not your first language, you will need to prove you have reached an appropriate standard through either of the following qualifications: –– GCSE English Language at Grade C or above –– IELTS 7.0 WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course can enhance your current practice enabling you to gain a higher understanding or can prepare you for working in healthcare related roles at an advanced level, assisting with your overall career progression. Some of our former students have gone on to undertake senior nursing roles such as Matron, and several recent graduates have progressed to pursue Masters qualifications. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 3930 healthonline@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/healthonline

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BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

WHY STUDY NURSING STUDIES AT CITY?

Top up

your nursing diploma to degree level

Duration: Full-time: Typically the programme takes one year to complete the modules and up to 18 months with the dissertation.

Choose

from a range of modules enabling you to follow generic or specialised routes

Part-time/distance learning: Typically the programme takes between two to three years to complete, but can take up to five years if required.

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional interests and career goals

Study

on a flexible programme which fits around full-time work

Benefit

from increased career opportunities at a senior level

AT A GLANCE

The BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies course enables qualified nurses to top up their studies to degree level and further develop their knowledge and skills in their profession. The course enables general progression or the opportunity to specialize or diversify following specialist degree pathways. We offer a wide choice of areas in which to take your modules, including clinical assessment and specialised clinical knowledge. The course is designed to give you a modular and flexible approach to study so you can tailor the course to your personal development and goals. The top up degree can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis for up to five years to suit your own personal needs. All modules can be selected on a standalone individual basis as part of CPD to meet the needs of the NHS Knowledge Skills Framework. The course will help you improve your confidence and practice, and develop your career to more senior roles. You can start the course in January or September.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for NMC registered qualified nurses.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? GENERIC ROUTE:

Students would need to take 120 HE6 level credits made up as follows: –– 2 programme core modules –– 1 route core module –– 3 optional modules –– 1 dissertation SPECIALIST ROUTE:

Students would need to take 120 HE6 level credits made up as follows: –– 2 programme core modules –– 3 route core modules –– 1 optional module –– 1 dissertation If you have up to 30 HE6 level credits from another institution or 60 HE6 level credits from City University London these may be recorded as prior learning (APL) to replace any of the optional modules above. City University London qualified diploma level nurses with 60 HE6 level credits will be exempt from the route core module NM3301 (Biological foundations in clinical practice and related pharmacology).


MODULES: CORE MODULES FOR ALL ROUTES

–– Contemporary nursing and midwifery –– Using research knowledge –– Literature review OR reflective and critical practice –– Biological foundations in clinical practice and related pharmacology

OPTIONAL MODULES FOR GENERIC ROUTE

There are a range of modules that can be selected from our extensive portfolio.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You must be a qualified nurse in the UK, although your qualification can be from overseas. –– For specialist routes you must be working within an appropriate healthcare setting –– If you are a qualified nurse but do not already have the full 120 points of certified learning at Diploma level, you can show you have achieved the equivalent through your professional experience, by applying to take our Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning (APEL) entry route.

OPTIONAL MODULES FOR ALL SPECIALIST ROUTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

The routes below have two modules related to their specialist area: –– Core skills –– Specialist role development

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: –– GCSE English Language at Grade C or above –– IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent

–– Neonatal Care route –– Emergency Care route –– Supporting Long Term Care route –– Acute and Critical Care route –– Intensive Care route –– Cardiac Care route The Supporting Long Term Care route offers the following modules, from which two can be selected: –– Diabetics care –– Assessing the older adult –– Asthma and COPD If you have a specific area of interest, you may be able to select further modules from our portfolio. When you have successfully completed the taught modules and the dissertation, you will qualify for a BSc (Hons) degree. If you complete just the taught modules you will achieve a BSc degree.

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

You do not need to have a work placement, but are expected to apply principles to practice in the assessments. If you chose clinical modules to study you need to be working within the clinical area or have access to patients with those conditions. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course can enhance your current practice enabling you to gain a higher understanding or can prepare you for working as a nurse or midwife at a more advanced level, assisting with your overall career progression. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the BSc degree level programme, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment includes essays; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments and seminar presentations with supporting papers. The dissertation can be either a literature review, portfolio review or a work-based project. Once you start to prepare for your research project you will also have a research supervisor, skilled in your particular discipline.

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Overseas Nursing Programme Duration: Full-time: duration varies depending on the NMC recommendations and conditions for registration. There are a number of intakes each academic year – typically every other month.

WHY STUDY OVERSEAS NURSING AT CITY?

Qualify

to practice nursing in the UK

Benefit

from studying on a NMC approved course

Learn

from experienced educators and clinicians

Learn

and share information with your fellow students from a range of backgrounds and experiences

Undertake

a placement in a UK hospital or nursing home setting

AT A GLANCE

There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to work in health and social care in the UK. This course is designed to help overseas students meet these challenges and aims to support and facilitate recruitment at a time when there is a national shortage of qualified nurses in the UK. The programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and is suitable for overseas qualified nurses who wish to register with the NMC as a professional nurse. The University has a forward-thinking approach to learning, practice and research, and we provide high quality interprofessional and discipline-specific education that develops professional thinking and skills. Supported by a team of experienced educators and clinicians, students will gain enormously from learning within a group and sharing information across professional roles and experiences. The programme will provide nurses with the opportunity to build clinical skills and awareness of the UK Health Service through either a three or six month attachment within a hospital or nursing home setting.

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Who is the course for?

The programme is suitable for practising nurses who are currently registered overseas, but who wish to register as a nurse to work in the UK.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

Students will gain the knowledge necessary to adapt to working as a registered nurse in the UK. Studies include topics relating to: –– Personal effectiveness and professional development –– Healthcare in the UK –– Nursing systems and structures –– Clinical care and multidisciplinary team working –– Professional policy –– Local policies and procedures –– Evidence-based practice HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including University-based teaching, study days and work-based learning. Students receive 20 days of protected learning time including additional self-directed learning time at City – study days allow time to develop theoretical knowledge as well as providing the opportunity to discuss progress with other students and the programme leader. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Progress will be recorded through exercises testing communication skills and assignments relating to practice profile, as well as completion of a practice based academic essay.


WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– All students must be registered as a nurse overseas –– All students must also meet the NMC standards for registration – an assessment letter from the NMC will be required to confirm your eligibility to register –– Students will need to achieve a satisfactory standard during interview –– Students will be required to undergo an enhanced Criminal records check and a satisfactory clearance from Occupational Health –– Acceptance on the programme is subject to students obtaining employment or clinical placement

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required: –– IELTS: minimum of 7 in all sections of the test – no other equivalent qualification is accepted. DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE A CLINICAL PLACEMENT?

A clinical work placement within a hospital or nursing home is required. This is essential to guarantee students clinical practice and to assist with the transition to registered practice and employment on completion of the programme. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

When students have successfully completed the programme, they will achieve registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be able to practice in the United Kingdom. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health +44 (0)7957 241582 b.teh@city.ac.uk

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BSc (Hons) Primary Care

WHY STUDY PRIMARY CARE (PRACTICE NURSING) AT CITY?

Develop

your skills and confidence within the general practice environment

(Practice Nursing)

Tailor

the course to your individual practice needs by choosing from a range of modules

Duration: Part-time: The maximum study period is five years, but typically students take one or two modules each semester, over a two year period.

Study

on a flexible programme which fits around full-time work

Benefit

from a focus on practice and practical application

Benefit

from increased career opportunities in nursing at a senior level

AT A GLANCE

Primary care is central to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Throughout the world, the provision of preventive, treatment and rehabilitation services is rooted increasingly in primary care. The BSc Primary Care (Practice Nursing) course aims to equip you to develop new skills to use in the different practice and organisational settings in which you work. The course is focused on practice and practical application, and is relevant to the varied communities from which our students are drawn. The course is for practice nurses, it provides the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a diverse range of services within general practice. The course can be tailored to meet individual practice and development needs due to the wide range of module options available. The course will help prepare students to meet the many challenging demands of working within general practice, particularly in relation to the essential and additional services of the new General Medical Services contract. There are two intakes each academic year in April and September.

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Who is the course for?

The degree is for NMC registered nurses, who are currently working as practice nurses who wish to gain their BSc degree.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? CORE MODULES

There are two core modules to be taken at Level 3. –– Research module 1 –– Philosophy and politics of primary healthcare ROUTE-SPECIFIC MODULES

There are two route-specific modules to be taken at Level 3. –– Practice nurse distance learning –– Practice portfolio (double module) OPTIONAL MODULES

You can choose from a wide range of optional modules: –– Chronic heart disease management in Primary Care –– Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) –– Clinical assessment in Primary Care –– Developing practice in contraception and reproductive sexual health –– Independent and supplementary non medical nurse prescribing (course 1) –– Diabetes care When you have successfully completed the taught modules plus your portfolio, you will qualify for a BSc (Hons) degree.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Teaching and learning involve group lectures specific to the field of study that is selected. You will be encouraged to actively participate in a number of seminars to aid with the completion of their portfolio module. If a clinical module is selected you will undertake a number of clinical workshops.

The course will give you greater opportunities to deliver diverse services within general practice. The range of services can be tailored to your individual practice needs due to the wide selection of modules that can be taken as part of your CPD.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments and examinations. You will be encouraged to demonstrate independence in learning by being self directed and motivated to complete your assignments within the allocated time scales. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the assessment requirements with the relevant module leaders. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– You will need 120 credits at Level 1 and 2 –– We will need to see evidence that you have undertaken study in the past five years (including assessment results)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

If English is not your first language, you will need to prove you have reached an appropriate standard through either of the following qualifications: –– GCSE English Language at Grade C or above –– IELTS 6.0

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BSc (Hons) Professional Practice

WHY STUDY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AT CITY?

Choose

(with Child and Youth Studies and Public Service Management routes)

from course routes enabling you to study either Child and Youth Studies or Public Service Management

Widen

your employment opportunities in the UK and overseas in professional practice

Duration: Students on the Full-time programme have up to two years to complete it; those on the Part-time programme have up to three years.

Learn

alongside students from varying professional backgrounds

Each programme route commences in September, although you can also join the programme at the beginning of each academic period, January or May.

Undertake

a course which fits in with your work and life

Choose

from a range of modules enabling you to follow core and specialised routes

AT A GLANCE

The Professional Practice course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of effective team and interprofessional working, encourage your own personal and professional development, and give you a critical insight into the evidence base surrounding your own area of professional practice. Learning methods are dynamic and stimulating. Alongside classroom-based education students undertake work-based projects, online learning and interdisciplinary participation to create a rich and dynamic experience. The course is delivered by experts from across the School. There are currently two study routes – each focusing on core professional development, but with tailored modules that give you a degree in your area of specialisation: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Child and Youth Studies) and BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Public Service Management). Practitioners who wish to undertake the course but who do not have the relevant Foundation Degree or Diploma can undertake Professional Practice without a specialist route. This course will enable you to develop in your current role, develop your career path and gain entry to MSc level. The course is flexible so you can plan your studies to fit in with your work and your life.

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Who is the course for?

The programme is suitable for those working in healthcare, education, child care, emergency services, the police, social care or the voluntary sector.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? CHILD AND YOUTH STUDIES ROUTE

This route gives professionals from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to become competent practitioners and leaders in the field of child and youth work; to develop their professional skills, knowledge and understanding though work, and to demonstrate the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding required of a graduate. CORE MODULES

–– Integrated working –– Personal and people development –– Using research knowledge –– Reflective and critical practice (Dissertation module) –– Work-based project

ROUTE-SPECIFIC MODULES

–– Promoting child and adolescent psychological development –– Child Protection: Working together to manage risk and resilience –– Management, leadership and change


PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT ROUTE

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

This route gives professionals from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required for success in administrative and management roles in the public and voluntary services sectors.

The course allows you to develop your skills and knowledge and proves your commitment to your professional practice. In a field in constant flux, your ability to progress and to embrace change will enhance your career prospects.

CORE MODULES

–– Integrated working –– Personal and people development –– Using research knowledge –– Reflective and critical practice (Dissertation) –– Work-based project

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

ROUTE-SPECIFIC MODULES

–– Management, leadership and change –– Public policy and law

The course is work-focused, so you may find it helpful to arrange access to placements for some of the modules if you are not currently in employment. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The course will be delivered through formal lectures followed by practice-oriented seminars; enquirybased learning; student-led seminars around specific professional practice topics and disciplines; group projects; and project development. You will also benefit from personal tutorials to follow up the content of shared modules.

The BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a progression for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or Diploma in Higher Education.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through a combination of course work, projects and reflective practice. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Foundation degree or Diploma –– We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds –– It is not necessary for applicants to be in full-time employment

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 6.0 –– TOEFL (internet-based): 80–90

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Top-up Degrees

BSc Public Health

(School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) Duration: Full-time: One year Part-time: Two years.

WHY STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH AT CITY?

Undertake

shared learning between school nursing, health visiting and district nursing students

Gain

from a wealth of learning opportunities by spending 50% of your learning time in community settings

Expand

your career opportunities by being eligible to take on posts for school nurses, health visitors and district nurses in local Trusts

Undertake

modules which are set in the context of the four domains of specialist public health nursing practice

Graduate

from a NMC approved course

AT A GLANCE

Nursing is changing with recent shifts to graduate level entry and increasing focus on public health, prevention of ill health and community care. These changes mean more specialist nursing practitioners are required that are competent and confident in clinical, research and leadership knowledge and skills outside hospital contexts. The BSc Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) offers qualified, NMC registered nurses and midwives an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills base in ways that can improve health within communities. City offers three specialist community practitioner routes within the BSc course, these are school nursing, health visiting or district nursing. These routes lead to an academic and professional (specialist practitioner) award. Students can only enter the course if they are registered with the NMC. To fully prepare students for specialist nursing roles in the community, the course offers students the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills. It also promotes shared professional learning about clinical practice, evidence-based practice and leadership. Learning reflects current public health and community care policy agendas.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for qualified, NMC registered nurses or midwives who are looking for a new career path and second registration in school nursing, health visiting or district nursing. The course is for individuals who are confident, possess good communication skills and are excited by the prospect of working in the community.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The BSc degree in Public Health is usually undertaken as an intensive one year programme, it may be undertaken over two years of part-time study. Successful completion of the School Nursing and Health Visiting routes allows graduates to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (third part of the NMC register). District Nursing graduates can record their specialist practice qualification with the NMC. The course consists of 6 core modules and one optional module (this optional module is specific to either the School Nursing and Health Visiting or District Nursing routes). All modules are offered at level 3 and M level. Students are taught together providing a unique opportunity for shared learning between school nursing, health visiting and district nursing students.


CORE MODULES

–– Philosophy and Politics of Primary Healthcare –– Innovations in Healthcare: Leadership and Management Perspectives –– Public Health and Society –– Research Methods 1 –– Practice-based Module, including Nurse Prescriber Course V100 –– Clinical Assessment in Primary Care (discipline specific) –– Evidence for practice (discipline specific)

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching and learning methods will include lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions. On practice placements student learning is supported through portfolio development and guided reflection. The course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice. During placements students work alongside a named practice teacher within their sponsoring NHS Trust. This practice teacher will be experienced in the student’s chosen field and has undertaken further study to enable them to facilitate and assess student learning in practice.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful completion of School Nursing and Health Visiting routes on this programme will enable you to gain second registration on the third part of the NMC register (professional award) plus an academic award at degree level. You will also be able to practise as a school nurse or health visitor. Successful completion of the District Nursing route will enable you to record a district nursing qualification with the NMC. The programme is approved by the NMC. It is aligned to NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (School Nursing and Health Visiting routes). It is also aligned to V100 standards (community prescribing) and specialist professional qualification standards for District Nursing. Previous graduates have taken up posts as school nurses, health visitors and district nurses in local Trusts. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Formative assessment strategies (these are developmental strategies that support learners in passing a final assessment) will include seminar presentations and feedback on the development of practise-based portfolios. Summative (final or marked) assessment focuses on the evaluation and application of theory and practice through essays, examinations, poster presentations, research proposals and development of a practice portfolio. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TARIFF POINTS FOR BSC

–– Normally 120 academic credits at level 5 (HE diploma). We recommend the NM3318 Public Health Insight and Skills Development module for people who would like to update their public health knowledge and study skills before entry to the programme –– Current registration on part one (nursing) or part two (midwifery) of the NMC register for school nursing or health visiting. For the District Nurse route you need to be a registered adult nurse

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.5 –– TOEFL (internet-based): 107

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Graduate Entry Conversion Courses

Course directory • Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Adult • Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Child • Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Mental Health • Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (78 week shortened programme) • Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) • Postgraduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy 57


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Graduate Entry

Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Adult UCAS Code: 3012 Duration: Full-time: two year course or two years and up to 21 additional weeks depending upon previous clinical experience. You are required to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) to reduce the course length to a maximum of two years and 21 weeks and can apply for further accreditation (APL) to reduce the course to a minimum of 2 years. The course is a route through the standard three year BSc Nursing programme.

WHY STUDY ADULT NURSING AT CITY?

Fast track

into a career in adult nursing by completing the pre-registration qualification in two years

Broaden

your knowledge through a range of clinical placements which take place in London’s leading hospitals and within community settings

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

AT A GLANCE

This Postgraduate Diploma prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. Adult nursing allows you to make a real difference to people’s lives. Adult nursing is a challenging and fulfilling profession – you will be caring for adults of all ages who may have injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs. You need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. Students are given the opportunity to combine theoretical study with clinical experience. You will be part of a ‘community of practice’ where you can work in some of London’s leading hospitals and community settings. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to provide culturally sensitive care within a diverse world city. The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of Adult nursing. The School previously incorporated the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery – this gives students a unique opportunity to benefit from over a 120 year teaching history.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to adult nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– Dedication and a commitment to the essence of care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

In your first year your study will include clinical and communication skills and ethics. Throughout the course you will develop knowledge in the principles and application of biology, physiology and pathology. During the course you will also study modules directly related to the specialist area of nursing you have chosen. There is also shared learning between mental health, child and adult fields. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the Postgraduate Diploma, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays or seminars.


WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a first or second class honours degree, applicants must show an awareness of health or healthrelated care issues.

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which provides a professional qualification which is internationally recognised.

Applicants must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English and numeracy through GCSE Maths and English at A*-C.

The Postgraduate Diploma Adult Nursing will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of fascinating career opportunities.

We also take into account previous work experience. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records checks. Academic and character references are also required. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Graduate with a MSc

You will have the option to upgrade your Postgraduate Diploma to an MSc during the final year.

CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as acute care, GP surgeries, nursing homes, private hospitals, patients’ homes and in the community. Most placements are within our ‘community of practice’, a partnership of healthcare providers within the North East London area – allowing you to become familiar with the needs of the local community and its healthcare providers.

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Graduate Entry

Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Child UCAS Code: 3312 Duration: Full-time: two year course or two years and up to 21 additional weeks depending upon previous clinical experience. You are required to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) to reduce the course length to a maximum of two years and 21 weeks and can apply for further accreditation (APL) to reduce the course to a minimum of 2 years. The course is a route through the standard three year BSc Nursing programme.

WHY STUDY CHILD NURSING AT CITY?

Fast track

into a career in child nursing by completing the pre-registration qualification in two years and four months or less

Broaden

your knowledge through a unique range of clinical placements including in one of UK’s leading children’s hospitals, and community health practice in culturally diverse East London

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

AT A GLANCE

This Postgraduate Diploma prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in caring for children and young people, and supporting families through their child’s illness. It allows you to make a real difference to lives of children, young people and their families. Children’s Nursing is a fulfilling and challenging profession, caring for children up to the age of 16. You need to be versatile and resilient as you will be caring for children who have acute or long-term health problems, mental ill health, special needs or who are terminally ill. It is essential that as a children’s nurse you can empower children of all ages and provide support to families. At City you have the opportunity to gain an exceptional range of experience. Placements include the newly refurbished Barts and The London Children’s Hospital – which cares for over 40,000 children a year from London and across the UK and Europe – as well as community health practices in the uniquely diverse neighbourhoods of East London. The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of children’s nursing and child health, and who have a passion for the practice, education and research needs of children and young people. The School previously incorporated the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery – this gives students a unique opportunity to benefit from over a 120 year teaching history.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to children’s nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– Dedication and a commitment to the essence of care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team –– To have an interest in research and evidence based practice related to children and young people

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

In your first year your study will include clinical and communication skills and ethics. Throughout the course you will develop knowledge in the principles and application of biology, physiology and pathology. During the course you will also study modules directly related to the specialist area of nursing you have chosen. There is also shared learning between mental health, child and adult fields. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion.


HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the Postgraduate Diploma. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays or seminars.

Successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which provides a professional qualification which is widely recognised. The Postgraduate Diploma Child Nursing will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of fascinating career opportunities.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a first or second class honours degree, applicants must show an awareness of health or healthrelated care issues.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Applicants must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English and numeracy through GCSE Maths and English at A*-C. We also take into account previous work experience. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records checks. Academic and character references are also required. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate with a MSc

You will have the option to upgrade your Postgraduate Diploma to an MSc during the final year.

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as acute care, nurseries, schools, special schools, patients’ homes and in the community such as health centres and social care settings. Most placements are within our ‘community of practice’, a partnership of healthcare providers within the North East London area. This gives you the opportunity to learn about the needs of patients requiring more routine care in foundation hospitals as well as those requiring specialist treatment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital.

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Graduate Entry

Postgraduate Diploma Nursing: Mental Health UCAS Code: 3112 Duration: Full-time: two year course or two years and up to 21 additional weeks depending upon previous clinical experience. You are required to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) to reduce the course length to a maximum of two years and 21 weeks and can apply for further accreditation (APL) to reduce the course to a minimum of two years. The course is a route through the standard three year BSc Nursing programme.

AT A GLANCE

This Postgraduate Diploma prepares you for a rewarding career in mental health nursing. As a mental health nurse you can make a real difference to the lives of people of all ages who experience mental health problems. Mental health nursing focuses on the provision of holistic care that enables people with mental health problems to be physically safe and emotionally secure. It is all about helping people to make positive changes to their lives and about supporting them on their journey of recovery. During the course you will combine theoretical study with clinical experience. At City you will gain experience of care delivery across a range of settings and environments in East London. You will have a unique opportunity to learn how to provide culturally sensitive care within a diverse world city. The degree is delivered by experts who are leaders in the field of mental health nursing practice, education and research.

WHY STUDY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING AT CITY?

Fast track

into a career in mental health nursing by completing the pre-registration qualification in two years

Broaden

your knowledge through a range of clinical placements which take place mainly within the East London NHS Foundation Trust covering the diverse communities in that area

Learn

via our flexible and innovative virtual learning environments and clinical skills platforms

Gain

registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entry to a respected profession

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to mental health nursing as a career. You will need: –– Excellent people skills –– Good communication skills –– Dedication and a commitment to the essence of mental health care –– Confidence to work in a challenging and stressful environment –– To be able to work independently as well as part of a team –– Desire to combat the stigma associated with mental health issues

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

Your learning will draw on areas including nursing, psychology, sociology and biology in order for you to develop your communication and evidence based clinical skills. Our curriculum focuses on relationship centred care and will support you to develop effective working relationships with patients, service users, families and professional colleagues. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. We are also using an innovative method of group work to support students and help them to develop the ability to understand and process the emotional impact of working in mental health.

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HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the Postgraduate Diploma, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays or seminars.

Successful graduates will have an internationally recognised qualification and will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of fascinating career opportunities.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

+44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON:

Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a first or second class honours degree, applicants must show an awareness of health or healthrelated care issues. Applicants must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English and numeracy through GCSE Maths and English at A*-C. We also take into account previous work experience. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records checks. Academic and character references are also required. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 overall; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. You will spend around 50% of your time on clinical placements. This mainly takes place within the East London NHS Foundation Trust covering the diverse communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. Your clinical experience supports you to explore the service user’s journey – which can include older people, the mentally ill, those who are working on recovery, as well as those detained in secure settings. For the majority of the course we use an approach called client attachment rather than location based placements.

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Graduate Entry

Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (78 week shortened course)

Duration: Full-time: The full-time course is 78 weeks in length over 3 semesters. It commences with a one week compulsory orientation period.

AT A GLANCE

The Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery (78 week shortened course for Nurses) prepares qualified adult nurses to pursue a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery. Nurses will be able to specialise and enter a career where they can support women and their families at a crucial stage in their lives. The course is delivered through a mixture of clinical practice and academic study. You will experience a wealth of opportunities for learning with midwives, women and their families within the hospital and community settings. From the outset of your journey you will be able to apply your growing knowledge and skills holistically through the undertaking of a small caseload of women. This will be with the support of your mentors and supervisors of midwives. A portfolio of practice will help to steer your learning and integrate the theoretical strands into your practice. On successful completion of the course students will be able to register with the NMC to practice as a midwife. Students will also be able to top-up their Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters degree at City University London. Courses start in September and February each year.

WHY STUDY MIDWIFERY 78 WEEK SHORTENED COURSE AT CITY?

Fast track

to a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery in 18 months

Combine

theoretical study and develop clinical skills within our excellent clinical simulation facilities

Benefit

from a salaried programme which is funded by NHS London and our partner Trusts

Undertake

work placements within four London communities of practice

Have

the option to top up the Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters degree at City

Who is the course for?

This course is for registered adult nurses who have been practising for at least six months and who wish to convert to a midwifery career.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The programme will enable you to develop your skills, your professional knowledge and your understanding of the midwife’s role, understand childbirth and the current issues in midwifery practice. It will provide knowledge and skills on the promotion of health and well-being of childbearing women and their families. Experience will be gained in all areas of maternity services including community clinics, birthing centres, the antenatal clinic, delivery suite, antenatal/postnatal wards and women’s homes. You’ll also understand the value and importance of working within a multiprofessional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise. The course commences with an orientation module followed by modules related to the following themes: –– Applied Biological Sciences –– Fundamental Aspects of Care –– Professional Midwifery Knowledge –– Psychosocial Sciences and Public Health Students will be able to combine theoretical study and develop clinical skills within our excellent clinical simulation facilities. The course has a theory/practice split of 40%–60%. Students will be allocated to a clinical area and supported by a trained midwifery mentor and practice education facilitator. Independent study time is also given so students can develop their individual learning.

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HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL WORK PLACEMENTS?

Teaching and learning involves lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions and whole class discussion. You will split your time between clinical practice and the university, with 60% of your time gaining clinical practice experience and 40% of your time being theory based. Some of the studentdirected study time is used for reflective practice sessions held within the practice setting.

Students will be allocated to a community of practice for their clinical learning experiences. City University London currently has four communities of practice in Newham, City and Hackney, Camden and Islington and Tower Hamlets.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework, written and clinical examination. All assessments are focused on issues in midwifery practice. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse –– A graduate with a 2.2 honours degree or above –– Six months clinical experience as an adult nurse –– Criminal records and Occupational Health clearance

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 overall with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections –– TOEFL (internet-based): 110

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Becoming a midwife provides many career opportunities both within the NHS and private organisations both in the UK and overseas. You will be able to work in the community, providing services in women’s homes, local clinics or GP surgeries. Alternatively the midwives role may be in a birth centre or based in a hospital. You may work in a labour ward, post or antenatal ward, or in an antenatal clinic. Some midwives today also work independently. City University London is highly ranked for graduate employability, and midwives are always in demand. Once you have completed your course, your career prospects are excellent. City also offers further opportunities for study at MSc level. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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Graduate Entry

Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing)

WHY STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH AT CITY?

Undertake

shared learning between school nursing, health visiting and district nursing students

Gain

from a rich diversity and wealth of learning opportunities by spending 50% of your learning time in community settings

Expand

your career opportunities by being eligible to take on posts for school nurses, health visitors and district nurses in local Trusts

Undertake

modules which are set in the context of the four domains of specialist public health nursing practice

Graduate

from a NMC approved course

Duration: Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time – One year; Part-time – Two years. Students who have successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma may progress to the MSc, most students complete this over one year part-time study. AT A GLANCE

Nursing is changing with recent shifts to graduate level entry and increasing focus on public health, prevention of ill health and community care. These changes mean more specialist nursing practitioners are required that are competent and confident in clinical, research and leadership knowledge and skills outside hospital contexts. The Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) offers qualified, NMC registered nurses and midwives an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and broaden their skills base in ways that can improve health within communities. City offers three specialist community practitioner routes within the Postgraduate Diploma course, these are school nursing, health visiting or district nursing. These routes lead to an academic and professional award. To fully prepare students for specialist nursing roles in the community, the course offers students the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills. It also promotes shared professional learning about clinical practice, evidence-based practice and leadership. Learning reflects current public health and community care policy agendas.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for qualified, NMC registered nurses or midwives who are looking for a new career path in school nursing, health visiting or district nursing. The course is for individuals who are confident, possess good communication skills and are excited by the prospect of working in the community.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is usually undertaken as an intensive one year programme, it may be undertaken over two years of part-time study. Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma modules may then opt to undertake a dissertation module to complete the MSc in Public Health. Successful completion of the School Nursing and Health Visiting routes allows graduates to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (third part of the NMC register). District Nursing graduates can record their specialist practice qualification with the NMC. The course consists of 7 core modules and one optional module (this optional module is specific to either the School Nursing and Health Visiting or District Nursing routes). All modules are offered at M level. Students are taught together providing a unique opportunity for shared learning between school nursing, health visiting and district nursing students.


CORE MODULES

–– Philosophy and Politics of Primary Healthcare –– Innovations in Healthcare: Leadership and Management Perspectives –– Public Health and Society –– Research Methods 1 –– Practice-based Module, including Nurse Prescriber Course V100 –– Clinical Assessment in Primary Care (discipline specific) –– Evidence for practice (discipline specific)

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching and learning methods will include lecture sessions, workshops, small group activities and discussions. On practice placements student learning is supported through portfolio development and guided reflection. The course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice. During placements students work alongside a named practice teacher within their sponsoring NHS Trust. This practice teacher will be experienced in the students’ chosen field and has undertaken further study to enable them to facilitate and assess student learning in practice.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful completion of School Nursing and Health Visiting routes on this programme will enable you to gain second registration on the third part of the NMC register (professional award) plus a Postgraduate Diploma academic award. You will also be able to practise as a school nurse or health visitor. Successful completion of the District Nursing route will enable you to record a district nursing qualification with the NMC. The programme is approved by the NMC. It is aligned to NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (School Nursing and Health Visiting routes). It is also aligned to V100 standards (community prescribing) and specialist professional qualification standards for District Nursing. Previous graduates have taken up posts as school nurses, health visitors and district nurses in local Trusts. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Formative assessment strategies (these are developmental strategies that support learners in passing a final assessment) will include seminar presentations and feedback on the development of practise-based portfolios. Summative (final or marked) assessment focuses on the evaluation and application of theory and practice through essays, examinations, poster presentations, research proposals and development of a practice portfolio. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? TARIFF POINTS FOR THE MSC

Looking You will have the for more option to upgrade flexibility? your Postgraduate

Diploma to an MSc by undertaking one final year.

Normally a 2:1 degree and current registration on part one (nursing) or part two (midwifery) of the NMC register. For the District Nurse route you will need to be a registered adult nurse. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.5 –– TOEFL (internet-based): 107

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Postgraduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy Duration: Full-time: Two years. An additional 6 months to 1 year is required to convert the Postgraduate Diploma to an MSc.

WHY STUDY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY AT CITY?

Fast track

into a career in speech and language therapy by completing the preregistration qualification in two years

Undertake

clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals in London’s diverse communities allowing you to gain experience with a range of communication disabilities

Gain

registration with the Health Professions Council and entry to a respected profession

Enhance

your career prospects in the UK, abroad and in the private sector

Gain

with tuition fees paid by the NHS – bursaries are also available

AT A GLANCE

This degree leads to work in a challenging and varied field – you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke. City’s Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy has an excellent reputation. It is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science. You will be learning in a world leading environment. The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff. At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who are committed to speech and language therapy as a career. You will need: –– Good listening and communication skills –– Good problem-solving skills –– Good organisational skills –– An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice –– Enjoy working with children and adults and as part of a team

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

You will learn about the foundations of speech and language, about how children learn to talk and about disorders that affect communication. A number of subjects equip you for the analysis of speech, language and hearing difficulties, such as phonetics, linguistics and audiology. You will also develop research skills and the ability to apply evidence based practice. You will undertake weekly and block clinical placements in both years of the course. The modules of study are: –– Speech and language sciences –– Bio-medical sciences –– Developmental psychology –– Speech, communication and swallowing disabilities –– Research and evidence based practice –– Hearing and speech sciences –– Language sciences –– Language, cognition and communication disabilities –– Professional studies

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When you have successfully completed ten modules totaling 180 credits you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. On the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake an MSc by designing and completing a research project accruing another 60 credits. (Please note: this will normally take a minimum of six months and involves an extra fee). HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A typical week consists of three days at City, one day in clinic and one day of private study. Academic subjects are taught through lectures supported by video presentations, small-group problem-solving sessions, practical classes and tutorials. You will also have access to the most up-to-date equipment in the Speech Acoustics Laboratory and innovative online learning materials. On clinical placements you will benefit from the supervision of a qualified therapist. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments and examinations. Your clinical progress will also be monitored by supervising clinicians. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent. You also require 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at A* - C.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

On successfully completing the Postgraduate Diploma you can register with the Health Professions Council, and practise as a speech and language therapist in the NHS and other settings. A career in speech and language therapy offers opportunities to work with clients of all ages in settings such as health centres, hospitals, schools, charities and universities. You can also work abroad and in the private sector. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 health@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Graduate with a MSc

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake a MSc.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.5 –– TOEFL: 110 internet-based total CAN I GET SUPPORT WITH FUNDING?

Tuition fees are paid by the NHS for many home and EU students. You may be entitled to a means-tested bursary from the NHS. There are also a limited number of self-funded places available. For more information, visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

Yes. The course provides many opportunities for clinical practice, including attendance at health centres, schools, departmental clinics, special educational settings and hospitals throughout the London area.

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• Introduction • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child and Neonatal) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nursing) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication) • MSc Clinical Optometry • MRes Clinical Research • MSc Health Management (in Strategic Management and Leadership) • MSc Health Policy • MSc Health Services Research • MSc Joint Professional Practice (Language and Communication) • MSc Medical Ultrasound • Masters in Public Health (MPH) • MSc Radiography (Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance) • CPD

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Postgraduate Specialist Masters

The key drivers of the restructuring and the context in which it is being conducted include the new Health and Social Care Act with its three main directives for healthcare provision: –– Nothing about me, without me –– Improving healthcare outcomes –– Empowering clinicians Our new suite of postgraduate courses equips healthcare professionals to drive forward with these key directives and achieve clinical innovation by undertaking high quality evidence-based research. MAJOR AREAS OF EXPLORATION INCLUDE:

INTRODUCTION

The School of Health Sciences is going through a major revision and restructuring of its taught postgraduate provision. This in-depth evaluation, conducted in close collaboration with key stakeholders including past, present and prospective students; healthcare professionals working across a range of health contexts; healthcare employers and managers; members of the third sector; commissioners and providers of service; and service users, was undertaken to meet the needs of an increasingly challenging and complex UK and global healthcare landscape and to develop a specialist research-focused workforce to lead health and social care into the 21st century. The aim is to produce academic and clinical leaders who are at the forefront of delivering, evaluating and transforming healthcare provision nationally and internationally.

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–– Reducing the human and financial costs of health inequalities; –– Working in partnerships across large multidisciplinary and multi-professional contexts; –– Advances in health technologies, including the use of technology in healthcare to manage the elderly and people with long term conditions; –– Rising consumer expectations; –– Increasing longevity and prevalence of chronic illness; –– Improving patient outcomes and peoples experiences of their healthcare; –– The need for greater awareness of changes in policy and their impact on practice.

COMPLETION OF ONE OF OUR PROGRAMMES WILL SUPPORT YOU IN ENSURING THAT THE CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SERVICES YOU OFFER:

–– Are high quality, safe and effective –– Are a good experience –– Reduce demand on the system and promote selfmanagement and independence –– Are evidenced-based –– Are supported by data and high quality information –– Meet local need –– Reduce costs –– Are integrated and easy to navigate –– Are business-like and perform well –– And importantly, are what commissioners want to buy!

Whatever career pathways you choose to follow – advanced practitioner, clinical academic researcher, clinical leader or manager or clinical educator – you will be equipped with a range of knowledge, skills and attributes including: a robust academic and theoretical underpinning; application to clinical and professional practice; strong applied research skills; a clear understanding of healthcare systems; flexibility to embrace change; resilience; ability to be innovative and act as a visionary; reflective practice; evidence-based and outcome-driven; confidence; team work; problem solving; communications; advocacy and leadership skills to lead transformation.


Individuals working in all areas of health and social care have the opportunity to undertake a range of exciting programmes with various exit routes: a full MSc degree comprising of 180 credits, a Postgraduate Diploma incorporating 120 credits or a Postgraduate Certificate of 60 credits. There is also the opportunity for a diverse and exciting choice of over 100 individual 15- and 30-credit modules for Continuous Professional and Personal Development. These modules can be taken individually or lead to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc . OUR SUITE OF POSTGRADUATE COURSES CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THREE MAIN STRANDS: 1. MSC ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – A PRACTITIONER-FOCUSED COURSES WITH A VARIETY OF ROUTES TO SUIT A RANGE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, INCLUDING:

–– Adult Mental Health –– Child and Adolescent Mental Health –– Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care –– Midwifery –– Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child; Neonatal –– Nursing –– Ophthalmic Nursing –– Optometry –– Radiotherapy –– Speech, Language and Communication

Please note the above programmes are currently going through university approval and they will only run subject to internal consent. Some further changes and revisions may occur before October 2013 – for more up-to-date information please check our website at www.city.ac.uk/health or contact us. More information will be available from December 2012. 2. PROFESSIONALLY-ACCREDITED COURSES. THESE INCLUDE:

–– MSc Clinical Optometry –– MSc Medical Ultrasound –– MSc Radiography (Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance)

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

“Having been a practitioner for 25 years, doing the MSc in Joint Professional Practice (Language and Communication) has completely opened up my world. I would recommend to anybody who’s thinking about it, to jump in with both feet and do it… I am now more questioning about my practice, more confident in finding justification for what I do, and am more rigorous about measuring, collating, and evaluating outcomes. When I started the course, I thought it was all planned out, and I would be just the same but with a degree. In fact it’s setting off on a journey but without knowing what the end point is. And the journey’s still going!” Speech and Language Therapist, Lincolnshire NHS Community Health Services

“The lecturers were experts in their own fields, stimulating debate, critical thinking and objective reasoning. This course has proved to be both a challenge and a delight and I would thoroughly recommend it.” Interim Manager Clinical Services, Royal Free Hospital

“I have modified my approach to management, becoming much more aware of the diverse interests of stakeholders in the public sector. Students are exposed to the latest theories in their chosen areas of study, but more importantly, they emerge knowing how to use these data to improve the use of NHS resources and outcomes for patients.” Non-executive Director, Suffolk Mental Health Partnership

3. HEALTH MANAGEMENT, POLICY AND RESEARCH. COURSES IN THESE FIELDS INCLUDE:

–– MRes Clinical Research – NIHR-funded places available –– MSc Health Management –– MSc Health Policy –– MSc Health Services Research –– Masters in Public Health (MPH) (subject to university approval)

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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care* Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care is aimed at all healthcare professionals working in clinical and social care contexts. The course will provide a flexible programme of study in the areas of advanced practice in health and social care and supports practitioners in achieving an advanced level of practice, clinical excellence and innovation by undertaking high quality evidencebased research. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to a range of advanced health and social care practice. It develops students’ research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. The course is being designed to be relevant to advanced health and social care practice in the UK and overseas, and to meet the needs of busy professionals in an everchanging and challenging healthcare landscape. 74

Who is the course for?

The course is for all practitioners working in health and social care contexts including medics, nurses, midwives, all allied health professionals, social workers, psychologists and other healthcare practitioners.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The programme will have three core modules which are required for completion of the MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care. These will include: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits (subject to university approval) –– Dissertation – 60 credits

OPTIONAL MODULES:

Students taking this general route (MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) will have the opportunity to complete an additional five modules of 15 credits offered across the School of Health Sciences. A range of optional modules are available and students will graduate with an MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care when completing 180 credits. Students who complete all seven taught modules can exit with the Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care, and those completing the two core taught modules and one optional module totalling 60 credits can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care.


This programme will also have a number of discipline or subject-specific routes including: –– Adult Mental Health –– Child and Adolescent Mental Health –– Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care –– Midwifery –– Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child; Neonatal –– Nursing –– Ophthalmic Nursing –– Optometry –– Radiotherapy –– Speech, Language and Communication Students undertaking these routes will all complete the three core modules (Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice; Advanced Practice; and the dissertation) and will then be required to complete a specific number of core electives depending on the specific route chosen. Students will also be able to choose from 1-3 optional modules from a specified group. In order to get the route specific MSc degree, students will be required to complete the three core modules, as well as the specified core electives and optional modules. To exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in the specific route, students will be required to complete all taught modules. A discipline-specific Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care is not available; but only the general one after completion of 60 credits. More information on each subject-specific route is available on the following pages (76-95). HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules, e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject with a professional registration. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade, senior advanced practice posts in health and social care and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course and its various routes are subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-todate information will be available in December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health)* Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (ADULT MENTAL HEALTH) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on adult mental health

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) is aimed at all healthcare professionals working in mental health services. The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and awareness in the assessment and formulation of mental health problems, evidencebased psychosocial interventions in mental health and contemporary issues in mental health.

Who is the course for?

Students for the adult mental health route come from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, emergency services, social care, nursing, allied health professions or the voluntary sector.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multiprofessional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to adult mental health. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

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–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits (subject to university approval) –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE AND OPTIONAL MODULES:

A range of elective modules is in development and will include topics such as: assessment and formulation of mental health problems; psychosocial interventions; dementia care; service user and carer involvement in mental health and social care; Partnership in Practice; and work-based learning.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject with a professional registration. Applications are welcomed from a wide range of backgrounds. Consideration will be given if you can demonstrate your experience or professional qualifications of mental health and social care. You must also demonstrate your ability to study at Masters level. Applicants may be expected to attend an interview.

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

As a graduate you will have gained a deep understanding and knowledge of adult mental health to enable you to work effectively and collaboratively across professional agencies and boundaries. Previous students have gone on to secure influential roles within the professional areas of mental health and social care, the voluntary sector and health policy and management. Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade, senior advanced practice posts in health and social care and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.

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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on child and adolescent mental health

Mental Health)*

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation.

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) is aimed at all healthcare professionals working in child and adolescent mental health services. This innovative course will be run in partnership with Young Minds, the national mental health charity.

Who is the course for?

Students for the child and adolescent mental health route come from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, education, emergency services, social care, nursing, allied health professions or the voluntary sector.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

It is being designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills as a practitioner, enabling you to work more effectively with children and young people with mental health problems, and with their families. You will examine the current issues in child and family mental health and evaluate the evidence base for best practice, service development and meaningful therapeutic interventions. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to child and adolescent mental health. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

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The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

A range of modules is in development and will include topics such as: child protection; child and adolescent psychological development; child and adolescent mental health: identification, assessment and therapeutic approaches. OPTIONAL MODULES:

Students complete one 15-credit module from a choice of modules offered in the School of Health Sciences. Module selection is undertaken with the support of the programme director.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis, and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject with a professional registration. Applications are welcomed from a wide range of backgrounds. Consideration will be given if you can demonstrate your experience or professional qualifications of mental health and social care. You must also demonstrate your ability to study at Masters level. Applicants may be expected to attend an interview.

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

As a graduate you will be able to influence the mental health of children and young people at both a direct and indirect level through the development of services and the application of interprofessional practice and research. You will have gained a deep understanding and knowledge of child and adolescent mental health to enable you to work effectively and collaboratively across professional agencies and boundaries. Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade, senior advanced practice posts in health and social care and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.

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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care)*

Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation; Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (MANAGEMENT OF LONG TERM CONDITIONS AND ELDERLY CARE) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on the management of long term conditions and elderly care

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The MSc new Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care routes) is aimed at nurses who are looking to develop their specialism in the management of long term conditions or in working with the elderly, with a view to growing into advanced practitioner or leadership and management roles. This course will help you develop your nursing practice at an advanced level, and develop your leadership, management and research skills to improve health care provision in managing long term conditions and elderly care. You will be taught by internationally recognised academic staff. Our highly-regarded research activity also feeds directly into our teaching programmes. We work with health partners across London to ensure our education delivery is relevant and cutting edge. You are able to adapt your MSc as your studies progress and make them relevant to your career needs and personal interests. Students are also able to study individual course modules on a standalone basis for Continuing Professional Development. The course also develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. 80

Who is the course for?

The course is for nurses looking to develop and enhance their nursing skills in the area of managing long term conditions and elderly care.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Management of Long-term Conditions or Elderly Care) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

Students will choose four modules a range covering topics such as: medicines management; safe and effective care; long-term conditions; tele-health; use of IT in health care management; and dementia care – according to the route chosen.


OPTIONAL MODULES:

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Advice on module choice will be provided by the programme director. Students can choose from the range of modules offered in the School of Health Sciences including:

As a graduate you will be able to influence nursing practice at both a direct and indirect level through the development and enhancement of services and the application of research to your nursing practice in managing long term conditions and in elderly care. The programme will prepare you for a more senior position and will support your preparation for nurse practitioner, care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership roles.

–– Leading and managing change –– Quality management and action evaluation –– Psychology at work –– Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking –– Teaching and learning in the work-place –– Pathology. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Registration as a nurse –– You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and working in a healthcare setting; –– A second class honours degree; –– If you do not have a degree you will be considered, but may have to demonstrate an ability to study at degree level; –– Applicants with a diploma may need to complete a biological science module.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA.

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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery)*

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (MIDWIFERY) AT CITY?

Increase

the depth and breadth of your knowledge of midwifery practice and policy and consolidate skills in critical appraisal, strategic planning and evaluation

Benefit

from a flexible course which enables you to address your specific development needs

Learn

on course modules which are updated in response to the latest research and influential government reports and policies from expert staff that are renowned in their fields

Progress

your career by gaining qualifications for posts that involve staff leadership, practice development and policy formulation

Duration: Part-time: up to five years depending on the number of modules selected each term. The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

This new course enables you to deepen your understanding of the context of childbirth and current issues in midwifery practice. There is an emphasis on exploration of theory, research, research appraisal and critical use of evidence to question and inform practice. It supports the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice and policy. It enables and encourages critical thinking, the application of advanced skills, information and knowledge management for the promotion of health and wellbeing of childbearing women and their families. The course will give students an understanding of the multi-professionalism of maternity care, and encourages learning alongside other professional groups. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to midwifery. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. You will have the flexibility to select from a wide range of modules to meet your development needs and specialise in areas of interest. You may also study individual modules within the course for CPD. 82

Enhance

Who is the course for?

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity in the area of midwifery

You should be a qualified midwife with a minimum of one year’s experience.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

–– Midwifery knowledge: theory, context and practice – 15 credits –– Managing risk in midwifery – 15 credits –– Knowledge, evidence and skills for normal birth – 15 credits


OPTIONAL MODULES:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Students to choose modules up to 30 credits from a list including: –– Leadership for practice and service delivery –– Work-based learning –– Examination of the newborn theory –– Examination of the newborn practice –– Supporting and assessing learning in practice settings –– Non-medical prescribing –– Medicines Management –– Enhancing critical care for midwifery practice –– Health promotion –– Psychology at work

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA

When you have successfully completed the modules plus a dissertation you will qualify for a full Masters degree and be awarded an MSc in Midwifery. If you complete the modules without the dissertation you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework and OSCE examination. All assessments must be focused on issues in midwifery practice, management, research or education. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Preferably a relevant upper second class honours degree or equivalent –– You may be considered if you do not hold a relevant first degree, but will be required to: * Successfully complete a research module at level three, prior to commencing Masters level study. (Up to 30 level three credits may be used towards accumulation of credits for the Masters award) * Write an admission essay * Present a portfolio of evidence which reflects capability at L3/M level

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

A work placement is not required for the MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery). If you choose clinical modules you must be registered with the NMC and be working clinically within a healthcare setting. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course will increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge of midwifery practice and policy and consolidate such skills as critical appraisal, strategic planning and evaluation. It will provide you with a foundation for undertaking posts that involve staff leadership, practice development and policy formulation. In addition, it sets the basis for further development at Doctorate/PhD level. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

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Postgraduate

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER – ADULT; CHILD; NEONATAL) AT CITY?

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child; Neonatal)*

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Child or Neonatal)

Duration: Part-time: one day a week university-based study, up to five years.

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

This new course is aimed at senior nurses who are looking to move into nurse practitioner roles with a specialism in neonatal, child or adult. The nurse practitioner route will provide advanced clinical skills enabling nurses to work as advanced nurse practitioners in a range of different clinical contexts. You will be taught by internationally recognised academic staff. Our highly-regarded research activity also feeds directly into our teaching programmes. We work with health partners across London to ensure our education delivery is relevant and cutting edge. You are able to adapt your MSc as your studies progress and make them relevant to your career needs and personal interests. Students are also able to study individual course modules on a standalone basis for Continuing Professional Development. Students have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multiprofessional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for experienced nurses working in senior positions or those who are preparing for advanced nurse practitioner, care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership roles in primary, secondary, or tertiary healthcare settings. Students will be nurses working in senior clinical positions. A clinical work placement with appropriate supervision for physical assessment is required.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Adult; Child; Neonatal) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Child or Adult –– Non-medical Prescribing (30 credits to count to this degree) –– Physical Assessment 1 (Child or Adult) – 15 credits –– Physical Assessment 2 (Child or Adult) – 15 credits –– Pathology – 15 credits


Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Neonatal –– Non-medical Prescribing (30 credits to count to this degree) –– Physical Examination of the Newborn (Theory) – 15 credits –– Physical Examination of the Newborn (Practice) – 15 credits –– Pathology – 15 credits HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Registration as a nurse; –– A minimum of at least two years’ experience; –– You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and working in a healthcare setting; –– A second class honours degree; –– If you do not have a degree you will be considered, but may have to demonstrate an ability to study at degree level.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

As a graduate you will be able to influence the nursing practice of people at both a direct and indirect level through the development of services and the application of research to clinical practice. The course will prepare you to take on nurse practitioner roles and other senior positions including care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership. Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for advanced practitioner roles in a range of health and social care contexts and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

Applications are welcomed from a wide range of backgrounds. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA.

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Postgraduate

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing)*

Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation; Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (NURSING) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on nursing practice

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations in the nursing field

The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing) is aimed at nurses early on in their careers looking to develop their overall nursing practice and theory with a view to growing into advanced practitioner or leadership and management roles. This course will help you develop your nursing practice at an advanced level, and develop your leadership, management and research skills to improve health care provision. You will be taught by internationally recognised academic staff. Our highly-regarded research activity also feeds directly into our teaching programmes. We work with health partners across London to ensure our education delivery is relevant and cutting edge. You are able to adapt your MSc as your studies progress and make them relevant to your career needs and personal interests. Students are also able to study individual course modules on a standalone basis for Continuing Professional Development. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multiprofessional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to nursing. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for nurses in the early stages of their career who are looking to develop and enhance their nursing skills, as well as for those nurse practitioners working in acute or community settings looking to develop specific areas of specialism.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

–– Medicines Management – 15 credits –– Pathology – 15 credits

OPTIONAL MODULES:

Students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of modules offered by the School of Health Sciences, in consultation with their programme director, including topics such as: Safe and effective care; Psychology at work; Long-term conditions; Tele-health; Use of IT in health care management; Dementia care; Leading and managing change; Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking; Leading and managing change; Teaching and learning in the work-place.


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Registration as a nurse –– You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and working in a healthcare setting –– A second class honours degree –– If you do not have a degree you will be considered, but may have to demonstrate an ability to study at degree level –– Applicants with a diploma will need to complete a biological science module.

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

As a graduate you will be able to influence nursing practice at both a direct and indirect level through the development and enhancement of services and the application of research to your nursing practice. The programme will prepare you for a more senior position and will support your preparation for nurse practitioner, care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership roles.

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Postgraduate

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nursing)*

Duration: Part-time: a minimum of two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus a minimum of one year for dissertation. The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (OPHTHALMIC NURSING) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health leadership and research activity with a specific focus on ophthalmic nursing

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

AT A GLANCE

This is a new course currently being developed. Students will be taught by internationally recognised academic staff. Our highly-regarded research activity also feeds directly into our teaching programmes. We work with health partners across London to ensure our education delivery is relevant and cutting edges. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to ophthalmic nursing. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

Who is the course for?

The course is for experienced nurses working in senior positions or those who are preparing for nurse practitioner, care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leadership roles with a specific focus on ophthalmic nursing.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nursing) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

–– Glaucoma –– Vision in the Aged (cataract and AMD) –– Medicines Management –– Diabetic Eye Disease

OPTIONAL MODULES:

Students can select from a range of modules offered in the School of Health Sciences including: –– Pathology –– Leading and managing change –– Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking

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HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Registration as a nurse; –– Most students will have a minimum of two years’ experience mostly within ophthalmic nursing; –– You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and working in a healthcare setting; –– A second class honours degree; –– If you do not have a degree you will be considered, but may have to demonstrate an ability to study at degree level; –– Applicants will need to complete a biological science module if coming in with degree lower than 2.1 or diploma.

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

As a graduate you will be able to influence the nursing practice of people at both a direct and indirect level through the development of ophthalmic nursing services and the application of research to clinical practice. The course will prepare you to take on nurse practitioner roles and other senior positions including care manager, nurse consultant or clinical leader, specifically in the area of ophthalmic nursing. Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for advanced practitioner roles in ophthalmic nursing contexts and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research. *subject to university approval in December 2012 89


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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry)*

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (OPTOMETRY) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health leadership and research activity in the area of optometry.

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

Duration: Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014. AT A GLANCE

This new course will prepare optometrists working in specialist practice (in the hospital or community setting) to provide advanced level primary eye care. Emphasis is placed on modules accredited as part of the College of Optometrists’ Professional Certificate (i.e. Glaucoma) and the College of Optometrists’ Independent Prescribing Common Final Assessment (i.e. Principles of Therapeutics, Principles of Prescribing - exit for Additional Supply, Independent Prescribing and Learning in Practice - via APEL). The focus of the programme will be on management of patients (with other medical disciplines if appropriate) and the expansion of the optometrist’s role in ocular therapeutics within the hospital and community specialist practice setting. You will also develop your theoretical, methodological and research skills to enhance your ability to critically evaluate research and the clinical evidence base. You will conduct a piece of rigorous research, which can form the basis for the development of effective service delivery in healthcare organisations. City has a thriving research community undertaking pioneering projects in the vision science. We also have well established links with local centres of excellence such as Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology. The programme will give you an opportunity to enhance your optometric career prospects in the hospital or specialist community context through gaining both an academic qualification and professional qualifications with the College of Optometrists and General Optical Council. 90

Who is the course for?

The course is for optometrists working in specialist practice (in the hospital or community setting) who wish to build up a portfolio of training in evidence-based knowledge and practice of advanced level primary eye care.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

–– Principles of Therapeutics (online) –– Principles of Prescribing –– Independent Prescribing –– Learning in Practice via APEL (part of the Independent Prescribing College Final Assessment)

OPTIONAL MODULE:

Students to choose two 15-credit modules from the list below: –– Glaucoma –– Low Vision –– Contact Lenses –– Vision in the Aged (cataract and AMD) All optometry modules are accredited for CET points.


FLEXIBILITY

Each module is a stand-alone certificated course. You can therefore quickly attain formal qualifications based on a milestone approach:

hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Successful completion of 60 credits leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry) on completion of the following modules: –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Any MSc Optometry module – 15 credits Successful completion of 60 credits leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Optometry on completion of 4 MSc Optometry modules. Successful completion of 120 credits leads to the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Optometry). Therefore, you may exit the programme with either one or more Certificate(s) of credit (15 credits), and either a Postgraduate Certificate (in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care/Clinical Optometry) (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), or an MSc (180 credits). HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Postgraduate taught and distance learning modules offered by the School are designed to satisfy the rapidly changing academic, clinical and professional development needs of hospital and community optometrists working in specialist practice. Teaching and assessment methods are tailored to the learning objectives of each module component. The range of teaching methods is wide and includes lectures (face-to-face and online), tutorials, advanced clinical training, clinical demonstrations, videos and discussion of clinical scenarios. Discussion forums, interactive seminars, peer reviewing work-based examples and clinically focussed critical reflections via a case review process are also included. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Purely didactic modules are examined by means of multiple-choice question papers, whereas modules with a significant practical element may also have an objective structured clinical examination or a test of visual recognition of clinical signs and/or patient case scenarios. A professional practice portfolio may also be part of the assessment.

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

This course is aimed at hospital optometrists or community optometrists working in specialist practice. The course will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your career prospects in the context of hospital or specialist community optometry through gaining both an academic qualification and a professional qualification with the College of Optometrists and the General Optical Council. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– You should be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practice in the UK –– You should also be registered with the General Optical Council –– Overseas optometrists will be accepted on an ad

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Postgraduate

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy)*

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (RADIOTHERAPY) AT CITY?

Enhance

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress towards advanced practice leadership and research activity with a specific focus on radiotherapy

Tailor

the course to meet your personal and professional needs

Expand

and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions

Learn

from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature

Advance

your career and professional aspirations

Duration: Part-time: minimum two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014.

AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) has a flexible modular approach aimed at radiographers working in radiotherapy and wanting to extend their knowledge and research skills. The MSc will support you in working towards an advanced level of practice. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health care provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course offers teaching and encourages independent learning in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to radiotherapy. It develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for radiographers working in radiotherapy and with a minimum of two year’s clinical experience in radiotherapy.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

Students will have to choose from modules from the list below to a value of 75 credits - this may include one optional 15 credit module: –– Student Negotiated Module – 15 credits –– Evidence-based Practice – 15 credits –– Work-based Learning in Practice – 15 credits –– Education in the workplace – 15 credits –– Work Learning Expert/Specialist Practice – 30 credits –– Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography – 30 credits –– Issues in Advanced Practice – 15 credits


HOW DO YOU APPLY? OPTIONAL MODULE:

You may complete one 15-credit module from a choice of modules offered in the School of Health Sciences. Module selection is undertaken with the support of the programme director. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; clinical portfolios; practicebased assessments; poster presentations; case studies; e-learning tasks; and data analysis. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Honours degree in radiography or appropriate professional qualifications such as the Diploma of the College of Radiographers; –– Appropriate international qualifications in radiography may be considered where parity with UK programmes can be shown; –– Normally you should have a minimum of two year’s clinical experience in radiotherapy; –– If you want to undertake the optional work-based learning (expert/specialist practice) module you will be required to have the appropriate scope of practice.

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university and professional body approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from January 2013 at www.city.ac.uk/ health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

You will have gained a deep understanding and knowledge of principles of radiotherapy and will have wider employment opportunities with possibilities for becoming a superintendent radiographer, senior manager or visiting lecturer in the UK and overseas. You might also wish to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research. *subject to university and professional body approval in December 2012 93


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MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication)*

Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation; Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, plus up to one year for dissertation. Most modules consist of ten half-day sessions. The course is due to start in October 2013 and January 2014. AT A GLANCE

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication) provides a flexible programme of study in the areas of speech and language therapy, language and communication, and deafness. The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to speech and language therapy. It also develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. The course is being designed to be relevant to clinical practice in the UK and overseas, and to meet the needs of busy professionals. Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multiprofessional and interdisciplinary contexts.

WHY STUDY ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION) AT CITY?

Study

within an internationally renowned speech and language therapy division close to specialist clinical centres in and around London

Benefit

from teaching by leading researchers and highly regarded clinicians

Build

on your clinical experience with opportunities to reflect on and develop rationales and evidence underpinning clinical practice

Gain

access to high quality research in a range of communication disorders

Share

experience, knowledge, and understanding of communication disabilities across different cultures and countries

Enhance

Who is the course for?

your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress in advanced practice in health and/or social care, leadership and research activity with a specific focus on speech, language and communication

This course is suitable for: –– Speech and language therapists –– School teachers –– Those with an interest in speech, language and communication We welcome applicants from the UK and overseas.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The new MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication) will include the following modules subject to internal university approval: CORE MODULES:

–– Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis for evidence-based practice – 30 credits –– Advanced Practice – 15 credits –– Dissertation – 60 credits

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES:

Students to choose three modules from the list below: –– Acquired language and cognitive communication impairment – 15 credits –– Developmental Language Impairment – 15 credits –– Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking – 15 credits –– Language Learning and Development – 15 credits –– Habilitative Audiology – 15 credits 94


OPTIONAL MODULES:

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Two modules worth 15 credits to be selected from the following choices listed below –– Case-based clinical management –– Clinical management –– Cognitive communication impairments –– Identity, inclusion and living with disability –– Speech acoustics and speech perception –– Work-based Learning –– Leadership for practice and service delivery

Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade senior speech and language therapy posts and qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.

You may also choose other Masters-level modules offered at the School of Health Sciences in consultation with the programme director. When you have successfully completed seven taught modules, including the double module in research methods, plus a research dissertation, you will be awarded a Masters degree qualification. Complete seven taught modules and you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Modules are run by experienced clinicians and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including essays, poster presentations, case studies, and data analyses.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

This course is subject to university approval and some revisions might be made. More up-to-date information will be available from December 2012 at www.city.ac.uk/health. If you are interested in this course or have any queries, please contact us.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is also accepted. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 –– Pearson’s academic score: 72 –– A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency of the English language e.g. Australia; Canada or the USA.

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MSc Clinical Optometry Duration: Part-time: up to seven years to graduate with an MSc, up to six years for a Postgraduate Diploma and up to three years for a Postgraduate Certificate depending on the number of modules you select each year. Modules normally run over two/three days with an examination approximately 6 weeks later. The first day of most modules is delivered by distance learning via the University’s virtual learning environment Moodle. You may join the course at the beginning of any module throughout the academic year.

WHY STUDY CLINICAL OPTOMETRY AT CITY?

Learn

on a flexible, modular course developed to meet your needs as a busy practising optometrist

Study

within an internationally renowned optometry and visual sciences division

Acquire

skills and knowledge which are both cutting edge and relevant

Undertake

modules which are of direct relevance to practising optometrists and are taught by experts in the field

Benefit

from well-established links with local centres of excellence in the visual sciences

AT A GLANCE

The MSc Clinical Optometry prepares students to provide enhanced clinical care to patients. The emphasis is on the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist’s role in ocular therapeutics.

Who is the course for?

The course is for optometrists who wish to extend their professional development by building a portfolio of training relevant to their practice.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The course is designed to be flexible allowing optometrists to build up a portfolio of training where they can accumulate module credits to meet their needs. Students can choose to take stand-alone modules to improve skills in specific areas, or work towards an MSc. The course has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a practitioner you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment. City has a thriving research community who are undertaking a range of pioneering research in the vision sciences. We also have well-established links with local centres of excellence such Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology. The taught component of most modules takes place over two days during the week. The first day of most modules will be delivered by distance learning to reduce the time away from your practice and to provide a blended learning experience. Students can start acquiring credits towards the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc at the beginning of any module throughout the academic year. All modules are accredited for CET points. 96

This is a flexible, modular course developed to meet the needs of busy practising clinicians. –– Anterior segment eye disease –– Binocular vision –– Contact lens practice –– Diabetic eye disease –– Glaucoma –– Paediatric optometry –– Posterior segment eye disease –– Refractive surgery co-management –– Vision in the aged –– Visual impairment Additional supply and independent prescribing modules: –– Principles of therapeutics (module 1) –– Principles of prescribing (module 2) –– Independent prescribing (module 3) Each module is a stand-alone certificated course. You can therefore quickly attain formal qualifications based on a milestone approach: –– Four modules for a Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Optometry within three years of registration –– Eight modules for a Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Optometry within six years of registration –– An MSc is awarded upon successful completion of the research and statistics module and a project/ dissertation within seven years of registration


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching methods vary between modules, and may include didactic lectures, clinical training, videos, seminars and discussion of clinical case scenarios. Online lectures and resources are also provided via our virtual learning environment Moodle. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Purely didactic modules are examined by means of multiple-choice question papers, whereas modules with a significant practical element may also have an objective structured clinical examination or a test of visual recognition of clinical signs and/or patient case scenarios.

Looking for more You can also flexibility? complete the course

at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practice in the UK –– You should also be registered with the General Optical Council –– Overseas optometrists will be accepted on an adhoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107 WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

You will be equipped to provide enhanced clinical care to patients, particularly in the field of ocular therapeutics – you may choose to become an additional supply optometrist or an independent prescriber (includes supplementary prescribing) as part of your MSc training. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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MRes Clinical Research Duration: Full-time: one year; Part-time: two years

WHY STUDY CLINICAL RESEARCH AT CITY?

Develop

key work-relevant skills in undertaking clinical academic research

Learn

from experts in clinical research who are renowned nationally and internationally

Produce

high quality, publishable research

Develop

your clinical academic research career and become a leader in your clinical field

Gain

the knowledge to lead and influence health service delivery and policy

AT A GLANCE

A knowledge and critical understanding of clinical research methods are becoming increasingly important skills for all professionals in the health, social care and private sectors, where an evidence based approach, supported by academic rigour is crucial to decision making, clinical practice and delivery of integrated services. The MRes Clinical Research will provide you with training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels as well as provide opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings. It will enable you to: –– Independently design, develop and conduct research relevant to clinical practice –– Critically appraise current research in the field (evidence based health care) –– Apply research findings to improve health and the effective delivery of health services in clinical practice –– Develop a collaborative, inter-disciplinary and ethical approach to your research and work –– Recognise the applicability and limits of the models and methods you use –– Increase your confidence in understanding and using applied data analyses methods. –– Apply research knowledge to clinical research as part of a work-based placement learning module

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Who is the course for?

The degree is for qualified healthcare professionals from a range of primary care or allied health disciplines who are already engaged in or seeking a career in clinical research and includes: –– Nurses –– Midwives –– Medical practitioners –– Radiographers –– Optometrists –– Speech and language therapists –– Physiotherapists –– Dieticians –– Chiropodists / podiatrists –– Clinical psychologists –– Art / music therapists

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

Postgraduate students are expected to allocate an average of 150 hours of taught and self-directed learning per 15 credit module. CORE MODULES:

The MRes Clinical Research consists of six core modules: –– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Advanced research methods –– Advanced research methods for applied data analysis –– Work based clinical project –– The application of research in clinical settings –– Clinical research dissertation


The course is taught by staff who are expert in a range of research methodologies and the health professions. You will be given the opportunity to explore the application of advanced level research and undertake high quality, publishable research via a dissertation. You will gain the skills to influence and lead health service related delivery, policy and innovation at both population and community levels – enabling you to develop and enhance your career aspirations. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching is conducted via a mixture of lectures, class discussions and seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, analysis of case studies, worked examples, interactive computer-based exercises, an online VLE and self directed reading.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course will give you the research and academic training to become a clinical academic researcher across all health service settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research settings. You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence based practice, and report writing is a career advantage. The MRes Clinical Research may also form the first year of a rigorous PhD level training programme. NIHR BURSARIES

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Formal assessments will be conducted via essays, a systematic review, a research proposal, critical reviews, written examinations and a research project on an approved topic. In addition, there are short practical assignments during sessions throughout the course. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– A good honours degree, upper second class or equivalent –– An upper second class or higher mark in undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation –– At least one year experience of working as a clinician in the health sector –– Be registered with a relevant UK professional body –– Currently working in a clinical health care environment

Funded by the NIHR (National Institute of Health Research), we are offering 12 MRes Clinical Research bursaries to health professionals commencing in October 2013. Bursaries will cover salary costs and tuition fees for the duration of the course. Applications for both full-time and part-time enrolment are welcome. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

We also consider applications from capable individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but have clear plans for a future career path in clinical academic research. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 6.5 –– TOEFL (internet based): 107

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MSc Health Management (in Strategic Management and Leadership)

Duration: Full-time: one year; Part-time: two years. Teaching is in short blocks of attendance in the autumn and spring terms. To complete a module you would normally attend a day a week for four weeks. For part-time study you will complete two modules per term and four modules per term for full-time.

AT A GLANCE

The MSc Health Management provides the strategic management and leadership skills for careers at the highest levels of management in healthcare and organisations engaged in the healthcare sector and associated industries. The emphasis on leadership, strategic thinking and applied analysis of management issues is a solid foundation for a career in senior management. Learning alongside others with different management and professional backgrounds adds a breadth and depth to your learning and development. Lectures are drawn from health sciences, social sciences and health economics departments here at City, supplemented by lectures from the University of Stockholm, the Centre for Health Enterprise, and distinguished guest speakers.

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WHY STUDY HEALTH MANAGEMENT AT CITY?

Gain

essential insights into strategic management and leadership and skills in formulation and solving health management problems

Learn

by looking at what successful strategic leaders actually do, their insights and how to apply these generate solutions to real world challenges in complex and dynamic health systems

Learn

from highly regarded experts in the field

Expand

your outlook and share your knowledge and experience with participants from around the world

Choose

modules from the Strategic Management and Planning and Health Policy clusters

Who is the course for?

Applicants with prior experience come from a wide range of professions: –– Medical professions –– Nursing and allied health professionals –– Service and general managers –– Clinical directors –– Commissioners –– Managers in the pharmaceutical industries and medical supplies –– Health insurance –– Social enterprises Applicants planning a career in health management come from a wide range of disciplines such as biosciences, economics, business studies and statistics.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The broad and inclusive curriculum provides the essential business skills you will need in health management – strategic and business analysis, leadership and change management.


CORE MODULES

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

The core modules provide the base for strategic management thinking and skills in leadership. In addition, research methods provides essential insights for evidence-based management, quality management and problem solving – forward-looking skills that are essential for the strategic manager. The dissertation allows you to independently apply the strategic management and leadership skills and insights for yourself. –– Health enterprise –– Leadership in health management –– Strategy and change leadership –– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Health management dissertation

Entry requirements depend on the career stage of the applicant. Experienced managers will have more to offer on their CV’s. Recent graduates should have a relevant degree and indicate an aptitude for this area of management. Requirements include: –– Second-class honours degree or masters degree in a suitable area including business, management, economics, and health-related subjects, clinical qualifications and membership of allied health professions are also considered.

In addition you choose three further optional modules from the strategic management or planning and health policy options.

For applicants whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 6.5 –– TOEFL (internet based): 100

If you have any queries regarding international qualifications, please email international@city.ac.uk for assistance. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

OPTIONAL MODULES: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

–– Quality management –– Healthcare systems thinking –– Effective commissioning –– Marketing in healthcare

OPTIONAL MODULES: PLANNING AND HEALTH POLICY

–– Economics of healthcare –– Economic evaluation of healthcare –– Advanced economic evaluation of healthcare –– Politics, power and the health policy process –– Health systems organisation, financing and performance –– Health policy in Britain

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching and learning involves lecture sessions, workshops, group activities and discussions. Lecturers are drawn from health sciences, social sciences and health economics departments here at City, supplemented by lecturers from the University of Stockholm and distinguished guest speakers.

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

When you have successfully completed the taught modules and dissertation, you will qualify for the MSc. Our graduates work in the UK and worldwide as highly knowledgeable professionals in health management careers or as clinicians and allied health professionals with dual clinical and management responsibilities. Organisations include primary, secondary and tertiary care organisations, government departments, NGO’s, social enterprises, the social and voluntary sector and management consultancy. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework and examination. The assessment reflects the learning objectives of the modules.

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MSc Health Policy

WHY STUDY HEALTH POLICY AT CITY? key work-relevant skills in health policy to enhance your career aspirations and put ‘policy into practice’

Develop

Duration: Full-time: one year; Part-time: two years Gain

the knowledge needed to be a leader in the world of health policy, planning and management

Learn

from national and international experts in health policy

Study

alongside professionals from a wide range of backgrounds

Learn

in a flexible way choosing from a range of relevant modules

AT A GLANCE

The UK and global healthcare landscape is becoming increasingly complex. Significant shifts such as advances in health technologies, rising consumer expectations, increasing longevity and prevalence of chronic illness present growing challenges for healthcare systems, and have helped push healthcare and health policy to the top of political agendas across the world. In such an environment, decision makers at all levels within the health sector are increasingly required to have an awareness of health policy issues and processes. Innovative, strategic and sustainable approaches are needed to address a wide variety of important issues, such as cost containment, the social determinants of health, health inequalities, the appropriate level of resources to devote to healthcare, how health systems should be organised and financed, and their performance measured. All of these issues fall within the scope of health policy. The MSc Health Policy aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand, analyse and attempt to influence the health policy process in the 21st century; the social, political and economic factors that affect it at local, national and international level; and its impact on health systems and services, and wider society. It combines an international focus and academic rigour with the development of practical policy analysis and related skills which can be applied in real-world health policy, planning and management settings. 102

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including: –– medical, nursing and allied health professions –– health management and administration –– public health –– national and local government –– national NGOs –– international agencies –– research institutions and consultancies –– pharmaceutical and healthcare industries –– health insurance The course is suitable for those who wish to expand their knowledge of health policy to support their current or future employment. Applications are welcome from the UK and overseas.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

You will take seven or eight taught modules, including four core modules, plus a dissertation. A wide range of optional modules gives you the opportunity to pursue interests in health policy, health management and leadership, health economics and food policy. CORE MODULES:

–– Politics, power and the health policy process –– Health and society –– Health systems organisation, financing and performance –– Foundations in research methods and data analysis


HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Teaching and learning is undertaken via a mix of lectures, class discussions and seminars, student presentations, case study analysis, interactive computer based exercises, a virtual learning environment and self-directed reading.

The cost of maintaining cost-effective health care is a global problem raising questions such as, how will healthcare become sustainable in a globally weak economy? Such problems will be the focus of health policy experts. Because healthcare reform is such a high priority both for the public and politicians, it is highly likely that demand for health policy experts will remain high. Therefore, if you are working or wish to work within any health-related organisation such as government, NGO, third sector, public or private sector - this course will help you develop a range of key transferable health policy skills.

Lecturers are drawn from City’s Schools of Health Sciences and Social Sciences, and there is a range of distinguished external honorary and guest speakers. City has an international reputation for academic excellence in the areas of health and food policy, health services research, health management and executive leadership across a broad range of professional disciplines. Students will be able to learn from and alongside colleagues who aim to influence and lead health-related initiatives. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Modules are assessed through a combination of written coursework, group work and examination. The assessments reflect the learning objectives of the modules. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– A good honours degree, second-class or equivalent –– Experience of working in the health sector may be considered as equivalent to a good honours degree for suitable applicants –– In addition we consider applications from capable individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but have clear plans for a future career path in health policy.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 6.5 –– TOEFL (internet based): 100

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MSc Health Services Research

WHY STUDY HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AT CITY?

Develop

key work-relevant skills in health services research to enhance your career aspirations.

Gain

the knowledge needed to undertake health research.

Learn

from experts in health services research who are renowned nationally and internationally.

Study

alongside a range of professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

Learn

in a flexible way choosing from a range of relevant modules.

Duration: Full-time: one year; Part-time: two years

AT A GLANCE

Health Services Research is an exciting, interdisciplinary field of scientific inquiry that examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Your aim as a health services researcher will be to do research and make ecommendations on the most effective ways to organise, manage, commission and deliver high quality care, reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. Our aim is to provide you with a challenging, stimulating and free-thinking environment, which will nurture your aspirations, talent, and career prospects. The MSc Health Services Research offers exemplar training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis to enable you to achieve the above goals. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to independently design and conduct primary and secondary research in your place of work, which may be in the public or private sector such as the health and social care, international agencies, national NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions and consultancies etc. As a result of the practical research training that our students receive, some develop their own ideas for research and pursue further, doctoral studies with our School or elsewhere.

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Who is the course for?

The degree is suitable for professionals from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds including: –– medical and allied health professions –– health managers and administrators –– public health –– welfare and local government –– national NGOs –– international agencies –– research institutions and consultancies –– pharmaceutical and healthcare industries –– health insurance The course is suitable for those who wish to expand their knowledge of health services research to support their current or future employment. The MRes will provide a sound foundation for a fast track to MPhil / PhD in Health Services related research.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

During the course of your studies at City you will be part of an active academic/research community with a wide range of interests. You will be encouraged to attend discussion groups and lectures, which will guide you to gain a wealth of knowledge in the area of Health Services Research. Teaching and learning is undertaken via a mix of lectures, class discussions, seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, case study analyses, interactive computer based exercises, a virtual learning environment, guided independent learning and individual supervision. You will undertake seven taught modules, including three core modules, plus a dissertation.


CORE MODULES:

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

OPTIONAL MODULES:

The course gives students a thorough grounding in practical research and statistical skills enabling you to work in management, service provision and practice roles. You can go on to develop your career across a range of health service settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research environments.

–– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Advanced research methods –– Advanced data analysis –– Dissertation –– Health systems organisation, financing and performance –– Understanding the health policy process: concepts and tools –– Health and society –– Health policy in Britain –– Health economic evaluation

DISSERTATION MODULE:

Students will be required to complete a dissertation of publishable standard and have the option to undertake a Masters by Research route, which requires an extended dissertation. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence based practice, and report writing is a career advantage. Students are also able to further their academic achievements by undertaking doctoral level study. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Teaching and learning is undertaken via a mix of lectures, class discussions and seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, case study analysis, interactive computer based exercises, a virtual learning environment and self directed reading. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a combination of methods. More specifically: research proposal; mini lab examination; systematic review; poster presentation; data analysis workbook; practical exam and associated lab report; formative online quiz. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree). Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 6.5 –– TOEFL (internet based): 100

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MSc Joint Professional Practice (Language and

WHY STUDY JOINT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE – LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AT CITY?

Undertake

a flexible, professionally orientated course where you can share theory and professional practice across both health and education

Communication)

Benefit

Duration: Full-time: one year (two days a week) for taught modules, and up to one year for dissertation. Part-time: two years (one day a week) for taught modules, and up to one year for dissertation.

from teaching which is underpinned by extensive research activity focused on clinical and educational issues

Benefit

from collaborative study between speech and language therapists and education professionals

Study

within an internationally renowned speech and language therapy division and the Institute of Education

Learn

from internationally recognised research leaders, senior clinicians and teachers

Most modules consist of either ten half-day sessions or three full day sessions with online course documentation to support learning. This course is offered jointly with the Institute of Education.

AT A GLANCE

This course is offered jointly with the Institute of Education, University of London and is a flexible programme of study for speech and language therapists and teachers with an interest in children with speech, language and communication needs in the education context. You will gain up-to-date and advanced knowledge in specific clinical areas, education and related subjects, along with high-level theoretical and research skills from both City University London and the Institute of Education. You will have the opportunity to learn with other speech and language therapists and teachers and actively experience collaborative working.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for: –– Speech and language therapists –– School teachers –– Other professionals working in schools with children with speech, language and communication needs –– We welcome applicants from the UK or overseas

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING? CORE MODULES:

–– Concepts and contexts of special and inclusive education –– Social, emotional and behavioural development in children with specific speech, language and communication difficulties –– Language learning and development –– Foundations of research methods and applied data analysis

OPTIONAL MODULES:

–– Acquired language impairment –– Case-based clinical management –– Clinical management –– Cognitive communication impairments –– Developmental language impairment –– Dysphagia and disorders of eating and drinking –– Habilitative audiology –– Identity, inclusion and living with disability –– Literacy –– Speech acoustics and speech perception

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You may also choose other Masters-level modules offered at the School of Health Sciences and at the Institute of Education. When you have successfully completed the six taught modules (four core and two optional) plus your dissertation, you will qualify for a full Masters degree. Complete six taught modules and qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, or four taught core modules and qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate.

Looking You can also for more exit the course flexibility? at Postgraduate

Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Modules are run by experienced clinicians, teachers and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including essays, poster presentations, case studies, and data analyses. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will normally need a first or second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject plus a qualification in speech and language therapy or teaching. The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is also accepted. You will also need two years’ experience in an educational setting or working with children with speech, language and communication difficulties. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 –– TOEFL (internet based): 100 WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade senior speech and language therapy and teaching posts and provides opportunities for management and special education needs specialisation in education. It qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact: Kim Reynolds Institute of Education +44 (0)20 7612 6280 +44 (0)20 7612 6266 k.reynolds@ioe.ac.uk www.talklink.org  

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MSc Medical Ultrasound Duration: MSc – two and a half years; Postgraduate Diploma – 18 months; Postgraduate Certificate – one year

AT A GLANCE

This course offers flexible study options for healthcare professionals undertaking obstetrics, gynaecology and /or abdominal ultrasound training. The Saad Centre for Radiography Clinical Skills Education at City has a Siemen’s Sonoline Antares real-time ultrasound machine and a simulator, which are used for teaching and monitoring clinical progress. The course lecturers provide a supportive environment to encourage you to develop your academic abilities and clinical skills to prepare you for working at advanced practice level in the future. The course is flexible and is available on a parttime basis. The course starts in September with the teaching sessions taking place between September and July each year.

WHY STUDY MEDICAL ULTRASOUND AT CITY?

Study

on a flexible, modular course developed to meet your needs as a busy practising health care professional

Access

to a specialist clinical skills suite

Widen

your employment opportunities in the UK and overseas with possibilities such as becoming a superintendent radiographer, senior manager, lecturer or applications specialist

Learn

from expert staff that are renowned in their fields

Benefit

from a CASE accredited programme

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for a range of health care professionals who have experience in radiography, nursing, midwifery or other related professions.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The course allows you to choose to study a combination of some or all of the following subjects: –– Obstetric ultrasound –– Gynaecology ultrasound –– Abdominal ultrasound –– Focussed ultrasound i.e. 1st trimester and gynaecology For some programme routes all modules are compulsory, for others there is flexibility in module choice. MODULES INCLUDE:

–– Fundamental principles of ultrasound practice (core module) –– Developing advanced practice (core module) –– Gynaecology ultrasound –– Obstetric ultrausound –– Abdominal ultrasound –– Dissertation (core for MSc) –– Work-based learning –– Student negotiated module –– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis or Foundations of research methods and applied data analysis (core for MSc)

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If you have a specific related area of interest, you may be able to select modules from the MSc courses offered at the School. This will be negotiated with members of the programme team, to ensure the learning outcomes for the course are met. When you have successfully completed the modules to achieve 120 credits plus your dissertation, you will qualify for a full Masters degree. Complete modules to achieve 120 credits and qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, or 60 to 75 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Attendance is through day release at City University London, where you will attend key note lectures, tutorials and seminars. A range of modern training methods are used, including e-learning, work-based learning, reflective practice, traditional lectures and tutorials. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A variety of assessment methods are used including examinations, essays, oral and/or poster presentation, online case studies, e-learning tasks, clinical assessments and clinical portfolios. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Second class honours degree or above in radiography, nursing, midwifery or another relevant subject –– Consideration will also be given if you can demonstrate, by qualifications or clinical experience, your ability to undertake the course –– Health Professions Council (HPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Medical Council (GMC) registration is desirable –– You will require a clinical placement in a recognised UK hospital prior to application. An average of three days per week scanning experience is needed throughout the course. The university is unable to help you arrange this placement.

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS?

The course requires you to obtain an average of three days a week within an ultrasound department for the duration of the course. This must be arranged before applying for a place on the course. You need to have an agreed clinical placement to ensure you gain a wide range of clinical experience throughout the course. Your application can not be processed without a placement. The university is unable to help you arrange the placement. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

The course enables you to achieve the academic qualifications and clinical skills needed to pursue a career in ultrasound or to develop current skills to advanced and consultant level. Our graduates are employed as superintendent sonographers, clinical application specialists, lecturers, visiting lecturers and ultrasound course directors. A number of previous students have used their qualifications and skills to work abroad. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Looking You can also for more exit the course flexibility? at Postgraduate

Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: –– IELTS: 7.0 (in all categories) –– TOEFL (internet based): 100

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Masters in Public Health (MPH)*

WHY STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH AT CITY?

Develop

key work-relevant skills in public health to enhance your career aspirations.

Gain

the skills to understand and appraise public health theories and approaches.

Learn

from experts in public health who are renowned nationally and internationally.

Study

alongside a range of professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

Learn

in a flexible way choosing from a range of relevant modules.

Duration: F ull-time: one year; Part-time: two years

AT A GLANCE

Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society. Public health programmes may have local, national or global focus and employ techniques for the protection and improvement of health and social care services. We are developing a new Masters in Public Health (MPH) that will provide a knowledge and understanding of public health research, theory and practice. Students will gain the skills and confidence to independently lead public health projects and investigations, whether this is in the public or private sector in settings such as health and social care, international agencies, pharmaceutical companies, national NGOs and research institutions and consultancies. Our aim is to provide you with a challenging, stimulating and free-thinking environment, which will nurture your aspirations, talent, and career prospects. You are expected to be working in or wish to start a career as a clinical or nonclinical public health consultant where an in-depth knowledge of evidence-based public health practice, health policy and management is an advantage. The Masters in Public Health (MPH) will include topics on epidemiology, disease prevention and management, biostatistics, global health, occupational and environmental health, public mental health and well-being, social determinants of health and international health policy and management. 110

Who is the course for?

The degree is suitable for professionals from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds including: –– medical and allied health professions –– health managers and administrators –– public health –– welfare and local government –– national NGOs –– international agencies –– research institutions and consultancies –– pharmaceutical and healthcare industries –– health insurance We welcome applicants from the UK or overseas.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

The Masters in Public Health (MPH) gives a comprehensive theoretical and practical training in research methods in health with modules that comprise of a range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods courses and practical workshops. In addition, to the intensive research methods training, you will have the opportunity to undertake a module in epidemiology and disease control as well as a series of advanced seminars in public health, which give a multidisciplinary perspective with topics such as global health, occupational and environmental health, public mental health and well-being and the social determinants of health.


Students choose a cluster of optional modules with a focus in health policy and health management so that you develop a whole systems approach to public health. In addition, there will be an introduction to health economics in which students will be taught the principles of cost-utility, cost-effectiveness and cost-minimisation in healthcare. Postgraduate students are expected to allocate an average of 150 hours of taught and self-directed learning per 15-credit module. The MPH will include the following modules and new ones subject to internal university approval:

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree). –– Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

For students whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required: –– IELTS: 6.5 –– TOEFL (internet-based): 100 –– A first degree from an English speaking university WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

CORE MODULES::

–– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Advanced applied data analysis –– Advanced research methods –– Dissertation

The course gives students a thorough grounding in public health theory and practice as well as an in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. You can go on to develop you career across a range of settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research environments.

OPTIONAL MODULES:

–– Leading and managing change –– Healthcare systems thinking –– Leadership in health management –– Health and society –– Health policy in Britain –– Health systems organisation, financing and performance –– Understanding the health policy process: concepts and tools

As this course is currently being developed, more core and optional modules may be added to cover topics such as epidemiology and disease control. Visit www.city.ac.uk/health for more information or contact us. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching and learning is undertaken via a mix of lectures, class discussions, seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, case study analyses, interactive computer based exercises, a virtual learning environment, guided independent learning and individual supervision. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your learning will be accessed by a range of methods. Assessments include: a research proposal, ‘mini’ lab assessments, systematic review, poster presentation, data analysis workbook, practical exam and associated lab report, formative online quiz, epidemiology research scenario and in-class timed assessment.

You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical-related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence-based practice, and report writing are a career advantage. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

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MSc Radiography

(with Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance routes) Duration: Part-time: MSc – minimum of three years; Postgraduate Diploma – minimum of two years; Postgraduate Certificate – minimum of one year. There is a maximum registration period of five years to achieve the full qualification.

WHY STUDY RADIOGRAPHY AT CITY?

Study

on a flexible and modular course

Benefit

from a course accredited by the College of Radiographers

Widen

your employment opportunities in the UK and overseas

Learn

from expert staff

Focus

your study in the clinical specialties of Computed Tomography or Medical Magnetic Resonance

AT A GLANCE

This course has a flexible modular approach focusing on the clinical specialties of Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply critical appraisal to day-to-day practice and promote reflective and evidence-based practice. This course is accredited by the College of Radiographers. Computed Tomography This route is for those who are working in or rotating through Computed Tomography and want to extend their knowledge and research skills. Medical Magnetic Resonance This route is for those who are working in or rotating through Medical Magnetic Resonance and want to extend their knowledge and research skills.

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Who is the course for?

The course is for radiographers with a minimum of one year’s clinical experience in the clinical specialty in which they wish to study.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING?

Modules from the course can be taken on a stand-alone basis for CPD or be accumulated to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc qualification. You can choose from a range of modules; some are compulsory for specific routes. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY MODULES INCLUDE:

–– Education in the workplace –– Evidence-based practice –– Student-negotiated module (1 and 2) –– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Clinical applications of CT –– Science and instrumentation of CT –– Work-based learning in practice –– Work-based learning, expert/specialist practice –– Issues in advanced practice (1 or 2) –– Dissertation –– Physics and Instrumentation of MMR –– Clinical Applications of MMR


MEDICAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE MODULES INCLUDE:

–– Education in the workplace –– Evidence-based practice –– Student-negotiated module (1 and 2) –– Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis –– Physics and instrumentation of MMR –– Clinical applications of MMR –– Work-based learning in practice –– Work-based learning, expert/specialist practice –– Issues in advanced practice (1 or 2) –– Dissertation –– Science and Instrumentation of CT –– Clinical Applications of CT

When you have successfully completed the modules to achieve 120 credits plus your dissertation, you will qualify for a full Masters degree. Complete modules to achieve 120 credits and qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma or 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate. Please note: The course is being revalidated in January 2013 and therefore this information is subject to change. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, workshops and problem-solving sessions.

DO I HAVE TO UNDERTAKE WORK PLACEMENTS?

The work placement must be equivalent to at least three days a week and continue for the duration of the course. WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

You will have wider employment opportunities with possibilities for becoming a superintendent radiographer, senior manager or visiting lecturer in the UK and overseas. HOW DO YOU APPLY?

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

Looking You can also for more exit the course flexibility? at Postgraduate

Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods include examinations, essays, oral and poster presentation, case studies, e-learning tasks, clinical assessments and clinical portfolios. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

–– Honours degree in radiography or other healthrelated subject or appropriate professional qualifications for e.g. Diploma of the College of Radiographers –– Appropriate international qualifications in radiography may be considered where parity with UK programmes can be shown –– Normally you should have a minimum of one year’s clinical experience in your specialised route, and you should continue to practise for its duration –– If you want to undertake the optional work-based learning (expert/ specialist practice) module you will be required to have the appropriate scope of practice –– If you are an international applicant, you need to be able to secure a clinical placement for the duration of your course of study

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Continuing Professional Development

AT A GLANCE

The School offers a comprehensive range of day courses, modules and bespoke projects to advance clinical skills, promote research skills and allow practitioners to manage and lead. We offer a flexible and responsive CPD portfolio where professionals have the options to build their skills base and career paths in a modular way, linked to or separate from their current role or profession. We work in partnership with employers so we are able to meet your training and development needs in a relevant way. Our aim is to find effective solutions to benefit you and ultimately the communities you work within.

We offer individual credit-bearing modules Who is the course for?

Health and social care professionals wishing to achieve their professional development goals.

MODULES

We offer individual credit-bearing modules which can be taken on a stand-alone basis or accumulated to lead to degree, postgraduate diploma or masters level qualifications. Our flexible menu of modules allows students to study and progress their career so it fits in with their work and home commitments. We currently offer modules in: adult nursing; child health; child protection; health management, leadership and policy; mental health; midwifery and neo-natal care; primary care; radiography; research; and speech and language therapy.

BESPOKE PROJECTS

Our range of bespoke projects offer Trust’s flexible options where employers can combine varying training components and achieve optimum strategic impact on quality and care. We will ensure that the projects are designed to: –– Meet your organisational development needs –– Impact on patient care outcomes –– Impact on your strategic agenda –– Add value to the delivery of NHS health care. We currently offer bespoke projects in adult care, midwifery and child health, primary care, mental health, and allied health.

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RECENT PROJECTS AT CITY

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Past bespoke projects have included:

For more information contact us on: +44 (0)20 7040 5000 healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/health

–– Innovative Work-based Learning modules at BSc to Masters level – in partnership with their employer and City students can identify a specific project that will enable them to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to an identified area of professional practice. –– Development of practice-based approaches to teaching and learning on dignity and care in partnership with Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust. –– Provision of workshops and research seminars for Homerton Hospitals NHS Trust who are developing a nurse and midwife led research environment.


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Health Research Degrees

INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH

The School and University are committed to research; presently investing £135 million to facilitate an expansion of research particularly within the field of Health Sciences. The School is currently recruiting 18 research intensive staff as well as awarding a further 12 PhD studentships. This initiative is part of the School’s capacity building for long term research excellence. PARTNERSHIPS

AT A GLANCE

The School of Health Sciences aims to develop the future practice, policy and research leaders for the healthcare sector. With world-class researchers and experienced practitioners leading our courses, students graduate highly skilled in clinical and professional competencies, research and policy, healthcare management techniques and in the application of evidence-based care. We are committed to engaging in internationally recognised research that has a direct impact on healthcare policy, services and practice. This commitment is demonstrated by our outstanding results in the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008 in which the School achieved the rating of number 1 in London and the number 2 nationally in many areas of our research. Academic expertise in the School spans a broad range of healthcare disciplines and professional areas, creating an environment where researchers and students from diverse backgrounds research, learn and work together. Research staff engage in wide-ranging projects and collaborative research with service users, NHS Trusts, government bodies and NGOs. This activity is organised into research groupings, each aiming to produce work of national and international excellence.

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The School’s close association with Barts Health NHS Trust and the UCL Partnership has facilitated the development of honorary clinical academic posts. Research active clinicians in the Trust and Partnership are appointed to honorary research contracts in the School. Appointees to the School with clinical qualifications provide the clinical environment in which MPhil/PhD research can be undertaken under the supervision of internationally respected health experts. Through this approach contemporary clinical knowledge and robust clinically applied research are fostered. The School enjoys collaborative research relationships with many national and international academic centres, including the University of Melbourne, University of Singapore, University of Brunei and the University of California. SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS

The School is committed to providing a supportive and well resourced environment for individuals wishing to pursue a clinical research academic or academic research career. It provides excellent supervision opportunities from world leading research teams and all research students are linked to one of the School’s research groups. A team approach is taken to supervision. Each student benefits from the support of two supervisors plus external mentorship when required. The School’s Research Office provides monthly seminars and other learning opportunities for students to develop their research acumen. WHAT WE OFFER

We offer an MPhil/PhD in the following disciplines: –– MPhil/PhD in Nursing –– MPhil/PhD in Midwifery –– MPhil/PhD in Health Psychology –– MPhil/PhD in Optometry –– MPhil/ PhD in Visual Science –– MPhil/ PhD in Optometry and Visual Sciences –– MPhil/ PhD in Optics and Visual Science –– MPhil/ PhD in Radiography –– MPhil/ PhD in Health Management –– MPhil/ PhD in Health Sciences –– MPhil/ PhD in Clinical Communication –– MPhil/ PhD in Language and Communication Science –– MPhil/ PhD in Health Services Research –– MPhil/ PhD in Interprofessional Practice


–– MPhil/ PhD in Mental Health –– MPhil/ PhD in Practice and Service Development –– MPhil/ PhD in Public Health

MPHIL/PHD BY PROSPECTIVE PUBLICATION

STRUCTURED MPHIL/PHD

This route enables students to incorporate publication arising out of their study as they undertake their MPhil/ PhD studies. Normally six to ten publications form the basis of the thesis.

We offer the opportunity to undertake research degrees in a number of different ways. Doctoral studies normally take three years full-time and five years part-time to complete.

STRUCTURED MPHIL/PHD

–– Doctor of Health (Health) –– Doctor of Health (Nursing) –– Doctor of Health (Optometry) –– Doctor of Health (Radiography) –– Doctor of Health (Speech and Language Therapy)

MPHIL/PHD

Most students choose to undertake their studies in this conventional format. The traditional MPhil/PhD involves writing a thesis based on the candidate’s research; making an original contribution to their field of learning. The process of developing a substantial argument, usually written in the format of a thesis of between 50,000 to 100,000 words is the traditional route to a career in research and academia.

An increasing number of students in the School are electing to undertake research studies by this route. This route involves the construction of a literature review within the field of research interest, the undertaking of a case study prior to commencing their main research project and submitting a thesis that comprises the literature review (approximately 10,000 words), case study (approximately 10,000 words) and main research project (approximately 50,000 to 70,000 words).

MPHIL/PHD BY PRIOR PUBLICATION

This route is intended for people who have already published a number of significant research papers that collectively can be considered to constitute a thesis at doctoral level. Students who register on this route are required to spend one to two years composing a document of around 20,000 words articulating the construction of their research that can be identified within their published work.

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Additional Information • Fees and Funding • Accommodation • Visit Us

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Fees and Funding

The fees for UK/EU and international students are available online or in some instances on application. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information. There are a range of options available to support you with funding including loans for tuition fees, loans for living costs, as well as grants and bursaries to support you with funding. Our website provides detailed and up-to-date information about the options available to you.

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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE ENTRY FUNDING

The NHS funds UK students on our Postgraduate Diplomas in Nursing and Speech and Language Therapy and our BSc courses in: –– Nursing –– Midwifery –– Radiography –– Speech and Language Therapy TUITION FEES

If you meet eligibility criteria and accept a place at City, the NHS will pay the standard tuition fees. BURSARIES

A bursary is designed to help you with day-to-day living costs you incur for each year of study and is normally paid in monthly instalments. The award is subject to assessment of your income. You may also qualify for other allowances, including: –– Additional Weeks Allowance –– Dependants Allowance –– Childcare Allowance –– Parents Learning Allowance –– Disabled Students Allowance –– Practice Placement Costs

APPLYING FOR YOUR BURSARY

Once you have been offered a (conditional or unconditional) place on a NHS-funded course at City, we will pass your personal details to NHS Student Bursaries and they will send you a letter detailing how to make your application. Your eligibility will be determined, and the amount of your award assessed. Before applying, read the full information guidelines and find out how much you could be awarded at: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk For specific guidance contact: NHS Student Bursaries Helpline on 0845 358 6655 POSTGRADUATE FUNDING

The School’s postgraduate and CPD portfolio has been designed to offer flexibility to help you manage and meet your financial commitments. Students may be able to access support with funding from their employers, bursaries and scholarships as well as having the option to self-fund. Visit our website for up-to-date information.

RESIDENCY CONDITIONS

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES

To be eligible for NHS bursary support, regardless of nationality, you must be able to satisfy specific residency requirements, so that on the first day of the first academic year of the course you must be: –– Resident in the UK –– Ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three years preceding the course start date or –– Settled in the United Kingdom under the terms of the Immigration Act 1971

Each year we also award a number of prizes to recognise the achievements of our students. Further information is available at www.city.ac.uk/health


FOR MORE INFORMATION

WWW.CITY.AC.UK/ HEALTH

HEALTH@ CITY.AC.UK

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Accommodation Please visit our website for information on how to apply for halls of residence accommodation: www.city.ac.uk/accommodation You can also undertake tours of one of the halls of residence at the University’s Undergraduate Open Days.

Whether you want to live in halls of residence or private rented accommodation, our Student Centre’s housing advisers can help.

PRIVATE HOUSING

To support you in your search for private housing, City has also linked up with Studentpad which is an interactive website to find privately rented accommodation. Studentpad acts as an independent adviser with the aim to help students find the right property as easily as possible. www.citystudentpad.co.uk

HALLS OF RESIDENCE

City has recently invested in new and refurbished halls of residence. Halls of residence are available for undergraduate students and postgraduate students. The halls of residence are self-catered and most are within walking distance of the main University buildings. Each residence has a team of dedicated management staff and some halls have residential advisors whose role is to support and advise students living in London for the first time. Places in City University London halls of residence are limited. Priority for accommodation is given to first year undergraduates and postgraduates which means most returning students and students who apply for accommodation from around July onwards are encouraged to seek accommodation in the private sector due to limited availability.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

WWW.CITY.AC.UK/ HEALTH

You can also view our private accommodation information on our website at: www.city.ac.uk/accommodation The site has useful listings providing contact details for private halls of residence, letting agents, hotels and hostels. Prices for accommodation in London can vary considerably but students should expect to pay between £100 and £180 per week depending on the size of the room, the facilities offered and the area in which the property is located. The University produces a very useful Accommodation Guide with further information and advice on finding accommodation and useful links alternatively you can contact the Accommodation Team on accomm@city.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7040 7040.

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Where to find us We hold Open Day events throughout the year for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses where prospective students can speak to academic staff and current students, get further information on the courses and visit our facilities.

MAIN CAMPUS

CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON City University London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

WEST SMITHFIELD SITE

MYDDELTON STREET SITE (STUDENT HELP DESK/CENTRE)

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HEALTH@ CITY.AC.UK

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES Northampton Square City University London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 50o0 www.city.ac.uk/health www.twitter.com/cityunihealth www.facebook.com/cityhealthsciences

The information in this Prospectus is correct at the time of going to press in October 2012. At the School of Health Sciences we are constantly reviewing our courses to ensure that they reflect the latest in contemporary health policy and practice, and to ensure that they deliver the maximum benefit to our students. In order to achieve this we reserve the right to make alterations to any element of our delivery in the light of changing circumstances and without prior notice. For more up-to-date information please visit: www.city.ac.uk/health

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Prospectus for the School of Health Sciences at City University London