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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

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Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another EMPLOYABILITY TEACHING EXCELLENCE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE PROFESSIONAL BODY ACCREDITATION STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS MODERN FACILITIES AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE STUDENT SATISFACTION CAREER SATISFACTION INSPIRING HIGH ACHIEVING

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WELCOME You have made a great choice in considering postgraduate study in Health at the University of Huddersfield. We pride ourselves on high quality teaching, excellent facilities, innovative research and strong partnerships. We have a thriving postgraduate research community supported by staff with outstanding research expertise. Our courses are suitable for a wide variety of health and social care professionals. You will be taught by expert staff committed to enabling you to reach your full potential and develop knowledge and skills to make a real contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Philip Keeley Professor of Nursing and Head of Department of Health Sciences

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STUDY WITH US

Our health courses increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge and practice, providing the opportunity for you to function at the leading edge of practice development and research. The specialist courses address the changing health trends affecting countries worldwide. You will have the chance to broaden your understanding and knowledge of global healthcare issues by studying with health professionals, social workers and others working within health services in specialist areas, as well as students from elsewhere in the world. Our courses are designed to assist professionals to further develop their career and skills in specialist areas of clinical practice. Previous students have secured jobs as district nurses, team leaders, case managers, specialist Macmillan nurses and community nurses. Some have returned to the University to develop their role further as community managers, practice learning facilitators, practice teachers and university lecturers. Teaching excellence When you choose to study one of our postgraduate courses, you will join a lively and diverse group engaged in cutting-edge international research, underpinned by first-class teaching by highly qualified and experienced tutors. 4 Health

Taught Our taught postgraduate courses will provide you with in-depth subject knowledge and a strong basis for your future career development. You will benefit from the academic and practitioner expertise of our staff and their profound knowledge of the problems facing health and social care professionals. Choosing to study here will develop your academic and professional knowledge and abilities, enabling you to provide improved care to your patients/clients and to understand the strategic and operational priorities within your practice setting. Our lecturing staff have close ties to practice, bringing expertise and enthusiasm to their field. This ensures that our teaching and research activities incorporate the most up-to-date knowledge and demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures. Research Research students benefit from membership of our research centres, within the Institute for

Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS) and the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention. Our staff have a wide range of expertise and experience, spanning obesity prevention and management, health professional education, health and wellbeing, common health problems, and cancer and palliative care. Many have international reputations in their field and are actively engaged in research and scholarly activities, offering expert supervision in a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods. They also engage in collaborative work with regional and national organisations, including Macmillan Cancer Support, the NHS and the Department of Health. Throughout the year our research centres offer a programme of seminars delivered by internal and external speakers, which research students are welcome to attend.

Three reasons to choose Health and Social Care at Huddersfield

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Our professionally relevant courses are current and responsive to strategic developments in healthcare practice.

High quality teaching and supervision is delivered by staff who are experts in their field of healthcare practice.

An applied approach enables our students to make a real difference to the quality of patient care.

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PIONEERING HEALTH BASED RESEARCH The Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS) is the main overarching structure that supports, coordinates and promotes our research activities across the School of Human and Health Sciences. It includes Research Centres that address particular areas of study, and a number of more narrowly-focused Research Groups. Our Centres and Groups seek to develop and promote our international profiles within the broad areas of social work and public policy, politics, criminology, health sciences, psychology and investigative psychology, we strongly encourage collaboration across such groupings, in keeping with our multidisciplinary ethos. In addition, the School is a partner in cross-University research groupings, including the Academy for British and Irish Studies, the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, and Institute for Secure Societies. Our central research interests are organised around several core themes: • Evidence-based policy and practice for promoting health, welfare and crime reduction • Contemporary citizenship and health issues • The development of applied theories and methodologies Staff and post-graduate researchers work collaboratively across national, international, cultural, social and political boundaries to generate world-class research that provides a significant impact locally, nationally and internationally Research interests Staff and students of IRCAHS undertake research within the broad areas of social and public policy, including areas around social work, applied psychology and health sciences. The research centres within the Institute engage in multi-disciplinary research which is relevant to both policy and practice. Our current interests include: • Self-management approaches in healthcare 6 Health

• Patient safety in hospital settings Infant feeding and the wellbeing of new mothers • Service user understandings and experiences of accessing mental health services • Promoting health and wellbeing using creative, spiritual and/or nature-based approaches, • Assessment and training methods to improve decision-making skills and accelerate learning in medical and healthcare professions • The transferability of situational crime prevention to health protection • Shared decision-making and end of life care with children who have life limiting conditions • Maternal health and health visiting • Young people, physical activity and healthy lifestyles • Community-based health and social care support • Exploring new models and roles for mental health service delivery • Mental health and offending • Forensic issues in mental health • Improving the physical health of people with severe mental health problems • The impact of additional factors such as sexual health, sexuality, alcohol on mental health • Identity narratives amongst people with non-binary genders • Patient-health professional communication in cardiovascular care settings and

self-management of persistent musculoskeletal pain • Service user and carer involvement in health and social care education

Professor Elizabeth Hughes is a mental health nurse academic and has been working in this field for over 20 years, first as a clinician and then as an academic. Her research and teaching interests have been informed by her clinical work in acute mental health inpatient settings and community substance use treatment in inner city London. Her work focuses on improving access and quality of care for people from marginalised and stigmatised groups and she has undertaken a range of work for the Department of Health. Liz is also the theme lead for the Sexual Health and Mental Health research programme for Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Mental Health Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC-YH).

Professor Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Applied Mental Health Research School of Human and Health Sciences

An integral part of the research in health is found in the Institute for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, which aims to promote a fully integrated, complete and coordinated applied science to clinical practice. This includes investigation into the function of the skin as a barrier against medications, wound dressings and antimicrobials, design and development, clinical evaluation of products and devices, as well as exploration of quality of life indictors. Our current interests include: • Developing resilience for people with wounds • Self-care for patients with diabetes type 2 If you are interested in these areas of research and would like to study for a Master’s by Research or PhD you may be eligible for a fee-waiver scholarship at the University of Huddersfield. We also have a small number of competitive bursaries. For more information visit: www.hud.ac.uk/research

Professor Barry Percy-Smith Professor of Childhood, Youth and Participatory Practice School of Human and Health Sciences

I am currently working on several funded projects related to my areas of interest, including a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded mixed method study to understand suicide, self-harm and help-seeking in lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and questioning (LBGTQ) youth. I am also working on a multi-site randomised controlled trial (RCT) of smoking cessation for people with serious mental illness (NIHR). I am the local principal investigator in a national feasibility RCT of an intervention to reduce transmission of blood borne viruses in people who inject drugs (NIHR) and I am developing a cross-cultural capability framework for working with substance userswho perpetrate violence, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I lead on a programme of work on sexual health and serious mental illness within the co-morbidities and mental health theme of the Yorkshire and Humber Collaboration and leadership for Applied Health Research (NIHR infrastructure).

Professor Barry Percy-Smith is an experienced participatory practitioner and skilled workshop facilitator. Barry uses action research to support participatory evaluation and service improvement in public sector organisations. He has an extensive track record of research, evaluation and development projects including local and national evaluations and commissions for local authorities, UNICEF and the World Bank. His main interests are child and youth participation in decision making and development, youth transitions, professional/adult learning and change processes. He is currently working on two European projects, one concerning the participation and inclusion of Roma young people and the other exploring young people’s own styles and spaces of participation in everyday life settings. He is also undertaking a commission for UNICEF Tanzania using community action research to engage local stakeholders in understanding and responding to drivers of violence against children. I am interested in research that makes a difference, in particular in the lives of children and young people, but also for practitioners working in public sector settings. I value Action Research for the potential it offers in providing a creative and participatory alternative to research and development. I see my role as a facilitator of learning, working with others to enable critically reflexive inquiry to innovate thinking and practice, but also to support young people and professionals in developing a heightened sense of agency and empowerment in their lives and work.

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Doctoral study (PhD)

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. Doctoral research enables individuals to pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which must provide evidence of original contribution to knowledge. The School of Human and Health Sciences has staff, Institutes and Research Groups that conduct cutting-edge research across number areas. Doctoral research will correspond to the research priorities of the following institutes and their respective Research Centres. • Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences • Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention • Institute for Secure Societies • Applied Criminology Centre • Centre for Applied Childhood • Youth and Family Studies • Centre for Applied Psychological and Health Research • Centre for Research in the Social Sciences • International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology

You are advised to take time to investigate the University’s website to find out more details about the research we conduct. Possible research degree topics are discussed in more detail, however this is not intended to be exhaustive and proposals that bring together interests across these disciplinary areas are also welcomed.

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Health Studies MSc

Duration

Duration

3-4 years full-time 6-7 years part-time

1year full-time 3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• A Master’s degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• Applicants must currently work in a health or social care setting. You must be registered with a relevant statutory body such as the NMC or HCPC if you would like to undertake modules linked to UK professional body recognition. International students must be registered with a relevant professional body in their country of origin and will not be eligible for any NMC or HCPC recognition whilst undertaking this course or on its completion.

• Or an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed. • Or an appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

This course offers practitioners from a variety of health and social care backgrounds the opportunity to further develop and extend their particular area of practice.

• Have an Honours degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

A supervision team of up to three supervisors with relevant expertise and experience will ensure the research progress is informed by up to date subject knowledge and research developments. You can use the website to find out about the staff within these areas, you can view their academic profiles online on the Research and Institute web pages. As an active part of the research community, you will be able to attend seminars and conferences at the University and present at national and international conferences.

The course is unique as it offers a range of core and option modules to enable you to develop a course to meet your individual learning needs in either primary or secondary care settings. You will have the opportunity to develop your advanced thinking and leadership skills which will be closely linked to personal and practice development. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge related to research or project design, the critical appraisal of evidence base, as well as having the opportunity to complete a health-related project.

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Through continuing professional development processes you will be supported to reflect on and continue to develop your current and ongoing knowledge, skills and competence as a professional. This is supported through integrated personal development processes. It also provides a medium for recording your progress and creating an effective CV and may be used to update your personal portfolio linked to professional body requirements.

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Health Studies (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)/(Advanced Clinical Practitioner) MSc

AT A GLANCE Duration

Health Studies (Health Professional Education: Teaching) MSc

2-3 years part-time

The development of the roles of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) are one of the ways the Government plans to modernise the National Health Service and improve the quality of healthcare.

• A first degree in nursing, your specialism or other relevant health related subject is also required, or you must provide other evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Entry requirements • This course is suitable for healthcare practitioners, registered with a professional body such as the HCPC or the NMC. • Have at least 3 years postregistration employment.

This course is designed for all health professionals wishing to gain a recognised teaching qualification. The course is delivered within an interdisciplinary, national and international context which will enable you to develop your knowledge and abilities related to evidence based learning, teaching and assessment and apply them within a range of academic and health professional settings. The programme promotes the meeting of individual career aspirations whilst ensuring quality provision for the learners whilst under your supervision. There are opportunities to develop and challenge your specialist educational skills through your demonstration of teaching hours in a variety of educational settings, which includes 360 hours for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants and 180 hours for other health professionals.

Capable of working autonomously with high levels of skills, ANP’s and ACP’s work as part of interdisciplinary healthcare teams, complementing existing provision and improving patient care, through which they aim to add a new dimension to healthcare. These routes are designed to help experienced nurses and allied healthcare professionals take on this challenging role in a variety of healthcare settings. They aim 10 Health

to provide additional theoretical, clinically focused education and training not addressed in initial nursing and healthcare education. This is at an appropriate level to support the expansion of practice and the development of new skills; specifically clinical history taking, clinical examination skills and consultation skills. You will be required to undertake a compulsory clinical placement in primary or secondary care, for which you will require a clinical educator.

The routes offer you the opportunity to enhance your current knowledge and practice, which may lead to career progression into advanced roles across all specialities of practice. Applications for these routes are encouraged from nurses and healthcare professionals from all specialities and disciplines.

Duration 1 year full-time 3 years part-time

Entry requirements • Applicants for ANP route must hold current registration on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, and for the ACP route must hold current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or the General Pharmaceutical Council. A period of 3 years postregistration experience will be required for both routes.

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Through continuing professional development processes you will be supported to reflect on and continue to develop your current and ongoing knowledge, skills and competence as an educator. Personal development planning is introduced at the start of the course and is supported through academic supervisors. This aims to help you critically examine your progress on the course, as well as reflect on your academic, personal and professional development. It also provides a medium for recording your progress, creating an effective CV and may be used to update your personal portfolio linked to professional body requirements.

• Have an Honours degree or equivalent.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

On successful completion of the Year 1 core modules, you will be eligible to exit the course with a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professional Education and apply for Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Nurses will receive a recorded teaching qualification with the NMC.

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Health Studies (Practice Teaching) MSc

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Master’s by Research (MSc Res)

Duration

Duration

3 years part-time

The maximum duration for a full-time MSc by Research is 12 months with an optional submission pending (writing up period) of 4 months

Entry requirements • A healthcare practitioner, registered with a professional body such as HCPC or NMC. • Have an Honours degree or equivalent.

This course is designed for all health professionals wishing to gain a recognised practice teacher/educator qualification and develop mastery of teaching in a clinical setting. This course is designed for all health professionals wishing to gain a recognised practice teacher/ educator qualification and develop mastery of teaching in a clinical setting. The course provides the opportunity for expert clinicians to develop the ability to lead in the design, delivery and assessment of programmes of learning in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will be supported to access opportunities to develop specialist educational skills through 180 teaching hours in a practice setting. For those registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and with a Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualification, this is an approved course leading to eligibility for recording a practice teaching qualification on a local register.

Through Continuing Professional Development processes you will be supported to reflect on and continue to develop your current and ongoing knowledge, skills and competence as an educator. Personal development planning is introduced at the start of the course and is supported through supervision. This aims to help you critically examine your progress on the course, as well as reflect on your academic, personal and professional development. It also provides a medium for recording your progress, creating an effective CV and may be used to update your personal portfolio linked to professional body requirements.

• An experienced clinician working in a role where they are able to provide practice education. • SPQ and SCPHN applicants must hold the appropriate community nursing qualification and have a minimum of 2 years relevant practice experience (NMC 2008 requirement). You must also be able to negotiate access to a Practice Teacher with ‘sign off’ status in order to provide supervision in relation to their Practice Teacher role and to supervise the final ‘sign-off’ of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)/Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) student at the end of their final placement.

Entry requirements

A Master’s by Research (MSc Res) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter period of time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

• The normal entry requirements include an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

On successful completion of the Year 1 core modules, participants will be eligible to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Teaching. This programme is designed for those who wish to undertake research and development to solve problems or develop enhancements in their work within a research area of their choice, providing you with a greater degree of independence in your work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

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Postgraduate research students choose a specific project to work on within Nursing/Midwifery and Public Health disciplines.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

As an active part of the research community, you will be able to attend seminars and conferences at the University and have the opportunity to present at national and international conferences.

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Nursing Studies (Post Registration) BSc(Hons)

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Nursing (Pre-Registration) Adult MSc

Duration

Duration

1 year full-time 2 years part-time

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The rapidly changing needs and expectations of healthcare environments can be complex and demanding. In order to interpret and manage services effectively, a fully trained workforce is paramount. In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) amended its required minimum outcome for pre-registration nurse education to degree-level study. As a result, employers will increasingly require their nurses from Band five upwards to hold a degree qualification as a minimum. This course will enable qualified practitioners to top up their qualification to degree level and, therefore, maximise opportunities for career progression.

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• You must possess a Nursing Studies Diploma of Higher Education or an equivalent qualification and current NMC registration. • You must have 12 months postregistration experience before studying Supporting Learning in Practice (NMC 2008), access to a student nurse in clinical practice and meet the NMC requirements for recognition.

If you are passionate about nursing and would like to deliver care to adults with acute and chronic conditions across various settings within a rapidly changing healthcare environment then this course could be ideal for you.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

• 2:1 bachelor degree in a relevant subject. On occasions we may accept a 2:2 classification with substantial relevant experience. • Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above (no equivalents are accepted). • Evidence of completing 550 hours of theory and 325 hours of practice in a healthcare setting, which is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement, in order to demonstrate that you can achieve all the required hours due to the intensive nature of the course.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You will have the opportunity to relate your studies to your own clinical practice. This involves exploring and reflecting upon a range of ideas within healthcare practice, helping you to develop the knowledge required to provide complex care. The course has a flexible approach to reflect individual learning needs and provides the opportunity for you to develop research, leadership and mentorship skills. This aims to promote the development of clinical practice in a supportive academic setting. Also through providing opportunities to further develop your knowledge and skills, the course may enhance your career progression in the future. You will be taught by staff who are actively involved in research and have close links to practice, many of whom have recent experience of doing the job you are training for, so you will learn from their up to date knowledge and skills.

The course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree in a health related subject, to undertake a two year full-time Master’s course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) within adult nursing. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively and develop your critical and analytical skills, preparing you to become a competent, caring, compassionate, courageous, confident and committed registered nurse. You will undertake compulsory clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of primary and secondary care settings. These will be field specific, predominantly related to nursing adults aged 18 years and above, with a wide range of physical, psychological and social needs. You will also have the opportunity to practise your skills in our lifelike simulated nursing wards with our patient simulator, Sim Man, before you go out on to placements and treat real patients. The course is currently regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Nursing (Pre-Registration) Mental Health MSc Being a mental health nurse requires patience, empathy and listening skills. You will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, personal and professional skills required for practice. This will also help you to develop critical and analytical skills to become a competent, caring, compassionate, courageous and committed registered nurse. Using a person-centred approach you will learn how to facilitate recovery of service users in various settings, including those who are acutely ill, those in rehabilitation services and those experiencing long-term conditions across the lifespan. You will also have opportunities to learn about partnership approaches to caring for service users, carers and families. This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied at undergraduate degree level in a health related subject,

to undertake a two year fulltime Master’s course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse for mental health. Clinical placements will be undertaken throughout the course in a range of primary and secondary care settings, where you will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan. This course is currently regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Perioperative Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning) BSc(Hons)

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2 years full-time

2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• 2:1 bachelor degree in a relevant subject. On occasions we may accept a 2:2 classification with substantial relevant experience.

• The course is suitable for all Operating Department Practitioners (Diploma HE, City and Guilds 752, NVQ 3 or Cert HE) and registered nurses working in a perioperative setting.

• Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above (no equivalents are accepted). • Evidence of completing 550 hours of theory and 325 hours of practice in a healthcare setting, which is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement, in order to demonstrate that you can achieve all the required hours due to the intensive nature of the course.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course provides the opportunity for qualified practitioners to undertake a top-up degree through distance learning, whilst developing an understanding of advanced perioperative theories. This is designed for perioperative practitioners including Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and theatre nurses, who hold a professional qualification and are employed in a perioperative environment. The modules on this course provide the opportunity for you to develop the critical thinking skills in order to enhance your understanding of perioperative practice and link this to evidence based practice. You will be required to undertake exercises where you will engage with the online materials and reflect on your understanding. You will also be encouraged to develop new theories and understanding, as well as explore how these can impact on patient care. The course aims to prepare practitioners for the next stage in their careers and provides the opportunity to develop the academic skills required to develop practice, as well as implement changes. This was developed following consultation with theatre managers in the West Yorkshire area, in order to meet the requirements they are looking for in the career development of their staff.

• Be employed in a perioperative setting and hold current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Nurses and midwives must have 12 months post-registration experience (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

“This course was designed and validated in conjunction with local employers and provides the opportunity for ODPs and nurses who work in a perioperative environment to gain a post registration degree in a course related to perioperative practice and care. The course incorporates four modules that will challenge your understanding of perioperative practice. Our graduates have found the course to be very beneficial to their careers, as although some had worked in the area for many years, this enabled them to gain a new perspective on their role.” Steven Brown Senior Lecturer

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Podiatry MSc

Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc

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Podiatric surgeons undertake invasive surgery on the foot and ankle and manage a wide range of conditions surgically. This course offers qualified podiatrists the opportunity to expand and develop your knowledge and skills in this specialist area, equipping you with the competencies to start on the path to becoming a podiatric surgeon. You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching team including consultant radiologists, radiographers and pharmacologists.

Duration

3 years part-time

1 year full-time 3 years part-time

• A healthcare practitioner, registered with a professional body such as HCPC or NMC. • Have an Honours degree or equivalent.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

This non-clinical course is aimed at individuals currently working or intending to work in public health administration roles. You may be a health or non-health professional who is interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of public health administration.

Entry requirements • You must have a 2:2 bachelor’s degree or above (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to public health, such as health professional qualifications, social sciences, applied sciences, business, leadership, management or administration. • Some experience of working in public health services is recommended.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Involvement from The Surgical Faculty of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists ensures that our provision meets the current needs of the profession and its existing training programmes. Teaching is also supported by the Northern Deanery of the Faculty of Surgeons.

The course which aspires to educate individuals as critical managers and improve the quality of management within public health settings, aims for individuals to develop an integrated and critical understanding of management and organisations, as well as prepare them for effective roles within public health administration. This provides the opportunity for you to develop leadership, management and administration skills for use in a public health context, which is informed by up

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Duration Entry requirements

This course has been designed for podiatrists who wish to further their career by expanding their knowledge of the specialist areas within the profession. It provides the opportunity for you to focus on podiatric specialisms including Musculoskeletal, High-risk or Forensic Podiatry. It also provides the chance for you to update your clinical practice by utilising upto-date research evidence, policy documents and a wide range of clinical experience, which may result in improved patient care.

Public Health Administration MSc

to date evidence. You may also broaden your knowledge and understanding of public health issues from an international perspective, including a consideration of strategic change and development, leadership and management in public health services. The course also aims to provide you with the opportunity to identify and develop your own interests, as well as network with professionals from different disciplines.

Your teaching will be delivered by staff with specialist expertise within a range of areas, who are all actively involved in research, ensuring the course is up to date and informed by evidence.

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Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD)

LIFE ON CAMPUS

The University of Huddersfield offers a range of Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) courses for health and social care professionals.

The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment. Located on one campus site, you’ll have access to a wide range of learning resources and social amenities.

We pride ourselves on our high class facilities which encompass specialist skills and simulation laboratories. Those studying with us will be taught by lecturers who are clinical experts with current professional registration, hold postgraduate degrees and are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. Their knowledge is embedded in the range of courses offered, which have all been designed to help: • Maintain professional registration • Enhance skills and knowledge to facilitate service improvement and organisational development in health and social care Whether you are newly qualified or have several years of experience in practice, our extensive SSPRD portfolio contains a variety of courses which offer flexibility in meeting your professional and academic requirements.

Our SSPRD courses can be studied as short courses or can be accredited towards an Honours or Master’s degree. Modular delivery is used in order to promote lifelong learning amongst busy health and social care professionals and many can be studied in a variety of different ways, including full, part-time or distance learning. All our SSPRD courses are supported by the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. As well as accredited courses we also offer single study days and Masterclasses. For more information about our SSPRD courses please visit: www.hud.ac.uk/ssprd

You can’t help but be inspired by our location. There’s innovative new buildings and converted mills alongside a canal, tree lined towpath walk and old bridges, all just a stone’s throw away from the shops and services in the town centre.

Library The Library offers a productive environment with spaces across the five floors to reflect the way you work. We also provide online access to an extensive range of library resources, from wherever you are, providing flexibility for those times when you can’t make it onto campus. If you are returning to study from work or raising a family it may have been a few years since you were in an academic library; our librarians will help you get the most out of the facilities and are on hand to help you find and access a huge amount of learning material. Student Central Student Central is a £22.5m hub that combines access to the Library, computing, sport, leisure and eating space all under one roof. Our fully equipped sports facilities, run by Team Hud, feature a state-of-the-art gym, badminton courts and studios which host over 60 classes per week. The ground floor of Student Central is home to our support services including, careers, finance and international support. On the first floor you’ll find our Students’ Union offering opportunities to get involved in the social life of the University.

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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to commence your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full-time courses, both taught and research. Simply visit hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/ howtoapply and complete our online application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss part-time options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Our tutors and course teams would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions.

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Admissions team

Department of Health

Tel. 01484 473969 Email. aro@hud.ac.uk

01484 473566 / 01484 472561 ssprd@hud.ac.uk @UoHHealthSocSci / @HuduniSSPRD_HSC

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