Healthcare Practice MSc - 2023/4
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MSc Healthcare Practice
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Part-time||PTA61117||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic science
Other internal and / or external reference points
NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework HEE Quality Framework Apprenticeship scheme
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences
WARD Hayley (Health Sci.)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
- Enable individuals and, where appropriate, their employers, to engage in higher education with the University to study academic programmes relevant to their area of practice (PG Cert).
- Facilitate learners in the development of a programme of learning that meets their personal and professional objectives (PG Cert).
- Enhance learners' competence in decision making to enable them to make significant contributions to healthcare and service development (PG Cert).
- Expedite students' development of skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and work within a range of health settings (PG Dip).
- Enhance students' competence in complex decision making to significantly contribute to healthcare and service development through innovation and research (MSc).
- Empower students to critically evaluate the evidence base supporting their practice (PG Dip).
- Enable students to develop a programme of learning that meets their personal and professional objectives (PG Dip).
Programme learning outcomes
|Prepare students academically and professionally to develop their practice through personal and practice development||K||PGCert|
|Use innovative approaches to explore and communicate the effectiveness of healthcare practice||C||PGCert|
|Utilises a range of resources to effectively lead and manage the development of self, others and the service||P||PGCert|
|Adopt a critically reflexive stance towards their own practice and others practice and their development||T||PGCert|
|Develop the students critical and analytical skills to enable them to transform practice and or the service by making reasoned judgements of the evidence base||K||PGDip|
|Critically evaluate the conceptual models and frameworks that support healthcare practice||K||PGDip|
|Critically evaluate and synthesise the strategies for enhancing the complexities of professional practice in healthcare||C||PGDip|
|Deal with complex issues systematically and creatively to make sound judgements of healthcare practice in the absence of complete data, communicating their decisions to others||P||PGDip|
|Develop flexible, creative and innovative strategies to support their self-development and the development and delivery of healthcare||P||PGDip|
|Become autonomous, applying professionalism to all aspects of their role whilst communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues from practice||T||PGDip|
|Advance students critical and analytical skills to enable them to transform practice and or the service by making reasoned judgements of the evidence base||K||MSc|
|Generate a deeper understanding of their own practice through self-direction and autonomous research and enquiry||C||MSc|
|Deal with complex issues systematically and creatively to make sound judgements of healthcare practice in the absence of complete data, communicating their decisions to others||P||MSc|
|Utilise a range of resources to effectively lead and manage the development of self, others and the service||P||MSc|
|Become autonomous, applying professionalism to all aspects of their role, whilst communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues from practice||T||MSc|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.
Programme Adjustments (if applicable)
Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7
Module Selection for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7
Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:
Choose Strategic Leadership in Healthcare OR Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership
Choose four optional modules.
For those students leaving with a PG Dip they must undertake the Research Design and Methodology module and choose three optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics||N|
|Professional Training Year (PTY)||N|
|Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY)||N|
|Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme)||N|
|Study exchange (Level 5)||N|
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.