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MSc Health and Medical Simulation/PG Cert in Health and Medical Simulation

Key information

Course Leader: Kenneth Spearpoint

Level: 7

Start date: Semester A and B

Mode of delivery: Blended learning

School: Life & Medical Sciences

Entry Requirements

Pre Requisites / Entry Criteria

• A first degree in a related discipline, although applicants with evidence of equivalent professional/academic experience will be considered.

• Normally two years full time (or equivalent) experience within a relevant field of practice.

• Normally employed in a relevant area of practice whilst enrolled on the programme.

Overseas students will need to satisfy the University's English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or TOEFL equivalent). If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level. 

References will be required to confirm specialist experience.

For country specific international qualifications please check International qualifications please check here .

 

For International/Overseas Students please visit here to make an application

Before applying please contact Ken to discuss a programme of study for each academic year – you can book an online appointment with Ken here Book an on line meeting with Ken Spearpoint

Introduction

'This innovative, contemporary, and well-established programme is intended for medical and allied health professionals working in clinical healthcare, including, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, ACP’s, physiotherapists, radiographers, pharmacists and technicians that have work roles and/or a specialist interest in clinical simulation.

In addition to being a highly sought after method of learning and teaching, clinical simulation is increasingly being used to inform systems design and proactive risk management to improve services and enhance patient safety.

This programme will provide students with the opportunity to develop these core skills and to maximise the utility of simulation in their own practice.'

 

 This year there is a new PG Cert in Health and Medical Simulation

 (Further details below)

 Programme Structure (PG Cert Health and Medical Simulation)

Full Time (4 months – September entry only)

Part Time (2 semesters / 8 months – September and January entry)

 

This programme consists of two 30 credit modules

  •  Health and medical Simulation: Design and Delivery (compulsory)

And either

  •  Medical Emergencies and Human Error Or
  •  Evidence-Based Practice

Please note, on successful completion of the programme, you may wish to use the PG Cert towards the MSc Health & Medical Simulation

Programme Structure – MSc Health and Medical Simulation

The programme of study follows a flexible, modular approach which offers students the opportunity to study a comprehensive range of subjects pertinent to the provision of high-quality simulation education practice. The curriculum contained within the two specialist modules includes simulation pedagogy, the design and delivery of scenarios, contemporary debriefing, planning simulation facilities, programming simulators, patient-safety, human factors and non-technical skills, clinical governance, risk management. 

This programme provides both optional and compulsory access to related specialist content to broaden student’s educational expertise which is invaluable in today’s competitive workplace and brings a richness to the overall programme from an inter-professional and intra-professional perspective. The modular structure is outlined below. 

An academic award of an MSc requires the student to acquire 180 credits, which will comprised of the two specialist modules, the two compulsory core modules and two of the four optional modules. Your programme of study will be agreed with your programme leader.

 

Compulsory Specialist modules (30 credits each)

• Health and Medical Simulation: Design and Delivery

• Medical Emergencies and Human Error: Managing Risk, Improving Services

Optional modules common interest (30 credits each)

• Technology Enhanced Learning

• Leadership in Practice

• Health and Medical Education in the Workplace

• Work Based Learning 

Compulsory core modules (30 credits each)

• Evidence Based Practice

• Service Development Project

Prerequisites

Pre Requisites / Entry Criteria

• A first degree in a related discipline, although applicants with evidence of equivalent professional/academic experience will be considered.

• Normally two years full time (or equivalent) experience within a relevant field of practice.

• Normally employed in a relevant area of practice whilst enrolled on the programme.

Overseas students will need to satisfy the University's English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or TOEFL equivalent). If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level. 

References will be required to confirm specialist experience.

For country specific international qualifications please check International qualifications please check here .

 

Level

7

Credits

180

Course Leader

Kenneth Spearpoint

Start date

Semester A and B

Mode of delivery

Blended learning

Faculty

Life & Medical Sciences

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