This module creates an opportunity for health professionals to view an aspect of their own service or practice that could/should be improved. It allows them to explore it from the perspective of a user of that service. It creates an environment to articulate both the context and the problem, and to research and apply the international evidence base for best practice. It requires them to reflect on what and how changes would be implemented, in a solution-focused, change-orientated, practical way.
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This module is unique in that it maps directly to the European and UK governments’ drivers around a central focus- putting ‘patients’ at the heart of any healthcare system, in order to create improvements in their services. Most countries across Europe have patient and public engagement policies, aimed at improving services. They articulate common goals that desire to ensure that health professionals are skilled and experienced at understanding the patient/client’s experiences of their service, in order to drive forward service improvements. This module creates an opportunity for health professionals to view an aspect of their own service or practice that could/should be improved. It allows them to explore it from the perspective of a user of that service. It creates an environment to articulate both the context and the problem, and to research and apply the international evidence base for best practice. It requires them to reflect on what and how changes would be implemented, in a solution-focused, change-orientated, practical way.
This module is available as a credit bearing module or can be taken as part of a postgraduate Certificate / Diploma.
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Module runs over a 12 week period in total. Skype calls will be scheduled directly with each student during the duration of the module.
(a)(i) Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
(ii) Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
(iii) Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
(iv) Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.
(v) Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).
(b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):
(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
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ApplyHow to apply
SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland via their HSC Trust should contact their Line Manager in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.
Commissioned application forms are distributed from Ulster to HSC Trust representatives normally in July/August for Semester 1 modules and November/December for Semester 2 modules.
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Fees and funding
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Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.
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