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Health Care Practice

Course overview

(Postgraduate Diploma) Postgraduate Diploma
Health Care Practice
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate Diploma
By credit accumulation
DIP B906MO
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/pgt/assess-rules.aspx
15/04/2017
  • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
  • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
  • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications.

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.

Please contact cpd@essex.ac.uk for further information about this course, planning a pathway and how to apply.

External Examiners

Mrs Chanel Watson
Lecturer/Programme Director

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 HS909-7-AP or HS909-7-PS or HS909-7-SL Core with Options 30
02 Option(s) from list Core with Options 30 Core with Options
03 Option(s) from list Core with Options 30 Core with Options
04 Option(s) from list Core with Options 30

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

To provide students with a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying practice within a health or social care professional context.

To ensure that students apply their understanding of the health/social care sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health/social care care policy to critique and enhance their own professional practice.

To provide students with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop their own evidence-based practice

To encourage students to contributes to policy-making, planning and evaluation.

To provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the essential principles of research design.

To ensure students acquire a range of transferable employment related skills

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

Learning Methods: A1-5 are covered in lectures, seminars and tutorials, which introduce the material in a structured manner with opportunity for discussion.
Many of the learning activities adopt a problem based learning approach A1-5 are further supported by practical experience, portfolio development and the completion of an independent research project A1-3 are further supported by the contribution of visiting lecturers who are leading practitioners in the local health services A1-5 access to a Moodle platform to support the students and provide additional learning resources.
A6 is supported by small group or individual tutorials and portfolio development
Assessment Methods: A1-6 are assessed by coursework with a clear link to practice in the health care arena and are supported by development of the work based learning portfolio.
Where appropriate examinations may also be used to measure attainment of relevant understanding.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

Learning Methods: B1-3 are explicated in the variety of teaching and learning activities undertaken (e.g.
Case studies, problem based learning,) and are enhanced through the development of the workbased learning portfolio B4 is on-going throughout the course and enhanced via formative feedback about coursework.
Assessment Methods: B1-4 are assessed by coursework with a clear link to practice in the health care arena and are supported by development of the the work based learning portfolio

C: Practical skills

Learning Methods: C1-5 are explicated in the variety of teaching and learning activities undertaken (e.g.
Case studies, problem based learning, topic based study) and are enhanced through the development of the workbased learning portfolio C3 is taught by lecture demonstrations followed by supported and structured research-based activities C4 is ongoing throughout the course and is supported by structured feedback on formative and summative coursework
Assessment Methods: C1-5 are assessed by coursework with a clear link to practice in the health care arena and are supported by development of the the work based learning portfolio.
Where appropriate examinations (e.g.
OSCEs or clinical assessments ) may also be used to measure attainment of relevant skills.
C4 is assessed through an assignment consisting of practical exercises

D: Key skills

Learning Methods: D1-6 are explicated in the variety of teaching and learning activities undertaken (e.g.
Case studies, problem based learning, topic based study) and are enhanced through the development of the workbased learning portfolio

D6 is on-going throughout the course and is supported by structured feedback on formative and summative coursework.
Assessment Methods: D1-6 are assessed by coursework with a clear link to practice in the health care arena and are supported by development of the work based learning portfolio


Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.