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MSc Person Centred Practice (Community Care)

The MSc Person-Centred Practice is a postgraduate programme which focuses on personcentredness in the contemporary practice of integrated health and social care. The Person-Centred Practice (PCP) Framework offers practitioners to develop their studies and to enhance their expertise of person-centered practice through a programme designed to meet their needs and those of the community.

This programme develops nursing professionals for the multi-professional and multi-faceted health and social care environment. The programme offers students a chance to personalise their learning to meet their situation. They can choose to specialise in one of the three disciplines: MSc PCP (Nursing Education); MSc PCP (Nursing Management) and MSc PCP (Community Care).

The MSc PCP (Community Care) programme develops in practitioners the advanced communication skills with the patient, family and inter-disciplinary teams. This programme explores the experiences of illness, death and bereavement for patients and families. This programme enables the practitioner to establish strategies with health/social care members to help patients and families to cope with challenging emotions.

Programme Objective

• To develop practitioners with a comprehensive and practical perspective of person-centered ways of working.
• To develop practitioners with an understanding of person-centred practice from a variety of practice, strategic and policy angles.
• To enable practitioners to meet the challenges of promoting person-centredness in advanced clinical, educational, managerial and research-based roles.

Delivery Method

The curriculum is taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks each. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classrooms sessions. Each term will cover 3 modules with 3 contact hours per module; Lecture is a 3-hour session per week.

Delivery Schedule
 2020 Quarter 1
03 Feb 2020 -  10 May 2020 
 2020 Quarter 2
11 May 2020 - 02 Aug 2020 
 2020 Quarter 3
03 Aug 2020 - 25 Oct 2020 
 2020 Quarter 4
26 Oct 2020 - 01 Feb 2021 
NM329 Leading Professional Practice (15) NM331 Developing Professional Practice - Work-based Learning (30) NM328 Theory and Practice of Person-Centred Healthcare (30) NM330 Making Judgement and Decisions in Practice (15)
NM336 Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care (15) NM335 Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care: A Team Approach (15)
NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60)
 2021 Quarter 1
01 Feb 2021 -  09 May 2021 
 2021 Quarter 2
10 May 2021 - 01 Aug 2021 
 2021 Quarter 3
02 Aug 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 
 2021 Quarter 4
25 Oct 2021 - 30 Jan 2022 
NM329 Leading Professional Practice (15) NM331 Developing Professional Practice - Work-based Learning (30) NM328 Theory and Practice of Person-Centred Healthcare (30) NM330 Making Judgement and Decisions in Practice (15)
NM336 Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care (15) NM335 Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care: A Team Approach (15)
NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60) NM332 Dissertation Project (60)
Progression Pathway
MSc Person Centred Practice (Community Care)
Mode & Duration
Part-time 18 months
Intakes
Apr/Jul/Oct
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
ASSESSMENT
Comprises of examination, presentations and assignments.
Modules
  • 1. Theory and Practice of Person-centred Health and Social Care
    • To develop expertise in understanding the needs of a person, their family and their community throughout the lifespan, working collaboratively in ways that are consistent with the values of person-centredness. To facilitate critical understandings of different sources of knowledge contributing to health and well-being and to evidence generation and implementation, consistent with the values of person-centredness.
  • 2. Leading Professional Practice
    • To develop expertise in leading and transforming professional practice through a critical understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the research evidence for the facilitation of leadership. To develop an awareness of the individual contribution to and potential for leaders
  • 3. Making Judgments and Decisions in Practice
    • To enable students to engage in, examine and improve judgement and decision making processes practice from an informed, evidence based position.
  • 4. Developing Professional Practice - Work Based Learning
    • The overall aim of this module is to enable the student to plan, implement and critically evaluate a proposed professional education development which strengthens the relationship between theoretical principles and practice in order to advance their practice in the work-place through work based learning education.
  • 5. Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care: A Team Approach
    • To explore the experience of illness, death and bereavement for patients, families and team members and use an evidence base to develop creative and collaborative responses
  • 6. Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care
    • To enable the student to develop advanced communication skills with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team
  • 7. Dissertation Project
    • To enable students to develop critical inquiry skills and understanding of different approaches to research which contribute to advancing person-centred practice and knowledge generation. To engage students in systematic study of an aspect of professional practice with which the student engages with academic rigour, self-directed learning and reflexivity, leading to transformation of self, others and the practice context.
 

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