The programme is flexible in content and structure, enabling students to choose individually tailored programmes of study and offering an opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification along with colleagues from their own and allied professional groups.
Suitable for: Nurses, midwives and other health care professionals from a wide range of professional settings.
Westburn Road, Foresterhill Health Centre, AB25 2AY
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Students complete taught courses to a total of 120 credits. These must include the three core courses and a further 60 credits made up from elective courses plus a dissertation based on a study related to their area of professional practice (60 credits) OR (alternative mode) students complete the three core courses (60 credits) and a larger dissertation (120 credits).
- Advancing Professional Practice
- Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
- Using Evidence in Practice
- Ethics in Practice
- Effective Management of Patients in Pain
- Palliative Care
- Effective Teaching in Clinical/Practice Settings
Other elective courses can be selected from other postgraduate programmes in the University such as Primary Care, Health Services and Public Health Research, Human Nutrition, International Health, and Health Economics.
Note: At the discretion of the programme co-ordinator and with the approval of Senate, credit may be given for relevant postgraduate courses taken at other higher education institutions.
Core courses and most electives offered by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing (CASN) are assessed summatively by the submission of one/two negotiated assignments related to the content of the course. Assessment of other courses varies according to the requirements of the programmes in which they are based.
A range of teaching methods are utilised by the centre including; lectures, seminars and discussions groups and it is anticipated that students will actively take part in the sessions.
12 months, full-time.
Career opportunities: Many of the Centre's students are experienced professionals. They come from varied areas of nursing, midwifery, medical and other health care practice. Their academic work enables them to advance their practice, sometimes moving into research, promoted posts, or further academic work, whether in the UK or elsewhere. In addition to Scotland and the wider UK, CASN students have come from Malta, India, Greece, China, Germany, South Africa, Slovenia, Jordan and the USA.
Contact person: Ms Helen Robertson