You will undertake specific modules that relate to your clinical, leadership or educational area of interest. As a result of the combination of generic and elective content undertaken, you will develop the ability to align your new skills and enhanced knowledge to critically appraise and apply evidence to your area of practice and to apply the leadership skills.
You will choose from:
- MSc Health Sciences (Generic)
- MSc Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
- MSc Health Sciences (Clinical Practice - Online)
- MSc Health Sciences (Critical Care Practice)
- MSc Health Sciences (Ethics and Law)
- MSc Health Sciences (Ethics and Palliative Care)
- MSc Health Sciences (General Practice)
- MSc Health Sciences (Headache Disorders)
- MSc Health Sciences (Heart Failure Practice)
- MSc Health Sciences (Leadership and Management)
- MSc Health Sciences (Mental Health)
- MSc Health Sciences (Neonatal Practice)
- MSc Health Sciences (Safeguarding)
MSc Health Sciences (Generic)
You will take 60-90 credits from elective modules from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences or university modules.
MSc Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
You will take 60 credits educationally focused elective modules from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences or university modules.
MSc Health Sciences (Clinical Practice - Online)
You will take 60 credits of online/distance learning electives from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
MSc Health Sciences (Critical Care Practice)
Critical Care Practice (30 credits)
Clinical Practice (30 credits)
AND you will choose 15 elective credits
MSc Health Sciences (Ethics and Law)
Moral Theory and Medical Ethics (30 credits)
This core module will equip you with a knowledge of key ethical theories, frameworks and principles that inform academic debates in medical and healthcare ethics, and enables them to use these tools to analyse practical moral problems in medicine and healthcare. It will also provides you with a practical understanding of the norms and conventions of academic argument and writing in applied ethics.
AND you will choose one of the following THREE modules:
Principles of Medical Law
You will gain knowledge of key principles, cases and statutes in medical law. This will enable you to critique aspects of medical law and to apply your knowledge of the law to practices in medicine and healthcare. It will also provide you with a practical understanding of the norms and conventions of academic argument and writing in medical law.
Topics covered typically include:
- introduction to law
- use of cases and statutes
- healthcare law and the concept of health
- regulation and self-regulation in the healthcare system
- law and consent
- professional negligence
- mental health law
- confidentiality and the law
- the relationship between law and morality
- writing law essays
- legal arguments and referencing
Life, Death and the Human Body
This module enables you to extend your knowledge of ethical and legal concepts, principles and theories, especially those relating to the moral and legal status of persons and human bodies and the value and boundaries of human life, and to apply such principles to practical issues in healthcare and medicine including intervention at the beginning and end of life and modification of the human body.
Topics covered typically include:
- abortion: ethical and legal issues
- regulating reproduction
- selective reproduction and saviour siblings
- euthanasia: ethical issues
- death, dying and the law
- advance directives
- post mortem organ transplant
- treatment of intersex children
- transgender, medicine and the law
- assignment guidance and feedback
Healthcare, Justice and Society
Apply and extend your knowledge of ethical and legal concepts, principles and theories in the context of practical issues in healthcare affecting the relations between healthcare practitioners, patients and wider society to acquire knowledge and critical understanding of a range of contemporary ethical and legal controversies surrounding a range of such issues.
Topics covered typically include:
- biomedical research ethics and law
- ethical issues in bio-banking
- ethical issues in stem cell policy
- criminal regulation of medicine
- conscientious objection in healthcare
- healthcare and international law
- ethics and law of healthcare resource allocation.
MSc Health Sciences (Ethics and Palliative Care)
Policy, Resources and Research Ethics in Palliative Care
The content of this module varies from year to year to reflect current issues of particular concern in the field. However, central to controversies in palliative care and issues of policy, resource allocation and research, which from the central core of the module. In recent years, it has included seminars on special issues relating to the care of children; screening programmes; the role of religious belief in ethical debate; and differing conceptions of palliative care.
Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying
This module focuses on end-of-life issues and care for the dying. It includes topics on the significance of death, the sanctity and value of life, the idea of 'quality of life', withdrawing and withholding life-prolonging treatment, and ethical and legal issues in euthanasia. The practical aspects of care for the dying are also addressed through a focus on the Liverpool Care Pathway.
MSc Health Sciences (General Practice)
The MSc Health Sciences (General Practice) does not fulfil the requirements for training to become an independent general practitioner. To become an independent general practitioner, you must successfully complete GP Specialty Training (GPST) in the UK or equivalent international qualification (such as MRCGP International).Please get in touch with us to find out more about applying for this route.
You will choose 60 credits from the following modules:
MSc Health Sciences (Headache Disorders)
This practice-focused module provides a structured and comprehensive overview of headache pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management for practitioners. It will equip practitioners who provide clinical care for patients with headache with the skills, knowledge and understanding to more effectively assess, monitor and manage this condition. The use of a blended learning approach will be adopted which utilises focused lectures, skills teaching and practice, workshops, on-line learning along with the clinical practice setting. This multifaceted approach provides opportunities to develop knowledge and skills. Students will need to link with an appropriate clinical mentor to assist in the acquisition of skills pertinent to the individual needs of the student.
MSc Health Sciences (Heart Failure Practice)
You will study the following three modules:
MSc Health Sciences (Leadership and Management)
You will take 60 credits of leadership and management focused elective modules from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences or University modules.
MSc Health Sciences (Mental Health)
Assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems
This module aims to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to undertake a comprehensive assessment of children and adolescents with a mental health problem and plan care accordingly. Content has been designed to augment and enhance your existing assessment skills along with the ability to apply findings from a comprehensive assessment of a child or adolescents mental state to inform a plan of care.
Mental Health Assessment
The module will provide learning opportunities to any health professional involved in the care of people of all ages with mental health problems in any health or social care setting.
MSc Health Sciences (Neonatal Practice)
Foundations in Neonatal Care (15 credits)
Practice-focused Neonatal Intensive Care (45 credits)
Plus appropriate elective modules
MSc Health Sciences (Safeguarding)
Emergence of Safeguarding (30 credits)
This module will provide you with a broad and firm foundation on the topics of safeguarding.
You will also choose a module from the list below:
Safeguarding Adults: interventions (30 credits)
This module will introduce you to a range of possible interventions in adult safeguarding. You will gain an understanding of relevant research literature and examine the ethical and practice implications of different types of interventions.
Mental Capacity (30 credits)
Explore the legal framework, ethical and practice dilemmas concerning adults whose mental capacity may be impaired and for whom there are safeguarding concerns. You will also gain an understanding of relevant research literature, law and practice surrounding this complex personal problem.
Safeguarding and Carers (30 credits)
Examine the role of carers in relation to adults safeguarding and gain understanding of relevant law, practice and research literature.