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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 3.55k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 6.88k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This Advanced Practice master's develops and enhances specialist clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health assessment, screening, contraception, sexually transmitted infection management, communication and leadership, to provide a comprehensive and accessible service.

    KEY BENEFITS

    * Central location allows access to world leading clinical and academic resources.
    * Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
    * A multi-faculty environment drawing on clinical and academic expertise from a number of world leading schools and hospitals providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience.

    PURPOSE

    This pathway is designed to build upon the skills and knowledge of experienced nurses with some experience of sexual and reproductive health and will enable you to lead the development and delivery of innovative women's healthcare.

    DESCRIPTION

    This programme will increase your knowledge and critical understanding of the socio-political context of women's lives and health experiences; appraise your role as an advocate for women and gain in-depth knowledge of research methods and evidence-based healthcare to support the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies.

    STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content Students study the following core modules:

    * Social and Political Dimensions of Women's Health
    * Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice
    * Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare
    * Dissertation.

    For students wishing to undertake either an empirical study or a service development project as part of the dissertation module, additional modules must be taken and passed. These include:

    * Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research (empirical study only)
    * Professional Development and Organisational Change (service development project only)

    Alternatively students may choose for their dissertation to undertake an indepth analysis of an area of policy or practice or to prepare three papers for publication.

    Indicative non-core content Students select optional courses from a wide range of available options including:

    * Advanced assessment skills
    * Clinical specialities

    Other options from our BSc programme may also be available. Students who have already studied modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King's may be able to incorporate this study into the programme, provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim).

    FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT The majority of assessment is by coursework; some modules are also assessed by examination.

    MODULES More information on typical programme modules.
    NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year. Dissertation Module - Required Evidence-based Decision Making In Healthcare - Required Measurement and Evaluation For Healthcare Practice - Required Social And Political Dimensions Of Women's Healthcare - Required Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research - Optional


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    For specialist pathways, applicants must normally be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact. The College cannot arrange clinical placements. The entry requirement for graduate study is a good first degree (minimum second class honours or equivalent). Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered. If you do not meet the normal entry requirements or have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publication, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in funded research. In addition to the entry criteria for the Advanced Practice programme, applicants wishing to enrol on this pathway must be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact in a women's healthcare setting. Background knowledge and experience in sexual and reproductive healthcare is desirable. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

    FUNDING Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). Self-funding students may wish to consider a Career Development Loan

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