M.Sc. On Campus

Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning)

24 months
2183 GBP/year
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The MSc in Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) is offered by the Institute of Health from University of Wolverhampton.


The aim of the MSc in Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) from University of Wolverhampton's curriculum is two fold: Firstly, to equip healthcare professionals to become critical consumers of research as practitioners by providing them with knowledge and understanding necessary to understand the impact of research through the ability to evaluate research appropriately; and secondly to provide the opportunity to undertake an in depth literature review to investigate a research question of their choice.

The Dissertation

The aim of this module is to enable and equip students to become critical consumers and research minded practitioner researchers, in order that they have the capacity to undertake a research project. The students write a dissertation project on a research topic/ area of their choice within a limited time span of 12 months. The dissertation will build upon the theoretical and methodological skill and knowledge as a practitioner researcher from previous modules. The module provides the student with three choices for the dissertation assessment. Specific advice is provided for each option. All four types of assessment should demonstrate the rigour and audit ability according to their paradigm. To some extent the choice will be guided by the programme of study they have already completed. 

The student produces a written piece of work of not more than 15,000 words (+/- 10%). The student will also be required to complete a poster presentation that meets the academic standard and rigour of presenting at a conference. 

The 3 choices are: 

1. Primary research (Direct research - data collection conducted by the student). 

2. Integrative Review (Secondary research - reanalysis of existing research findings). 

3. Evidence Based Practice project (Implementing and evaluating an evidence based intervention in practice)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Inquiry for Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced Inquiry for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals
  • Career and Personal Development Planning
  • Service Improvement Project Management
  • Dissertation: Evidence Based Practice and Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


140 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An existing Postgraduate Certificate which has been recognised by Advanced HE (within the last 5 years).
  • You must be a Health or Social Care registrant currently employed in a health or social care setting./li>
  • You will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning with advanced standing of 60 credits, only in the form of an existing Post Graduate Certificate which has been recognised by Advanced HE (completed in the last 5 years prior to entry).

Tuition Fee

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