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School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Clinical Medicine (Evidence Based Practice)

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 1 year

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Evidence Based Practice) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners.

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Evidence Based Practice) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Why choose this course?

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Evidence Based Practice) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners. The course is designed for practicing Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals who are looking to develop and refine their clinical, leadership and research skills and develop understanding of effective teamwork and best practice. The MSc Clinical Medicine (Evidence Based Practice) aims to enhance innovation, leadership, teaching, learning, and research skills, thereby facilitating personal and professional development and strengthening participants’ ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety. 

The Evidence Based Practice Masters will be differentiated from the other Masters routes by its structure, by the demonstration of a deepening understanding of Evidence Based Practice through 7WB001 (Work Based Learning) and 7WH109 (Clinical Governance) and their application to clinical practice within 7HW015 (the Masters dissertation module).

This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences in primary and/or secondary care. For participants, the course aims to provide a clear framework which supports CPD, recognition of prior learning and work based learning.

The course aims to provide a route that is also ideal for Doctors who wish to take a different speciality, to change medical career routes and for doctors seeking further accreditation of subspecialty expertise.

Course Modules

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Postgraduate Certificate

At the end of 60 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice
with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Evidence Based Practice 
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses in Evidence Based Practice

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.
3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
4. Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
5. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.
6. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

Postgraduate Diploma
At the end of 120 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice
with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Evidence Based Practice
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate,to propose new hypotheses.

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.
3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in Evidence Based Practice.
4. Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
5. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.
6. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: 

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

Master’s Degree

At the end of 180 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:
1. Critically apply knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a professional clinical role within the NHS context.
2. Critically debate the key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed or are developing with a focus relevant to Evidence Based Practice.
3. Critically reflect on the academic and practical application of theories and practices in the NHS context with a focus relevant to Evidence Based Practice.
4. Analyse theory and context, delivering findings through effective presentation media, to become a confident, digitally literate and innovative clinical professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Evidence Based Practice.
5. Critically appraise professional standards within the health sector and recognise obligations to stakeholders, the profession and society professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Evidence Based Practice.
6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at master’s level within Evidence Based Practice.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A first or second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or overseas equivalent in healthcare or medical sciences.
  • A Medical Doctor or Healthcare professional working in the healthcare industry e.g. NHS.
  • Students will need to be working in the health context or have access to an appropriate placement, to comply with the requirements of some assessments within the course diet.
  • If English is not an applicant’s first language they will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (Academic level), unless the primary medical qualification has been taught and examined in English.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out by the University. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning. 
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate or postgraduate studies (or equivalent).

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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