Our General Practice for Registered Healthcare Professionals is for registered healthcare professionals looking to develop their professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes required of a general practice when delivering safe and effective person-centred care.
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
We’ll support you to develop the skills and attributes required for inter-professional team working, maintaining professional relationships, and acknowledge the contribution of a collaborative and integrated approach to care.
You’ll evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems which contribute to innovation and improvement in healthcare practice. You'll also engage with reflective and evidence-based practice to inform the delivery of safe and effective person-centred general practice care.
The education and development of the workforce is a key priority in healthcare. Effective education and a defined career pathway aims to attract new talent into primary care as well as contributing to recruitment and retention, enhancing the sustainable workforce.
We’ll use innovate and varied assessments to ensure you are progressing, with blended learning, making the most of the e-learning environment, seminars and time in practice.
You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to (as part of an inter-professional team) provide quality care to those accessing health services. The course supports the development of a range of transferable skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, decision making, prioritisation, facilitation, teaching, use of digital technology and leadership skills.
The ability to retrieve research findings and appraise them to establish their value to the healthcare setting is also important for healthcare professionals to be able to deliver quality evidence-based care.
This course will enhance your understanding of the NHS and professional values required to ensure that the safety of the public remains paramount. On completion of the PG Diploma, you may choose to top-up to a full Masters degree.
The MSc is open to all registered healthcare professionals who would like to expand their knowledge. Year one contains the same modules as the PGDip, while the final two modules are Research Methodology and a Major Project exploring a subject of your choice. You’ll be supported by an experienced supervisor who’ll support you to undertake research that’ll enhance your practise. Previous certificated learning (modules) will be accepted for APCL up to 120 level 7 credits.
Teaching will be delivered via a blended approach with some synchronous (face to face) sessions supported by distance learning materials. We use a virtual learning environment called Canvas to support our students. You’ll need access to a computer connected to the internet to be able to access these materials. You’ll need at least one day per week to allow you to attend classes and undertake learning. You are likely to need to do additional reading/assessment preparation outside of this time.
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You’ll already be a qualified healthcare professional looking for your next step with your current employer, who’ll support you in undertaking further study. This qualification is linked to specialist and advanced practice and as such aligned to Agenda for Change NHS Pay Band 6/7.
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