Applications are accepted from 02.01.2024 till 16.02.2024 – Courses will commence in March
You will be contacted by our department for the needed deposit.
Lecture duration: 2 hours
Frequency: Twice weekly
Mode of delivery: Blended learning
Mode of assessment: Written assignments; presentations; group work; discussion fora
Expected course duration: Three years PT basis
Course coordinator: Ms Marisa Galea Vella Email: [email protected]
Payment options: Local |EU | EEA – 50%, 30% & 20% – Non-EU & Non-EEA – Full payment upfront
Application link: https://mcast.classter.com/actions/registration
Video assistance for Classter Registration: https://www.mcast.edu.mt/resources/
The M.Sc. In Professional Health Practice is a multi-professional programme of study which is not only aimed at practitioners aspiring to develop and work at an advanced level of practice but is also tailored for those individuals who are already working at an advanced level within their area of practice. The M.Sc. in Advanced Clinical Practice is intended for those qualified nurses who want to improve their skills across the four pillars of advanced clinical practice. Both programmes will equip prospective candidates with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours (values and attitudes) to work at an advanced clinical level, exercise autonomy and decision-making in the context of complexity, uncertainty and varying levels of risk and holding accountability for the decisions that they are required to make.
Prospective students of both programmes are envisaged to come from a range of regulated healthcare professions such as nursing, pharmacy, therapeutic or diagnostic radiography, physiotherapy, paramedics and occupational therapy, and work in a variety of specialties, settings or sectors. They will have the opportunity to study in an interdisciplinary environment which will provide a more holistic approach to their clinical skills.
PROPOSED COURSE STRUCTURE
Year 1 Post Graduate Certificate – 30 ECTS TLH -750 hours
Module 1 Research methods 1 5 ECTS Core modules
taken by both M.Sc.
Professional HealthPractice and M.Sc.
Module 2 Contemporary global health issues 5 ECTS
Module 3 Clinical leadership and management 5 ECTS
Module 4 Quality outcomes in Healthcare 5 ECTS
Module 5 Clinical decision making 5 ECTS
Module 6 Research methods 2 5 ECTS
Total 30 ECTS
Year 2 Post Graduate Diploma – 60 ECTS (30 ECTS from yr 1 modules and 30 ECTS from yr 2 modules) TLH- 750 hours
Module 7 Education in clinical practice 10 ECTS both M.Sc.s
M.Sc. Professional Health Practice To choose 4 optional modules 20 ECTS (5 ECTS
M.Sc. Advanced Clinical Practice Module 8 – Advancing practice Placement
1 optional module 5 ECTS
Total 30 ECTS
Year 3 Masters TLH – 750 hours
Dissertation 30 ECTS
Total 30 ECTS
Entry requirements: Candidates must have:
M.Sc. Professional Health Practice – A relevant professional first degree (level 6 MQF) in a Health profession.
M.Sc. Advanced Clinical Practice — A first degree (level 6 MQF) in Nursing and in possession of a valid licence. However, candidates who are not in possession of a valid licence may apply for the Post Graduate Certificate and then progress to the Masters once they obtain a valid warrant.