Helen Chilvers - Programme Leader
Helen has 27 years experience as a Registered Nurse, initially in the fields of spinal cord injury, neuro-disability and rehabilitation nursing. After becoming a Registered Midwife (now lapsed) she undertook a variety of roles including telenursing with the Ambulance Service and carrying out integrated Health & Social care assessments including brokering care packages. Since 2009, Helen has worked developing as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Working predominantly in Community hospital/WIC/MIU settings she is a generalist with an interest in Minor Illness and Minor Injury management. Her most recent full-time NHS role was as Clinical Team Leader Practitioner from 2015-17. Helen is an Independent non-medical prescriber.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry Call Us
Welcome to MSc Integrated Professional Practice
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
There are placement requirements in terms of suitably qualified supervising clinicians for some of the modules within this course. These requirements relate to the Approved Mental Health Professional, Approved Mental Capacity Professional, Prescriber Preparation and Clinical Skills for General Practice Nurse modules.
These placements are usually arranged by sponsoring employers in the relevant area of healthcare that you practise in. If you are a self-funded student seeking to develop new competencies which require suitable placement and practice assessment, it is students' responsibility to arrange this and ensure these arrangements are in place before starting these modules. Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general costs associated with placement.
Please note, clinical areas supporting students in this way are subject to educational audit of their suitability as a placement area.
You can get in touch with the programme leader for further details about requirements.
Research Areas and Topics
The School of Health & Social Care will consider research ideas in all areas of health and social care and will endeavour to support prospective students wherever it can reasonably do so in terms of supervision capacity and expertise.
Particular expertise of our academic staff include but are not limited to addiction, health economics, mental health, musculoskeletal physiotheraphy, pre-hospital care, use of robotics in spinal injuries, sexual and reproductive health and safeguarding.
Examples of previous research projects include
-Prevalence of mental health disorder in a probation population.
-Self-management in people living with and beyond cancer in a rural and urban setting.
-Improving pain management in pre-hospital care.
-Supporting asylum seekers through effective social work practice: a case study in São Paulo.
The modules within this course link to a wide range of careers within the health and care sector. As a post-graduate student with existing employment you will have the opportunity to further your transferable skills in interprofessional collaboration and integrated teamworking.
Examples of particular roles can include general practice nursing, enhanced or specialist practitioner positions, and clinical academic career pathways.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
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