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Advancing Spinal Cord Rehabilitation and Management
- Three years part-time
- Start Dates:
- Taught study days and project/dissertation
- Stoke Mandeville Hospital
- available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
Bucks New University in collaboration and partnership with the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital have developed a Master’s degree course for healthcare professionals from all disciplines. This course is offered to those working, in spinal injuries units or areas that are involved in the management of patients with spinal injuries and who would like to develop or progress in their knowledge and understanding of this field.
This course will enable the healthcare professionals to respond to the needs of individuals with spinal cord injury. It will provide the student with the opportunity to expand and synthesise knowledge, evidence and practice in the quest for clinical excellence in spinal cord injury management.
All modules are core to meet the aims of the programme and include:
- spinal cord injury concepts and management approaches (30 credits)
- rehabilitation of spinal cord injury (30 credits)
- managing spinal cord injury: continuing care (30 credits)
- teaching, learning and assessment in spinal cord injury management (30 credits)
On completion of the core modules you will be required to undertake a Dissertation which includes a research module (Total 60 credits).
MSc in Advancing Spinal Cord Rehabilitation and Management will be awarded on successful completion of the requirements for the postgraduate diploma above and a 60 credit research method.
This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to:
- enhance their knowledge and skills of critical enquiry to provide competent, effective, evidence based care for individuals with spinal cord injury at the community setting
- develop a systematic understanding and critical approach to care of spinal cord injury individuals at the acute, rehabilitation and community setting to ensure evidence based practice
- examine the concept of rehabilitation process and identify the evidence based practice care being delivered
- enhance their knowledge and skills of rehabilitation based on enquiry based learning to provide competent, effective, care for individuals with spinal cord injury
- consider the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective teacher in rehabilitation and other clinical settings
- be introduced to the theories and best practice underpinning learning, spanning teaching styles, resources and creating a positive learning environment. The course also explores key teaching skills like explaining, describing and providing feedback to patients and relatives
- develop competent and confident reflective practitioners at postgraduate level, capable of evaluating and developing their current teaching and learning support practices
You will normally have completed a first degree or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold a full degree but that have:
- demonstrated academic competence at an undergraduate level
- hold a professional registrable qualification
- work in a clinical environment which supports spinal injuries
How to make an application
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
- Course_Enquiry_Letter (70.4 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we can post you a hard copy application pack.
Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.