MSc in Medical Assisting

Top 5 Masters of Science in Medical Assisting 2017

Medical Assisting

An MSc, or Master of Science, is a graduate diploma that students earn after completing rigorous study in a specific field. Though requirements vary, theoretical classes are often coupled with clinical and lab-based courses.

What is an MSc in Medical Assisting? An MSc in Medical Assisting is a graduate program that prepares students for careers as licensed medical assistants. The duties of this position vary based on the setting you work in and your level of experience, but an MSc in the field can provide you with excellent preparation for the challenges encountered. If you enroll in this program, you can expect to take classes like Introduction to Medical Practices, Bioethics, Patient Rights and Respect and Anatomy and Physiology. You will also likely have to complete a clinical internship in a medical setting to practice and solidify the skills you learn in class.

Students who want to pursue work in the medical sector will benefit from the knowledge and opportunities this degree can provide. Degree holders may have more job opportunities and earn a higher income than those without the degree.

The attendance costs for the program can vary. Contacting the school’s admissions office where you would like to attend is a good way to get an accurate estimate.

An MSc in Medical Assisting may be the advantage you need to get a great job in the medical field. Medical assisting is a very versatile career, and it can be practiced in a variety of settings. Having a graduate degree in the discipline will only help you get the job you want if you choose to become licensed, but it can also qualify you to seek other positions if you decide you do not want to work as a medical assistant. Other jobs available might include teaching or writing about medical assisting or working as a healthcare provider in a different role.

If you are interested in studying online or part time, some schools may offer these options. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc Physician Associate

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This intensive and exciting new programme provides all the essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a Physician Associate in the UK. In addition, it provides the challenges of enhanced knowledge synthesis and research to produce academic clinicians equipped to lead and develop the profession. [+]

Master of Science in Medical Assisting. This intensive and exciting new programme provides all the essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a Physician Associate in the UK. In addition, it provides the challenges of enhanced knowledge synthesis and research to produce academic clinicians equipped to lead and develop the profession. The Department of Health's Competence and Curriculum Framework for the Physician Assistant (now Physician Associate) defines the Physician Associate as: …a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision. Physician Associates (PAs) are part of a new and growing profession within the NHS. PAs work alongside doctors in hospitals and GP surgeries to provide safe and quality care to patients. PAs, under supervision of doctors, may obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, carry out diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, request and interpret test results, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans. The Physician Associate MSc programme includes over 1,800 hours of professional practice and will fully prepare you to practise in a wide variety of specialties and settings. Currently PAs work in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, and multiple Adult Medical and Surgical specialties. Successful completion of the Physician Associate MSc programme provides eligibility to sit for the Physician Associate National Examination and join the Managed Voluntary Register. Course Content Our Physician Associate Master's course is an exciting and innovative modular programme, delivered full-time over two years. Applicants should be aware that the programme is delivered over a period 45 weeks in Year 1 and 48 weeks in Year 2. In addition the course is intense, with significant contact hours. Students should expect to be studying on campus from 9am - 6pm five days a week. All students must be ready to assume responsibility for their own learning. Clinical placements will start in the first term of Year 1 with weekly one-day GP placements. In Year 2 the majority of time will be spent on clinical placement in various practice settings. You should broadly expect to adopt the working patterns of the supervising clinician (clinical educator). Generally, you are expected to complete 42 weeks of clinical experience. You should expect to be working roughly a 40-hour week whilst on placement. Special Features You’ll study in purpose-built facilities in our multi-million pound health sciences building and you’ll share elements of your course with Master’s students from other health-related disciplines. You’ll enjoy our campus university, where you’re never more than a ten minute walk from halls of residence, catering, social, sports and study facilities, lecture theatres, the Library and support services. You’ll be taught by experts in delivering accredited programmes such as Biosciences, Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy. You’ll complete 1800 hours of clinical placement during the course. On successful completion of the Physician Associate MSc programme, you will be eligible to sit for the Physician Associate National Examination and join the Managed Voluntary Register. Employability The Physician Associate (PA) profession is poised to make a significant difference to the provision and continuity of patient care throughout the NHS. Physician Associate graduates are pioneers in health care, promoting the profession, as well as educating both providers and patients about the work that PAs do. You will learn the following skills while you are studying on campus. These are further refined during your 42 weeks of clinical practice. Professionalism and professional development. The application of basic science and knowledge to the clinical situation. The needs of the patient for effective communication, compassion, dignity, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and respect. Evidence-based practice. Proficiency with information technology as utilised in healthcare. Practical skills underpinned by a sound understanding of science and scientific principles. Problem-solving as evidenced by our teaching and learning situations and our assessment requirements. Developing the confident practitioner who is aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Developing the self-reliant life-long learner with the skills and motivation to address weaknesses and to build on strengths. Developing the critical thinker able to evaluate scientific evidence and able to make valid judgments regarding evidence-based practice and to contribute to the profession and to the evidence base via their own research. Entry Requirements Undergraduate Degree A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a Life or Health Sciences subject area (ie biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medical sciences, medical engineering, nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Pharmacy, Physiology). Applicants who hold a UK (2:2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. All short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview. Personal Statements Two personal statements of no more than 500 words are required for both of the following statements: 1. Describe your motivation to become a physician associate detailing your experience, qualifications, and personal qualities as they pertain to becoming a member of the profession. 2. Discuss how the physician associate role might fit into the UK healthcare system. References Two satisfactory references are required to support your application, both dated within the last year. One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself. Health Screening Successful applicants will have a satisfactory health clearance and are required to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations against hepatitis B, MMR, meningitis, TB, and chicken pox. Disclosure and Barring Service Successful applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly a Criminal Records Bureau check). More information Professional Registration If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, we ask that you provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practise investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. You may also be asked to provide full copies of related documentation. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or a place on the programme. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. [-]

MSc in Early Years Practice Health Visiting

University of Stirling
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This programme aims to equip nurses and midwives to develop an enhanced and applied knowledge base in Health Visiting Practice allowing you to exit with the required Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) recordable qualification as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)-Health Visiting (NMC 2004). [+]

This programme aims to equip nurses and midwives to develop an enhanced and applied knowledge base in Health Visiting Practice allowing you to exit with the required Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) recordable qualification as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)-Health Visiting (NMC 2004). The programme is delivered in collaboration with NHS Health Board and local authority partners in Western Isles, Highland, Tayside and Forth Valley, combining academic teaching and practice learning throughout the programme. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to respond to the demands of contemporary public health practice in the community and to work to influence and improve the standard of care for children, young people and their families. Accreditation Early Years Practice is an 'Approved programme' of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Top Reasons To Study With Us You will gain a Masters degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a multi-award winning Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications who will support you both personally and academically. This programme has been developed in close partnership with our practice partners, NHS Forth Valley, Highland and the Western Isles. User and carer, student and alumni representation have ensured the process of bringing together a curriculum that is fit for purpose and one that addresses the needs of both service providers and users. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport has considerable experience in developing integrated health services for families across Scotland and is recognised for its world-leading maternal care and public health research. This programme has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council by passing Quality assurance standards on maintaining public protection and safety. Following graduation, you will be working towards the Scottish Government's vision of making Scotland "the best place to grow up". We have initiated and expanded our 'Getting it Right for Every Child' (GIRFEC) education in light of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Course objectives The programme curriculum is designed to equip nurses and midwives to deliver safe and best practice in the role of Health Visitor as defined in the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC 2004), the Report from the Education Sub Group of the Children, Young People and Families National Advisory Group (CYPFNAG 2014) and key legislation from the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Scottish Government 2014). The key duties identified within current legislation are to promote, support and safeguard children’s wellbeing (Scottish Government 2014). Thus, the programme focuses on the following three key themes: A focus on wellbeing. Assessing and Analysing Children’s Needs including the impact of children’s experiences on their wellbeing. Improving Outcomes for Children and their Families. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements All entrants to the MSc/PgDip in Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) Programmes must meet the following requirements (NMC 2004): Valid registration on the Professional register maintained by the NMC; The registrant must have developed their own knowledge, skills and competence beyond NMC registration, i.e. normally two year’s post registration experience as a registered nurse or midwife however other relevant professional experience can be considered. In order to protect the public the NMC registrants are required to have an up-to-date membership of the Disclosure Scotland: Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme Arrangements made to have a Practice Teacher allocated to the student for the duration of the Programme (allocated by the relevant health board area following successful interview). Students must demonstrate the ability to study at degree level (minimum academic SCQF Level 9) (NMC 2004; Standard 5); Understand the programme requirements regarding length of programme; Support from Senior Practice Line Manager. English language requirements If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Application procedure Students require a Practice Teacher to supervise and assess their placement learning. At this time in Scotland Practice Teachers are supplied by NHS Health Boards and local Authority partners. Recently Health Boards have advised that they are only able to provide this support to students that they are fully seconding onto the programme. As a result we are not in a position to recruit any independent students. To apply for a trainee health visitor post applicants are encouraged to access the recruitment pages of the NHS SHOW website for Health Board and the MyjobScotland website for Local Authority student Health Visitor adverts. Structure and content The programme will comprise 50% practice learning and 50% theory as prescribed by the NMC (2004: Standard 3). All programme content has undergone detailed mapping to ensure compliance with the Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC 2004) and the Scottish Government Report from the Education Sub Group of the Children, Young People and Families National Advisory Group (CYPFNAG) (Scottish Government 2014). This mapping exercise by the CYPFNAG has ensured that there is clear articulation between the Standards of Proficiency (NMC 2004) and contemporary Health Visiting practice which is fit for purpose in line with the Scottish Governments aspirations for the future workforce (Scottish Government 2013; 2014a). The core curriculum has been reviewed for relevance and suitability for the Health Visiting programme by Community Nurse Leads and the CYPFNAG (Scottish Government 2014) The Programme is designed to integrate both academic and practice learning simultaneously to allow students to have the opportunity to apply their learning, and connect theory and practice knowledge. The curriculum will be delivered through a combination of academic teaching days, which may be direct teaching or virtual learning; protected learning time, which comprises self-directed study using e-learning materials and individual materials; and practice learning time. The programme is studied at SCQF Level 11 and completion of the programme will allow students to graduate with either a: Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) Masters (MSc) in Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) Students who enrol on the MSc programme will have ability to exit following successful completion of the 6 core modules with the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) and will register with the NMC as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting). Those who wish to gain the full masters qualification must complete the dissertation module EYPP10. Both programmes are available on full-time (1 year) or part time (2 years) routes. Modules Students take the following SQCF Level 11 modules: EYPP01: GIRFEC A Multi Agency Approach to Practice (20 credits) EYPP02: Principles and Practice of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing (20 credits) CWPPA2: Understanding Children and Young People’s Experiences: Assessment and Decision Making (20 credits) CWPPA3: Improving Outcomes for Children and Young People (20 credits) EYPP03: Contemporary Leadership in Early Years Practice (20 credits) NURU236: Health Visiting in Practice (20 credits) EYPP10: Action Research (Dissertation Module) (60 credits) Programme Tutor Each student is assigned a personal tutor who can provide advice and guidance on the submission of assignments and on the participants' overall progress on the programme. Delivery and assessment Programme Delivery The programme utilises a blended approach to learning with the content being supported by web based materials including podcasts and discussion forums. In addition to e-learning, students will attend face to face seminars, small group work and lectures. A unique feature of the programme is the provision of master classes. These classes are delivered by key note speakers recognised for their expertise in the field of child health and wellbeing. The study days will be delivered at various locations: Stirling Campus Highland Campus Ninewells Hospital, Dundee Assessment A combination of assessment methods will be used across the modules of the programmes reflecting the SCQF level of the programme of study. Career opportunities On completion of the course graduates will be eligible for employment as a qualified Health Visitor/ Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. [-]

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Gannon University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Erie

The Occupational Therapy Program offers opportunities for in- depth study of, and clinical experiences with, clients of all ages who have limited capacity to perform to their expectations in their everyday lives or are at risk of developing a limiting condition. The program is accredited by the American Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). [+]

Master of Science in Medical Assisting. Program Overview The Occupational Therapy Program offers opportunities for in- depth study of, and clinical experiences with, clients of all ages who have limited capacity to perform to their expectations in their everyday lives or are at risk of developing a limiting condition. The program is accredited by the American Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The goal of occupational therapy is to assist individuals to achieve their maximum level of independent living and quality of life through remediation of, adaptation to, or prevention of physical, cognitive, perceptual or mental health functional limitations. Occupational therapy utilizes the consultative process in addition to direct intervention and works with populations and systems as well as individuals. Program Outcomes The goals of the Occupational Therapy program reflect the missions of the university, college, and program. In essence, these are to educate self-directed students who, upon graduation, will become quality professionals, contribute to the body of knowledge of the profession and provide leadership for the profession and society. This will be accomplished through incorporation of the liberal studies component of the student’s bachelor’s degree into graduate, professional education in Occupational Therapy. Accordingly,the goals of the program are to: Develop quality entry-level occupational therapists whose practice is guided by occupational science and clinical reasoning; Create life-long learners who will contribute to the body of knowledge of the profession; Foster student attitudes and professional behaviors consistent with the missions of the university, college and program; Assist the student to develop the skills necessary to provide leadership roles in the profession and society; Provide students with the skills and problem-solving abilities to adapt and respond proactively to a changing health care system and society; Provide professional resources, services, leadership and scholarship to the profession and community; Foster an academic community in which its members participate actively in the development of self and society. Admission Requirements The program is designed as a full-time course of study, although part- time study may be designed with the student in special circumstances and with the Program Chair’s approval. Students in the final year of completion of a bachelor’s degree are accepted into the program with a minimum 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale grade point average in college courses. GRE’s are not required. Transfer credit for prerequisite courses will be completed on an individual basis but all transfer courses must fall at a “C” or higher level. Students may be accepted into the program contingent upon satisfactory completion of prerequisites at another university or may be accepted directly into the OT program if completing prerequisites at Gannon. The following prerequisites must be completed before formal matriculation into the OT program: Intro to Psychology Psychopathology Intro to Sociology or a course in diversity Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (total of 8 credits) Developmental psychology or equivalent Physics (one semester survey or two semester full sequence) Statistics Students must have demonstrated efficiency in using tools common to distance education. This might include a learning platform, special courses, or job experience. Students taking an online course at Gannon University will require internet access to utilize Blackboard for their coursework. Additional Requirements for all Students Prior to matriculation in the program, students must complete their bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer experience in an OT setting; two different sites are preferred. Documentation must be submitted from the clinical volunteer site. Students will also collect information for a student journal during their volunteer work. Deadline for applications is January 15; applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if space is available in the program Interested students must complete the “Student Self-Report Transcript Evaluation” in accordance with the OT program and Graduate Admissions office. Accreditation and Licensure The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). In August 2012 the program was re-accredited until 2019. Graduates are therefore eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the certification examination. Internships and Work Programs There are two types of internships within the Occupational Therapy program and both are required. Short term fieldwork level 1 experiences are associated with three major treatment intervention courses (psycho-social OT, physical disabilities, and pediatrics). Fieldwork level 1 internships include 40 hours of matriculation at a designated facility. There are two 12 week professional fieldwork experiences (Fieldwork Level 2) that occur during the summer and fall of the final year of the program. Fieldwork Level 2 experiences are each 6-credit courses and must be successfully passed in order to graduate. Fieldwork 2 experiences are required by NBCOT prior to being allowed to take the national registration exam. Fieldwork Level 2 experiences are available in many different types of facilities throughout the United States. Students are given the opportunity to list the placements which they desire, but the final assignments are based on the facility’s willingness to accept the student and faculty evaluation of the student’s suitability for the placement. Fieldwork 2 placements are done to accommodate the needs of students and facilities in an attempt to make a positive and beneficial learning and working experience. [-]

MSc Regional Anaesthesia (Part time)

University of East Anglia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Online Part time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Developed with support from the RCoA, AAGBI and RA-UK and a large specialist faculty, we offer a unique solution to the training problems facing specialists looking to progress in Regional Anaesthesia. [+]

Join UEA's award-winning online Specialist Clinical Mastership in Regional Anaesthesia; Europe's highest qualification taught by practicing RA consultants What does this course offer? Developed with support from the RCoA, AAGBI and RA-UK and a large specialist faculty, we offer a unique solution to the training problems facing specialists looking to progress in Regional Anaesthesia Using an innovative online delivery, developed in-house over five years by a specialist team at Norwich Medical School, you’ll experience a challenging and rewarding educational experience The Specialist Clinical Masterships (SCM) course is highly flexible and tailored specifically around the working lives of busy RA practitioners Most teaching and learning is via our dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which hosts a thriving online community of specialists from all over the world Our focus on assessment of skills combined with the rapid development of critical thinking and communication earned the SCM programme the Gold award in 2013 for ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme’. The Masters and PG Diploma are the only courses to formally qualify specialists in Regional Anaesthesia. Your online learning experience As an SCM student you’ll engage fully online, in discussions on realistic cases, supported by continual assessments of your expert knowledge, critical thinking and decision-making All participation is asynchronous so you will never need to log on at set times Each tutor-mediated forum discussion takes on a life of its own, fuelled by the growth of shared reading, personal experience and tutor guidance, all contributed at convenient times as the week progresses Each topic brings new expertise and insights that are directly applicable to your own cases In addition to online learning, if you are an EU or UK student you’ll attend face to face training days with tutors every 16 weeks in addition to workshops and a research days; all training days are recorded and made available online to our international students. What experience do I need? The course is highly rigorous, but incredibly rewarding for a motivated candidate wishing to progress quickly in this specialist field. We accept trainees Post FRCA (or the equivalent), ST2 and Career Grade Doctors with 2 yrs experience or Consultant Anaesthetists from the UK and worldwide. Student Successes Past students have cited a swift progression to more senior positions from having undertaken the Masters course. In particular, students report greater confidence and influence with peers and senior colleagues. You can expect to be able to apply knowledge and skills gained on the course directly to cases within weeks of starting. Assessment We take assessment very seriously. There is a formal exam (2 papers) during each of the first two years for all Diploma and Masters students. Our international students sit the exam in their home countries. We also hold an OSCE exam, hosted in the UK for all Masters students to demonstrate their (non-invasive) procedural knowledge in planning and decision-making. All Masters students are monitored, through log-book review and DOPS, to ensure they have the necessary block experience required to qualify for the MSc. Why Choose Us? Some of the distinctive and innovative features of this course are; The first e-learning specialist MSc degree in Regional Anaesthesia in the UK Highly evidence based programme delivered using Problem Based Learning (PBL) The assessment of practical skills provides a quality benchmark, a first in the UK It is the highest qualification in this field in the UK and world-wide Delivered by a UK-wide eminent faculty of nationally recognised experts in the field Uses innovative and cutting edge assessment tools including Script Concordance testing for assessing clinical reasoning and decision-making Quality assurance given by UEA, RA-UK and ultimately the Royal College of Anaesthetists The online format of this programme ensures that the course is ‘visually rich’ and will offer students the opportunity to join a Video Club. Through this, experts can offer feedback on problems encountered, or rare anatomical variations (as an example) could be shared with the faculty. Innovations include a ‘Student Wiki’ in which students will share information and scientific papers. There will be continual assessments of forum activity by faculty, and, judging from other successful UEA Master’s courses, the level of debate will prove exceptionally stimulating for students and faculty alike! [-]

B.Sc. Medical Controlling

MSB Medical School Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 9 semesters Germany

The bachelor degree course in medical controlling forms an interface between management and medicine so that you ob­tain a double qualification in medicine and business administration. This innovative [+]

B.Sc. Medical Controlling

The bachelor degree course in medical controlling forms an interface between management and medicine so that you obtain a double qualification in medicine and business adminis­tration. This innovative combination is the only one of its kind in Germany and qualifies you for the spheres of medical con­trolling, economics, quality assurance and process optimisa­tion in healthcare.

An innovative occupational field with growing importance for the health sector of the future is created as a result of the fo­cus on controlling in out and inpatient facilities.

The aim is to teach you well­founded knowledge about the coding, documentation and accounting processes, which are a central component of securing revenue and therefore crucial for the economic success of healthcare institutions.... [-]