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Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi's largest tertiary education structure at present is the University of Malawi.

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Health and Social Care - MSc part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years

The MSc Health and Social Care is for all professionals who work in a health, social care or public context. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector. Study on this course reflects the emphasis on integrated services in the delivery of patient care. As well as enhancing your own... [+]

Top in Malawi Masters 2017. Health and Social Care - MSc part-time The MSc Health and Social Care is for all professionals who work in a health, social care or public context. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector. Study on this course reflects the emphasis on integrated services in the delivery of patient care. As well as enhancing your own professional development, this course helps you to guide and support others in your profession in respect of their health and social care roles and responsibilities. The University of Bolton's postgraduate framework in Health and Social Care is extremely flexible. You can select one or two stand-alone modules to fill in gaps in your professional knowledge, or a take a number of modules and build up credits towards the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or full masters degree. The course challenges you to take a critical approach to your studies and professional development by enabling you to make practical and effective use of your learning in your professional role. In addition to gaining subject specific knowledge this programme enhances your research skills to make use of your developing depth of knowledge. About the course The impact of the Francis report (DOH 2013) on the NHS and delivery of higher education cannot be over estimated and has shifted the emphasis of health to a broader concept of patient welfare through integrated services. As someone who works in the health or social care sector your aim is to help people to live better for longer. This course will enhance your professional practice and help you to lead and shape the care you deliver, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, delivered with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve. You will be able to choose your course content to cover topics that will enable you to deliver care that ensures people stay healthy, protects them from threats to their health and minimises the risk and impact of their illnesses. Your studies will equip you to lead the shaping of services that meet patients' needs and enable people to retain their independence and dignity. Modules about compassionate care, mental health and wellbeing, children’s welfare and integration of health and social services are all topics that you can choose from. With this course a more inclusive approach to workforce development with the introduction of a common core of skills and knowledge for the health and social care workforce is now in place. This programme aims to be supportive of latest NHS strategy and you are encouraged to draw upon work-based learning and focus your development upon leadership and service improvement. A masters level programme in health and social care thus allows you develop your practice in a variety of service and community settings. Special features The course has a high degree of flexibility allowing you to choose from a broad range of modules. The emphasis on all our modules is on using theory to improve practice, and the quality and effectiveness of the services offered to patients and clients. We have an open, friendly style, lots of service experience, and give personalised support. Most people who work with us come from organisations in health, social care and the voluntary sector. They combine study and demanding jobs; we are very aware of the pressures this brings and try to adapt our programmes to accommodate this. Students on this course have very varied leadership and managerial responsibilities. They include commissioners and providers, clinicians and non-clinicians, strategic and operational managers. Most come via word-of-mouth from previous students and are looking for a supportive academic environment that helps them do their job. The Health and Community Studies Academic Group recognises that students wishing to undertake postgraduate study have varied amounts of academic experience and confidence. The department therefore offers free study skills sessions that have proved popular and productive with our past students. What you will learn Studying on this course will extend your skills in your field of professional practice. These will include decision-making skills, leadership skills and the ability to develop practical applications backed by theory and evidence. You will be able to deal with complex issues whilst questioning and redefining ways of working to move professional practice forward. You will understand the limits of autonomy and accountability. In addition, you will acquire a range of transferable skills such as team skills and leadership, practice that values user and carer needs and experiences, problem solving, numeracy (appropriate to your working context), oral and written communication skills, information and communication technology (ICT) skills and the ability to identify and lead your own professional development. What you will study The MSc Health and Social Care allows you to commence your studies by taking just one 20 credit stand-alone module. This option may be preferred if it is some time since you last studied. Alternatively, you may prefer to apply for a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters degree. It is possible to build your qualification on a step-by-step basis. For example, you may complete a stand-alone module and then apply for one of the higher awards – the 20 academic credits you gained on the stand-alone module can then be counted towards that higher award. Similarly, you may complete the postgraduate certificate before choosing to carry on to postgraduate diploma or MSc level. This flexible approach is popular with our students. An additional attraction is that you may take one module at undergraduate level and count those credits towards your postgraduate award. This option is particularly helpful if you have not studied for some time as the undergraduate module will help you remember your study skills and ease you more gently into higher level study. To gain the postgraduate certificate you will need to accumulate a total of 60 credits; 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma and 180 credits for the MSc. These credits should be at Level HE7 (masters level), although as explained above you may count one 20 credit module at Level HE6 (undergraduate level) towards your postgraduate award. There are a range of modules: some are core and others are optional. You may choose from the latter to best fit your own development needs. The choice, order, and pace of study of modules can be designed to complement your professional role and service needs. Postgraduate certificate You must take 60 credits worth of modules. Usually these will relate to your area of specialist practice. Core modules: Professionalism in Context (20 credits). Elective modules: choose one 20 credit module at level HE6 or level HE7 and another 20 credit module at level HE7 from our range of professional development modules listed at http://www.bolton.ac.uk/healthcpd Postgraduate diploma You will need to complete the postgraduate certificate modules above plus a further 60 credits. At this level these will usually include broader professional modules as well as a research methods module that will help prepare you for the masters-level dissertation. Core module (choose one): Critical Evaluation of Evidence and Practice (20 credits); Principles and Concepts in Research Design (20 credits). Elective modules (choose 40 credits at level HE7): you may choose additional modules from our range of professional development modules (listed at http://www.bolton.ac.uk/healthcpd) or another of the core module options listed above. MSc For the masters degree you must complete the postgraduate certificate and diploma modules above plus: Research Dissertation (60 credits). Entry requirements You will be interviewed by a member of the course team. Normally, you should have one of the following: a second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in any subject, or a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice. Non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. Professionals/practitioners often find it difficult to attend open days. Therefore, if you wish us to visit your service/trust we would be happy to do road shows, etc. Please contact the programme leader to discuss. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare - MSc part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years

The MSc Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare is for all professionals who work with children in a health, social care or public context. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector... [+]

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare - MSc part-time The MSc Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare is for all professionals who work with children in a health, social care or public context. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, midwives, health visitors, teachers, the police, workers in children’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector. Study on this course reflects the change in emphasis in safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare through integrated services. As well as enhancing your own professional development, this course helps you to guide and support others in your profession in respect of their safeguarding roles and responsibilities. The University of Bolton's postgraduate framework in safeguarding children is extremely flexible. You can select one or two stand-alone modules to fill in gaps in your professional knowledge, or a take a number of modules and build up credits towards the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or full masters degree. The course challenges you to take a critical approach to your studies and professional development by enabling you to make practical and effective use of your learning in your professional role. In addition to gaining subject specific knowledge this programme enhances your research skills to make use of your developing depth of knowledge. About the course The Green paper ‘Every Child Matters’ and the Children Act 2004 have shifted the emphasis in child protection as a social work intervention to a broader concept of safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare through integrated services. Agencies now have a duty to safeguard children and promote their welfare through local safeguarding children boards as well as a duty to cooperate with each other to improve children’s wellbeing. Pooled budgets, the creation of children’s trusts and the duties of health, education and social care professionals to work together to offer services realigned around schools and children’s centres are key features of the strategy. A more inclusive approach to workforce development with the introduction of a common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce is now in place. Local safeguarding children boards have statutory responsibilities which include workforce development and training. This programme aims to be supportive of safeguarding board strategy and you are encouraged to draw upon work-based learning and focus your development upon leadership and service improvement. A masters level programme in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children thus allows you develop your practice in a variety of service and community settings. Special features The course has a high degree of flexibility allowing you to choose from a broad range of modules. The emphasis on all our modules is on using theory to improve practice, and the quality and effectiveness of the services offered to patients and clients. We have an open, friendly style, lots of service experience, and give personalised support. Most people who work with us come from organisations in health, social care and the voluntary sector. They combine study and demanding jobs; we are very aware of the pressures this brings and try to adapt our programmes to accommodate this. Students on this course have very varied leadership and managerial responsibilities. They include commissioners and providers, clinicians and non-clinicians, strategic and operational managers. Most come via word-of-mouth from previous students and are looking for a supportive academic environment that helps them do their job. The Health and Community Studies Academic Group recognises that students wishing to undertake postgraduate study have varied amounts of academic experience and confidence. The department therefore offers free study skills sessions which have proved popular and productive with our past students. What you will learn Through study on this course your professional knowledge, skills and confidence in respect of safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is extended. Attributes that enable you to extend professional practice in your field are developed. These include skills such as critical thinking, critical policy analysis, evaluation, synthesis and application based on theory and evidence. You will be able to deal with complex issues whilst questioning and redefining ways of working to move professional practice forward. You will understand the scope and limits of autonomy and accountability. In addition, you will build on your existing skills. You will develop higher level team working, leadership, and professional practice skills that value user and carer needs and experiences. Your problem solving, oral and written communication and ICT skills will also be enhanced. Study on the course will enable you to build on your professional practice and knowledge. It will help you to further develop the skills and understanding you utilise in your professional context, support you as a leader and innovator in your professional role and enhance your career development. Your learning will be a shared experience with practitioners from different areas of health and social care, providing you with a unique insight into broader issues and practices in the field. What you will study The postgraduate programme in Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare allows you to start your studies by taking just one 20 credit stand-alone module. This option may be preferred if it is some time since you last studied. Alternatively, you may prefer to apply for a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters degree. It is possible to build your qualification on a step-by-step basis. For example, you may complete a stand-alone module and then apply for one of the higher awards – the 20 academic credits you gained on the stand-alone module can then be counted towards that higher award. Similarly, you may complete the postgraduate certificate before choosing to carry on to postgraduate diploma or MSc level. This flexible approach is popular with our students. An additional attraction is that you may take one module at undergraduate level and count those credits towards your postgraduate award. This option is particularly helpful if you have not studied for some time as the undergraduate module will help you remember your study skills and ease you more gently into higher level study. To gain the postgraduate certificate you will need to accumulate a total of 60 credits; 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma and 180 credits for the MSc. These credits should be at Level HE7 (masters level), although as explained above you may count one 20 credit module at Level HE6 (undergraduate level) towards your postgraduate award. There are a range of modules: some are core and others are optional. You may choose from the latter to best fit your own development needs. The choice, order, and pace of study of modules can be designed to give a tight fit around your professional role and service needs. Postgraduate certificate You must take 60 credits worth of specialist modules. These will focus on your area of specialist practice. Core modules: Safeguarding Children (20 credits); Child Care Law in Practice (20 credits). Postgraduate diploma You will need to complete the postgraduate certificate modules above plus a further 60 credits. At this level these will usually include broader professional modules as well as a research methods module that will help prepare you for the masters-level dissertation. Core modules: Professionalism in Context (20 credits). PLUS either Critical Evaluation of Evidence and Practice (20 credits); OR Principles and Concepts in Research Design (20 credits). MSc For the masters degree you must complete the postgraduate certificate and diploma modules above plus: Research Dissertation (60 credits). Entry requirements You will be interviewed by a member of the course team. Normally, you should have one of the following: a second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in any subject, or a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in working with vulnerable children and families. You will also need current employment (paid or unpaid) in a related role. Non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. Managers and professionals often find it difficult to attend open days. If you wish us to visit your service we would be happy to facilitate this in the form of road shows or similar. Please contact the programme leader to discuss. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Health and Wellbeing specialisms - MPhil / PhD

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years

The Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing welcomes expressions of interest in postgraduate research degrees in areas of study related to health and wellbeing. The centre draws together expertise from across the University within an inter-disciplinary framework, and provides a vibrant and fertile environment for postgraduate research studies. We undertake research, evaluation and needs assessment into service user... [+]

Top in Malawi Masters 2017. Health and Wellbeing specialisms - MPhil / PhD The Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing welcomes expressions of interest in postgraduate research degrees in areas of study related to health and wellbeing. The centre draws together expertise from across the University within an inter-disciplinary framework, and provides a vibrant and fertile environment for postgraduate research studies. We undertake research, evaluation and needs assessment into service user involvement, participation and innovation, 'hard to reach groups' and service improvement, drawing from areas such as sociology, social policy, leisure studies, nursing, physiotherapy, public health and many more. We offer a number of research routes for those wishing to increase their research experience and develop their academic and professional profile. These include ‘traditional’ postgraduate programmes such as MPhil and PhD, as well as new routes to PhDs such as our PhD by Practice and PhD by Published Work (prospective and retrospective). We are also in the process of developing a Professional Doctorate in Health Research. Subject overview The Centre for Research in Health and Wellbeing undertakes high quality research that relates to professional agendas and social issues connected to the health and wellbeing of groups and individuals. Our research is based upon collaborative partnerships and community involvement and is truly interdisciplinary, encompassing areas such as public health, nursing, physiotherapy, leisure studies, social policy and sociology to name a few. The centre draws on expertise from a variety of academic perspectives and brings these to bear on current issues relating to health and wellbeing. All of our research is underpinned by partnerships and collaborations in health, and across the public and voluntary sectors. We examine the links and the potential for sharing of best practice between these areas and have expertise in service improvement, evaluation, needs assessment, service user involvement, participation and innovation. The centre’s research into health and wellbeing disciplines has been judged to be among the best in the world according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. 75% of the research activity in social policy at the University of Bolton (which includes health, physical activity and social history) was judged to be of international standard or better – with a proportion of research activity in this field judged to be world-leading, in terms of quality, significance and rigour. Research topics Here's a sample of our current and recent research projects and collaborations. Experience-based design collaboration with Bolton PCT’s Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS): in this project we are working with Bolton’s Orthopaedic CATS service to develop and pilot a participatory, arts-based methodology which will enable the service to capture patients’ experiences. Barrow Community Gym: we worked with service users, service providers and other stakeholders to develop an evaluation tool for a community-based gym for people with mental health problems User involvement in service delivery and design, The RLC Surgery, Radcliffe: we have undertaken pilot work to scope a methodology for involving patients in the development of services which the surgery provides. Working with users, GPs, nurses and other practice staff, we have designed a research protocol which has been submitted as a research proposal to the Research for Patient Benefit funding scheme. Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit – research engagement with hard-to-reach groups for health improvement: we have been involved in discussions and pilot work around proposed programmes of research which link experiential knowledge with interventions that have an impact on reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes in vulnerable groups. [-]

Biomedical Engineering - MEng

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years

The MEng Biomedical Engineering programme at the University of Bolton will provide you with an advanced understanding of the key topics involved in meeting the engineering needs of the healthcare industry. Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field, applying the principles of science and engineering to the medical technologies used in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients. The course offers you the opportunity to... [+]

Biomedical Engineering - MEng The MEng Biomedical Engineering programme at the University of Bolton will provide you with an advanced understanding of the key topics involved in meeting the engineering needs of the healthcare industry. Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field, applying the principles of science and engineering to the medical technologies used in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients. The course offers you the opportunity to become one of the next generation of engineers needed to meet the demands of this highly technological industry. It will educate you in the design and development processes needed for new specialist medical healthcare processes, problems and technological advances involving materials, imaging, monitoring, simulation and microelectromechanical systems. Initially you will develop a fundamental understanding of the key principles of engineering, mathematics and human biology. You will then pursue a specialised biomedical engineering focused curriculum, studying topics such as biomechatronics, biomaterials, biomedical devices and systems biology. The course is run in collaboration with the University’s Sport department, who offer expert teaching in topics such as biomechanics and rehabilitation technology, as well as access to working with elite sportspeople. You will work with the latest technological developments related to engineering and material design solutions, and will have the opportunity to study across disciplines related to health, engineering and sports. About the course You will gain an advanced understanding of engineering design, sports rehabilitation and biological systems. The course will be delivered through a mixture of practical laboratories, computer simulation sessions, group activities and demonstrations supported by lectures. Assessment is a mixture of coursework, practical tests and examinations. The course is delivered via a cross-departmental partnership between the departments of engineering, materials, biology and sports. The University of Bolton has a strong pedigree in these areas, and the sports department has recently undertaken a significant expansion, culminating in the opening of the new £31m Bolton One building. The University has recently embarked on an ambitious enhancement agenda as a “Teaching Intensive and Research Informed” University. To this end, ten new lecturers, with expertise in a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines, have been recruited by the Engineering, Sports and Sciences academic group at the University. Many of these lecturers will play a significant role in delivering the Biomedical Engineering degree programme, complementing the significant expertise and experience of staff already in place at the University. Special features Opportunities to work with internationally recognised research teams (in areas such as materials and medical devices, as well as biological systems) at the University, through both group and individual projects Study real life applications of biomedical devices in a sports science and rehabilitation context, for both elite athletes and members of the public Access to new bespoke facilities such as a state-of-the-art 3D motion capture system (with ground reaction force platforms), isokinetic dynamometer and medical simulation patient The project is recognised and supported through grants by the Royal Academy of Engineering as following the Engineering Gateway programme endorsed by the Engineering Council Strongly employer informed, with a medical focus due to the industrial base in the UK North West region Use of a brand-new bespoke biomedical sensors laboratory Industrial links for students reinforced by industrial work placements What you will learn You will develop problem solving skills, the ability to design and test hypotheses, and develop your computer skills. You will also learn communication skills, helping you relate to engineers, medical practitioners and industrial end users. As an MEng graduate you will also be proficient at working in teams and have the ability to manage projects that involve technical, environmental and personnel issues. What you will study In the first year of your studies you will be provided with a strong foundation in mathematics, engineering and biology. In the second and third years of your studies you will pursue a specialised biomedical engineering focused curriculum, including imaging, biomaterials, bionics, computational modelling, biomechatronics, signal processing and systems biology. You can see a list of the modules you will study below. The University’s Sport department will also play an active role in the delivery of this course, offering teaching expertise in topics such as biomechanics and rehabilitation technology, as well as providing access to working with elite sportspeople. Level 1 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering; Molecular Principles of Biomedical Engineering; Introduction to Biomechanics; Medical Sensory Devices and Measurement; Clinical Anatomy and Physiology; Fundamentals of Systems and Synthetic Biology. Level 2 Biomedical Engineering Modelling & Analysis; Biomechatronics; Intermediate Biomechanics; Technology in Advanced Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Treatment; Group Project and Investigation; Biomedical Devices Design & Product Development. Level 3 Simulation of Medical Engineering Systems; Advanced Biomechatronic Systems; Genomics, Environment and Athletic Performance; MEng Individual Project; Biosignal Processing; Advanced Biomechanics; BEng Individual Project; Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Level 4 Applications of Medical Textiles; Smart Materials for Medical Applications; Biomedical Applications of Systems and Synthetic Biology; Bionics; Biomedical Image Processing; MEng Group Project; Bioreactor and Bioprocess Technology Entry requirements 280 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. You will be required to attend an interview unless you hold a level 3 qualification in mathematics or science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]