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Postgraduate

As a postgraduate student in the School of Health Sciences you will have the opportunity to study a range of topics to facilitate advanced clinical practice. You will be part of a school that is active in research across a wide range of health disciplines. It is a stimulating place to learn and practise new skills and you will be in the company of healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines. For more information, see the list of our current postgraduate course offerings below:

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The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner programme is the University of Liverpool’s first Level 7 apprenticeship.  It provides health care practitioners with the opportunity to develop the advanced skills required to independently manage holistic episodes of physical and mental health care in a range of settings.

The MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare programme is a progressive and flexible programme with an overarching theme of advanced practice in health care. The programme provides options for a more profession-specific approach which may be clinical, managerial or more generic and, as such, permits health care professionals to structure their studies to meet their professional requirements.

The MSc Nursing programme is offered as either a one year full-time programme or as a part-time programme and is available to international applicants due to its non-clinical practice requirement. It aims to nurture innovative professional practitioners who want to develop their knowledge and develop within their specialist fields.  It provides a solid foundation for the further development of nursing careers and is suitable for nurses wishing to become specialist nurses, nurse managers, nurse educators and nurse researchers.

The MSc Radiotherapy programme is available to those therapeutic radiographers who already have a Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy from the University of Liverpool or a pre-registration Postgraduate Diploma from another UK university that confers eligibility to apply for registration as a therapeutic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  The programme allows therapeutic radiographers to take a single 60 credit dissertation module which, when combined with the credits from their Postgraduate Diploma, provides sufficient credits for a full Masters award. The dissertation module is online and has two entry points: firstly, in October (Semester 1) and secondly, in February (Semester 2).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology is a 2-year full-time pre-registration professional programme, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society and College of Radiographers. The programme commences in January 2021 (Semester 2 of the University calendar) and is open to graduates from a health science, biomedical or social science background. The programme of teaching and learning facilitates the integration of the clinical skills, academic knowledge and attitudes to practise as a Therapeutic Radiographer. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and practise as a Band 5 Therapeutic Radiographer in the UK. In addition, graduates will meet the requirements of the Society and College of Radiographers Education and Career Framework for the Therapeutic Radiography workforce.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care is a part-time programme, consisting of two 30-credit modules. The programme is offered to health care professionals who are currently working in or are responsible for a patient case load in a critical care unit in the UK. The programme of teaching and learning facilitates the development of a dynamic and professional health care workforce who have extensive knowledge, expert skills and competence necessary to care for the critically ill patient independently.  It is informed by the set of standards and recommendations for post-registration critical care nurse education introduced by the Critical Care National Network-Nurse Leads and, as such, incorporates a specific suite of core competencies applicable to all general critical care units. The programme also extends to other members of the multi-disciplinary team who work within critical care or whose work provide extensive exposure to critical care.

The MSc Pre Registration Nursing (Mental Health Field) programme has been developed in response to local need from Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and the National Health Service Long-Term Plan (NHS UK, 2019) and has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It consists of a pre-registration two-year programme and provides an opportunity for graduates of any discipline to enter the nursing profession after two years and specialise in mental health nursing. All applicants will have had to complete 750 hours work in some form of care work prior to the commencement of the programme, as required by the NMC.  Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC and practise as a Band 5 Mental Health Nurse in the UK.

The MSc Pre Registration Occupational Therapy programme has been developed as a two-year full-time programme aimed at graduates who wish to become Occupational Therapists through an accelerated programme of study. The programme commence in January 2022 and is open to graduates with a background in social sciences, psychological sciences, biological sciences or arts.  Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and practise as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist in the UK.

The MSc Pre Registration Physiotherapy programme has been developed as a two-year full-time programme aimed at graduates who wish to become Physiotherapists through an accelerated programme of study. The programme commences in January 2022 and is open to graduates with a background in health sciences, nursing, sports sciences and sports therapy. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and practise as a Band 5 Physiotherapist in the UK.

The MSc Pre registration Diagnostic Radiography programme has been developed for delivery in January 2022. It is a 2-year accelerated programme to enable graduates to become qualified Diagnostic Radiographers, registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Radiographers. Applicants should have a 1st degree in a science subject such as physics or biological sciences or similar and a good understand of the work of a radiographer.

The MSc Cancer Care programme has been developed as a three-year part-time programme in collaboration with The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, NHS Foundation Trust, commencing in September 2022. It enables health and social care professionals working with cancer patients, their carers and families in a wide variety of care settings throughout the cancer journey to critically explore the evidence based underpinning decision making and best practice. Students can tailor the programme to their own area of interest, expertise and practice. The programme will enable students to further their educational and professional development within the expanding speciality of oncology care. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive forward practice improvements, expand the evidence base and ultimately improve cancer patient care.