- Applicants must have a recognised professional qualification in line with the admissions regulations.
- Credit for prior learning may be possible.
*Students who have successfully completed the PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) will be exempted from the Professional Clinical Practice unit
- Applicants for whom English is not their first language, must have IELTS (academic) 6.0.
Research Methods (20 credits)
To fully appreciate and implement evidence-based practice, practitioners must understand different types of clinical research designs, and the best designs to answer particular types of clinical questions. This unit not only develops skills in clinical research designs, data collection and data analysis, but prepares the individual to identify potential areas for research inquiry and systematically plan a research investigation. This is an attendance-based unit. Assessment is through a reflective research protocol (approximately 5000 words) (100%).
Dissertation (40 credits)
At Masters level, practitioners must have completed a research investigation in an area applicable to professional and paediatric practice. In many cases, the investigation will be carried out in the professional practice setting, collecting and analysing real-time clinical data. Facilities are also available at the institution for those wishing to conduct experimental investigations. The individual will be supported throughout his/her dissertation work by expert research supervision and with access to institutional research facilities and ethics approval boards.
Assessment is through a Research Dissertation (approximately 10000 words) (100%).
Audit Methods (20 credits)
To fully appreciate and implement evidence-based practice, practitioners must understand clinical audit and the role in clinical governance. This unit develops skills in data collection and data analysis based on audit findings, and ways to improve clinical practice. This is an attendance-based unit. Assessment is through a reflective audit protocol, approximately 5000 words).
Clinical Audit (40 credits)
For many healthcare professionals a clinical audit is very relevant to professional practice, allowing recommendations to be made to improve professional practice.
Assessment is through a Clinical Audit (approximately 10000 words) (100%).