Salford launches new international nursing and healthcare management courses

Thursday 3 May 2012
The University of Salford has extended its range of courses to include postgraduate nursing and healthcare management programmes specifically designed for international students.

A unique one-year Graduate Diploma in Health will offer international students a pathway to further study by teaching them the English language within a health context. It will also introduce different styles of learning which encourage critical and independent thinking.

On successful completion of the diploma, students can choose from one of two new courses which will develop their skills to postgraduate level and encourage critical comparisons of health concepts.

The MSc in International Nursing teaches advanced research skills and offers practical experience in Salford’s state-of-the-art simulation laboratory. Students learn how to deal with medical scenarios in a safe environment by training with computer-controlled mannequins that can display various symptoms and have a pulse, bleed, cry, sweat and talk. They also have an observational placement in a clinical environment.

Students who choose the MSc in International Hospital and Health Service Leadership and Management will study subjects such as health economics, decision making and project and change management. They will also work alongside NHS managers during a placement to learn best practice.

The courses build on the existing MSc in Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice which was created for NHS professionals but also proved popular with international students.

Senior lecturer Dr Debbie Roberts said: “These courses are uniquely tailored to international students who want to develop their careers, and the wider advantage is that highly skilled nurses and healthcare professionals will return to their home countries to share the benefits.”

The MSc programmes begin in September 2012 and the Graduate Diploma in Health begins in January 2013. For more information or to apply go to: www.salford.ac.uk/courses

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