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School of Health and Society

Career Development

Whether you have been working for a number of years or are new to your chosen profession, the importance of maintaining your knowledge and developing your professional and practical skills is vital. 

You may want to specialise within a certain discipline or keep abreast of the changes and developments within your profession, whatever your goals, our range of professional development options for health care practitioners can help you achieve these. 

We offer numerous routes to professional development including; single module programmes that can be studied around your work/home commitments, short courses via Salford Professional Development and bespoke training in the workplace. Take a look at the options below to find out more.

Certificate in Higher Education (Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship)

Senior Housing/Property Management Higher Apprenticeship

Level 6 and Level 7

Non Medical Prescribing - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

Care of the Compromised Newborn - Single module
Care of the Highly Dependent Child - Single module
Clinical Assessment of Injury and Illness in Children - Single module
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Cases - Single module
Critical Care for Childbirth -Single module
Emergency and Intensive Care of the Newborn - Single module
Evidence-Based Care for Normal Birth - Single module
Examination of the Newborn - Single module
Independent Learning Studies - Single module
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Single module
Leading People Through Effective Interaction - Single module
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice (Mentorship) - Single module
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice, E-learning (Mentorship) - Single module
Patient's Experience of Acute Neuroscience Care - Single module
Perinatal Mental Health (Maternal, Infant and Family)
Physical Healthcare and Wellbeing in Mental Healthcare
Tissue Viability - Single module
Work-Based Learning in Practice - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits) and Level 7 (30 credits)

Palliative and End of Life Care
Psychosocial Interventions (Recovery) - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

Emergency and Intensive Care of the Newborn - Single module

Level 7 (15 credits)

Medical Teaching and Communication - Single module

Level 7 (30 Credits)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Physical Health - Single Module
Designing and Evaluating Workplace Strategies for Health and Wellbeing - Single Module
Long Term conditions and Vocational Case Management - Single Module

Level 7 (30 credits)

21st Century Global Public Health Challenges
Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice - Single Module
Addictive Behaviour - Single Module
Applied Orthopaedic Radiology - Single module
Assessment and Interventions for Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation - Single Module
Care of the Compromised Newborn - Single module
Care of the Highly Dependent Child - Single module
CBT for Children and Young People - Single module
Clinical Biomechanics - Single module
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Addictive Behaviour - Single module
Developing Clinical Skills - Single module
Doctoral Foundation - Single module
Education in Practice - Single module
Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health - Single module
Evidence-Based Practice - Single module
Evidence-Based Practice for Patient Care - Single module
Evidence-Based Public Health - Single module
Examination of the Newborn - Single module
Extending Proficiencies in Orthopaedics - Single module
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Single module
Leading and Managing in Health Care Organisations - Single module
Leading Change for Patient and Service Improvement - Single module
Lower Limb Orthopaedics - Single module
Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders - Single module
Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders - Single module
Management of Liver Disorders - Single module
Manual Therapy - Single module
Mindfulness-based Approaches with CBT - Single Module
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice (Mentorship) - Single module
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice, E-learning (Mentorship) – Level 7
Multicultural and International Health Care - Single module
Neuromuscular Function and Dysfunction- Single module
Normal Childbirth - Single module
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder - Single module
Perinatal Mental Health (Mother, Infant and family)
Preparing for Research in Health - Single Module
Professional and Business Management for Health Professionals - Single module
Professional and Ethical Practice in Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation - Single Module
Project Management and Methods of Inquiry for Health Care Practice - Single module
Psychological Therapies for Common Mental Health Disorders - Single module
Research Methods - Single module
Research Methods Applied to Public Health - Single module
Spinal Orthopaedics - Single module
The 'Me' in Leadership for Health Care Practice - Single module
Therapeutic Relationships in Nursing - Single module
Tissue Viability - Single module
Upper Limb Orthopaedics - Single module

The Health and Social Care Academy (HaSCA) is a ground breaking initiative, designed to bring together expertise within the University of Salford and deliver industry focused services to the health and social care sector.

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If you are an organisation with staff that need training, our short courses and study days are flexible and adaptable. Your staff can be trained here at the University, we can come to your workplace, or you can benefit from a range of online and virtual learning resources.

We can offer a blended approach of all three, providing bespoke training and development solutions to meet your needs. We can also help you perform a training needs analysis to help identify skills gaps and the most appropriate training solutions.

Our bespoke training offers:

  • Customised clinical and non-clinical training solutions
  • Enhanced organisational performance, individual career development and improved patient care
  • Tuition from subject experts at the forefront of health care practice
  • Delivery at your convenience, including in-house, at the University or online
  • A cost effective and focused way to train your staff in areas specific to their development

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Research degrees offer you the flexibility to carry out your own research project under direct supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study towards a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Professional Doctorate.  

The School attracts students from all walks of life and this helps to create a vibrant and dynamic postgraduate research environment.

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The Professional Doctorate provides an excellent framework in which to develop issues identified in a clinical or health related environment. The programme will enable you to develop leadership capability, management skills and self-awareness whilst enabling you to influence policy and practice agendas relevant to your own discipline and wider inter-professional initiatives.  

Professional Doctorates are as rigorous as traditional PhDs but are different in focus. A traditional PhD subject can be relatively fixed, in terms of what is researched whereas a Professional Doctorate is more variable and adaptable to change due to developments in your profession. This is because the Professional Doctorate is linked intrinsically to your workplace.

The programme will enable you to:

  • Develop leadership capability, management skills and self-awareness
  • Promote an evaluative culture in the work place enabling you to build evidence-based changes and complement professional and organisational goals
  • Work with other students in a learning environment supported by significant elements of directed study
  • Enable you to influence policy and practice agendas relevant to your own discipline and wider inter-professional initiatives
  • Strengthen and enhance the research capacity of health and social care professionals
  • Be taught by experts in research and methodology; receive knowledgeable support from supervisors relevant to your own research
  • Broaden and deepen understanding of your research topic to provide you with appropriate transferable skills in the real world
  • Develop research, including alternative epistemology positions to provide a context for theory construction in a real-world context
  • Study inter-professionally with peers in a collaborative environment, strengthening networking opportunities across health and social care disciplines
  • Benefit from an interaction with peers through such activities as seminars, virtual learning and the sharing of common facilities
  • Study at a distance; the course is run on a part-time basis and arrangements for supervisory meetings are negotiable
    Stimulate the development of professionally oriented research, policy changes and evidence-based practice

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