How your course will be delivered

We understand that you may have questions about how your programme of study will be delivered. We've summarised the main points for some of our programmes below.

MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice / MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer)

Welcome to the MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice and the MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) programmes delivered in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at Manchester.

The past two years saw significant changes in how we provide education, with our provision adapting to meet the challenges posed during COVID.

As we move forward into a new academic year, we have built on what we have learned, what students have told us and what the educational evidence base says, and we will be using a 'blended by design' approach.

The core teaching sessions for your units will be delivered in a number of ways both online and on campus. We know how much students value face-to-face discussions with academics and other students, and to feel part of a diverse community of learning where you can meet and converse with student colleagues.

Therefore, seminars, workshops, journal clubs, academic advisement, one-to-one tutorials, and dissertation supervision will be provided on campus. However, to support flexibility for those preferring online learning some of these delivery approaches, where appropriate, will be available to access remotely.

For units where this is an option, we ask that you select to either attend on campus or access remotely at the start of the unit, and continue to attend in this way for the duration of the unit. You need to ensure that you have access to a strong Wi-Fi connection in order to successfully take part in remote learning activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The University of Manchester and to the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work to commence your studies.

You can find information about Welcome week activities in this schedule: Welcome Week 2022 - MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice and MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) (PDF).

If you have any questions about your time with us, please contact us. 

Dr Sam Freeman
Programme Leader and Director of Postgraduate Taught Education, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Email: samantha.freeman@manchester.ac.uk

MA Social Work

A very warm welcome to the MA Social Work in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

The past two years saw significant changes in how we provide education, with our provision adapting to meet the challenges posed during COVID.

As we move forward into a new academic year, we have built on what we have learned, what our students have told us and what the educational evidence base says. We will, therefore, be using a 'blended by design' approach to best facilitate your learning.

The core teaching sessions for your units will be delivered in a number of ways both online and on campus. We know how much students value face-to-face discussions with academics and other students, and feeling part of a diverse community of learning where you can meet and converse in person with student colleagues.

Therefore, seminars and workshops will all take place face to face on campus to enable a strong community of practice to develop.

Where learning is more information focused rather than direct discussion based we will deliver some of the core learning and teaching materials online via our virtual learning portal using bespoke materials that we have developed.

Students have fed back very positive comments about the online learning materials we have introduced and how having the opportunity to revisit learning materials has been helpful in enhancing and reinforcing learning.

Practice placements are a key aspect of your professional learning. Our students continued to undertake their practice placements throughout the pandemic.

This year practice placements are scheduled to go ahead as usual and we continue to work closely with our partners to ensure students are offered high quality placement learning experiences.

If you have any questions about your time with us, please contact us.

Dr Patricia Cartney
Programme Leader and Head of Social Work
Email: patricia.cartney@manchester.ac.uk

PGCert Primary Mental Health Care IAPT

Welcome to the PGCert in Primary Mental Health Care, which is delivered in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social work at Manchester.

Over the past two years, there have been significant changes in how the programme is delivered, as we have had to adapt teaching and learning throughout the COVID pandemic.

For the forthcoming academic year, we will be using a blended by design approach to teaching and learning, as this builds upon what we have learned, student feedback and the evidence base.

The core teaching sessions will include both on campus face to face sessions as well as remote delivery. Sessions delivered remotely will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activity including pre-recorded lectures, live lectures, live group based activities, asynchronous activities including reflective activities, quizzes and directed reading.

As a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, you will be required to be competent in delivering assessments and treatments using different mediums such as face to face, telephone and online.

We have therefore created a programme that aims to mirror this and foster an environment where you feel competent and confident to work both clinically face to face and remotely.

If you have any questions about your time with us, please contact your Programme Director.

Clare Stephenson
Programme Director/Pathway Lead
Email: clare.stephenson@manchester.ac.uk

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Paediatrics

Welcome to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Paediatrics course in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at Manchester.

The teaching sessions for your first two units in Semester 1 will be delivered in blended format a mix of face to face and synchronous online sessions with some online self-directed work. Face-to-face clinical skills training will take place on-campus.

Feedback from students has been positive in the flexibility of this type of delivery. There will also be options to choose face-to-face or online delivery as appropriate.

We would encourage you to be really active in live online virtual classroom sessions, meetings, discussion boards and tutorials.

The Semester 2 unit includes face-to-face aspects on campus in line with the delivery of clinical assessment and diagnostics.

If you have any questions about your time with us, please contact one of the following staff members.

Jane Hughes
Programme Director
Email: jane.m.hughes@manchester.ac.uk

Helen Hardy
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics Unit Lead
Email: helen.hardy@manchester.ac.uk

PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional Practice

Thank you for undertaking the AMHP PGCert with us in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

We are now moving the programme back to predominantly face-to-face and on-campus delivery.

There will be some sessions that are delivered online, and there will be online material that you will be able to access in your own time.

We will still be offering tutorials on Zoom, as well as face to face, depending on what is most convenient for you.

Please contact us with any questions about your time with us.

Anna Beddow
Programme Director
Email: anna.beddow@manchester.ac.uk 

MSc Adult Nursing (pre-registration)

A very warm welcome to the MSc Adult Nursing (pre-registration) programme in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.

Your programme will be a combination of face-to-face contact and online learning during your theory weeks. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet the rest of your cohort and get to know them, but also ample opportunity to work independently at a time and location that is convenient to you.

Your face-to-face learning will take the format of highly interactive seminars, where you will be encouraged to discuss and debate with your peers. Your online learning will include directed reading, videos, discussion boards, and self-test quizzes.

We are so looking forward to meeting you all in September.

If you have any questions at all, please drop me an email. Useful pre-arrival information for new students can be found on the MSc Adult Nursing pre-arrival information page.

Dr Jane Griffiths
Programme Director, MSc Adult Nursing (pre-registration)
Email: jane.griffiths@manchester.ac.uk

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Thank you for undertaking your CPD with us in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at Manchester.

The past two years saw significant changes in how we provide education, with our provision adapting to meet the challenges posed during COVID.

As we move forward into a new academic year, we have built on what we have learned, what students have told us and what the educational evidence base says, and we will be using a 'blended by design' approach.

CPD units will be delivered in a number of ways, both online and on campus. We know how much students value face-to-face discussions with academics and other students, and to feel part of a diverse community of learning where you can meet and converse with student colleagues.

Therefore, seminars, workshops, journal clubs, academic advisement, one-to-one tutorials, and dissertation supervision will be provided on campus.

However, to support flexibility for those preferring online learning some of these delivery approaches, where appropriate, will be available to access remotely.

For units where this is an option, we ask that you select to either attend on campus or access remotely, at the start of the unit and continue to attend in this way for the duration of the unit.  You need to ensure that you have access to a strong Wi-Fi connection in order to successfully take part in remote learning activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The University of Manchester and to the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work to commence your studies.

If you have any questions about your time with us, please contact your unit lead.