This flexible masters degree is suitable for education professionals who wish to acquire qualities and transferable skills that are highly prized by employers. You'll have the choice of four specialist routes ? learning and teaching; leadership and management; inclusive practice; and applied linguistics. You'll also have the option to change your specialism after Stage 1, giving you the opportunity to study two specialisms within one qualification. Your final dissertation module (with the exception of the applied linguistics route) gives you the choice of a small-scale inquiry on a topic of your choice, or you can opt to complete an extended literature review and research proposal relevant to your own educational professional interests and practice.
This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.
You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.
However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.
Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
This module explores educational leadership and management in a range of global contexts through scholarship, research and your own professional practice. It is also the first of three specialist modules in the Leadership and Management route within our (F70). You'll examine models of leadership, of leading professional learning and of change. It will help you to make links between research and your own professional practice and identity by reflecting on current issues. Through collaborative learning with other students from diverse settings and backgrounds, you'll gain insights into a range of other professional educational contexts. You will need some experience of working with learners either through a teaching, tutoring or professional development context, but is not essential that you have access to, or currently work in, an education setting.
This module looks at the external facing and strategic aspects of leadership in education, including the impact of environmental and internal organisational factors, leadership theories, perspectives and values leading to an exploration of strategic change. This module also looks at the research behind the theories, takes an experiential learning and reflective practitioner approach and helps you to examine current issues and concerns in your own practice settings. The module uses a blend of learning methods, including peer collaborative learning, a Reader containing material by major authors in the field and audio-visual material providing UK and international examples of leadership practice.
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This is a work-related module that's invaluable if you work, or are intending to work, in sport and fitness. It will be of particular value to sports coaches, fitness trainers and aspiring P.E. teachers who are interested in developing their personal skills and becoming more effective as practitioners. The module uses a reflective approach to developing personal skills such as communication, motivation, team working and leadership, and learning physical skills.
This module is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in caring services in a modern, complex and demanding world. From service users and informal carers, to social workers and clinicians, if people don't work effectively together the quality of services will be undermined. Rooted in the foundations of a caring approach to leadership and management, this module provides tools and insight to understand your role in relation to others. Whether you are managing a large team of people or simply trying to ensure good quality care for yourself or a loved one, this module will help you achieve the best outcomes.
This advanced clinical practice module provides a unique and flexible curriculum, aligned to key standards, and focuses on your advancement as a highly autonomous practitioner. Through linking theory with workplace learning ? split 50:50 ? you'll develop skills in advanced assessment/examination, diagnostics, complex decision-making, person-centred care interventions, critical appraisal, clinical leadership, and facilitation of learning. This will ensure critical understanding of the core knowledge, skills and attributes required to work as a high-functioning advanced practitioner. Throughout this module, you will develop new transferable skills to enable you to adapt and respond to changing healthcare demands and evolving needs.
This module considers the role and contribution of the HR professional and provides opportunities for you to examine and develop your own skills for this role. Topics covered will include an introduction to human resource management, managing performance, leadership and change management, and the nature of professionalism and ethics. You'll also develop the skills needed to work effectively as an HR professional. These include self-management, leading and working in teams, communication skills, using ICT and managing financial resources.
Developing a leadership style which is appropriate for your own context can be challenging. Leadership theories and ideas change over time and it can be difficult to know which to apply to your own practice. This course focuses on the introduction and evaluation of different leadership theories and styles which will enable you to understand how leadership is demonstrated within you own organisation and how your own leadership practice can be developed. It is suitable for managers in all sectors, at both first line and middle management levels. It will be particularly relevant for new managers but can also benefit experienced managers without previous management training.
This module considers the role and contribution of the HR professional and provide opportunities for you to examine and develop your own skills for this role. Topics covered will include an introduction to human resource management, managing performance, leadership and change management, and the nature of professionalism and ethics. You'll also develop the skills needed to work effectively as an HR professional. These include self-management, leading and working in teams, communication skills, using ICT and managing financial resources.