QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 50

Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography The disciplines of dietetics, physiotherapy, podiatry and radiography fall under the largest division at QMU. The Division of Dietetics, Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography (DPPR) is the largest Division within the School of Health Sciences and the University. Within the School and DPPR, we have extensive knowledge and skills in allied health professional education as well as the wider related sciences Our proximity to Edinburgh city centre positions us close to many of the leading players in both national and local government, as well as many large hospitals, companies, research laboratories and government offices. The link to our hospital and private practice partners across Scotland is essential to ensure that our students have access to the high-quality placement experiences that are at the core of their training with us. Many of our courses reflect the fact that QMU is a major player in postgraduate education and staff have very close links with the professions across Scotland, for example opportunities to work in Scotland’s cancer centres, or to work with students from another Scottish university, and the rest of the UK. Additionally some of our courses, such as Medical Imaging, offer named routes within it and thus may be of of interest to both radiographers and other healthcare professionals. Postgraduate Pre-Registration master’s courses These full-time two year courses are for graduates who wish to continue their education to master’s level in order to become qualified practitioners in their chosen profession. Completing these courses means that students are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council which allows them to work in the United Kingdom. These courses include placements in the health fields. Our Pre-Registration courses are: • MSc Dietetics (Pre-Registration) • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) • MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) • MSc/PgDip Radiotherapy and Oncology (Pre-Registration) 48 Postgraduate Post-Registration master’s courses These courses are for students who are already qualified practitioners who wish to extend and develop their knowledge and skills in more depth. Studying at this level not only contributes to continuing professional development but also enhances professional and personal development. For example, a master’s level qualification may be an important factor when applying for posts in education, for furthering research aspirations, or when applying for specialist posts or positions outside the United Kingdom Our Post-Registration courses are: • MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice • MSc Diabetes • MSc Mammography (in conjunction with Scottish Breast Screening Centre) • MSc Medical Imaging • MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine (in conjunction with the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine)