MSc Sexual and Reproductive Medicine

The MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine course offers progression from the Postgraduate Diploma for individuals who are interested in a leadership role within the field. It has been developed for GPs, doctors, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other suitably qualified individuals with an interest in sexual and reproduction medicine

 

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed

Teaching

Teaching methods for this module are similar to the PG Diploma course modules, however it is run over 12 weeks.

Students are expected in the first eight weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1500 words). Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

The student and tutor will interact regularly weekly on the dedicated students/tutor discussion area or through any other means of communication deemed appropriate by both parties (telephone/SKYPE/email). Note of any verbal communication with the tutor is recorded in the student's journal by the student.

The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.

Assessment

Module One: Online tutor assessment for the modules based upon student contributions to the individual components comprising of:

  • Weekly case based scenarios and discussion: 40%
  • Reflective portfolio: 10%
  • Group activity: 20%
  • Time limited, multiple choice, case based exam: 30%

Module Two: Professional Project – Online tutor assessment of an in-depth 10500 word dissertation, exploring a relevant topic

Facilities

As part of your studies you will have access to over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles and conference proceedings.

Lecturers

Janet Evans, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, course director

Admission to the course is typically through the following qualifications:

  • First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications).
  • Relevant professional healthcare qualifications e.g. GPs with an interest in andrology, gynaecology and reproduction.
  • Also it would appeal to those obstetricians/gynaecologists in training and nurses (midwives) working in the private sector as well as NHS who have an interest in this area.

Those without recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. The RPL process is in line with the University of South Wales’ Regulations and students seeking to access this mechanism will submit evidence to the Course Director at Learna Ltd. The portfolio will subsequently be examined in liaison with the Course Link at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

 Entry requirements for the Independent Prescribing module are different from the other modules. They are specifically defined by the IP module validation document and include:

  • Three years' post registration experience
  • One year in field of practice
  • Support of Line manager
  • Requirement of current role for IP status
  • Availability of mentor
  • UK Resident

Please see NMC/GPhC websites for further details.

Students who wish to apply to do the IP Module will be advised that they must adhere to entry requirements for the module and will be directed to the relevant department in the first instance. 

RPL into the one year top up MSc course will be considered on an individual basis dependent on students demonstrating that they have met the learning outcomes of the USW PG Diploma in a similar subject matter.

 

Language requirements for overseas applicants are in line with USW requirements for post-graduate study.

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Our MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine prepares graduates for a leadership role in the field.