Conference Summary

Date: 1st Sep 2021 - 30th Jun 2023
Venue: European Institute for Person Centered Health and Social Care, Ealing Campus, University of West London, London, UK.   Address: University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF, UK

Master of Science Degree in Person-Centred Health and Social Care

 

Course Location: University of West London, West London Campus, London, UK 

 

Start date: September 2021 

 

Duration: Two years part-time postgraduate course offering multiple study options of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and also module pathways 

  

Course Overview 

  

The European Society for Person Centered Healthcare is announcing the third intake for the Master of Science degree in Person Centered Health and Social Care, which has been developed by the European Institute for Person Centred Health and Social Care at the University of West London, in association with the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare. This post-graduate course is due to start in September 2021. The degree has been designed to equip graduates, clinical practitioners, service managers and who wish to develop their careers in health and social care with the knowledge and skills necessary to address a major new challenge to global public health that has emerged over recent decades - the dramatic rise in the long term, chronic co- and multi-morbid, socially complex illnesses (LTCs). 

  

Person-Centered Care (PCC), at its core, enables affordable biomedical and technological advances to be delivered to patients within - never outside of - a properly humanistic framework of care. In the context of the LTCs, the classical formula of ‘diagnose, treat, cure, discharge’ is inapplicable, and newer more ‘fit for purpose’ models of care have become urgently required. Modern health systems, driven by central governmental health policymaking, increasingly recognise the need to treat patients not as passive subjects or recipients of care, not as objects or complex biological machines, but rather as integral persons with narratives, values, preferences, psychology and emotionality, spiritual and existential concerns, worries, fears and anxieties, and who exist in a cultural and socially embedded lifeworld. It is now acknowledged that patients should be active participants in discussions on their care, with shared decision-making having become a hallmark of best clinical practice. To achieve these aims, there is an urgent need to move away from our currently impersonal, fragmented and decontextualized approaches, to models of care which are personalized, integrated and contextualized – in short, to adopt and optimise PCC. 

  

These newer models of care offer affordable biomedical, social and technological advances to continue to be delivered to patients on the basis of objective experience of illness. Students will be trained to research problems from their own practice, and enabled to find innovative solutions; to critically engage with, evaluate and synthesise the evidence and research, to promote the development and enhancement of person-centred culture and practice. 

 

Further Information & Contact 

  

Course announcement is available for download. 

 

The following link provides the full details of the course such as study modules and subjects, teaching faculty, location, study schedule, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/person-centred-health-and-social-care/36227  

  

For further information, or to arrange an informal discussion, interested colleagues are invited to contact: 

-Professor Michael Loughlin, Course Director: michael.loughlin@uwl.ac.uk   

-Professor Andrew Miles, Associate Course Director: andrew.miles@uwl.ac.uk  

 

Keywords


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