MasterNursing Sciences (MSc)
Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing Sciences
The University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) are offering a joint Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing Sciences.
The MScSI programme is placed unter the aegis of the Institute of higher education and nursing research (IUFRS), in the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the Lausanne.
Description of the modules
The first three modules are made up of compulsory teaching corresponding to a total of 50 ECTS credits. Module I covers the foundations of the nursing discipline. Module II presents the scientific methodology and tools. Module III deals with the fundamental aspects and organisation of advanced practice.
Module IV, providing 10 ECTS credits, is made up from a choice of study options. Finally, module V consists of completing a Master's thesis equivalent to 30 ECTS credits.
Course organisation and fees
The objective of this Master's degree course is to train future graduates to play an expert role in optimising care quality and patient safety, and in guaranteeing the efficient use of resources. They will be the first choice as partners for interdisciplinary work in patient care and health promotion.
The specific skills they acquire will enable these new health professionals to play a pivotal role in care organisations, ensuring the ongoing revision of nursing practices. They will contribute to organisational changes and any necessary developments in the health system.
The career prospects open to future graduates therefore vary widely: public or private health institutions (hospitals, medical care establishments, home care, etc.), organisations within the health system, teaching of nursing sciences and nursing care, academic research.
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