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Advanced Clinical Practitioner MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

This programme has been developed in response to an emerging healthcare role, namely the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). It is designed to equip and enhance the healthcare practitioner with knowledge and skills in the expanding field of advanced practice, especially within secondary care.

The curriculum, designed by our own Senior Lecturers, is in conjunction with the competency framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioner training developed by The Royal College of Emergency Medicine. This has informed the curriculum content and structure of the programme.

Central to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner educational process is the five year credentialing portfolio, of which a prerequisite is a master's level Advanced Practice award (Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 2015); this programme aims to fulfil this requirement. The evidence-based credentialing portfolio is not part of the programme and should be completed in partnership with your employing organisation.

What will this course cover?

This programme will provide you with the core skills and knowledge required in advanced practice, as well as exploring both the professional and practice elements essential to work at an advanced level. Furthermore, it aims to map to the skills and knowledge framework to assist career development.

Course Details

The course team has a variety of research interests and expertise, including advanced practice, nurse prescribing, emergency care and research design.

Employability

What are my career prospects

The enhanced skills of analysis that students will gain through this programme of study may lead to promotional opportunities either in the clinical area, or in the fields of education, management or research. Students may progress to doctoral studies in their specific subject context, and the generic, transferable skills acquired throughout the programme may also open up employment opportunities outside these areas.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Clinical Reasoning Skills for Advanced Practice
Physical Assessment of the Adult
Generating Knowledge for Practice
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must be a registered Healthcare Practitioner, i.e. Nurse, Paramedic or Allied Health Practitioner i.e. Physio or Pharmacist, and have a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience and a band 6. All students applying to the programme will have normally achieved a first degree, or at least 60 credits at Level 6 from a United Kingdom (UK) based University, an affiliated college or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition you must be currently employed in a relevant clinical practice area and have organisational support to undertake this programme.

University information

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment. Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment...more

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