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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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Study mode

Part time


6 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

To prepare Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Midwives and Pharmacists to practice as Advanced Clinical Practitioners as defined by Health Education England (2017).

Why study this course with us?

Our dedicated advanced clinical practice academic team are all clinical ACPs as well as academics and as such we are able to ensure clinical currency in the way our modules are delivered.

Teaching methods

Students will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to facilitate the achievement of all learning outcomes at Masters level within a student-centred approach which fosters personal and professional development. Supervised practice with a designated clinical assessor is a mandatory part of the programme. There will also be consultation-style workshops utilising ‘real life’ scenarios, technology enhanced and simulation-based learning.

Self-directed and peer-learning will be encouraged throughout and, consistent with the philosophy of the programme, peer and self-assessment will be used in the formative assessment process to complement lecturer assessment. Student support and direction will be provided by interactive discussion and individual feedback.


The University has an award-winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum, through employer contact, tailored group sessions, individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Services aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.


This module content will include: Development of action plans, accurate and effective communication, consultation with professionals, patients and their careers; Range of models of consultation and their applications. Diagnostic reasoning, deductive approaches, pattern recognition, probabilistic diagnosis, range of clinical diagnostic tests; Legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects, to include professional (e.g. RPSGB & NMC) codes of ethics and practice guidance, application of the law in practice, professional judgement, liability, indemnity, accountability and responsibility as an advanced practitioner; Management options, relevant clinical investigations, record keeping and documentation and Therapeutic relationships with clients, family and carers including informed consent, clinical management plans including referral to other professionals.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be employed in a service user facing clinical role. A signed commitment statement from the student's employer must in place prior to acceptance on the programme. This is confirmed at the time of application. The admission criteria for student entry to the Advanced Clinical Practice MSc programme will usually be: a current registrant with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions (NMC, GPhC, HCPC); Normally a minimum of 2 years* post-registration experience; Successful completion of degree level academic modules.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more