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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 2 years | JAN-24

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

JAN-24

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme enables experienced healthcare professionals to develop skills and knowledge inherent to the core and specialist capabilities and competencies across the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The Master’s programme supports students throughout their transformation journey towards advanced clinical practice. It supports the workforce development needs of contemporary healthcare providers, while also taking into account the learning, teaching and quality assurance required of Master’s level study.

Study style

You’ll develop the confidence, mastery and skills to become leaders within clinical practice, promoting and enabling patient-centred care, innovative treatment models and clinical effectiveness. Critical reflection on the patient care provided within a political, social and environmental context, utilising knowledge of public health data of patients in their clinical area, is at the core of our course. You’ll learn to engage with an increased complexity of clinical decision making, arriving at safe and well justifiable outcomes.

The modules within this course are designed to support health and social care practitioners as they make the transformation into advanced clinical practitioners. The use of a portfolio throughout the course supports and demonstrates your professional development. Modules are mapped against national standards for advancing practice, focusing on the four pillars of education, clinical practice, research and leadership. You’ll critically explore, evaluate and apply theory from the classroom into clinical practice, reflecting upon, and identifying your own learning needs in order to enhance your practice in the workplace.

Use innovative models of care to develop personal and professional skills to overcome workplace challenges within our evolving NHS. Delivered by an experienced advanced clinical practitioner the curriculum is designed to take students on a journey of transformation towards advanced practice. You’ll be supported to expand the boundaries of your current scope of practice with the aim of providing an enhanced, clinically effective, service for their patients.

Possible careers

Successful students obtaining their full Master’s degree will be able to use the title ‘Advanced Clinical Practitioner’ enabling students to apply for appropriate job roles across healthcare organisations.

Modules

This compulsory final module consolidates learning from previous stages of the course and requires the student to complete an intensive independent piece of work. Drawing upon all previous course learning, the student will develop a high quality, evidence based proposal for a clinical practice change in their workplace area which will demonstrate integration of the knowledge skills and behaviours required of the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP). The proposal will be formulated using level 7 academic processes and criticality, providing an evidence based rationale for the project, designing an appropriate method of implementation and evaluation. The student will showcase their acquired level of ACP practice through the project demonstrating that they have made the required professional transformation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

7,150

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

15,000

Entry requirements

Students need to have completed an undergraduate degree.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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