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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

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Part time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

About this courseThis new MSc has been developed in collaboration with experienced health practitioners and NHS organisations to enable registered health professionals, who are working at higher levels of practice, to develop their career to achieve the capabilities of advanced practice as set out in the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Practice (Health Education England 2017).

This is a multi-professional programme, open to nurses, midwives, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiotherapists. It will provide opportunities to challenge and critically analyse your professional practice and to achieve the learning and development required for you to achieve your scope of practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

The programme involves a significant level of work based learning in the practice setting where you will develop your scope of practice across the 4 pillars of advanced practice – advanced clinical practice, education, research and leadership (HEE 2017).

In order to undertake either pathway you will need a supervisor with appropriate skills to support you to become an advanced clinical practitioner.

Learning outcomesTotal module hours are the normal study and required practice learning hours that a student will undertake to complete the module. Student learning includes; attending taught sessions; completing learning in practice hours; studying and completing coursework for submission.

At present, the modules available are first-year modules. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Programme Leader, Dean Whiting.


Advanced Work Based Skills - Diagnostic Interpretation
Psychological Therapeutic Interventions
Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy
Advanced Work Based Skills - Therapeutic Interventions
Practice Development Project
Managing Long Term Conditions in Primary Care
Leading Innovation in Practice
Coaching Skills for Leading
Minor Illness-Diagnostics & Interventions
Minor Injury- Autonomous Practice
Advanced Decision Making
Musculoskeletal Pathologies: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals
Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals
Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators
Advanced Clinical Practice
Enabling Learning in Contemporary Healthcare
Paediatric Urgent and Emergency Care
Leg Ulcer Management: A Competency Based Course
Imaging Modalities for Healthcare Professionals
Leadership Education and Developing Others
Integrating Research with Professional Practice

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Entry requirements

Normally a first degree in a health related discipline that includes a research focused module.  Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered. Applicants with non-European academic qualifications will need to supply evidence of equivalency through NARIC.

University information

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