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MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-23

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

About the course

Are you a registered health or social care professional looking to develop your clinical career? This clinically-focused specialist pathway has been designed to prepare and support nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to develop understanding of the underpinning principles of clinical assessment and examination to inform safe and effective clinical decision making. You will also gain the knowledge and skills required to work in any sector of the health service.

Key features

- Gain the knowledge and skills to work in any sector of the health service (e.g. pre-hospital, primary care and secondary care settings).
- Develop your skills and knowledge in relation to assessment, clinical reasoning and formulation of appropriate differential diagnosis, diagnostic decision making and initiation or delivery of appropriate, timely care evidence-based care.
- Embed independent and supplementary prescribing into your masters degree (subject to profession).
- Undertake assessments linked to your own practice to ensure that your learning needs are met within your specific practice area.
- Opportunities to study in an inter-professional setting with inter-professional core and optional modules delivered by an academic team with extensive experience as well as a close relationship with clinicians contributing to teaching.
- Research informed teaching is embedded throughout the curriculum and you will be given the chance to design and undertake your own research to enhance and develop patient care and/or service provision.
- Be equipped to take on lead roles in management, clinical practice and/or education
- Part time programme offering flexible delivery and exit points to support a learner centred approach.
- This programme is also available as an Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.

Modules

This module will enable experienced practitioners to undertake a systematic and structured history taking assessment alongside a physical examination in order to integrate advanced assessment findings into clinical decision making. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of systems and patho-physiology when seeing and managing patients with undiagnosed and undifferentiated presentations across healthcare settings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Part time fee : £1,000 per 20 credit module. Fee given is for 2022-23 entry and there may be slight increase in 2023-24 entry.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Part time fee : £1,000 per 20 credit module. Fee given is for 2022-23 entry and there may be slight increase in 2023-24 entry.

Entry requirements

If you do not have a first degree at 2:2 or above (or the European first equivalent) but have appropriate practice-related experience relevant to the programme you may still be eligible to apply. In these cases, you would also be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process. You will also need to be working in an environment that will enable you to meet the programme learning outcomes and have a clinical mentor in practice (e.g. a Doctor or Advanced Clinical/Nurse Practitioner with a masters degree) who has agreed to supervise your clinical learning.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more