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Advanced Clinical Practice PgCert, PgDip, MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice PgCert, PgDip, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

If you want to improve your clinical skills this course will appeal to health professionals including nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics and many other disciplines to improve your learning, evidence based leadership, research and development. The course focuses on providing optimum outcomes for patients within multidisciplinary teams and the understanding of working across boundaries and human factors involved in complex cases and their management. You learn the necessary advanced clinical skills to enable you to become an advanced and confident practitioner in a clinical setting. The courses are aligned to the National Core Requirements for Advanced Practice.

You gain confidence in dealing with specialist and complex cases and you can progress to PGDip and MSc. The programme is delivered in partnership with NHS Grampian. From 2019 you can progress from this course to PgDip and MSc in year 3. As an advanced practitioner you are able to deal with more complex cases. The programme is delivered via blended learning which is a mix of online learning and on campus learning.

Courses modules include; Fundamentals of Clinical Methods and Decision Making, Leadership in Higher / Clinical Education, Fundamentals of Clinical Method and Decision Making and Teaching and Facilitating Learning in Clinical Education

Online Learning at Aberdeen

When you study online your study and research needs are taken care of online. You have access to the Virtual Learning platform at Aberdeen. On this platform you can view lectures, speak to lecturers and your tutor, communicate with your peers, enjoy group work where relevant, blogs and many other facilities to ensure your learning experience is like being on campus. You have access to the Sir Duncan Rice Library and its extensive e-resources to ensure you have the same quality of experience as you would on campus.

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by researchers and a department which won the Queens Anniversary Prize in recognition of achievements in developing new medical imaging techniques. Research at the university also led to the first MRI scanner
  • You learn adjacent to the teaching hospital and use the new £2m PET-CT scanner, new radiotherapy centre, linac treatment, 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners
  • You study online and at Foresterhill which is one of the largest medical campuses in Europe and research, teaching and clinical practise converge at ARI hospital. There are libraries and medical imaging facilities there plus the stunning Sir Duncan Rice glass library at Kings College with views over the city. Connections are by free shuttlebus.

Different course options

Distance with attendance | Foresterhill Campus: The Institute of Medical Sciences | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Distance with attendance


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants invited from those currently working in a medical or clinical environment within healthcare

University information

The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more

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