MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Level: 7

Start date: September 2022

School: Health & Social Work

Entry Requirements

Before applying, applicants must have funding secured with their employer and support in the workplace. All applicants will need to attach a completed Employer Authorisation Form to their application. You can find a copy of the form in the 'Downloads' section on this page and within the application portal.

You will need to have:

  • 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-UK academic qualifications will need to supply evidence of equivalency through ECCTIS/ENIC
  • Current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions
  • Employment as a health care professional in an appropriate setting
  • Evidence of their employer’s recommendation for their application for a programme of study leading to an Advanced Practice role including a formal reference from the employer confirming;
  1. the applicant demonstrates professional values and behaviours, respecting peoples diversity, beliefs, culture, needs, values and preferences and shows respect and empathy acting as a role model for others
  2. the applicant's ‘clinical readiness’ to undertake the programme
  • Evidence of employer support to undertake the programme        including the provision of a mentor with ‘occupational                competence’  and the availability of appropriate clinical              supervision
  • Normally a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience.

Students going into year 2 and 3 will not need to resubmit a new Employer Authorisation Form UNLESS their circumstances have changed (e.g different employer/trust).

About this course

This 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.

 

Course structure

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice is a structured pathway. However accreditation of prior learning is accepted and reviewed on application.

Completion of core modules at an undergraduate level may offer opportunities for optional modules to be chosen from a range of modules relevant to your scope of advanced practice.

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award is available as a Master’s award only, which requires 180 credits. Although there are stepping off points if required they do not permit you to use the title Advanced Practitioner. 

Programme Pathway for students starting in September 2022

 

Semester

Module

Credits

Year 1 (2022/23)

A

Advanced Clinical Practice  

Integrated Research with Professional Practice

15

15

B

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators

15

C

Advanced Work Based Skills - Diagnostic Interpretation

15

 

Year 2 (2023/24)

AB

Non-Medical Prescribing

Alternatively choose optional module(s)

30

15 or 30

B

Leadership, Education and Developing Others m

30

C

Advanced Work Based Skills - Therapeutic Interventions

15

 

Year 3 (2024/25)

AB

Practice Development Project

30

A

Optional Modules

15

 

 

 

Semester A    September – January

Semester B    January – May

Semester C    May - September

 

Teaching Methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external expert lecturers.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, written and practical examinations.

 

 

Prerequisites

Before applying, applicants must have funding secured with their employer and support in the workplace. All applicants will need to attach a completed Employer Authorisation Form to their application. You can find a copy of the form in the 'Downloads' section on this page and within the application portal.

You will need to have:

  • 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-UK academic qualifications will need to supply evidence of equivalency through ECCTIS/ENIC
  • Current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions
  • Employment as a health care professional in an appropriate setting
  • Evidence of their employer’s recommendation for their application for a programme of study leading to an Advanced Practice role including a formal reference from the employer confirming;
  1. the applicant demonstrates professional values and behaviours, respecting peoples diversity, beliefs, culture, needs, values and preferences and shows respect and empathy acting as a role model for others
  2. the applicant's ‘clinical readiness’ to undertake the programme
  • Evidence of employer support to undertake the programme        including the provision of a mentor with ‘occupational                competence’  and the availability of appropriate clinical              supervision
  • Normally a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience.

Students going into year 2 and 3 will not need to resubmit a new Employer Authorisation Form UNLESS their circumstances have changed (e.g different employer/trust).

Learning outcomes

Total 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, Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Level

7

Credits

180

Course Leader

Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Start date

September 2022

Faculty

Health & Social Work

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