MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

About the course

The programme is designed to enable students to build on their prior experience and knowledge; to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills through a well planned program of modules; and to progress through the programme developing towards their advanced practice role.

Why choose this course?

This programme has been designed for healthcare professionals who wish to develop their competence in advanced clinical practice, leadership, education and research as outlined in the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (2018)

By the end of the course, students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of autonomy in making required clinical decisions and act appropriately in complex and unpredictable situations
  • Undertake an advanced level of assessments, and through selection and interpretation of appropriate clinical investigations and results, formulate a diagnosis and a plan of care using person-centered approaches
  • Evaluate and initiate a range of evidence based interventions, which may include for example prescribing of medicines, therapies and person-centred care
  • Lead service improvements, educate and develop others and provide consultancy services related to advanced practice within an individual’s scope of practice
  • Critically evaluate the findings of research and audit to enhance advanced practice and service delivery, whilst developing a high level of expertise within one’s own practice and that of others
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Integrating Research with Professional Practice 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Clinical Practice 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators 15 Credits Compulsory
    Minor Illness - Diagnostics and Interventions 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Work Based Skills - Diagnostic Interpretation 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Work Based Skills - Therapeutic Interventions 15 Credits Optional
  • Key staff

    Lead for CPD - Adult Nursing Jacky Price

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


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