This student-centred postgraduate programme enables experienced health care professionals from varied clinical backgrounds to develop their skills and knowledge to an advanced level of practice. The College has offered a programme of this type for nurse practitioners and other health care professionals for twenty years accumulating extensive knowledge and experience in the process. This advanced practice Master´s programme is the only one in Wales to be accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. The programme has also been carefully mapped against the prospective Advanced Nurse Practitioner competencies of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Normally a 2.2 degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject. However, students do not necessarily require an initial degree in order to undertake the MSc Advanced Practice in Health Care.
Students may be required to undertake pre-requisite studies that could include the Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment module.
This would be viewed as pre-clinical study and may be required to provide an adequate knowledge base in human physiology, pathology and applied therapeutics and developing clinical diagnostics.
This prerequisite study will also provide a mechanism of ensuring that students have adequate academic skills for Master’s level study and could be utilised in the acquisition of a first level degree.
All applicants will be profiled to consider any equivalent prior learning. If you would like further information on entry requirements or have a query regarding your eligibility please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Advanced Practice in Healthcare is not open to international applicants.
Module code: SHGM18
Foundations in Research
Module code: SHHM10
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Clinical Practice
Module code: SHHM09
Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 1
Module code: SHHM12
Advanced Practice and Education
Module code: SHHM13
Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership
Module code: SHHM11
Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 2
Students may also choose to do any module(s) (deemed appropriate by the College) to the value of 30 credits.
A dissertation of approximately 20,000 words is required.
All modules need to be passed in order for the MSc to be awarded.
Students may choose to undertake the first year only and receive a Postgraduate Certificate upon successful completion of the four modules. Students may also choose to undertake Part One only; successful completion of this
The programme is consistent with current thinking on advanced practice and complies with both the competencies provided by the Royal College of Nursing, 2012 (RCN) and their high standards of course delivery. Students will develop their critical and creative thinking skills in relation to clinical practice to an advanced level. Additionally, they will develop their knowledge and skills with regard to their roles as researchers, educators, managers and leaders.
The Advanced Practice programme at Swansea University commenced in 1992. Since then it has undergone several changes in order to remain at the forefront of contemporary practices. The modules are designed to enable the clinician to develop knowledge and skills essential to the role of an advanced practitioner (Scottish Government, 2008). Students may also undertake studies for non-medical prescribing.
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