This programme is offered either full and part time basis.
The health and care sectors are forever adapting to new challenges and new forms of treatment. Reflecting UK and international benchmarks, our Advanced Professional Practice programme has been designed to help experienced professionals meet these changes head-on, with improved ways of working and a positive impact of patient health.
Our programme is based on the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical, research, education, and management. You’ll develop your expertise in leadership, innovation, and change management. You will also further your skills in research appraisal, evidence-based practice, and decision-making, enabling you to deliver the best possible care.
Designed to offer flexibility to working professionals and through blended learning, you can tailor the course to your requirements by choosing to follow either the Leadership or Clinical pathway at PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Master’s level. If you are a UK student you will have the option of studying part-time.
Degree Subject A degree, carrying with it a qualification in a related health and care subject Degree Classification 2.2 or above Special Entry Requirements Successful applicants will have recent experience of working in a professional role in a health, education or care setting. Students will typically hold a professional registration with a recognised health or care professional body.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.5 in all component)
PTE: 62 (minimum 62 in all components)
Students must study the following modules for 140 credits:
CREATING A CULTURE FOR INNOVATION AND CHANGE
MANAGING YOURSELF AND LEADING OTHERS
SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
TRANSFORMING THE SERVICE
USING EVIDENCE TO LEAD AND ADVANCE PRACTICE
Option A Study (40-120 credits)
ACUTE AND CRITICAL CARE
ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE
ADVANCED STOMA CARE
ADVANCING PRACTICE IN DEMENTIA CARE
CHILD AND YOUNG PERSONS MENTAL HEALTH
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
ENHANCED CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
ENHANCING TEACHING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
FOUNDATIONS OF END OF LIFE CARE
INDEPENDENT AND SUPPLEMENTARY PRESCRIBING
LONG TERM CONDITIONS
NEWBORN INFANT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
PAEDIATRIC EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: A NATURE-NURTURE APPROACH
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PORTFOLIO
WORKING WITH OLDER PEOPLE: BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACHES
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