University of Gloucestershire - MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Gloucestershire

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

You’ll develop the confidence, mastery, and skills to become leaders within clinical practice, promoting and enabling patient-centered care, innovative treatment models, and clinical effectiveness. Critical reflection on the patient care provided within a political, social, and environmental context, utilizing knowledge of public health data of patients in their clinical area, is at the core of our course. You’ll learn to engage with the increased complexity of clinical decision-making, arriving at safe and well-justifiable outcomes.

The modules within this course are designed to support health and social care practitioners as they transform into advanced clinical practitioners. The use of a portfolio throughout the course supports and demonstrates your professional development. Modules are mapped against national standards for advancing practice, focusing on the four pillars of education, clinical practice, research, and leadership. You’ll critically explore, evaluate and apply theory from the classroom into clinical practice, reflecting upon, and identifying your learning needs to enhance your practice in the workplace.

Use innovative models of care to develop personal and professional skills to overcome workplace challenges within our evolving NHS. Delivered by an experienced advanced clinical practitioner the curriculum is designed to take students on a journey of transformation towards advanced practice. You’ll be supported to expand the boundaries of your current scope of practice to provide an enhanced, clinically effective, service for your patients.

Entry Requirements

  • To study this course you must be a registered UK healthcare professional from any discipline with a track record of delivering high-quality healthcare and having a positive impact on clinical practice. Ideally, you will be working in a band 7 level clinical post, however, we will also consider clinicians working in band 6 posts with appropriate experience and clinical impact. You should also demonstrate that you have robust, significant, and appropriately varied clinical practice experience.

    You should be employed in a relevant professional role with full employer support and agreement from a suitable UK workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced practitioner.

    Students should demonstrate aspiration and desire to enhance patient experience and outcomes with innovative healthcare solutions.

  • You should hold at least a  2.2 bachelor's degree with honors.

Career Prospects

Successful students obtaining their full Master’s degree will be able to use the title ‘Advanced Clinical Practitioner’ enabling students to apply for appropriate job roles across healthcare organizations.

Course Details

The Master’s program supports students throughout their transformation journey toward advanced clinical practice. It supports the workforce development needs of contemporary healthcare providers, while also taking into account the learning, teaching, and quality assurance required of Master’s level study.

Level 7 (Postgraduate)

Mandatory Modules :
Personal and professional development for advanced practice (AP7001).
Assessment, diagnosis, and decision-making for advanced clinical practice (AP7002).
Research, audit, and service evaluation methods (AP7004).
Leadership for advanced practice (AP7005).
Independent project (AP7007).
Optional Modules:
Specialist clinical practice (AP7003).
Specialist mental health practice (AP7008).
Specialist end-of-life care in adults (AP7009).
Individual learning contract (AP7010).
Specialist clinical practice: Primary care (AP7011).
Specialist clinical practice: COPD (AP7012).
Teaching, coaching, and supervision for advanced clinical practice (AP7013).
Promoting public health and well-being (AP7014).
Certificate in Professional Studies: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (AP7015).
Specialist clinical practice: Women's Health (AP7017).
Specialist clinical practice: STROKE (AP7018).
Specialist Practice: Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (AP7020).
Specialist Practice: Bladder and Bowel Health (AP7021).
Specialist Advanced Practice: Pain Management (AP7022).
Specialist Practice; Leg Ulcer Management (AP7024).
Specialist Practice: Frailty and the Older Adult: concepts of care (AP7025).

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