University of Gloucestershire - MSc Advanced Professional Practice

University of Gloucestershire

MSc Advanced Professional Practice

Study style

A range of learning and teaching methods are used across the MSc Advanced Professional Practice. University-based contact days will engage methods such as practical skills sessions; seminar discussions; service-user-led sessions; inquiry and problem-based learning; key-note lectures; student-led seminars; critical incident reviews and tutorials. Teaching and learning will also be consolidated by a range of online provisions such as recommended reading; quizzes; discussion forums; clinical scenarios.

  • Our "Moodle" virtual learning environment is used to support learning.
  • You can undertake ‘standalone’ modules after discussion with the Academic Course Leader.
  • Each 15 CAT module requires 5 university contact days, 9.15 am – 4.15 pm, which are spaced across the duration of the module.

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 demonstrate competent and confident leadership, knowledge and advanced professional practice supporting current and future job roles across healthcare organizations.

Course Details

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and has been designed to meet the academic and clinical practice development needs of practitioners from a range of health, social care, and allied health services professions.

We’ll encourage you to look beyond your professional field to theory from a range of other disciplines – including sociology, philosophy, psychology, and the law. You’ll gain the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national, and international issues which may impact your advanced professional practice. Through a range of compulsory and optional modules, you’ll accomplish competent and confident inquiry that will underpin your future evidence-based and advanced practice.

Level 7 (Postgraduate)

Mandatory Modules:
Research, audit, and service evaluation methods (AP7004).
Advanced professional practice Independent project (AP7006).
Personal impact and professional development for advanced practice (AP7201).
Building your authority: leading and driving service delivery and development (AP7205).
Optional modules:
Assessment, diagnosis, and decision-making for advanced clinical practice (AP7002).
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; Care of the anesthetic patient (AP7023).
Specialist Practice; Leg Ulcer Management (AP7024).
Specialist Practice: Frailty and the Older Adult: concepts of care (AP7025).
Preceptorship for Healthcare Practice (AP7026).
Specialist professional practice (AP7203).

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