Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Institution
Bucks New University · Faculty of Society and Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare practitioner, i.e. Nurse, Paramedic or Operating Department Practitioner and have a minimum of two years post-qualifying experience. All students applying to the programme will have normally achieved a first degree, or at least 60 credits at Level 6 from a United Kingdom (UK) based University, an affiliated college or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition you must be currently employed in a relevant clinical practice area and have organisational support to undertake this programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme has been developed in response to an emerging healthcare role, namely the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). It is designed to equip and enhance the healthcare practitioner with knowledge and skills in the expanding field of advanced practice, especially within secondary care.

The curriculum and competency framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioner training has been developed by The Royal College of Emergency Medicine. This has informed the curriculum content and structure of this programme.

Central to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner educational process is the development of a five year credentialing portfolio, of which a prerequisite is a master's level Advanced Practice award (Royal College of Emergengy Medicine, 2015); this programme aims to fulfil this requirement. The evidence-based credentialing portfolio is not part of the programme and should be completed in partnership with your employing organisation.

This programme will provide you with the core skills and knowledge required in advanced practice, as well as exploring both the professional and practice elements essential to work at an advanced level. Furthermore, it aims to map to the skills and knowledge framework to assist career development.

Information for international students

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment & Admissions
Email
Advice@bucks.ac.uk
Phone
0330 123 2023