Taught course

Advanced Practice and Applied Education

Edinburgh Napier University · Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply, you will need to be currently in a role which has a contractual obligation for teaching, learning and assessment and, if you require registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (nurses and midwives only) you need to have been a registered practitioner working with students for a minimum period of three years.

Months of entry


Course content

Based over three years, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study.

Year 1

  • Exploring Professional Roles in Practice, Professional Study and Practices, Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Contexts

Year 2

  • Research Methods, Assessment Evaluation and Support, Option

Year 3

  • Dissertation

Options Adults with Incapacity; Assessment, Evaluation and Support; Child Protection in Context; Child Protection: Risk to Reality; Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues in Healthcare; Critical Thinking, Analysis and Writing; Dissertation; Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; Exploring Professional Roles in Practice; Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals; Leadership; Interprofessional Learning and Mentoring; Managing Performance for Person Centred Services; Politics, Policy and Practice; Practising within a Consultancy Role; Professional Study & Practices; Research Methods; Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals and Families; Pathophysiology and Epidemiology in Diabetes Mellitus; Preparation and Practice of Supervisors of Midwives; Work Based learning Portfolio 1; Work Based Learning Portfolio 2.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

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