Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice in Primary Care

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

Applicants will require current registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register as a level 1 Nurse. A minimum of 3 years post registration experience is required.

Applicants must have access to work-based learning/placement in a primary care setting, and have a suitable assessor(s) to support them in practice.

Students undertaking the Non-Medical Prescribing Unit will be required to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber on successful completion of the unit.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is delivered on a part-time basis over 2 - 5 years and is designed to meet the current health and social care agenda. It’s aimed at existing primary care nurses looking to develop their knowledge and skills to an advanced level, as well as acute care staff looking to transition into the primary care sector.

You’ll develop your practical and theoretical knowledge as well as your leadership and research skills, so that you’re confident in managing and delivering care across the primary care sector.

As well as time spent on placement, you’ll take part in interactive lectures, group tutorials, and simulation and case-based learning. The course will be delivered via blended learning, using the university’s virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged and supported to manage your learning proactively, so you can fully engaged with your own professional development and life-long learning.

When you're on campus you'll be based in our award-winning Brooks building, equipped with specialist health facilities and simulation technology.

All of our teaching team in the Department of Nursing have been practising nurses, health visitors or advanced practitioners at some point in their careers. Many have won awards in their own specialist areas and are recognised and respected in the region and nationally for their contributions.

Our Nursing department has been recognised in the Student Nursing Times Awards and the Guardian League Tables which celebrate the very best in student nurses and nursing education

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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