Taught course

Enhanced Clinical Practice

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
Qualifications
PGDip

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Entry requirements

You will need to complete an application form for this qualification, and:

  • hold a degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered. Applicants with non-European academic qualifications will need to supply evidence of equivalency through NARIC.
  • be currently registered with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions.
  • be employed as a health care professional.
  • provide evidence of your employer’s recommendation for your application for a programme of study leading to an Advanced Practice role, including a formal reference from the employer confirming the applicant demonstrates professional values and behaviours, respecting people’s diversity, beliefs, culture, needs, values and preferences, and shows respect and empathy acting as a role model for others. It should also confirm your ‘clinical readiness’ to undertake the programme.
  • show evidence of employer support to undertake the programme including; the provision of a mentor to ensure appropriate learning in practice; the availability of appropriate supervision in clinical practice; and the provision of a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) with evidence of a qualification at level 7 during the Non-Medical prescribing module.
  • have relevant post-qualification experience, as specified by the appropriate regulatory body.

There are additional entry requirements to study the Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing module and you should read the module description for further details.

Months of entry

February, November

Course content

This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.
The diploma also incorporates a Non-Medical Prescribing module which, upon successful completion, will enable you to gain regulatory recognition as a non-medical prescriber within your scope of practice.

Information for international students

This qualification is not available outside of the UK.

Fees and funding

For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
The Open University
Email
general-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
0300 303 5303