Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Management of Long-term Health Conditions)

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should be registered healthcare professionals with an honours degree (2.2 classification or above).

Months of entry


Course content

There is a demand for advanced practitioners specialising in the case management of multiple long-term conditions. The course allows you to develop an integrated and structured approach to the care of those with highly complex needs while further enhancing your knowledge of research and evidence-based health and social care. You develop advanced skills for the advanced clinical assessment, diagnostic reasoning and management of long-term health conditions. You also develop your ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders to orchestrate and deliver supportive care to this group of patients. Some modules require one full day of study a week and one 40-credit module in Year 2 has a block study week at the commencement

What you study

Within the course core modules focus on evidence-based practice and research. Pathway-specific modules address the diverse clinical and organisational issues in the management of patients with long-term conditions. You also have the opportunity to carry out an independent research study.

Year 1 aims to enable you to make the transition to master’s level study and establish the requisite knowledge and skills for evidence-based practice and working with clients with long-term conditions. The module evidence-based practice is fundamental in addressing outcomes in relation to current approaches in evidence-based healthcare. The supportive care of patients with long-term conditions module aims to facilitate the development of your skills and knowledge in relation to the delivery of complex packages of care for these patients and their carers which recognise the need for both support and facilitated self-management. The option module enables you to tailor the programme to reflect your own unique learning needs by allowing you to study a module of your choice.

Year 2 enables you to develop further your competence and capability in working with clients with long-term conditions.

You undertake the year-long advancing assessment and management of long-term conditions module. You gain the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate the clinical management of patients, in adult care settings, with long term conditions. In having both a theoretical and clinical component, the module extends your practice and equips you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be operational in the physical assessment, diagnosis and patient management elements of advanced practice. The focus is on advanced competence in clinical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, evidence-based therapeutics, patient-centred co-ordinated care and ethical and legal issues.

You also undertake the designing research projects module which provides the knowledge and skills in preparation to plan, manage and write a dissertation.

Year 3 enables you to design, plan and implement research methodologies to generate new knowledge in clinical practice. This is achieved through the completion of an independent research project.

How you learn

We use a variety of approaches to teaching including learning sets, e-learning@tees, formal lectures and seminars. You focus on an area of interest that you can develop in subsequent modules such as advancing practice and/or the research dissertation. This programme is offered on a part-time basis and is flexible to meet your individual learning needs.

The evidence-based practice and designing research projects modules are available online if you want to study by distance learning. The digital resources allow you to take a mixed approach to your learning to fit with your professional and personal circumstances. If you want to take this flexible approach, you must discuss it with the relevant module leader.

How you are assessed

We have a variety of assessment types within the programme to challenge strengths and develop your key transferable skills.

Assessments can be either summative or formative.

  • Summative assessments are marked and count towards your final module mark. These are what you might traditionally expect at the end of your module.
  • Formative assessment is used to support and develop your learning. You are set an assignment that gets a mark or feedback but doesn’t count towards your final module mark. It’s a great way to check your progress and get feedback on how to develop your assignments.

Career opportunities

Many of our students have furthered their career after completing this programme of study.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1642 384176