Taught course

Advanced Practitioner

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

You should be a registered healthcare professional with an honours degree in a health-related subject and previous physical assessment skills experience, normally employed at equivalent of band 6 (or above) in a role with responsibility for a patient caseload. You should have a minimum of three years post-registration experience and be able to organise a suitable practice supervisor to support you in practice.

If you are not working as a band 6, your experience and role may be taken into account. Evidence of learning at degree level may also be considered if you do not have a BSc (Hons).

Months of entry


Course content

The challenges faced by the NHS, including an ageing workforce, rise in chronic conditions and complex co-morbidities and recruitment difficulties, have encouraged the development of advanced roles and innovative attitudes toward the mix of skills in teams with advanced practitioners increasingly seen as key to delivering healthcare services.

The course is clinically focused and helps you develop an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competences – characteristics shaped by the context of your practice. In your third year, you complete a student-negotiated independent integrated portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of the four pillars of advanced practice, and culminates in you developing an article for publication.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Health and Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1642 384110