Taught course

Enhanced Clinical Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, in relevant health related subject. Have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body, such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council, Health Professions Council, General Pharmaceutical Council. Significant post-registration clinical experience in practice. Be working a minimum of 18.5 hours a week, in a healthcare environment where there is opportunity for clinical exposure and a wide range of clinical consultations to enable the meeting and achievement of the course learning outcomes supported by an employer statement. Have an identified Practice Supporter, with suitable experience and skills, who will support and guide you.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a postgraduate programme of study available to nurses and allied health practitioners who need to advance their practice within their area of clinical practice and have the appropriate support to do so. Thus, this programme will enable experienced healthcare practitioners to acquire advanced skills in relation to patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and management. This programme may appeal to students who already have a first degree yet do not want to embark on a full Masters programme, at this point. Pharmacists or other AHPs may consider this programme as a supplement to their non-medical prescribing programme (and ideally study this programme first, to enhance their safety in prescribing). A paramedic may be interested to enhance their skills, much in the same way as nurses.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
15 months

Course contact details

Post-registration Recruitment
+44 (0)1772 893 836