Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • Be a registered healthcare professional from any discipline with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience (as required by the UK National Framework)
  • Employment in a relevant professional role with employer support and agreement from a suitable UK workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced clinical practitioner (as required by the UK National Framework)
  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject
  • Students should demonstrate aspiration and desire to enhance patient experience and outcomes with innovative healthcare solutions

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme enables experienced healthcare professionals to develop skills and knowledge inherent to the core and specialist capabilities and competencies across the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The Masters programme supports students throughout their transformation journey towards advanced clinical practice. It supports the workforce development needs of contemporary healthcare providers, whilst also taking into account the learning, teaching and quality assurance required of Master`s Level study.

Students will develop the confidence, mastery and skills to become leaders within clinical practice, promoting and enabling patient-centred care, innovative treatment models and clinical effectiveness. Critical reflection on the patient care provided within a political, social and environmental context, utilising knowledge of public health data of patients in their clinical area, is at the core of our course. Students will learn to engage with an increased complexity of clinical decision making, arriving at safe and well justifiable outcomes.

The modules within this course are designed to support health and social care practitioners as they make the transformation into advanced clinical practitioners. The use of a portfolio throughout the course supports and demonstrates your professional development. Modules are mapped against National standards for advancing practice, focusing on the four pillars of education, clinical practice, research and leadership. You will critically explore, evaluate and apply theory from the classroom into clinical practice, reflecting upon, and identifying your own learning needs in order to enhance your practice in the workplace.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    42 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
03330 141414