Taught course

Health Studies (Advanced Clinical Practitioner)

University of Huddersfield · Department of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

• Applicants must hold current registration on with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) or the General Pharmaceutical Council. A period of 3 years post-registration experience will be required.

• Applicants to this course will also be required to hold a first degree in their specialism or other relevant health related subject OR

• provide other evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level. Examples of indicators of ability to study at master's level that may be accepted as evidence include one or more of the following:

• Successful completion of a module(s) at Master's level

• A report (written or verbal) of an aspect of practice role development or of clinical practice in which the applicant played a prominent role, identifying strategies utilised at key stages and academic skills required for successful completion of the project. Ideally this will include evidence of ability to undertake electronic searches and critically review relevant literature.

• Successful completion of a substantial amount of relevant study at Honours level for which credit has been awarded, as evidenced by an educational transcript, that indicates readiness to progress to studying at a more advanced level.

Requests by applicants for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APL) and / or for accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) to enable entry to the course with credit will be considered by the Admissions Tutor and where considered appropriate.

All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to attend for an interview.

Applicants must be released by your current NHS employer for 2 days per week and have a named Clinical Educator who has been qualified for 5 years.

Months of entry


Course content

We are proud that our course currently:

• Enables allied health practitioners to become qualified in assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of clinical presentations in primary and secondary care settings

• This route aims to meet the standards of education for Advanced Practitioner training recommended by the Royal College of Nursing and the Health and Care Professionals Council

• The qualification gained may enable practitioners to work autonomously and collaboratively with the aim of meeting the health needs of their patients at the highest standard possible.

• This route aims to combine the best of medicine, nursing and allied health skills to enhance service provision and patient care

The development of the role of advanced nurse practitioner is one of the ways the Government plans to modernise the National Health Service and improve the quality of healthcare. They add a new dimension to healthcare. Capable of working autonomously with high levels of skills, healthcare practitioners work as part of inter-disciplinary healthcare teams, complementing existing provision and improving patient care.

This course is designed to help experienced nurses take on this challenging role in healthcare settings. It aims to provide additional theoretical and clinical practice education and training not addressed in initial healthcare education. This is at an appropriate level to support the expansion of practice and the development of new skills; specifically clinical history taking, clinical examination skills and consultation skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
Details of the part-time fees can be found at http://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/#fees-2017-18
International students
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Assistant (H699)
+44 (0) 1484 472561