Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Healthcare
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a currently practicing registered healthcare practitioner.
  • Possess a Degree in a Health Related Discipline. (Normally this will be an Honours degree at 2:1 classification or above. However consideration will be given to suitable applicants who do not have an Honours degree or who do not have a 2:1 classification).
  • Be employed as a trainee advanced clinical practitioner or be in a role in which the programme outcomes can be achieved (please contact the programme leader for advice).
  • Have a satisfactory application and interview.

In addition, prior to being submitted for the End Point Assessment students will be required to show that they have achieved GCSE English Language / English Literature and Mathematics at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme), or have achieved Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics (or any agreed equivalencies).

Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) are available.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is for experienced practitioners, such as nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, audiologists, cardiac physiologists, ambulance staff and midwives who have clinical practice access with patient management responsibilities.

It’s designed to support the development of experienced, registered health and care practitioner to a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This master’s level award encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice:

  • clinical practice
  • leadership and management
  • education
  • research

Advanced clinical practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improve outcomes. Practitioners will also be able to demonstrate core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare practitioners with the knowledge and skills for advanced clinical practice that will enable them to function competently in:

• Providing effective healthcare.
• Improving the quality and health outcomes.
• Evaluation and research.
• Leading and developing practice.
• Developing self and others.
• Working across professional and organisational boundaries.
• Innovation and changing practice.

The School of Healthcare is one of the largest multi-professional health schools in the country. You’ll have the opportunity to study in a research-intensive university, alongside those with whom you’ll work in clinical practice.

Information for international students

This programme is not open to international students as it does not meet the tier 4 study visa requirement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Admissions
Email
admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 7200