Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Urgent Care)

University of Lincoln · School of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

In order to fulfil the requirements of the programme students must be a registered healthcare professional and currently employed within a UK healthcare setting. You are also required to have access to a named Clinical Supervisor who will act as a critical friend, teacher, mentor and assessor throughout the programme.

Students who have previously undertaken credits within the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice framework at the University of Lincoln will be able to transfer these credits on to this framework.

Students are required to act in accordance with their own professional registration maintain the confidentiality of their clients and employers throughout the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Urgent Care) offers registered practitioners working within urgent care services a flexible and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.

The Master of Science Award at the University of Lincoln is underpinned by the four framework pillars of advanced clinical practice as outlined by Health Education East Midlands (HEEM). These are: Clinical Skills, Management and Leadership, Education and Research.

It is fundamental to this programme that the urgent care pathway, through the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, contains a minimum level of each pillar in order to be deemed competent.

Within the Award the ‘Clinical Skills’ pillar is the most prominent and all of the modules within the pathway seeks to promote the core principles of Advanced Clinical Practice as defined by HEEM (2014):

  • Autonomous practice
  • Critical thinking
  • High levels of decision making and problem solving
  • Values based care
  • Improving practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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