Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

Institution
University of Salford · School of Health and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You will normally be a graduate in health and/or social care and be working in an area that will support and facilitate the development of advanced practice and have a written agreement with your employer for minimum learning and financial support.

When undertaking the clinical modules there is a requirement for you to have access to a relevant and sufficient clinical patient/client case-load for the duration of the course.

As part of the requirements for admission to clinical modules, you must identify and have the agreement of a service manager and clinical expert mentor/assessor to facilitate access to the case load.

The mentor/assessor will provide practical training, supervision and ongoing formative assessment via a log of clinical cases. All students on this course are registered or regulated health and social care professionals who are accessing the clinical training within their own work-place.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is aimed at health and social care practitioners who wish to develop the competencies of Advanced Clinical Practice and to facilitate change in patient and service outcomes. It uses a work-based learning approach to develop the higher level skills that will lead to advanced clinical practitioner status and enhance your career prospects.

This course has also been collaboratively developed to provide the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner training in line with the Faculty of Intensive care (FICM) curriculum.

You will:

  • Study on a multi-professional course which places work at the centre of learning,
  • Have access to expertise and skills from a wide range of professionals including non-medical consultants, advanced clinical practitioners, medical practitioners and guest lecturers at the cutting-edge of health and social care.
  • Be supported in clinical practice by advanced clinical practitioners, consultants, specialist registrars or general practitioners.

On completion of this course, you will be eligible for a non-medical advanced clinical practitioner role in your own specialist fields such as midwifery, emergency medicine, critical care, mental health, acute medicine or surgery, and primary care.

Graduates of this course have undertaken a wide variety of advanced practice roles within their own field of practice. Many have made a significant contribution to improving services for their patient group and have demonstrated evidence of the impact of their role.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Service
Email
enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 295 4545