Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry requirements

You should normally have a relevant health or social care-related degree or equivalent.

Relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning may be considered.

If you possess other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent then you may also be considered.

Normally minimum of 2-3 years clinical experience is required for entry. You must have your employer's approval and support in writing to undertake our course (subject to approval – currently under review).

Skills and experience in information communication technology is also desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Our exciting Advanced Clinical Practitioner course provides an opportunity for you as a health or social care professional (Nurses and allied health professionals) to explore this developing role.

You will course explore dimensions of advanced practice through the four pillars of:

  • Advanced Practice: Clinical Practice
  • Leadership
  • Facilitation of Learning & Evidence
  • Research and Development

Through innovative assessments strategies, students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning and to share their experience further, providing an opportunity for inter-professional learning within the academic setting.

The programme aims to create a graduate who has the ability to adapt and respond to the evolving practice role within a variety of clinical settings. The programme will develop the student’s knowledge and ability to create robust and credible advanced practice skills which impact on health outcomes across the clinical setting. Graduates from this programme will become advanced practitioners who can practice safely, and will be aware of developments as they occur on a global basis.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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