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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc
Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • The applicant must be an NMC or HCPC registered for 3 years prior to applying to the programme.
  • Have employer support and protected learning time.
  • A current Disclosure and Barring Services check had been undertaken (for NURM114).

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

Course Information


Our Masters in in Advanced Clinical Practice award aims to equip healthcare professionals with advanced clinical skills and knowledge needed to lead and develop complex evidence-based clinical decisions, whilst enhancing service delivery and improving health outcomes within Practice. Linked to the four pillars of ‘Advanced Practice’; clinical, education, leadership and research; students will also benefit from learning with specialists from a range of healthcare settings whilst ensuring patient safety and ethical practice.

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) enhance capacity and capability within teams by supporting existing and more established roles. They improve clinical continuity, provide more patient-focused care, enhance the inter-professional team and help to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients (HEE).

Our MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice programme is designed in a systematic manner using a modular approach which enables it to be flexible enough to respond to the needs of stakeholders whilst recognising that students studying this programme will also be employed within practice settings.

Active blended learning is promoted within the Programme, with some modules requiring taught, classroom based sessions, and others through group online sessions or tutorial based sessions.  There is an element of work based learning underpinning our practice based modules (NURM080, NURM081 & Prescribing).

Throughout the programme there will be a commitment to the integration of research, evidence-based care, and skill development, as well as consideration of personal and professional experiences which you bring to the learning environment.

The programme requires you to complete skills based assessments within your specialist area. There are also opportunities to gain experience in alternate areas whilst completing the award.

In order for you to complete the full MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award, you are required to successfully complete all compulsory modules and one of the designated modules.
If you do not wish to complete the full programme you can exit with either a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice if the compulsory modules have been completed.

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  • NURM080 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (40 credits)
  • NURM081 Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice (20 credits)
  • NURM114 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (40 credits)
  • NURM079 Educating and Influencing Others in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • OTHM010 Professional Project (60 credits)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in Clinical Practice

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Overseas Student Health Cover

 £470 per year

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