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Advancing Practice MSc
Advancing Practice MSc

Advancing Practice MSc

  • ID:RGU440254
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,480.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,480.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£50,208.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice assessor/practice supervisor.

  • Clinical Practice: You must have a first registration within an appropriate professional body and be working in clinical practice and have the support of an appropriately qualified Practice Assessor.  Additional entry criteria is required to be met to undertake module NUM090 Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners (NMC 2019).

  • Nursing: You must be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for international students.  This is the only route available to International students due to the non-attendance requirement and NMC registration requirements.  You are also required to be working in clinical practice and have the support of an appropriately qualified Practice Assessor.  Students electing to undertake module NUM090 Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners have additional entry criteria to meet (NMC 2019).

  • District Nursing route: requires you to be a registered adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 of the register, and have had the opportunity to consolidate your pre-registration nurse education. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

  • Health Visiting and School Nursing routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 or 2 of the register. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

English requirements

  • Nursing route – applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Course Information

The MSc Advancing Practice course will equip you with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing healthcare agenda, and make a positive difference. If you are an experienced registered nurse, midwife or health professional looking to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice, then this course is for you.

The five routes within this programme prepare for a range of people and situations to deliver safe, effective and person-centred care at a higher level of practice. You will explore professional and clinical implications of working as an autonomous practitioner and develop the leadership skills to advance and lead new innovative healthcare services.

The five routes are: Clinical Practice, District Nursing, Health Visiting, Nursing (only route available to international students) and School Nursing.

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Stage 1, Semester 1

  •   NUM059,   Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing

  •   NUM060,   Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing

  •   NUM062,   Specialist Practice in District Nursing

  •   NUM074,   Specialist Community Public Health Practice

  •   NUM091,   Professional Contexts In Advancing Practice

  •   NUM092,   Leadership for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM094,   Pathophysiology for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM039,   Managing Long Term Conditions

  •   NUM059,   Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing

  •   NUM060,   Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing

  •   NUM088,   Addiction and Substance Use in a Range of Contexts

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice

Stage 1, Semester 2

  •   NUM073,   Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

  •   NUM076,   Advanced Contemporary Health Visiting

  •   NUM077,   Advanced Contemporary School Nursing

  •   NUM090,   Prescribing For Healthcare Practitioners

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM095,   Supporting and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

  •   NUM096,   Research and Evidence for Advancing Healthcare Practice

  •   NUM042,   Clinical Practice Elective

  •   NUM070,   Unplanned Care of Acutely Unwell Children and Young People

  •   NUM071,   Contemporary Pain Management in Practice

  •   NUM072,   Minor Illness Management

  •   NUM073,   Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

  •   NUM076,   Advanced Contemporary Health Visiting

  •   NUM077,   Advanced Contemporary School Nursing

  •   NUM085,   Child Protection In Practice

  •   NUM086,   Minor Injuries Management

  •   NUM087,   Supporting Learning for Practice

  •   NUM097,   Therapeutic Investigation And Intervention

  •   NUM041,   Clinical Practice Elective

  •   NUM042,   Clinical Practice Elective

  •   NUM070,   Unplanned Care of Acutely Unwell Children and Young People

  •   NUM071,   Contemporary Pain Management in Practice

  •   NUM072,   Minor Illness Management

  •   NUM076,   Advanced Contemporary Health Visiting

  •   NUM077,   Advanced Contemporary School Nursing

  •   NUM085,   Child Protection In Practice

  •   NUM086,   Minor Injuries Management

  •   NUM087,   Supporting Learning for Practice

  •   NUM090,   Prescribing For Healthcare Practitioners

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM097,   Therapeutic Investigation And Intervention

Stage 1, Semester 3

  •   NUM065,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Practice in District Nursing

  •   NUM081,   Work Based Learning for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM078,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Community Public Health Practice

  •   NUM098,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Community Public Health Practice (V100)

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   NUM100,   Advancing Practice Dissertation, ,

Stage 1, Semester 1

  •   NUM059,   Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing

  •   NUM060,   Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing

  •   NUM091,   Professional Contexts In Advancing Practice

  •   NUM092,   Leadership for Advancing Practice

  •   NUM094,   Pathophysiology for Advancing Practice

Stage 1, Semester 2,

  •   NUM062,   Specialist Practice in District Nursing,

  •   NUM073,   Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing,

  •   NUM074,   Specialist Community Public Health Practice,

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice,

  •   NUM042,   Clinical Practice Elective,

  •   NUM070,   Unplanned Care of Acutely Unwell Children and Young People,

  •   NUM071,   Contemporary Pain Management in Practice,

  •   NUM072,   Minor Illness Management,

  •   NUM073,   Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing,

  •   NUM085,   Child Protection In Practice,

  •   NUM086,   Minor Injuries Management,

  •   NUM087,   Supporting Learning for Practice,

  •   NUM097,   Therapeutic Investigation And Intervention,

  •   NUM041,   Clinical Practice Elective,

  •   NUM042,   Clinical Practice Elective,

  •   NUM070,   Unplanned Care of Acutely Unwell Children and Young People,

  •   NUM071,   Contemporary Pain Management in Practice,

  •   NUM072,   Minor Illness Management,

  •   NUM073,   Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing,

  •   NUM085,   Child Protection In Practice,

  •   NUM086,   Minor Injuries Management,

  •   NUM087,   Supporting Learning for Practice,

  •   NUM090,   Prescribing For Healthcare Practitioners,

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice,

  •   NUM097,   Therapeutic Investigation And Intervention,

Stage 1, Semester 3,

  •   NUM076,   Advanced Contemporary Health Visiting,

  •   NUM077,   Advanced Contemporary School Nursing,

  •   NUM090,   Prescribing For Healthcare Practitioners,

  •   NUM095,   Supporting and Protecting Children, Young People and Families,

  •   NUM031,   Supporting Professional Development,

  •   NUM039,   Managing Long Term Conditions,

  •   NUM041,   Clinical Practice Elective,

  •   NUM042,   Clinical Practice Elective,

  •   NUM059,   Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing,

  •   NUM060,   Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing,

  •   NUM076,   Advanced Contemporary Health Visiting,

  •   NUM077,   Advanced Contemporary School Nursing,

  •   NUM088,   Addiction and Substance Use in a Range of Contexts,

  •   NUM090,   Prescribing For Healthcare Practitioners,

  •   NUM093,   Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice,

  •   NUM094,   Pathophysiology for Advancing Practice,

  •   NUM095,   Supporting and Protecting Children, Young People and Families,

Stage 1, Semester 4,

  NUM065,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Practice in District Nursing,

  •   NUM081,   Work Based Learning for Advancing Practice,

  •   NUM096,   Research and Evidence for Advancing Healthcare Practice,

  •   NUM078,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Community Public Health Practice,

  •   NUM098,   Leading and Advancing Specialist Community Public Health Practice (V100),

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   NUM100,   Advancing Practice Dissertation,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The programme recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice and trains you to be highly experienced and educated member of care teams who can diagnose and treat healthcare needs or make a referral to an appropriate specialist.

This programme will prepare you for an advanced role in a range of healthcare settings. You will develop the decision-making, research and leadership skills required to deal with complex clinical situations. The programme is designed to allow you to continue and develop your knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice, enabling you to accelerate your career progression.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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