MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

General

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Program Description

This programme offers you the opportunity to advance your practice through a selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice. Invaluable to your career progression, it will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.

Our aim at the University of Birmingham is to support registered allied health professionals, nurses and midwives to develop the practical knowledge and theoretical understanding required to undertake advanced clinical roles across the healthcare sector.

Aligned to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Standard and the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England, the programme has been developed to extend learner’s competence to advanced clinical practice level with the support of theoretical and experiential learning; with high quality, research-informed person-centred care at its heart.

With speciality specific competencies integrated with the generic core capabilities for Advanced Clinical Practice, this programme will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.

As a Russell Group University, our programmes bring together world-class research and cutting-edge facilities to produce exceptional results.

Exit awards available are:

  • Advanced Clinical Health Assessment and Decision Making - PGCert
  • Advancing Clinical Practice - PGDip
  • Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Why Study this Course?

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programme facilitates the development of highly skilled registered allied health professionals, nurses and midwives to enable the delivery of clinical practice to an advanced level within a variety of clinical specialities and practice areas.

With a clear focus on the four pillars of advanced clinical practise (Clinical Practice, Education, Leadership and Research) this innovative course, designed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, aims to meet the challenges encountered by current healthcare services and providers by preparing dynamic and reflexive practitioners to ensure effective delivery of care for patients with increasingly complex needs. Drawing on theory, research, and clinical experiences the programme will enable learners to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.

Why study this course in Birmingham?

  • The programme is aligned to the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England, with core modules exploring the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, and additional flexibility to undertake specialist learning in specific areas.
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively and network in a multi-professional learner environment with experienced practitioners from a wide range of clinical specialities and practice areas.
  • Flexible mode of delivery to suit both learner and employer needs through a blend of online and on-campus delivery.
  • Invaluable to a learner’s career progression, this programme enables individuals to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.
  • On-campus learning in year one is delivered across two-day blocks, every two weeks to a fixed schedule enabling work commitments to be balanced. Learning in year two permits a greater level of flexibility according to individual module selection, with modules including Independent Prescribing (subject to professional regulations) and a range of specialist clinical modules delivered within the School of Nursing and across the wider College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements:

  • The applicant must hold current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions i.e. NMC or HCPC or GPhC
  • The applicant must have at least 36 months of clinical experience post qualification.
  • They should normally hold an honours degree in their clinical field of practice.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Masters level.

All routes require current registration with relevant professional/regulatory organisations and full support from their employing organisation to facilitate the requirements of the clinical supervision.

Please note: the ability to offer the independent prescribing route is subject to final approval by professional bodies. For this route, you will need to provide evidence of current professional registration and current DBS clearance.

International students:

This course is not available for International Students. The MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) programme is offered within the School of Nursing designed with international students in mind.

Please note: this programme does not offer a route to NMC registration/employment in the UK.

International students

The MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) programme is designed with international students in mind.

Please note: this programme does not offer a route to NMC registration/employment in the UK.

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).

If you need help with your English language skills then support is available.

The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the university, but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirements for your programme without retaking IELTS. The EAP programme runs throughout the year and offers different programme lengths ranging from 42 weeks to 6 weeks. The length of course you need depends on your future course, your existing IELTS score and the English level you need for your university degree.

Employability

This programme is aimed at multi-professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will be of interest to those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in bespoke clinical areas.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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