This qualification will prepare you for an advanced clinical practice role by developing your knowledge and critical understanding of advanced clinical practice, leadership and management, research and education - the four pillars that underpin advanced practice - and developing skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You'll enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and the provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families. You should be supported by your healthcare employer, and, by studying while you work, your learning will be strengthened by applying theory to your scope of practice.
This programme incorporates a Non-Medical Prescribing module which, upon successful completion, enables you to gain regulatory recognition as a non-medical prescriber within your scope of practice.
Key features of the course
•Encompasses the four pillars that underpin advanced clinical practice - clinical practice, leadership and management, research, and education.
•Develops your core capabilities for Advanced Clinical Practice and area-specific clinical practice.
•Provides learning and development of your leadership skills at a clinical and strategic level to inform people management and service development.
•Learn to critically appraise, evaluate, implement and disseminate research to support professional practice in your clinical environment.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
•Knowledge and understanding
•Practical and professional skills
If you've successfully completed some relevant postgraduate study elsewhere, you might be able to count it towards this qualification, reducing the number of modules you need to study.
You should apply for credit transfer as soon as possible, before you register for your first module. For more details and an application form, visit our Credit Transfer website.
On successful completion of the required module you can be awarded a MSc in Advanced Medical Practice entitling you to use the letters MSc ACP (Open) after your name.