This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.
The diploma also incorporates a Non-Medical Prescribing module which, upon successful completion, will enable 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 enhanced Practice and your area-specific clinical practice.
•Provides learning and development of your leadership skills at a clinical 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice entitling you to use the letters PG Dip ECP (Open) after your name.