The PG Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice is designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.
Students can register on a fulltime or part-time basis. Students must complete one core modules and 2-3 elective modules. The full-time option is completed over one academic semester. In the flexible part-time option, students register for one or two per semester and complete the qualification over two semesters. Offering the programme in this way addresses the educational, professional, clinical and financial demands of the student, the employer and clinical service.
The programme is designed to expand existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda. They aim to produce graduates who are committed to life long learning. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to critically examine and reflect on their own practice and to implement mechanisms of change to enhance current practice.
Objectives: Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.They will reflect critically on their own and others' learning styles and practice.
•To discuss professional issues relating to the provision of healthcare services
•To examine the different sectors of patients/clients, service providers and models of service, and their differing needs
•To source, critically appraise and synthesise the most up-to-date research
•To acquire advanced level of clinical reasoning and critical thinking
•To develop advanced level assessment and identification of service need in the students area of clinical practice
•To integrate research knowledge with clinical expertise and patient preference to establish the means of providing cost-effective, high quality clinical services