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  • Objectives
    This programme is designed to offer a flexible, innovative and individualised educational opportunity to meet the requirements of health, social care and relevant professionals within a developing evolving health care climate. The programme will enable practising professionals from across the primary and secondary and tertiary care spectrum to demonstrate an increased level of competence through the development of advanced professional and clinical decision making and leadership skills which will enable the delivery of evidence based care that meets the health and social care needs of individuals, families and society.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements: Applicants should normally be registered health, social care and relevant professionals and have an Honours degree or 2 years' relevant experience with evidence of further study. Overseas students need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Practice (MSc/Diploma)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    The programme offers generic and specialist pathways providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice and obtain a relevant named degree within the MSc in Advanced Practice programme e.g. MSc in Advanced Practice (Chronic Conditions).

    The specialist pathways through this programme are:

    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Chronic conditions)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Acute conditions)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Independent Prescribing)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Mental health)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Child health)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Leadership and Management)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Nursing)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Education)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Palliative and end of life care)
    -MSc in Advanced Practice (Safeguarding children) - this particular route subject to validation

    The programme is divided into modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits, with an optional dissertation for those who wish to move to Master's level. Students must complete four modules in the taught component of the programme; one of these is a compulsory research module and the remaining three modules are of the students' choice dependant on the pathway chosen.

    Compulsory modules:

    Clinical Research skills
    Optional modules (students choose three):

    -Exploring the Science, Art & Philosophy of nursing knowledge
    -Leading Professional Practice
    -Practice Education
    -Innovating in Professional Practice (student-led)
    -Advanced Communication Practice in Organisations
    -Contemporary practice in Mental Health Care
    -Global Public Health
    -Independent Prescribing 1
    -Independent Prescribing 2
    -Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning in: Chronic conditions; Acute conditions; Child health; Mental health; Palliative and end of life care; Midwifery
    -Complexities in care management: of Chronic conditions; of Acute conditions; in Child health; in Mental health; at the End of life; in Midwifery
    -Exploring Advanced Practice
    -Promoting Normality in Midwifery
    -Patient safety and Clinical risk
    -Health Policy and Funding
    -Contemporary Issues in Children & Young people’s health
    -Inter- professional working to safeguard children (subject to validation)
    -Contemporary Issues in safeguarding children (subject to validation)
    -Neuroscience of Human movement
    -Neuromuscular Plasticity
    -Cardio-respiratory physiology and pathophysiology

    Special Features:
    -The opportunity to explore and analyse the changing needs of professional and clinical practice and develop the skills to deliver specialist areas of care.
    -The opportunity to undertake an innovative programme that offers a range of shared learning opportunities.
    -The opportunity to undertake a programme in which there is an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment, enabling students to access the latest evidence base on professional practice.
    -The opportunity to undertake an innovative and creative programme delivered by experienced educational and clinical staff who have developed a considerable local, national and  international reputation.
    -The opportunity to learn in a School which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre.

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