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Master in Science Advancing Practice (Emergency Care, Complex Life Threatening Care, Long Term Conditions)

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  • Objectives
    The aim of the programme is to produce an advancing practitioner who can: * enhance the quality and standard of patient care * develop into an enquiring and reflective clinician * expand the professional boundaries of clinical practice as a result of increased theoretical knowledge, interprofessional working and supervised practice * implement service developments and clinical practice via teaching, supervision, clinical audit, research and project management * adopt a pro active approach to continuing professional development * develop enhanced nurse-patient and carer relationships * respond to the changing demands of health care practice * influence the strategic direction of patient care within one’s own field of practice at local and national level.
  • Entry requirements
    * The programme is open to applicants who hold Registerable qualifications as a Nurse or paramedic. * Applicants must have studied to BSc level or equivalent * Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years full time experience or equivalent in the field of practice they wish to study, and 2 years route specific experience and some autonomy in role responsibilties * It is desirable to hold qualifications or have studied health assessment skills or pass the university assessment (observed structured clinical examination). * Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS>6.5, TOEFL computer based test >250 (Academic Regulations 2.7)
  • Academic Title
    Master in Science Advancing Practice (Emergency Care, Complex Life Threatening Care, Long Term Conditions)
  • Course description
    This programme has been developed to meet the needs of health care practitioners (predominantly Nurses and Paramedics) who wish to expand their practice, to be recognised as “Advancing Practitioners”.

    The programme can be studied on a part time (2 – 5 years)  or full time basis (18 months). The mode of delivery is via blended learning approaches (face to face, online and practice placements)

    Reasons to choose Advancing Practice (Emergency Care, Complex Life Threatening Care, Long Term Conditions) MSc degree

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council are in the process of developing descriptors for this role and professional registration is expected to follow. Completing this programme may also  assist in moving through the knowledge and skills framework gateways for those aspiring to develop their professional careers and ambitions.
     
    Future prospects

    Advanced Practitioner registrant, Consultant Nurse or Paramedic, Modern Matron/ Community Matron Role.

    Course content

    Core Modules include:

    ONE from the following

        * Acute managment of emergency care
        * Complex life threatening care
        * Managing individuals with long term chronic conditions

    PLUS

        * Advanced health assessment
        * Advancing practice
        * Advancing practice project
        * Clinical leadership and management
        * Research methodology, design and methods
        * Option 1
        * Option 2

    Option modules include:

        * Data analysis
        * Independent study
        * Contemporarary issues in non medical prescribing
        * The practice of non medical prescribing
        * Law and ethics for advancing practitioners
        * Pathophysiology and pharmacology of disease
        * Practice teaching and learnng

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