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  • Objectives
    Advanced practice is about extending existing healthcare roles and developing practice through innovation and research. This requires not only an extension of practice knowledge, change management and decision-making skills but also an understanding of how to instigate development through leadership and research, and practice development. This programme can provide you with a variety of skills that will be useful, not only for your area of practice but also for your personal development. The Masters framework aims to provide you with: The academic and research skills for improving future health and social care The advanced knowledge of clinical or practice issues influencing advanced practice within your healthcare field The opportunity for inter-professional networking and understanding, with the time to learn from one another and share knowledge The skills for assessment and decision making in providing care The ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex health and social care issues The skills to plan and implement innovation and change at a professional level The ability to look reflexively at your own discipline in order to advance practice Previous students who have successfully attained the MSc Advanced Practice have found that it opens up exciting career development and progression.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Advanced Practice
  • Course description
    MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Advanced Practice (incorporating Specialist Practice NMC Awards) Module overview

    Compulsory Modules

    -Concepts of Advanced Practice
    -Leadership and Management
    -Research for Practice
    -Clinical Decision Making
    -Dissertation, research project, practice development project, or extended literature review (for MSc)

    Required Work-based Modules

    -Advanced Assessment or
    -Advanced Assessment of the Newborn for Midwives or
    -Cancer Pathophysiology and Treatment or
    -Clinical Issues in Palliative Care

    Optional modules include:

    -Advanced Communication Skills
    -Advancing Practice in Acute and Critical Care
    -Assessment in Practice
    -Assessment in Public Health Practice
    -Case Management
    -Challenges in Pain Management
    -Chronic Disease Management
    -Current Issues in Advanced Midwifery Practice
    -Ethics
    -Health and Social Care
    -Minor Injuries and Ailments
    -Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300)
    -Nutrition
    -Principles and Practice of Perineal Repair for the Midwife
    -Protecting and Safeguarding Children
    -Psychosocial Aspects of Care
    -Radiotherapy and Supportive Care
    -Sexual Health
    -Skills for the Children's Workforce

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