Advanced Clinical Practice (Adult, Child and Mental Health routes) at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

Advanced practitioners are now in demand in all sectors of the health service. This course provides the opportunity to study with the highly regarded School of Health and Social Care at LSBU, which has over 20 years experience educating nurses and more recently allied health professionals and pharmacists to work safely and effectively at an advanced level of clinical practice. There are three routes available: Adult, Child and Mental Health. Each has been has been designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with the Health Education England Multiprofessional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (2017). This comprises of four pillars (Clinical Practice, Management/Leadership, Education and Research) with a range of capabilities specified under each. Our course provides thorough preparation not only for advanced nurse practitioners, but also for advanced clinical practitioners and health professionals who wish to work at a higher level of practice. It has been developed for both experienced qualified registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings. Why Advanced Clinical Practice at LSBU? We have been delivering high quality, advanced nursing education for over 20 years.Our programme is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).Teaching is provided by experienced qualified advanced practitioners, many of whom work regularly in clinical practiceOption for students to study the 40-credit Non Medical Prescribing course to become independent prescribers. Other distinctive features of the course: A Postgraduate Certificate Enhancing Clinical Practice and Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Clinical Practice award are available as intermediate exit awards only. These are intended for students who have studied modules within the MSc ACP but have decided not to or are unable to continue their studies through to completion of the full MSc award. This decision may also be based on availability of funding. In response to student and employer feedback and learning from similar course curriculum, a taught third year replaces the traditional 60 credit Dissertation. This comprises three 20 credit Level 7 modules. Students completing the PgDip award will have achieved the “threshold” standard set by HEE (2017) for the level of advanced clinical practice. However, this approach enables students to build on this by extending the period of support for successful consolidation and further optimisation of the four pillars of advanced level of practice.


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Assessment method

A range of assessments are employed, including Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Observed Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA), seen examinations and written assignments. The assessment strategy employed is closely aligned with the RCN competencies needed to achieve RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner status and the Knowledge and Skills Framework

How to apply

International applicants

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will hold a Bachelor Honours degree Current registration on the NMC register with a Children's Nursing qualification Three years post-qualifying experience Current employment in a professional practice (minimum 15 hours per week) You will also require evidence of employer support; an identified expert practitioner educated to Masters level as your facilitator; and dedicated clinical time to focus on practice based requirements

Fees and funding

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Advanced Clinical Practice (Adult, Child and Mental Health routes) at London South Bank University - UCAS