Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Advanced Clinical Practice (Taught)

Course options

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Course summary

Our Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice award aims to equip healthcare professionals with advanced clinical skills and knowledge needed to lead and develop complex evidence-based clinical decisions, whilst enhancing service delivery and improving health outcomes within Practice. Linked to the four pillars of ‘Advanced Practice’; clinical, education, leadership and research; students will also benefit from learning with specialists from a range of healthcare settings whilst ensuring patient safety and ethical practice. Professional Body: Centre for Advancing Practice accreditation September 2021/22 application routes: *Advanced Clinical Practice PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Top-Up) MSc Advanced Clinical Practice MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship MSc * Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) enhance capacity and capability within teams by supporting existing and more established roles. They improve clinical continuity, provide more patient-focused care, enhance the inter-professional team and help to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients (HEE). Our MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice programme is designed in a systematic manner using a modular approach which enables it to be flexible enough to respond to the needs of stakeholders whilst recognising that students studying this programme will also be employed within practice settings. Our MSc ACP suite of programmes will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and clinical simulation to compliment and enhance work-based learning objectives. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge embedding the four pillars of advanced clinical practice.


• NURM080 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (Work-Based Learning) (compulsory) • NURM081 Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice (compulsory) • NURM114 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (compulsory) • NURM079 Educating and Influencing Others in Health Care (compulsory) • OTHM010 Professional Project (compulsory)

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice: To be eligible for the award, students must successfully complete 180 credits from the above.
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma, the student must successfully gain 120 credits from the above list including NURM080 and NURM081. Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate, the student must take NURM080 and NURM081. **Module information is quoted for 2021/22 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Entry requirements

Admissions to the programme enables all nurse, midwife and SCPHN registrants OR Allied Health Professionals registered with the HCPC (including NHS, Self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants) to apply for entry to the programme. Admission to the programme is dependent on the following minimum criteria: • The applicant must be an NMC or HCPC registered for 3 years prior to applying to the programme. • Have employer support and protected learning time. • A current Disclosure and Barring Services check had been undertaken (for NURM114). • The Admissions Policy for Advanced Clinical Practice programmes is in accordance with the University’s admissions for students, Equality and Diversity policies. It seeks to select the students from diverse educational and social backgrounds who can benefit from and motivation to complete the programme. The programme welcomes applications from those from a variety of educational qualifications and will consider on merit applicants with no formal qualifications. All applicants need to have: • An appropriate healthcare or bachelor’s degree with honours. • Must be employed within a health and social care related environment and be a UK registered healthcare professional or • Those without a relevant bachelor’s degree must satisfy the University that by virtue of their professional standing, qualification and/or training that they are fit to register for, and to benefit them from, their proposed programme of study. As per the University of Northampton Academic Regulations where an applicant for admission to a programme is unable to present evidence relating to the general entry requirements, they may be considered for ‘special admission’. In such cases the Special Admissions Policy must be followed, which identifies principles governing the admission of associate students. In these circumstances applicants will be referred to the programme leader to discuss suitability for ‘special admission’. For further information on the above awards or its associated modules, please contact the team on [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Northampton - UCAS