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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop your skills in decision-making, diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management.
  • Study in a vibrant and challenging learning environment.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours required to function as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
This course is aimed at applicants who are training to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals and for those wishing to formalise and develop their role as an advanced clinical practitioner. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Learning in multi-professional groups and being taught by a multi-professional teaching team creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment to enhance and extend your knowledge of working in transformational roles such as Advanced Clinical Practice. You learn through
  • practical sessions
  • workshops
  • seminars
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice. You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands. Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen. Future careers This course prepares you for a career as an advanced clinical practitioner in
  • emergency departments
  • specialist paramedics (emergency and urgent care)
  • trainee pharmacist
  • complex mental health needs in prison
  • chartered physiotherapist
Successful completion of this course will prepare you to seek an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) post or if already employed as a trainee ACP, to formalise this post with a nationally recognised academic qualification.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Advanced Physical Assessment And Consultation Skills Elective modules Non-Medical Prescribing Pathophysiology And Pharmacology For Advanced Management Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Researching For Practice (Taught) Elective modules Advanced Assessment, Formulation And Treatment Planning In Mental Health Advanced Interventions And Evaluation In Mental Health Advanced Prehospital, Emergency And Critical Care Advancing Paediatric Management: Improving Care In The Primary And Acute Sector Core Principles Of Paediatrics In Primary Care And The Acute Sector Evaluating Service Improvement Evidencing Your Cpd Evidencing Your Cpd Fundamentals Of Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation Fundamentals Of Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation Leadership In Adult Safeguarding Learning And Teaching For Practice Managing Long Term Conditions Managing The Acutely Unwell Patient Minor Illness Management Minor Injury Management Personalised Study Module Planning Service Improvement Work Based Learning For Service Development Work Based Learning For Service Development Final year - Elective modules Dissertation 45 credits Dissertation 60 Credits

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, 2.2 or above in a related health care subject. If the applicant does not hold a first degree, they will be required to submit a piece of written work with their application demonstrating their ability to write to level 6 standard. If you do not meet the entry criteria please contact the course leader in advance of applying. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more Typically 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in an appropriate field of practice. You must be currently employed in a suitable practice setting and have an available supervisor who is able to undertake supervised clinical assessments. A pre-agreement form is to be completed by the clinical manager, which confirms that the student will have an identified clinical supervisor. Applicants must provide written evidence in the form of a pre-course learning agreement that all parties,sponsoring managers, clinical mentors and students, are actively committed to supporting an advanced practice role. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Advanced Clinical Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS