The development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) role is one of the ways the Government is modernising the National Health Service and reshaping the workforce in order to improve the quality of healthcare and meet the changing needs of the population. Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered healthcare practitioners. The role characterised by a high degree of autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity and uncertainty, holding accountability for decisions made.
- The course consists of theoretical and clinically focused modules that enable you to meet the four pillars of professional practice – clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. As well as associated core capabilities at the level of advanced clinical practice articulated in HEE (2017) Multi-professional Framework for ACP.
- The course provides theoretical and clinically focused education and training to support the expansion of practice and the development of new skills; specifically, clinical history taking, clinical examination skills and consultation skills.
- It offers you the opportunity to enhance your current knowledge and practice related to the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, and may lead to career progression into advanced level roles across all specialties of practice.
- You will be taught by a team of passionate academics who have a wealth of skills, expertise and professional credibility related to advanced clinical practice.
- You will be able to study specific routes to support your clinical practice, these include Primary Care, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Mental Health Care and Cancer Care.
Year 1 Core modules: Core Clinical Assessment, Skills and Decision-making for Advanced Practice Fundamentals of Contemporary Advanced Practice Year 2 One of the following: Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Cancer Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Critical Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Emergency Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Mental Health Care) Developing Advanced Practice in the Workplace (Primary Care) Plus one of the following: This is a compulsory module for all students who are able to register as an Independent Prescriber with their professional body. Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Professional groups unable to register as an Independent prescriber and students who are already qualified as an Independent prescriber will undertake a module from a list which may include: Caring for children and young people Electrocardiograph (ECG) Monitoring and Interpretation Long Term Conditions Management (Diabetes, COPD, Long COVID and Frailty) Managing Minor Injuries Personal and Practice Development Year 3 Core modules: Advancing Clinical Practice Project Advanced Practice Portfolio of Evidence
All modules are supported by the University’s virtual learning environment, Brightspace. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria relevant to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- International Council of Nurses Advanced Practice Network
- Association of Advanced Practice Educator
You must hold: * Current registration on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, Health and Care Professions Council or the General Pharmaceutical Council. A period of 3 years post-registration experience will be required. * A first degree in your specialism or another relevant health related subject is also required, or you must provide other evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£825||Module|