Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Clinical Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice is a programme for multi-professional groups which aims to meet the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice. On successful completion of this programme you will be a recognised Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEWM, 2015) with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded autonomous scope of practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which you practice. The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice pathway is delivered by a team who have specialist knowledge in advanced practice and its four pillars. Approximately 80% of the curriculum for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice is recognised as curriculum applicable to an Advanced Clinical Practitioner working in any health discipline and setting. The other 20% of the curriculum will be negotiated between Keele and yourself to consider the education, training and modules required to support your advanced clinical role and areas of interest. You can select modules from within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the wider Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and other, indeed, relevant modules within the University and other Universities through negotiation with the Award Lead. This pathway offers a broad range of options for prospective students and reflects the University mission statement in learning and teaching to deliver high quality education with an emphasis on inter-professional and multi-professional learning opportunities. There are 3 formal progression points:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (60 Credits)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advancing Clinical Practice (120 Credits)
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (180 Credits)
Please note, the location of teaching for the Advanced Clinical Practice programme is dependent upon the modules taken. Most of the clinical module teaching takes place within the Clinical Education Centre located on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site, with some of the theory modules taking place on the main Keele University campus. Some modules may be delivered online.

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Entry requirements

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