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Course summary

Clinical practice at an advanced level is a demanding and challenging role. Throughout your Advanced Clinical Practice Masters degree at ARU, we'll help you develop the skills and expertise you need to provide advanced clinical care. Alongside this, you'll transform your existing academic qualifications into a Masters in Advanced Practice (Clinical) accredited by the RCN (for nurses only). With the choice to study at ARU in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you'll learn alongside other students with a particular interest in your chosen area of advanced practice. It's a great opportunity to learn from each other. Together, you'll explore and apply the current policies, laws and procedures that apply to caring patients at this advanced level. We'll encourage you to delve into all areas of this field to extend your knowledge as much as possible. You'll not only strengthen your leadership and clinical decision-making skills, but also your ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice. While studying your Advanced Practice (Clinical) Masters degree, you'll work with professionals from other disciplines. This, together with the level of knowledge you'll gain from our course, will empower you to develop others through teaching and education. When it comes to work placements, you'll need to already be employed in a care environment suitable to your chosen route through our course. Your manager should agree to provide you with a designated clinical supervisor, who will support and nurture your clinical practice while also ensuring it can be fully assessed.


Core modules Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing Advanced Practice in Context Research Proposal Major Project Optional modules Adult Acute Care Advanced Management of Minor Injuries Advanced Practice in Diabetes Care Emergency Care Advanced Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care Specialist Mental Health Care Minor Illness Assessment and Management Cardiac Care Pain Management Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (for ACP trainees) Palliative and end of life Care - Management of Symptoms in Advanced Disease (subject to contract) Wound Management

Assessment method

From traditional case study essays to an oral examination, we use a variety of assessment strategies with our course to get the most of your learning. You'll also have the exciting opportunity to be assessed through a work-based portfolio, which will demonstrate your transition from first level registrant to that of advanced practitioner.

Entry requirements

Main A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. Notes Applicants must have undertaken a period of three year post-qualifying consolidation and be registered with the NMC regulatory body. You must be currently employed in an appropriate role within the field of advanced practice you wish to study for a period of at least six months prior to commencing the course. You must have a designated facilitator and recommendation to undertake the course by your Education Liaison Manager. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be considered for entry onto the pathway.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for details:
Advanced Practice (Clinical) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS