Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Designed by experienced and senior clinicians, and in line with the NHS Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England, on this programme you’ll develop your ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers in a variety of UK healthcare settings. This Masters programme supports registered professionals (NMC, HCPC) to develop their existing skills, knowledge and values across the four pillars of advanced practice:

  • Clinical practice
  • Leadership and management
  • Education
  • Research
On successful completion of this Masters programme, you’ll be able to work as an advanced clinical practitioner within your individual practice speciality.

Modules

On this part-time Master's programme, you'll study modules worth a total of 180 credits over 3 years. The programme lead will support you with choosing your optional modules Part-time: Year 1:- Core modules in this year include:

  • Advanced Clinical Reasoning, Decision Making and Diagnostics (15 credits)
  • History Taking and Physical Assessment for Advanced Clinical Practice (30 credits)
  • Principles of Advanced Clinical Practice (15 credits).
There are no options modules in this year. Year 2:- Core modules in this year include:
  • Evidence Based Practice at Advanced Level (15 credits).
Optional modules in this year include: You'll choose between the first two modules and one additional module from the following list.
  • Applied Pharmacology and Medicines Management (30 credits)
  • Prescribing for Nurses: Independent and Supplementary (V300) (L7) (30 credits)
  • Advanced Practice in Urgent and Emergency Care Settings (15 credits)
  • Dementia in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Identification and Management of Frailty in Adults (15 credits)
  • Level 7 Care of Children and Young People in Crisis (15 credits)
  • Supporting Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Supporting Advanced Clinical Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care (15 credits)
Year 3: Core modules in this year include:
  • Service Improvement Project (15 credits)
  • Transition to Advanced Clinical Practice (45 credits)
There are no options modules in this year.


Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Applicants should be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for the individual to be an advanced practitioner. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. Applicants are required to have 3 years post-registration work experience in a relevant area. Applicants must also have support of a line manager and clinical supervisor and current registration with a relevant professional body (NMC or HCPC). All applicants will be invited to attend an interview. This course is for UK based staff only.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 7.0.
PTE Academic68An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 68 in each skill.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 185.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 185.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3470 Year 1
England £3470 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3470 Year 1
Scotland £3470 Year 1
Wales £3470 Year 1
Channel Islands £3470 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £3470 Year 1
International £5730 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Portsmouth - UCAS