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Course summary

The Msc Advanced Clinical Practice (Specialist Negotiated Practice) provides access to structured and supported educational development to enable you to progress through your Masters Level study to meet the requirements set by Health Education England (2017) in their Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England. The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice has been designed to meet the needs of the health professional whose desire is to develop their clinical career to a higher level as an advanced practitioner. The course philosophy is to acknowledge your prior experience and knowledge as a health professional and subsequently enable you to fulfil your potential as a postgraduate through the development of new understanding, critical insight and advanced level academic and clinical skills. This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). What happens on the course? The programme will develop your knowledge and skills to work at an advanced level of clinical practice and has been designed around the Health Education England (HEE) Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England. Year 1 will allow you to develop key aspects of the ACP role, including advanced health assessment and clinical reasoning to provide an evidence-base to your patient consultations. You will review current practice and develop a service improvement initiative, demonstrating leadership and governance skills in line with the four pillars of advanced practice. You will study a total of 60 credits in year 1. Year 2 will enable you to build on studies in advanced clinical practice and further develop your role in relation to research and prescribing practice. You will study a total of 60 credits, the Specialist Negotiated Practice modules 7HW068 and 7HW069. These modules provide the flexibility for you to explore and critically analyse the evidence underpinning specialist aspects of your role or areas of professional interest. Year 3 Dissertation will enable you to evaluate critically, current research and evidence for advanced healthcare practice and to develop academic skills at a higher level.


Entry requirements

To access the Master of Science (MSc) Advanced Clinical Practice (Specialist Negotiated Practice) you must be a practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) who are working in a clinical area with identified support from an appropriate clinical supervisor. To become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, the following points should normally be met and the applicant must be in a role that has employer support for clinical placement and time to attend the course with a clinical supervisor/mentor in practice: Hold current first level Professional Registration with a relevant regulatory body. Entry requirement includes first degree and minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in clinical practice. Recognised post within a healthcare organisation and the post listed within workforce plan and business need. Confirmed defined / protected Advanced Clinical Practice role for the trainee to be moved into on successful completion of the programme. Appropriately named clinical supervisor to support the trainee during the programme of training. The supervisor will not necessarily hold the same professional registration as the developing advanced clinical practitioner/trainee but will be experienced in supervision and in the relevant field of advanced clinical practice. Commitment to providing protected learning time for the trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner during the MSc and this is equivalent to: One day a week in university (or equivalent) reading, writing and other academic activities. One day a week protected time for supported clinical practice (or equivalent).


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Advanced Clinical Practice (Specialist Negotiated Practice) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS