Brunel University London

Advanced Clinical Practice (Taught) Brunel University London Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

Are you an experienced healthcare practitioner? Are you looking for the right qualifications to further your career? Perhaps you're a practising occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse, for example, and would like to develop your medical career into a leadership role. This course has been designed with this in mind. The programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of our five pathways. These are:

Critical Care
You’ll develop advanced assessment and reasoning skills for the treatment and rehabilitation of the critically ill patient from the intensive care unit through to the community setting.

Prevention and Rehabilitation in Long Term and Chronic Conditions
You’ll develop advanced assessment, reasoning and research skills to deliver effective preventative and rehabilitative strategies for people living with, or at risk of, long-term and chronic conditions.

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
You’ll develop advanced assessment, reasoning and research skills for the treatment and rehabilitation of MSK patients presenting within inpatient, outpatient and primary care settings.

Neurological Rehabilitation
You’ll develop advanced assessment, reasoning and research skills for the care and rehabilitation of people living with neurological disorders.

Occupational Therapy
You’ll develop advanced assessment, reasoning and research skills for the care and rehabilitation of people in healthcare and community settings.

At Brunel, we understand the challenges of fitting study around work and family life. This is why we have made our courses so flexible. You can study full-time, part-time or even just take one or more CPPD modules for your professional development and return to complete your course at a later date.

Following successful completion of this programme, you’ll be prepared for a leadership role in developing and improving the care and experience of service users, along with improving service provision across the range of health and care settings.

If you are a manager in the healthcare sector and you’re interested in Brunel’s Advanced Clinical Practice modules as professional development for your staff please contact

Course details


Compulsory modules

  • Quantitative Methods and Design for Health Science Research
  • Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care
  • Advanced Clinical Leadership
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Information Management in Health Care
  • Health Economics for Advanced Clinical Practitioners
  • Facilitating Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Acute Management of the Critically Ill Patient
  • Rehabilitation after Critical Illness
  • The Specialist Patient
  • Science of Rehabilitation and Movement
  • Fundamentals of Prevention and Rehabilitation in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions
  • Advanced Lifestyle Management in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions
  • Reflective Clinical Practice in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions
  • Pain: Contemporary Science and Practice
  • Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Practice: The Lower Quadrant
  • Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Practice: The Upper Quadrant
  • Working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills
  • Injection Therapy
  • Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation
  • Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement
  • Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Issues in Neurorehabilitation
  • Children, Young People, Families and Carers’ Practices
  • Older People and Healthy Ageing
  • Mental Health, Recovery and Well Being
  • Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviours across the Lifespan
  • Palliative and End of Life Care

Assessment method

The course uses a range of flexible and engaging approaches to assessment. You'll be assessed through exams, critical essays, portfolios, oral presentations and your dissertation. The choice of the specific type of assessment will be appropriate to the intended learning outcomes of the taught modules. The assessment strategies will balance the need to demonstrate knowledge and competencies with more in-depth and critical approaches to learning. Such assessment approaches will include examinations, presentations of relevant clinical case scenarios, and coursework, which will take the form of critical assessment of literature and research, critical essays, and the development of the selected portfolio of learning. Finally, the dissertation provides demonstration of an ability to synthesise and critically evaluate current research underpinning clinical practice, and to develop and undertake relevant research as well as its dissemination

How to apply

International applicants

Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.

Entry requirements

  • Degree in a relevant health profession with at least one year of clinical work experience.

Staged study
Applicants must have successfully completed the PGCert to be admitted to the PGDip. Applicants must have successfully completed the PGDip to be admitted to the MSc.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 60% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
PTE Academic 51.0 with no less than 51 in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 * Year 1
EU £8,000 * Year 1
International £18,720 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £8,000 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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