Advancing Practice (Health) (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

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Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

As a nurse or allied health professional with 2-3 years of post-qualification experience, enhance your specialist practice to progress towards clinical lead or senior manager band 7 positions in acute care settings.

The MSc Advancing Practice (Healthcare) supports experienced band 5/6 practitioners to take the lead on managing and improving acute healthcare provision. Apply your learning to deliver a high quality, person-centred approach to healthcare in secondary care settings. Develop skills to lead and advance your practice, driving nurse-led clinical services, which can improve cost-effective acute patient care.

Our teachers are experienced in acute care practice and will personally mentor you through the course. In addition, we have 5 guest lecturers who are Acute Trust lecturer practitioners currently practising in acute care settings. Tailor your learning to your own personal and professional aspirations through specialist modules including:

  • Advancing Practice (Healthcare)
  • Service Improvement and Evaluation
  • Research Methods Informing Practice
  • Clinical Assessment and Decision Making Skills
  • Person-Centred Care in Practice
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Leading Dementia Care in Practice
  • Practice Teacher (NMC approved)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC approved)

Study the MSc Advancing Practice (Healthcare) part-time with the flexibility to choose tailored modules, or achieve standalone qualifications at postgraduate certificate or diploma level. Record your study as contribution towards NMC re-validation or other professional regulatory body requirements for continuous professional development.

Study style

Our teaching supports a range of practice-focused, problem-based learning delivered through lectures, work-based study, active learning sets, online support and discussion groups. This contributes to improving your understanding and resolution of complex issues faced within acute care settings.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject or:

  • a relevant level 6 qualification
  • a recent publication/s in peer reviewed journals
  • NHS reports that reflect QAA level 6 academic ability
  • international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

If you are being sponsored by your employer, download a sponsorship form and return it with your application

Fees

Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £8150
Postgraduate Diploma £5430
Postgraduate Certificate £2715
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000
Postgraduate Certificate £4500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.

Careers

Work towards clinical lead or senior manager band 7 positions in acute care settings.

Industry links

Benefit from our strong links with South West Health Education England and the Acute Trust, who support the university with five lecturer practitioners.
Learn through a series of guest lecturers, including senior clinical managers and service leads from local acute healthcare providers.
Build professional relationships through the Advanced Nursing Network and specialist clinical networking groups.

Progress your career towards band 7 level positions by advancing your practice and driving nurse-led clinical services.
Benefit from formal links with the Acute Trust. We have 5 guest lecturers who are Acute Trust lecturer practitioners combining everyday work in acute care settings with teaching on our course.
Our teachers are experienced in acute care practice and will personally mentor you through the course, helping tailor your learning to your professional ambitions.
Develop skills to provide the best possible person-centred acute care in a constantly changing and financially limited healthcare service

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

+44 (0)3330 141414