The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and has been designed to meet the academic and clinical practice development needs of practitioners from a range of health, social care and allied health services professions.
We’ll encourage you to look beyond your professional field to theory from a range of other disciplines – including sociology, philosophy, psychology and the law. You’ll gain the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon your advanced professional practice. Through a range of compulsory and optional modules, you’ll accomplish competent and confident inquiry that will underpin your future evidence-based and advanced practice.
We recognise you may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other universities), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full Master’s level award.
You’ll have the potential to transfer credit into the programme providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.
Study modules from this programme as short courses
You can study the modules and components of this programme and Advanced Clinical Practice as short courses. This allows you to study postgraduate modules one at a time, on a flexible study option, while working as a UK healthcare professional.
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A range of learning and teaching methods are used across the MSc Advanced Professional Practice. University-based contact days will engage methods such as practical skills sessions; seminar discussions; service-user led sessions; enquiry and problem-based learning; key-note lectures; student led seminars; critical incident reviews and tutorials. Teaching and learning will also be consolidated by a range of on-line provision such as recommended reading; quizzes; discussion forums; clinical scenarios.
- Our ‘Moodle’ virtual learning environment is used to support learning.
- You can undertake ‘standalone’ modules after discussion with the Academic Course Leader.
- Each 15 CAT module requires 5 university contact days, 9.15am – 16.15pm, which are spaced across the duration of the module./li>
A brand-new campus
It’s planned that teaching on this course will start at Oxstalls campus in September 2024, then transfer to the new City Campus in Gloucester in the 2024-25 academic year. This provides time to ensure a smooth transition and familiarisation with the new facilities for all.
The vibrant City Campus will be at the heart of the regeneration of Gloucester city centre. It will bring an iconic building back to life as a modern centre for teaching, learning and community partnerships and provide an excellent student experience.