Description

Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

If you’re a nurse, paramedic or other health care professional looking to enhance your professional development, then our course provides a flexible programme in which to develop your knowledge and skills. We focus on five specific areas: health assessment/ diagnostic reasoning/ clinical decision making, leadership and the adoption/evaluation of evidence based practice. You’ll gain an Advanced Practice MSc that can open career opportunities in Advanced Practice in the healthcare arena.

Study Details:

MSc: 3 - 5 years part-time

Module Details:

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Practice (20 credits)
  • Leading, Developing and Improving Advanced Clinical Practice (20 credits)
  • Evidence for Advanced Practice (20 credits)
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit (QPU): Learning in Advanced Practice (non-credit bearing)
  • Research

 

Optional Modules

You must study the equivalent of 40 credits from the modules below or claim credit for Prior Learning (APL).

  • Evidence Based Practice (20 credits)
  • Leadership (20 credits)
  • Management: Managing within a Strategic and Organisational Context (20 credits)
  • Acute Care: Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult (20 credits)
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Disease in Practice (20 credits)
  • Case Management of Long Term Conditions (20 credits)
  • Long Term Conditions: Care and Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Assessment and Management of Acutely Ill Children(20 credits)
  • Advanced Assessment and Management of Common Childhood Illness (20 credits)
  • Facilitating Health Behaviour Change (20 credits)
  • Negotiated Learning (Independent Study) (20 credits)
  • Work Based Learning (20 credits)
  • Medicines: Therapeutics and Pharmacology (20 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing Practice in the Context of Allied Health Professionals (Supplementary prescribing)(20 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing Practice in the Context of Nursing, Midwifery and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (20 credits)
  • Pharmacology for Prescribing (20 credits)
  • Developing Clinical Skills for Non Medical Prescribing Through Work Based Learning (10 credits)
  • Consultation Skills for Pharmacists (10 credits)
  • Pharmacology for Prescribing (10 credits)

Fees

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/student-finance/postgraduate/

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

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