Masters | Postgraduate Course - Advanced Practice (Clinical) - Distance Learning MSc Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Advanced Practice (Clinical) - Distance Learning MSc

Study Details

MSc: 3 - 5 years part-time

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.

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)

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Student Destinations

You'll have enhanced employment opportunities as an advanced practitioner, including senior roles in your chosen field of healthcare. Your qualification will also help towards studying at Mphil/PhD level to continue your professional development.