The Advanced Practitioner

This module is of interest to all health and social care professionals who are either working at or aspiring to advanced practice. It forms a core module of the MSc Advanced Practice.

The module:

  • interrogates the themes associated with advanced practice;
  • gives you the opportunity to advance your understanding of these themes relating to your personal practice and your profession, both nationally and internationally.

The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Study method: Mixture of online and classroom delivery

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  • Module code ADPP003
  • Start date 11 September 2017
  • Application deadline 09 July
  • Duration 15 weeks
  • Days on campus 1 study day
  • Credit value SCQF 11 20
  • Fees £512
  • Overseas Fees £1,516
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Entrance Requirements

Students may apply who have completed previous degree or Master’s level studies. In addition applications are welcomed from any health, AHP, social care and voluntary sector workers who may have extensive professional experience without certificated learning.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23).

Funding

Information on module cost can be obtained here.

A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.

Objectives

Overall aims for the module

On completion of the module the student will be able to:

  1. Reflect critically and evaluate their practice in relation to the advanced practice module themes
  2. Demonstrate an extensive and critical knowledge of the theories /practice associated with leadership, inter- professional learning/working, managing change within person centred health and social care provision
  3. Apply a critical approach to their learning therein facilitating the synthesis of this learning into their professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate a range of cognitive, theoretical and practice-based skills which reflect the key roles of an advanced practitioner
  5. Apply critical reasoning and argument skills to support changes in their practice / service delivery.
  6. Articulate a perspective transformation through discussion and assignment.

Dates on campus(s)

Date to be confimred

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Dr Patricia Thomson

Application deadline Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 BST

Career opportunities

Completion of the Advanced Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.

All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.

Employability

All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area.

You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advanced Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.

This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.

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