Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Advanced Clinical Practice

This programme is aimed at nurses, allied health professionals and midwives who are involved with hands-on patient services, and are aiming to develop their careers and prospects. On the course students will need to relate the content of each module to their own speciality, whether they are a nurse, midwife or AHP. In addition provision for practitioners from some specialities is built into the programme, for example primary care, palliative care and children and neonates. This course is split into 2 parts: the 1st part will see students study and undertake skills practice aspects. The 2nd part requires study for the Postgraduate Diploma in advancing practice. Students will be supported in identifying practice learning skills that are required for their own speciality throughout the course. Student and practice facilitators will discuss and write their own action plan so that learning is directly focused on the needs of their patients and the service being provided.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for senior professionals employed in primary or secondary care. Applicants will need to: be a registered practitioner, currently in practice; have 3 to 5 years professional experience in their speciality and a 1st degree or evidence of recent professionally related study at diploma or degree level; have studied research methods at level 6 (degree level) or physiology at level 5 (diploma level) or prescribing (level 6). Alternatively, applicants may need to complete some pre-course written work.

Course modules

PgCert: advanced health assessments and clinical decision making (30 credits); advanced practicum (15 credits); population assessment for advanced practice (15 credits) and leadership for advanced practice (15 credits). PgDip: research, theory and practice. Plus 2 optional modules examples of which are: practice teaching; infection prevention and control; equality and inclusiveness in care; physiology/management of pain; case management for long term conditions. Master's stage: students will gain 180 credits at MSc level by completing 8 modules for the Postgraduate Diploma plus a dissertation. The research for the dissertation will normally have a strong focus on practice.

Assessment methods

For the PgDip we use a wide range of continuous assessments, including essays, reports, practice documents, OSCEs and presentations. The advanced practice module will be assessed by each student's practice facilitator and monitored by the university. The prescribing module has several assessments including an examination. For the MSc part of the programme students will need to carry out research for their Master's dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 600 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

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