Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care)

This course is designed to develop and enhance skills that are required to become an advanced practitioner. It is suitable for experienced health and social care practitioners who are currently functioning as advanced practitioners or who are developing towards this level of autonomous practice. In developing this course, the department has collaborated with members from a range of professions with varying roles in organisations including service managers, practitioners and educationalists.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area. 5 years' experience in health and social care. Evidence that the applicant's current level of practice forms a pre-requisite stage for advanced practice. Explicit evidence of the ability to practise at, or develop towards, the level required to enable them to reach the aims of the programme. Evidence of support from practice for the student to develop in, or towards, an advanced practice role.

Course modules

Core modules include: meeting the challenge of advanced practice; advanced practice in context; health and social care research: methods and methodology; dissertation. Optional modules include: occupational science; specialist midwifery practice; technical reporting radiopharmacy; applied pharmacology; clinical examination skills for advanced practice; diagnostic reasoning for advanced practice; evidencing work-based learning; independent study; legal and ethical issues and dilemmas in health and social care; policy and practice; biological principles of disease processes.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods are incorporated into this course, each 1 appropriate to the nature of the specific module; a module assessment normally comprises the application of theory to the students' own practice.

Sponsorship information

Self-funding; secondment and employee sponsorship available; Career Development Loans; bursaries and grants.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 985 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 985 per Credit (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 985 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glenside Bristol BS16 1DD South West

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