Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University

Advanced Practice

Students study the influence, interpretation, and implementation of government policy in their area of practice. The programme covers patient centred service provision; applicants study clinical competence, leadership skills practice and service provision. Study focuses on and explores both the professional and practice elements essential to work at an advanced level to practice. The course is suitable for current practitioners; modules can be taken 1 at a time or in combination and blended learning methods are used.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be a registered health care practitioner and hold a 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate healthcare-related subject; or 60 credits at level 3 (with good grades normally above 60 per cent) and evidence of experiential learning equivalent to a minimum of 60 credits at level 3; additionally, applicants require knowledge in physiology, pharmacology and research methods with a minimum employment in practice of 15 hours per week through previous study undertaken; applicants require at least 2 years of post-registration/post-qualifying experience and be currently employed in a relevant clinical practice area; applicants require an appropriately qualified facilitator to support learning in practice; all applicants are interviewed.

Course modules

Modules include: scope of advanced practice; physiology and assessment of health illness and injury; health care needs and outcomes (methods and measurement); innovations in health care (leadership and management); clinical judgement and diagnostic reasoning; pharmacology and nurse prescribing.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes examinations, assignments, objective structure clinical examinations (OSCE's) and viva voce.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,700 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Uxbridge Campus Uxbridge UB8 1NA South East

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