Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Advanced Practice

The MSc Advanced Practice is a generic programme with seven specific pathways and can lead to the award of the specifically named degree: MSc Advanced Practice (Audiology); MSc Advanced Practice (Dietetics); MSc Advanced Practice (Housing); MSc Advanced Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies); MSc Advanced Practice (Public Health Emergencies); MSc Advanced Practice (Speech and Language Therapy); MSc Advanced Practice (Sport and Exercise Nutrition​) - Not running for 2017/18; MSc Advanced Practice (Generic Pathway); Further information on each pathway can be found in the Pathway Specific Modules tab below. It is intended that the programme provides for flexible, variable progression that is responsive to student and employer continuous professional learning needs and the constantly changing practice environment. Any modules at Level 7 (Masters level) studied elsewhere, that meet the learning needs of the student, can be incorporated into the module mix via the Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) procedure. In addition, it is recognised that many professions engage with CPD activities which are not credit rated. The Reflection on Prior Learning module is a 20 credit level 7 generic option module where students can use relevant CPD activities to critically reflect on those experiences and produce a reflective statement and portfolio.

Entry requirements

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MSc

Applicants should hold an honours degree in a discipline relating to their proposed area of study. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications will be considered.​
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Applicants must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years recent and relevant experience in an appropriate setting. The applied nature of the course and the emphasis on critical reflection and the development of advanced practice require candidates to have relevant experience on which they can reflect and develop their studies.

​Entry Requirements for specific pathways:​

Dietetics - candidates should be registered Dietitians with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Speech and Language Therapy - candidates should be registered Speech and Language Therapists with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Not running for 2017/18 - Sports and Exercise Nutrition - candidates should have a first degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Sports and Exercise Science.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates will be considered by the course director and at least one other member of the course team and may be invited to interview. At this stage there will be discussion about the potential areas that the candidate wishes to study as well as consideration of developmental needs.

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Applicants should hold an honours degree in a discipline relating to their proposed area of study. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications will be considered.​ ​​ Applicants must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years recent and relevant experience in an appropriate setting. The applied nature of the course and the emphasis on critical reflection and the development of advanced practice require candidates to have relevant experience on which they can reflect and develop their studies. ​Entry Requirements for specific pathways:​ Dietetics - candidates should be registered Dietitians with the Health and Care Professions Council. Speech and Language Therapy - candidates should be registered Speech and Language Therapists with the Health and Care Professions Council. Not running for 2017/18 - Sports and Exercise Nutrition - candidates should have a first degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Sports and Exercise Science. Selection Procedure: Candidates will be considered by the course director and at least one other member of the course team and may be invited to interview. At this stage there will be discussion about the potential areas that the candidate wishes to study as well as consideration of developmental needs.

Course modules

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MSc

The course will have three defined exit points:

​Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) - provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills required to begin to develop practice as an Advanced Practitioner.

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) - provides students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to function as an Advanced Practitioner.

Master of Science (MSc) - this aimed at those students who wish to continue their academic study and undertake an extended applied research project which must be relevant to practice.

The structure of the programme is designed, where appropriate, to be flexible and meet the needs of the individual learner. Students can opt to study individual modules for their continuous professional development (CPD); there is a separate fees basis for this type of study.

Modules:

Compulsory Modules for PgD:

Reflection for Professional Practice (10 credits); Evidence Based Practice (10 credits); Applied Research Methods & Design (20 credits);
Compulsory Modules for MSc:

Dissertation (60 credits);
Optional Generic Modules: (All worth 20 credits):

Work Based Learning 1; Work Based Learning 2; Assessing Health, Wellbeing and Inequity; Health Risk Perception & Communication; Public Health Policy Development; Health Protection; Frameworks for Public Health Intervention;
Changing Health Behaviour ; Neuro Linguistic Programming; Reflection on Prior Learning; Teaching and Learning in the Workplace; Clinical Decision Making; Strategic Leadership and Management;

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

The course will have three defined exit points: ​Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) - provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills required to begin to develop practice as an Advanced Practitioner. Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) - provides students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to function as an Advanced Practitioner. Master of Science (MSc) - this aimed at those students who wish to continue their academic study and undertake an extended applied research project which must be relevant to practice. The structure of the programme is designed, where appropriate, to be flexible and meet the needs of the individual learner. Students can opt to study individual modules for their continuous professional development (CPD); there is a separate fees basis for this type of study. Modules: Compulsory Modules for PgD: Reflection for Professional Practice (10 credits); Evidence Based Practice (10 credits); Applied Research Methods & Design (20 credits); Compulsory Modules for MSc: Dissertation (60 credits); Optional Generic Modules: (All worth 20 credits): Work Based Learning 1; Work Based Learning 2; Assessing Health, Wellbeing and Inequity; Health Risk Perception & Communication; Public Health Policy Development; Health Protection; Frameworks for Public Health Intervention; Changing Health Behaviour ; Neuro Linguistic Programming; Reflection on Prior Learning; Teaching and Learning in the Workplace; Clinical Decision Making; Strategic Leadership and Management;

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by coursework; the type varies according to the modules and can include the completion of a portfolio, presentations, reflections, reports and case studies. All the modules are externally moderated. Wherever possible students will be offered formative assessments and feedback.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 3 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (EU) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (England) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 560 per Module (Wales) 3 years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 18 months

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