Coventry University

Coventry University

Advanced Clinical Practice

This degree is aimed at healthcare practitioners who want to make real a difference and improve standards of practice throughout all aspects of healthcare provision. This exciting programme has been developed to meet the needs of health care practitioners who wish to expand their practice, to be recognised as 'advanced practitioners'. The course will support development of the ability to: enhance the quality and standard of patient care; influence the strategic direction of patient care within your own field of practice; develop into an enquiring and reflective clinician.

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants who hold state registered qualification as a nurse, paramedic or allied health professional. Students will normally have studied to BSc or equivalent, and must have a minimum of 5 years' experience of which 2 years' full-time (or equivalent) experience is in the specialty they wish to have as the scope and focus for their study. Students will normally have studied a 'health assessment module' or are required to pass a health assessment exam organised by the course leaders. Students must have the written support of their line manager and access to a suitably qualified senior clinical mentor for the duration of their studies. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment tools are used including traditional essays, but also seminars, presentations, poster production and assessment of clinical skills via OSCEs and assessments in practice. The intention is to use assessment tasks to develop practical skills useful to support advanced practice roles undertaken.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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