Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice

You will develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including critical thinking when considering the issues associated with practice, knowledge and application of research methods, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning. You will also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of the profession, and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role. The course will also enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at both local and strategic levels.The course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a qualified health or social care practitioner, who has a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your 1st language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you are not guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Course modules

Year 1: Exploring professional roles in practice; contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare; option module. Year 2: Research methods; 2 optional modules. Year 3: Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,893 per Credit (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,893 per Credit (International) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,893 per Credit (International) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

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