Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice and Applied Education

This course's aim is to encourage independent and autonomous learning, along with confident teaching and communication techniques. Students build on their existing knowledge and skills to a point where they are confident in their ability to participate more actively in their chosen field, particularly in the area of policy development and communication. Students learn to interpret complex materials independently and creatively, reflect on their learning, critically examine approaches to effective team building, and exercise judgement in relation to policy, workloads and professional practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to be currently in a role which has a contractual obligation for teaching, learning and assessment and. If students require registration with the nursing and midwifery council (nurses and midwives only) they need to have been a registered practitioner working with students for a minimum period of 3 years.

Course modules

Year 1: Exploring professional roles in practice, professional study and practices, effective learning and teaching in higher education contexts. Year 2: Research methods, assessment evaluation and support, option. Year 3: Dissertation. Optional modules: adults with incapacity; assessment, evaluation and support; child protection in context; child protection: risk to reality; contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare; critical thinking, analysis and writing; dissertation; effective learning and teaching in higher education; exploring professional roles in practice; independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; leadership; interprofessional learning and mentoring; managing performance for person centred services; politics, policy and practice; practising within a consultancy role; professional study and practices; research methods; safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families; pathophysiology and epidemiology in diabetes mellitus; preparation and practice of supervisors of midwives; work based learning portfolio 1; work based learning portfolio 2.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,684 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
Part-time £ 1,684 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh EH14 1DJ Scotland

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