Keele University

Keele University

Advanced Professional Practice (Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery)

This programme focuses on higher academic study underpinning a higher level of professional practice in healthcare. It is designed to provide the health and social care practitioner a stimulating and rigorous analysis of health care practice. It will have an interdisciplinary and interprofessional focus and aim to prepare practitioners to lead and manage change in a global health care environment. It will combine conceptual, theoretical and practical work-based learning approaches to the study of health and social care practice and provide the opportunity for the practitioner to develop skills and expertise to an advanced level. The student will be able to map out a series of learning outcomes based on learning opportunities available in the workplace which represents an exploration of work focused and work related issues complemented by taught modules.

Entry requirements

Potential/prospective students will normally: hold current 1st level professional registration with a relevant regulatory body; have an identified work-based facilitator within their practice area, who will support and guide their development throughout the phases of the programme; be working in clinical practice; hold an undergraduate degree ideally 2.2 or higher in a related subject with a period of 2 years time in professional practice. In some cases the student may be allowed to apply for accreditation of prior learning, undertaken either at Keele or at another higher education institution. These credits must have been gained within 5 years previous to their joining the current programme of study.

Course modules

Year 1: work based learning; leadership and management for healthcare professionals or clinical leadership; elective from faculty of health portfolio; end of life care pathway: recognising the end of life; human dimensions in end of life care or independent professional practice development; holistic support through to end of life; paediatric endocrinology pathway: paediatric endocrinology; independent professional practice development; year 2: practice development and advancement through work based learning; research methods in health or clinical effectiveness; elective from faculty of health portfolio; year three: advanced work-based practice project or dissertation (school of nursing).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Whole course (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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