Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical)

Tailoring the Advanced Practice Programme to the NHS workforce and its development needs, promotes the diversity of practitioners required by a modern, dependable, world-class NHS. A multi-professional, flexible and innovative programme, the Advanced Healthcare Practice course enables specialist routes to connect with clinical, education and mental health areas. Other specialist routes may be added in the future. Please note: To be awarded the full MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice, you will need to achieve 180 credits. Students who achieve 120 credits or 60 credits will be awarded a PgDip or PgCert respectively.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: evidence of study at Level 6 within your specialist area/health care profession to attend an interview before your place is confirmed Additional information: RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international MSc: You will need evidence of study, at Level 6, within your specialist area/health care profession. You will also need to attend an interview before your place is confirmed. Application and selection.

Course modules

MSc: Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules •Research Methodology, Methods & Data Analysis (30 credits) •Dissertation (60 credits) Optional Modules •Advanced Health Care Practice (10 credits) •Ethical and Legal Issues within Advanced Practice (10 credits) •Pathophysiology Advanced Practice (10 credits) •Advancing Leadership For Quality (20 credits) •Clinical Examination (10 credits) •Clinical Diagnostics (10 credits) •Diabetes: Enabling Healthcare Professionals to Enhance Healthcare Provision in Practice (30 credits) •Pre-Operative Assessment (20 credits) •Advancing the Critical Care Practitioner (30 credits) •Negotiated Work Based Learning (20 credits) •Mentorship in Health Care Practice (20 credits) •Collaborative and Professional Practice in Dementia Care (30 credits) •Professional Practice in Palliative Care (30 credits) •Safeguarding in Multi-Professional Practice (30 credits) •Quality Monitoring and Improvement in Health and Social Care (30 credits) •Art and Science of Practice Education (20 credits) •Specialist Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner (20 credits) •Public Health and the Paramedic (20 credits) •Managing Critical Care (20 credits) •Narrative Therapeutics and Communication (20 credits) MSc: Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 7 •Advanced Health Care Practice (10 Credits) •Advancing Leadership For Quality (20 Credits) •Advancing the Critical Care Practitioner (30 credits) •Art and Science of Practice Education (20 Credits) •Clinical Diagnostics (10 Credits) •Clinical Examination (10 Credits) •Collaborative and Professional Practice in Dementia Care (30 credits) •Diabetes: Enabling Healthcare Professionals to Enhance Healthcare Provision in Practice (30 Credits) •Ethical and Legal Issues within Advanced Practice (10 credits) •Managing Critical Care (20 Credits) •Mentorship in Health Care Practice (20 Credits) •Narrative Therapeutics and Communication (20 Credits) •Negotiated Work Based Learning (20 credits) •Non-Medical Prescribing •Pathophysiology Advanced Practice (10 Credits) •Pre-Operative Assessment (20 credits) •Professional Practice in Palliative Care (30 credits) •Public Health for The Paramedic (20 Credits) •Quality monitoring and improvement in Health and Social Care (30 credits) •Safeguarding in Multi-Professional Practice (30 credits) •Specialist Bowel Cancer Screening (20 credits)

Assessment methods

MSc: To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on this programme include: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), vivas, written exams, portfolios, reports, reflective pieces, assignments and practical work. MSc: Advanced Healthcare Practice offers a blended learning approach with staff always looking for new and engaging ways to develop competencies around healthcare roles. You will learn via key note lectures, case scenarios, workshops, discussions and clinical skills lab simulations. One innovative aspect of the programme is the integration of service users as part of clinical examination modules. Patient models have proved invaluable in terms of student feedback and improving the realism of scenarios. Canvas, LJMU's virtual learning environment, further enhances the learning experience and the use of wikis and group blog videos have received very positive feedback. All course lectures and materials are available online. When it comes to assessment, methods range from Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and vivas to written exams, portfolios, reports, reflective pieces, assignments and practical work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2019 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Contact: 
Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
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01512315829