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.

Course modules

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

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.


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