Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Master of Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practice)

This programme incorporates the Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practice) and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills, and is only available to Trust employees appointed into the role of Advanced Critical Care Practitioner. The course reflects a focus on mastery of clinical (health care practice) theory and skills, and requires an assessment of clinical competence on which the award is contingent. As a result, the breadth of knowledge introduced will be limited when compared to existing MSc or MA programmes within postgraduate studies, and focused instead on knowledge that is imperative for clinical practice. For these reasons this links postgraduate study to clinical work. The programme addresses the requirement to provide a Master's award that includes new clinical skills to prepare for a role as a new type of health professional. A substantial part of the programme is devoted to the development of specific skills and the remainder accommodates the acquisition of a bio-medical and practice related knowledge base required for the role. For this reason, research and other forms of evidence are integrated within the practitioner specific modules and within clinical practice.

Entry requirements

1st degree at 2.2 or above. Professional role qualification and working in role. As this is a seconded role all candidates will be interviewed by the seconding Trust and the University

Course modules

Modules include: practice evaluation dissertation; empirical project; practice project; systematic appraisal.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Qualification Full-time - 36 months

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