Oxford Brookes University

Advanced Practice (Clinical)

The MSc in Advanced Practice (Clinical) aims to prepare, support and develop effective clinical leaders in health and social care who are employed in clinical roles with advanced practice, leadership, education and research responsibilities. Continuing developments in health and social care have resulted in the need for some professionals to have greater responsibility and accountability for developing service provision. This course offers opportunities for midwives and allied health professionals, to engage in continuing professional and postgraduate academic development. The course will extend your skills, knowledge and practice, and challenge your attitudes to health and social care.

Entry requirements

PgDip

A 1st degree, or prior learning at the equivalent, appropriate level; have a minimum of 3 years' post-registration experience in clinical practice; be employed in a suitable clinical role in the UK for the achievement of clinical learning outcomes; have evidence of current professional registration with the NMC or the HPC in the UK; have access to an appropriate clinical supervisor within students' area of practice; have explicit written support from a line manager. If English is not the 1st language; an IELTS overall score of 7.0 or equivalent.

MSc

A 1st degree, or prior learning at the equivalent, appropriate level; have a minimum of 3 years' post-registration experience in clinical practice; be employed in a suitable clinical role in the UK for the achievement of clinical learning outcomes; have evidence of current professional registration with the NMC or the HPC in the UK; have access to an appropriate clinical supervisor within students' area of practice; have explicit written support from a line manager. If English is not your first language; an IELTS overall score of 7.0 or equivalent. International applicants and medical doctors are not eligible for this course.

Course modules

Modules include: advancing professional practice; advanced history taking and assessment; diagnostic reasoning in practice; portfolio; portfolio; advanced research design; dissertation. Optional modules: non-medical prescribing; evidence-based practice; independent study, leadership in health and social care and tackling cancer.

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies are varied although largely based on coursework; students have opportunities to negotiate the specific content and nature of most module assessments with their tutors to ensure that work combines academic study with challenges in current practice; assessed work and additional evidence are assembled in a portfolio to demonstrate progression and achievement in relation to a set of advanced practice outcomes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 36 months
PgCert Part-time January 2017 - 18 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 18 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

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