Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Advanced Professional Practice

This course is aimed at health or social care professionals looking to develop their key advanced practitioner knowledge and skills. Students will develop their current knowledge and expertise, linking it to contemporary literature, theory and research and applying it to their area of practice. The range of programme optional modules, shared across the 5 named pathway awards, gives students the flexibility and choice to tailor their learning to the workplace.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 1st degree (BSc Honours at 2.1 or above or European 1st cycle equivalent). Applicants who do not have a degree but have appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen pathways may be eligible to apply. An interview may be necessary and applicants will normally be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will require IELTS minimum of 6.5 in each part.

Course modules

Core modules: applying evidence to practice; pre-hospital critical care passport competencies 1; pre-hospital critical care passport competencies 2; project design for research; research dissertation. Optional modules: advanced clinical reasoning for the critical care patient; advanced clinical reasoning in musculoskeletal physiotherapy; advanced critical reflection; risk and decision-making; advanced practice with children and families; advancing the management of long term conditions; application of law and policy in safeguarding adults; assessing adult learners in their practice (social workers); children, young people and their families and the legal process; clinical dietetics for infants and children; contemporary issues in leadership; critical care management (airway, breathing and circulation); critical care management (neurological, environmental and special patient groups); developing self and others; dietetic management of inherited metabolic disorders (IMD); dietetic practice (supported study); enhancing practice in chronic pulmonary conditions; injection therapy for health professionals (botulinum toxin); injection therapy for health professionals (corticosteroid); leadership in action; measuring and evaluating health and wellbeing in practice; neonatal nutrition; neurological rehabilitation (sensorimotor disorders); nutrition and dietetics in common paediatric disorders; nutrition and dietetics in infancy and childhood; occupation as the focus of contemporary practice; occupational therapy practice (supported study); physiotherapy practice (supported study); rehabilitation (cognition, perception and behaviour); retrieval and transfer of a critical care patient within special situations; safeguarding children; social work practice (supported study); supported independent study; supporting adult learners in professional practice settings (social workers); supporting the needs of the frail older person; working in the professional environment with children and families. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
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01752 585858