University of Bedfordshire
Advancing Healthcare Practice
This course has been developed to embrace the dynamic challenges faced by advanced practitioners in a modern healthcare setting; it therefore integrates research, education and management issues to enable students to evolve a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice; by building on our students' existing knowledge base, and by providing them with the necessary advanced theoretical and clinical expertise, this course helps them become efficient at managing their own clinical case loads and undertaking advanced health assessment, as well as developing their diagnostic reasoning skills; these issues relate strongly to the ever-changing climate within healthcare arising from agenda for change; the national health service plan; skills for health; the knowledge and skills framework; nursing and midwifery council recommendations for 2010 for advanced practice; the royal college of nursing and other government health initiatives and agendas such as the National Service Frameworks (NSFs); during the course students: focus on their specialist area of clinical practice; experience an evidence-based approach, involving key staff who are actively engaged in clinical practice and research; explore relation of theory to practice and practice to theory; benefit from innovative and flexible learning; have opportunities for conference attendance and presentations; and experience a variety of teaching methods e.g. e-learning, work based learning, problem based learning, simulation and role play.
Available to all health and social care practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds; with Honours degree or the equivalent in terms of advanced study, research or professional experience; it is a requirement that students are employed in clinical practice during this course as they are expected to practice skills development within the workplace.
Core modules: assessment and diagnostic skills; managing multiple health needs; influencing people and organisations; project management in health and social care; dissertation; plus option units from: assessing and evaluating performance; examination of the newborn; human factors, environment and design in patient safety; nurse and midwife independent and supplementary prescribing; PDP learning contract; supervising learning and development.
Combination of portfolios; learning contracts; exams; practicals; essays; reports; poster presentations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 750 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Luton Campus||Luton||LU1 3JU||South East|