University of Bedfordshire

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Applicants should hold a relevant, current, professional qualification as a registered healthcare professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: advancing healthcare practice (concepts and principles); evidence based healthcare practice.

Assessment methods

Combination of portfolios; learning contracts; exams; practicals; essays; reports; poster presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 3 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time February 2017 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time February 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

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01234 400400