University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Advanced Practice

The aim of the programme is to prepare and develop health and social care practitioners who can lead and develop contemporary practice; the programme is designed to enable students to: Demonstrate their capacity for critical enquiry, analysis and application of knowledge in their practice and to support innovations in health and social care; acquire and develop proficient life-long learning and change management skills; advance the boundaries of health and social care through inter-professional leadership and team working; exercise personal professional autonomy within governance frameworks and systems; consolidate and extend theoretical knowledge and practice skills relevant to their own discipline and specialist field facilitating the care and management of people with health and social care needs; engage with work based learning; and function at an advanced level of practice within relevant professional frameworks and organisational requirements.

Entry requirements

Have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Professions Council, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Have, normally, at least 5 years post registration clinical experience in practice; or proof of equivalent experience in practice; be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes; have identified a work based mentor, who will support and guide your development throughout the course; provide 2 references (1 practice/work and 1 academic).

Course modules

Modules include: Evidence, effectiveness and evaluation; advanced work-based practice project: design and construction; advanced work-based practice project: delivery and implementation; advanced work-based practice project: evaluation; deconstructing the consultation; a selection of optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Guided/directed activity; individual and group work exercises; case studies analysis; action learning sets; social networking activity via blogs, discussion boards and/or chat rooms; portfolio development; journal club; story board exercises; role play; simulation exercises; OSCE; video analysis/case studies; interactive technologies; poster presentations; project work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400