University of Derby

Advanced Practice

This course aims to provide an educational framework that responds to contemporary and future issues for advanced health care practice. Students will develop critical thought, analysis and appraisal skills to enable innovative use of an evidence-based practice for advanced level decision-making/problem-solving. Develop an educational framework that responds to current and future issues for advanced health care practice.

Course modules

Modules may include: clinical decision-making; introduction to Master's level study; management of change; non-medical prescribing; principles of service improvement in the workplace; research methodology (application to advanced practice); therapeutics and prescribing practice; vulnerability and mental health; work-based learning negotiated module; work-based project; consolidation of advanced practice module; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Some modules will be assessed through traditional written coursework, Viva/OSCE, work based assessments, portfolio development, written and computerised exams and poster presentations (individual and group).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per (Credit) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 900 per (Credit) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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