University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Advanced Clinical Practice

This programme enables students to develop the advanced skill set required by senior managers and leaders to make challenging decisions, influence strategy and uphold high standards of patient care. It builds on existing professional skills, knowledge and experience, with optional modules to tailor learning to current professional needs or those of an employer. Teaching combines theory with practice and if informed by the latest policies and developments in the healthcare landscape.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a science subject and a minimum of 3 years' experience as a practising healthcare professional. Applicants should also be currently registered with a professional statutory regulatory body (such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and possess written employer support to undertake the programme.

Course modules

Modules: advanced emergency care; advanced practice for long term conditions; advanced practice for palliative care; advanced practice in minor illness and minor injury; assessment; diagnosis and clinical judgement in practice; care of the bariatric patient; conflict resolution in health care; contemporary practice in acute mental health; contemporary practice in dementia care; contemporary practice in learning disability care; contemporary practice in working with adults and children; contemporary public health; evidence based therapeutics for advanced practice; introduction to contemporary advanced clinical practice; loss, grief and bereavement; older adult mental health; pathophysiology and diagnosis in physical health; people, personality and disorder in mental health care; prescribing effectively; prescribing in context; research and service evaluation for clinical practice; service transformation project; the consultation; therapeutic practice in advanced care.

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies include oral and written exams, participation in symposia, case studies, simulations including Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), presentations, reflective commentaries and podcasts, as well as a final project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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