University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Advanced Clinical Practice

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice has been designed to meet the needs of the health professional whose desire is to develop their clinical career to a higher level as an advanced practitioner. The course philosophy is to acknowledge your prior experience and knowledge as a health professional and subsequently enable you to fulfil your potential as a postgraduate through the development of new understanding, critical insight and advanced level academic and clinical skills. This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). This programme will develop the health professional's knowledge and skills to work at an advanced level of clinical practice. The programme has been designed around the current Health Education England West Midlands (HEEWM) competency framework (2015). The Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for the West Midlands is multidisciplinary and applies to all non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

Entry requirements

MSc: This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) OR Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, the following points should normally be met and the applicant must be in a role that has employer support for clinical placement and time to attend the course with a clinical supervisor/mentor in practice. Hold current first level Professional Registration with a relevant regulatory body. Entry requirement includes first degree and minimum of 3 years' relevant experience in clinical practice. Recognised post within a healthcare organisation and the post listed within workforce plan and business need. Confirmed defined / protected Advanced Clinical Practice role for the trainee to be moved into on successful completion of the programme. Appropriately named clinical supervisor to support the trainee during the programme of training. Commitment to providing protected learning time for the trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner during the MSc and this is equivalent to: One day a week in University (or equivalent) reading, writing and other academic activities. One day a week protected time for supported clinical practice (or equivalent). Applicants without a first degree: We have a separate policy for applicants who do not hold a first degree at 2:2 but have substantial and relevant clinical or prior study experience. Please discuss with the Course leader in the first instance. Applicants may be offered a place to study a single module of the programme as a stand-alone module student and, if successful, upgrade your University registration to a Postgraduate Cert, Dip or MSc and use your stand-alone module towards the course to which you have upgraded. Existing Practitioners: Existing Practitioners who are currently working in an Advanced Clinical Practice role and do not have a MSc level of education have options to either complete the Masters or continue in the role and update in-line with their CPD requirements. There are 'Top Up' arrangements or Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) for existing Practitioners who do not have a full Master's degree. They have the option to complete the degree and to do this they would need to be in a relevant Advanced Clinical Practice post and supported by their organisation. Pharmacists who have completed a level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Independent prescribing will be profiled and will be advised on the appropriate entry level to the course. Employers: All organisations supporting staff to undertake an Advanced Clinical Practice course will need to ensure as part of their workforce plans the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioner is embedded within their organisation structures. Once the trainee is a qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner, there will need to be on-going support from the Trust. English Competency Standards: If English is not your first language they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above in each of the IELTS categories.

Assessment methods

Independent project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,025 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,025 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,025 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,025 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,025 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 2,025 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 2,025 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 2,025 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 2,025 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 2,025 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Walsall College WS1 1XN West Midlands

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