Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care)
School - School of Health and Society
Subject area - Nursing
Start Dates(s): September; January
MSc (two years part-time)
PgDip (one year six months part-time)
PgCert (one year part-time)
- Strong clinical focus
- Facilitated work-based learning driven by client need and service redesign
- Protected learning time and support from practice-based mentors and assessors
- A part-time only course
This course is aimed at health and social care practitioners who wish to develop the competencies of advanced practice and to facilitate change in patient and service outcomes. It uses a work-based learning approach to develop the higher level skills that will lead to advanced practitioner status and enhance your career prospects.
This multi-professional course places work at the centre of learning. You'll have access to expertise and skills from a wide range of professionals including non-medical consultants, advanced practitioners, medical practitioners and guest lecturers at the cutting-edge of health and social care. You can also draw on the expertise of professorial and research staff across the University. This course has received recognition from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) as Advanced Critical Care Practitioner trainees can meet the requirements of the FICM curriculum.
The full course runs part-time over two years giving you the chance to exit with the following awards:
- Postgraduate Certificate: two modules over one year
- Postgraduate Diploma: four modules over one year six months
- Masters: six modules over two years
This course is aligned with:
- Department of health Position Statement: Advanced Nursing Practice (2010)
- Royal College of Nursing Competencies for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (2008)
- NHS North West Concordat for Advanced Practice (2009).
This course comprises a number of core and optional modules depending on which pathway you choose.