Single Module Level 6

Developing Clinical Skills (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This module will build on your current skills and knowledge, enabling you to create and implement new approaches to care delivery that meet the needs of your client group.

You will:

  • competently perform specific skills at an advanced level
  • develop your critical thinking skills
  • enhance your own professional practice
Course details

All about the course

This module will explore:

  • Advancing practitioner roles
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • Strategies for knowledge and skill acquisition
  • Local health issues

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

The module is delivered using a mix of problem-based learning, small group work, peer teaching, role play and seminars. 

Conducted over one university semester this includes thirteen weeks of taught content. The module is normally held on a Wednesday, week one and two 14:00-17:00, week three 10:00-17:00 and then a full day on alternate weeks.


  • Academic portfolio 50%
  • Clinical skills portfolio/Log of skill activity 50%

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or at Level 7 as part of the MSc Nursing.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module starts in September or February and lasts for one semester. 

This module is relevant for qualified nurses who wish to develop their practice further and enhance their career opportunities.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    • Registered nurse
    • Demonstrable ability to study at Level 6 

    You will also need:

    • Line managers support for work-based supervision and assessment of clinical skills agreed through a tripartite learning agreement
    • A practice-based supervisor and assessor to facilitate the development of clinical skills

      Accreditation for prior learning (APL)

      We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

      The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

      Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

      How much?

      Additional costs

      You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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      Enrolment dates

      September 2024

      February 2025

      September 2025