Single Module Level 7

Principles of Advanced Practice (Level 7, 15 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This 15 credit Principles of Advanced Practice (PAP) module is theoretical and mandatory if you are new to post-graduate level study and/or intended to further develop your scope of clinical practice.

It is available as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging.  



You will:

  • Acknowledge and critically appraise advanced clinical practice
  • Engage in self-directed learning, critically reflecting to maximise knowledge, promoting an evidence-based practice approach, developing an appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning
  • Reflect the breadth of ongoing professional development across the four pillars of advanced clinical practice
Course details

All about the course

This module will help maximise your potential for success in your postgraduate Advanced Medical Imaging study pathway and direct your development across the four pillars of advanced clinical practice.

Its aims are to:

  • support you in developing your skills to work independently
  • introduce you to the skills of critical reflection
  • develop your principles across the 4 pillars of advanced clinical practice

Method of Assessment:

Written assignment

What will I be doing?

The module will be delivered using a blended learning approach.

Some content will be delivered on campus at the University of Salford. The University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Ultra, will be used for live online tutorials as well as providing students with directed learning resources and access to the library’s extensive databases to complete independent learning.


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?

This module is taken as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging programme. 


Career Links

As a school, 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

If you do not meet our entry requirements you will be asked to complete a writing task prior to being made an offer to study, please ensure that you apply in good time for this to be completed.

For all enquiries please contact the programme lead, Joanne Ashworth.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You will hold a degree in BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography or other health care professional qualification, 2:1 or above.


    Accreditation of 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?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £712.50 per 15 credits (£1,425 per 30 credit module)
    Part-time 2025/26 £735 per 15 credit module

    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

    September 2025