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Advanced Clinical Practice
Postgraduate course
PG Dip

Advanced Clinical Practice

Applications for September 2018 are now open and will close on Thursday 31st May at 4pm. Applications received after this date will be considered if places are still available.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Our course aims to equip health practitioners with the knowledge required to lead and develop practice, diagnostics, therapeutics, decision-making and clinical management. Your learning will be client-centred and clinically focused, helping you to develop the skills essential for the job of an advanced practitioner working in a primary or secondary care setting, or any other organisation where advanced diagnostic skills are required.

Our Postgraduate Diploma will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to function as an advanced practitioner. You would normally be required to undertake the core modules listed below in order to achieve this. You may choose to continue your studies and gain an MSc by completing an additional 40 credit Research in Practice module.
We have a long history of providing postgraduate courses in health and social care and this is a well established course. As well as the many senior nurses who study with us, there is growing interest from allied health professionals too, allowing you to mix with those from different professions.

The knowledge, expertise and attitude that you will gain will offer you the opportunity to consider advanced practice in significant depth, whilst also increasing your personal development and academic proficiency. You'll learn skills that you will go on to use in your working environment, such as critique, analysis, clinical reasoning, communication, consultation, team working and time management.
Play MSc Advanced Practice - Fiona Needham, Course Leader Video
MSc Advanced Practice - Fiona Needham, Course Leader

Careers

Carla Moore

Careers

Carla Moore
Community Matron and Integrated Care Coordinator Bradford District Care Trust

MSc Advanced Practice

“I've been in nursing for 17 years and decided I wanted to progress into a more senior and patient centred role. Studying at the University gave me the confidence to advance my career in a clinical environment and develop in the job I love.

Teaching and learning

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The module recognises the importance of all body systems, but introduces six as 'core' that practitioners are more commonly required to assess. These are cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, musculoskeletal and head and neck.

The module recognises the importance of all body systems, but concentrates on supplementary body systems such as male and female genitourinary, dermatology, endocrinology and integumentary systems.

Explore different types of information about health and social care and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.

Identify and critique your future learning goals in the context of your professional role and the wider context of healthcare.

Achieve the required professional standards to be able to register as a non-medical prescriber. If applicable, this module will be recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/Health and Care Professions Council.

Fiona Needham
Fiona Needham
Senior Lecturer

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in clinical skills in the School of Health & Community Studies and course leader of Advanced Clinical Practice. She is a registered nurse with more than 25 years' clinical experience.

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MSc Advanced Practice - Fiona Needham, Course Leader

Fees & funding

Facilities

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

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