Further your nursing career by learning how to lead in specific clinical areas and enhance your management skills
About the Advanced Practice Postgraduate course
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.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
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Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the Professional Profile Development modules in order to apply for recognition for prior (experiential) learning. Details of the module can be found at this link.
You should also have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience and be able to demonstrate through your personal statement that you have developed professionally to a level that prepares you for an advanced professional role.
Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 1200 words:
- Identify the main national and local drivers that have influenced the expansion of the advanced practice role and relate this to your clinical area;
- Describe how you will incorporate the advanced practice role into your clinical area and how this will benefit service users
- Evidence how you have used a piece of contemporary research or clinical guideline to develop and improve clinical practice
- Demonstrate how you implemented this change and how you monitored its effect and impact on service uses and colleagues
- Evidence how you have applied recent continual professional development activity to your work place
- Evidence your understanding of the legal and role boundaries of the advanced practice role
Further information for applicants is available here.
You are required to provide evidence of support from an appropriate work based medical facilitator for support in developing the advanced clinical practice competencies. If applying for an HEE funded place you are also asked to provide evidence of support from your line manager, who will also confirm the release for attendance onto the course.
Applicants will need to satisfy the requirements for access to the Non-Medical Prescribing module as stipulated by the NMC/HCPC.
Your application should be supported by two references, either academic or professional; one of the references should be from a professional who can confirm that you have undertaken the necessary development for Advanced Practice. A template can be accessed at this link and references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.
All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
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.
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.
Identify and critique your future learning goals in the context of your professional role and the wider context of healthcare.
Explore different types of information about health and social care and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs
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.
Paul Mackreth Paul MackrethSenior Lecturer
Completing this course gives you the skills to work as an Advanced Practitioner, allowing you to reach your career aspiration. You can expect high-quality teaching in state of the art clinical teaching facilities, delivered by a team who have worked in Advanced Roles.
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Health and social care staff within Yorkshire and Humber whose organisations provide NHS commissioned services may be eligible for Yorkshire and Humberside LETB funding. NHS funded places are limited and you may need to seek an alternative funding source. To apply for NHS funding use the statement of support form which can be found using this link.
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