Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

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    Course Summary

    The University of Gloucester’s MSc degree program in Advanced Clinical Practice is designed for experienced healthcare professionals who aspire to advancing their careers in one of several specialties. It will help such students enhance all of their core competencies, especially the ‘four pillars’ of Advanced Clinical Practice: Research, Education, Leadership & Management and Clinical Practice.

    You’ll learn the skills you need to become a leader within your clinical practice or to set out on your own. You’ll learn how to promote patient-centred care and to enhance such programs is all areas of your practice. You’ll learn to address the complex questions raised by the modern clinical environment, as well as how to design and deliver innovative treatment models which meet the needs of your patients precisely.

    This program is fully compliant with the UK’s National Standards or Advancing Practice, and successful graduates will be able to call themselves Advanced Clinical Practitioners’ with pride.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time.

    Modules Include:

    ·         Personal and professional development for advanced clinical practice

    Here you’ll explore both the professional and personal demands you’ll have to meet.

    ·         Pharmacology for prescribing

    This module familiarises you with the science behind advanced drugs and pharmacological treatments.

    ·         Prescribing practice

    This module will teach you the finer points of prescribing drugs and other treatments, as well as giving you a deeper understanding of patient needs.

    ·         Teaching, coaching and supervision for clinical practice

    Here you’ll learn how to pass on your skills to others, especially young doctors and other trainees in your practice.

    ·         Assessment, diagnosis and decision making for advanced clinical practice

    This module will give you the advanced techniques you’ll need to function as a specialist in your field.

    ·         Leadership, management and professionalism for advanced clinical practice

    Here you’ll explore the business and leadership side of your role.

    ·         Advanced independent inquiry

    This module will help you understand the research requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner role.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Gloucestershire’s MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is delivered chiefly through modules listed above. However, you’ll learn in a variety of ways, including formal lectures and seminars, laboratory work, completing advanced case studies and a wide range of coursework activities. The exact nature of the work will vary from module to module, but all will take advantage of the university’s cutting edge facilities and expert, specialised teaching staff.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is delivered by one of the University of Gloucestershire’s most respected schools. As such, few students have difficulty finding a suitable role. In fact, the vast majority of the university’s graduates are employed or enrolled in higher degree programs within 6 months of graduation. Those who successfully complete this Master’s degree program will be eligible for employment as Advanced Clinical Practitioners in the NHS or in private practice.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned a 2:2 Honours degree or the international equivalent as well as being employed professionally. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 would qualify, for example.

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