Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 3,600 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 3,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Lincoln’s MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is highly student-focused, and designed to give registered healthcare practitioners the professional and interpersonal skills they will need to provide the best possible clinical care.

    The program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to select modules based on your own interests, prior experience and intended career path. However, the focus will always return to clinical skills. All available modules support high level decision making, critical thinking, problem solving and autonomous practice.

    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 program is delivered over a single year at full time for most students. Part time options may be available as well.

    Core Modules:

    • Assessment, Diagnosis and Clinical Judgement in Practice

    In this module, you’ll learn to perform a detailed clinical assessment in complex or challenging circumstances. This will allow for a more accurate differential diagnosis and a more effective care management plan.

    • Pathophysiology for Healthcare

    This module teaches experienced practitioners the finer points of pathophysiology. It will interconnect your existing knowledge of holistic physiology, homeostasis and anatomy, helping you to understand the basis for disease and illness on a deep level.

    You will select the remainder of your credits from a wide range of specialised optional modules. This allows you to define your specialty for yourself and to begin charting your own career path.

    Optional Modules:

    • Therapeutic Interventions for Mental Health Recovery
    • The Consultation
    • Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice
    • Service transformation project
    • Service Evaluation for Clinical Practice
    • Professional development portfolio
    • Proactive management of long term conditions
    • Prescribing in Context
    • Prescribing Effectively
    • People, Personality and Disorder in Mental Health Care
    • Older Adult Mental Health
    • Enhanced practice in acute mental health care
    • Best Interests Assessor
    • Assessment and management of minor illness and minor injury
    • Advanced Urgent Care

    Learning And Teaching

    This program is intended for practicing professionals. As such, it relies on ‘bended teaching and learning’. This means you will be responsible for much of your own learning process. However, you will have a named personal tutor to support you during your time in the program. You will also be able to nominate your own clinical supervisor to mentor you and assure your satisfactory progress.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree gives you what you need to boost your career into the realm of expert clinical practice. In addition to the professional and clinical skills covered in the taught modules, you’ll have access to CV advice, one on one coaching and other support from the University Careers and Employability Team.

    Entry & Credit

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated with a good IELTS score. Again, a number of equivalent qualifications are accepted.

    They must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students.

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This MSc is unusual in that it is open only to registered healthcare professionals working in a UK healthcare setting. You must be able to nominate a clinical supervisor from your own practice.

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