Advanced Clinical Practice MSc
Why choose this course
There is an increasing need for responsive, innovative and advanced clinical practitioners within the healthcare sector. This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to fill the growing number of advanced practice roles being developed within healthcare.
What you will study
This MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of specialist practitioners in a wide range of healthcare settings.
You will develop your advanced clinical practice skills, leadership skills, understanding of contemporary policy, practice and the theoretical perspectives for clinical practice. You will develop the knowledge and skills to deal with complex issues, making sound clinical decisions and judgements in the absence of complete data. Furthermore you will develop self-direction and originality in problem solving, facilitating and assessing learning, and act autonomously in planning, delivering and co-ordinating care.
You will also be taught how to apply your knowledge of research methodology to your work. This will allow you to initiate change and improve your practice, facilitating the professional advancement of not only your own practice, but the practice of the wider healthcare sector.
This course meets the requirements of the multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (HEE, NHSi, NHS England, 2017).
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Placement||Start date|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||October 2018|
This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.
This course has been designed for advanced practitioners, whose roles are being developed across a range of healthcare professions, to meet the demand for practitioners with advanced clinical knowledge and skills. This course will enable you to prepare for these new roles within the fast-moving healthcare landscape.
This course will increase your employability and prepare you to fulfil the increasing number of advanced practice roles being developed within the healthcare sector.
COLLIETY P Dr (Health Sci.)
Terms and conditions
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Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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Academic year structure
This course operates on a 15-credit modular structure over two semesters, and can be completed in up to five years. All taught modules are worth 15 credits or multiples therof, which is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprised of student contact, self-directed study and assessment.
This course involves eight core modules of 15 credits plus the 60 credit dissertation module. It is offered as a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time course, with a maximum registration period of 5 years.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Unstructured (3-5 years)
|SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN PRACTICE||Core||1|
|TRANSFORMING SERVICES FOR QUALITY||Core||1|
|RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY||Core||1|
Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Students must take all core modules, and make the following choices:
Transforming Services for Quality OR Strategic Leadership for Healthcare
V300 Non-Medical Prescribing OR Advanced Medicines Management plus an optional module
One further optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-mo…
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).
Learning and disability
We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.
Student Personal Learning and Study Hub
SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Additional Learning Support
ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.
Applicants will normally hold a 2:1 in a related degree or equivalent.
Current registration as a healthcare professional.
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English language requirements
IELTS requirements of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each component or a GCSE in English Language grade C or equivalent.
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
|Study mode||Start date||Placement||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|Part-time||October 2018||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
- These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2018-19 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
- If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
How to apply
An interview, that can be conducted over the phone with the Programme Lead, will be required as part of the Admissions process.
Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.
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