Advanced Clinical Practice
How long it takes:
Part time, flexible
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
Learners will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through the selection of modules designed to enhance their ability to take on key clinical roles within organisations. The clinically focused course integrates generic modules, including Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making, and Independent Prescribing (subject to professional regulation), with specialty specific components to meet individual work-based requirements. The development of understanding in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced health assessment skills, along with associated work-based learning experiences, facilitates effective clinical reasoning and evidence-based decision making within practice.
All learners will take four core modules plus a specialist negotiated clinical module from the School of Nursing or the wider College of Medicine and Dental Sciences level 7 stand-alone module portfolio.
- Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making* (40 credits) – NB: Students will need to undertake 78 hours of supervised clinical practice
- The Reflective Advanced Practitioner (20 credits)
- Research Project/Dissertation (40 credits)
- Creating and Appling Evidence* (20 credits)
Route 1: Prescribing route:
Incorporates the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (for students eligible to undertake independent prescribing qualification). Students must complete and pass both to record their prescribing qualifications with their regulatory body.
- Prescribing: scientific principles and safe practice (20 credits)
- Prescribing: safe effective practice (20 credits)
Please note: Students will need to undertake 90 hours of supervised clinical practice relating to prescribing practice over the duration of these modules.
Route 2: Research or Clinical Route
Learners will choose a further two option modules from within the School of Nursing or the wider College of Medicine and Dental Sciences in line with their clinical specialist area of practice or role development requirements.
Options modules can include:
- First Contact * (20 credits)
- Supportive and End of Life Care* (20 credits)
- Current Issues in Health (20 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods * (20 credits)
- Quantitative Methods in Healthcare * (20 credits)
- Mixed Methods Research Designs * (20 credits)
- Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits)
- Principles of Paediatric Palliative Care for Children and Young People* (20 credits)
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
This programme is aimed at multi-professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will be of interest to those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in bespoke clinical areas.