The MSc in Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Professional Practice is designed to support health care practitioners (nurses and allied health professionals) to autonomously manage the complete clinical care of patients. The programme supports practitioners to develop high level knowledge and skills required for advanced clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment decisions required to function as advanced practitioners in a range of primary and secondary care settings, including remote and rural contexts. A combination of prescribed core and option modules will help you to build and consolidate your clinical skills around the pillars of advanced practice inclusive of research and leadership expertise.
Our professionally recognised MSc/PGDip Clinical Pharmacy course and offers a mix of clinical, applied practice, public health and research units, giving you the knowledge and skills to be an excellent clinical pharmacist.
You will also cover applied practice topics including health economics, public health, pharmacy practice research, training others and organisational influences on healthcare.
If you want to undertake research, you will be supported by one of our leading academic researchers to undertake a small-scale clinical research project to complete the MSc award.
Following four compulsory units in Year 1, you can choose from 12 units in Year 2 to tailor the course to your own interests.
There are two learning routes to suit pharmacists in all patient-facing roles and with differing work demands.
This is a completely online route and allows you to study from home at times convenient to you, which is ideal for international students, shift workers and those based outside the Manchester area.
Interactive online learning supplemented by webinars will enhance your skills in optimising drug therapy and clinical problem-solving. This route is open to pharmacists in any patient-facing role.
This route consists of seven study days per year and interactive online learning that will enhance your clinical knowledge, teaching you to optimise drug therapy and develop your problem-solving skills.
You need to be in a patient-facing role and will need both a suitable work environment and work-based tutor. Study days are mandatory.
This route is generally aimed at Band 6 and 7 pharmacists who are seeking to develop within the NHS.
Both routes are open to qualified pharmacists who would like to develop their clinical skills and enhance their practice.
The content of this course is accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). We are an RPS Foundation School and are recognised by the RPS for our commitment to pursuing and promoting quality and excellence within the profession.
By working towards foundation level practice, you may be awarded a certificate of professional recognition, which is highly sought after by employers.
This course aims to help you develop:
Apply your knowledge to work
The content of this course has been written by clinical experts with a focus on workplace application.
Varied unit options
This course can be tailored to meet the needs of your own career goals through a range of optional course units in the second year and choice of research dissertation in the final year. We offer a selection of 16 learning units, including unique optional units such as paediatrics, mental health, public health and leadership.
Develop research skills
You will have the opportunity to conduct master's-level research within a university ranked number 1 for research power in pharmacy within the UK in the national Research Excellence Framework (UoA3 REF 2014).
The course uses a range of teaching and learning approaches, including:
Blended or online learning?
We offer both blended and distance learning study options to suit your own location and circumstances.
All students will benefit from:
Blended learning students will benefit from:
Distance learning students will benefit from:
We use a range of assessments that allow you to demonstrate your clinical knowledge and skills in medicines optimisation and critical analysis.
We use a variety of formative and summative assessments including online quizzes and exams, participation in online discussion boards, patient case studies and care plans, oral case presentations, professional development and clinical portfolios and research protocol.
Candidates for all three awards will need to achieve an overall mark of 50% in each course unit to progress.
You will study four core units to build your clinical, problem-solving and critical appraisal skills.
You will choose four optional units from the following:
A choice of research dissertation is offered, based upon your research aspirations and opportunities in your workplace.
This postgraduate qualification will allow you to develop their chosen career path within the pharmacy profession by providing advanced clinical knowledge, problem-solving skills and a critical awareness of the role of pharmacy services within the healthcare system.
Optional specialist units allow you to directly align your learning with their career aspirations.
The course develops pharmacists into individuals who can improve patient care by demonstrating leadership and excellent clinical skills, which is sought-after by employers.
Research is actively promoted and further study to PhD level is possible for successful candidates.
The content of this course is accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
Our course has strong links with the teaching hospitals in and around Manchester.
Many specialist and expert pharmacists contribute to the teaching to create a truly contemporary and progressive course.