Modern healthcare practice has seen traditional professional boundaries change to reflect the demands of national healthcare policy, the scope of practice and patient needs.
Increasingly, advanced practitioners in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions have to be prepared both academically and clinically to deliver complex care traditionally delivered by doctors.
This MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, developed in collaboration with health care professionals, is designed to prepare clinicians from a variety of professions to undertake advanced practice roles.
Alternatively, those who already hold a Master’s level qualification can complete the PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice. This is a two-year, part-time course which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate and is run in conjunction with the MSc. It consists of the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio only.
The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is a four-year, part-time programme, and is made up of 180 credits, including four taught modules of 30 credits each, plus the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio (60 credits).
The Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio consists of two elements: a competency document within a portfolio of evidence (maximum 10,000 words), worth 70% of the final module mark, and situational analysis (maximum 10,000 words), that draws together your learning, exemplifying evidence based practice.
In addition to the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio, you are required to undertake the core Research module plus three optional modules of your choice, from a defined menu.
To see a list of the modules taught on the MSc program, please see the website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/advanced-clinical-practice-msc-part-time
The PGCert in Advanced Clinical Practice is a two-year, part-time course which consists of the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio only.
To see a list of the modules taught on the PGCert program, please see the website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/advanced-clinical-practice-pgcert-part-time
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Seminars and case presentations support learning alongside the situational analyses of advanced practice. The use of e-learning materials, self-directed study guides, indicative reading lists provided by both University staff and clinically-based medical consultants and professionals will support your development. The use of clinical simulation and clinical skills laboratories will enhance the development of your skills in a safe environment. Additional proformas will be utilised according to your speciality, to allow you to develop skills appropriate to your clinical area of practice.
Each module will be assessed formatively and summatively in line with each specific module assessment strategy. This incorporates a variety of modes of assessment including the following:
Assignment (theoretical and reflective)
Presentations/ Peer reviewed presentations/ seminars
Discussion/ seminars/ workshops
Simulated clinical workshops
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
Multiple choice question classroom tests.
Assessments used within the programme relate to the measurement of professional, academic and clinical practice, and will include written work such as reflective narratives, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), situational analyses, case study analysis, oral/ teaching presentations, seminars, project work and completion of the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolios (competencies).