Our Advanced Clinical Practice MSc enables healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and be at the forefront of professional knowledge in their area of interest.
Open to all healthcare professionals, for example, nurses, paramedics and paramedic practitioners, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and health visitors will all benefit from the curriculum. You will gain understanding, knowledge and skills to support advanced-level practice in a variety of settings.
A wide choice of modules is available from the university’s postgraduate education programme, and enables you to specialise in areas of personal and professional interest.
Graduate with the confidence and resilience to work in autonomous roles; inspired and equipped to become a leader of change and practice innovation.
The course prepares students from a number of different disciplines to practice at an advanced level.
Students complete a total of 180 credits for the MSc (including a 60-credit dissertation), or 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma. The contents of the compulsory modules form the basis of knowledge used in advanced practice in a multi-professional context and are the same for both the MSc and PGDip.
The compulsory modules are based on the emerging consensus that in the absence of government or professional body legislation or guidance, advanced practice consists of four underpinning pillars: Practice, Leadership, Education and Research (NIALH 2010, DH 2010).
The course is based on our Falmer campus, with tutorials available at Falmer, Eastbourne and Hastings and on Skype.
If a student wishes to take non-medical prescribing this will take the place of the 40 option credits.
Options modules for this course are chosen from the university's postgraduate education programme.
Find out more about individual modules, and their timetabling.
Masters-level education is an important component of advanced practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.
Our graduates are working in many different strands of advanced practice, for example, Assistant Director of Nursing, Senior Lecturer, Emergency Practitioners.
Visit the Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!