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Advanced Clinical Practice - MSc


Staffordshire University Health and Social Care

Part time September MSc 3+ years part time

About the course

The Advanced Clinical Practice MSc is for nurses, midwives, paramedics, emergency care practitioners, pharmacists, community matrons and other allied healthcare workers who are advanced practitioners or will be expected to fulfil an advanced practice role.

The course will enable you to develop skills in health assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision making, non-medical prescribing (if appropriate) and the application of evidence-based practice.

By using a blended learning approach, we create a practice-focused, student-centred, flexible programme that develops your ability to:

  • Challenge advanced clinical practice
  • Engage in independent evidence-based decision making
  • Determine creative and innovative solutions to practice issues
  • Develop analytical and intellectual skills at Masters level

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Entry Requirements

You’ll normally need: Current nursing registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC); At least three years’ post-registration experience; To be employed in a relevant clinical environment, with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision for the development of knowledge and skills to an advanced level; A minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK University, or equivalent.


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Where is Staffordshire University


Student Profile(s)

Marion Evans

Clinical Trials Nurse Specialist - Lead Clinical Trial Team at the Cancer Centre, University Hospital of North Staffordshire

'The MSc I undertook at Staffordshire University has really enhanced my way of thinking and improved my quality of life. As a result of the course, i have become much more critically aware and my analytical skills have evolved. I have also become an advanced reflective practitioner. The course has helped me to improve the service I lead through modernisation, evolving the team I work with and the support service teams that are needed for our clinical trials to run effectively.'

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