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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    16 February 2018

Course content

This Masters in Advanced Practice in Health Care is designed for the growing number of graduate nurses wishing to work in clinical leadership or extended roles in clinical practice as nurse practitioners or consultant nurses.

Why this programme

  • Ranked 1st in UK for Nursing.
  • Whilst studying medical science, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, develop transferable skills and the ability to lead and innovate.
  • The MSc Advanced Practice in Health Care reflects the need for tomorrow’s health care professional to be involved in lifelong learning whilst being adaptive to the dynamic care environment and supporting quality care delivery. 
  • Close involvement of NHS clinical staff in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.
  • The themes offered link closely with the pre-registration undergraduate programme offered at the University as well as being developed in conjunction with local clinical need.

Programme structure

Continuing professional development

Each course can be taken as a stand alone continuing professional development (CPD) course.

This Advanced Practice in Health Care programme is made up of three components: 2 core courses, 4 optional courses and an independent project.

Research Approaches in Health Care and Applying Research Approaches in Health Care

Both of these courses consolidate and extend your knowledge of research approaches and are a prerequisite for the independent project.

Named awards

By undertaking the 20 credit optional courses listed below a named award may be obtained in the area/s of

  • Acute & critical care
  • Nursing science
  • Health care chaplaincy.

Acute & critical care

  • Acute & Critical Care

Health care chaplaincy

  • Professional Practice in Spiritual and Religious Care in Health Care
  • Providing Spiritual and Religious Care in Health Care
  • Advanced Health Care Practice

Generic options

  • Advanced Communication Skills in Health Care Practice
  • Education for Professional Practice
  • Global Health Challenges
  • Informing Practice through the Evidence Base
  • Leadership in Contemporary Health Care

Online distance learning

  • PgC in Leadership in Health and Social Care

Visit the Advanced Practice in Health Care - MSc (Med Sci) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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