The Advanced Practice in Health Care courses enable experienced health care professionals from varied clinical backgrounds to develop their skills and knowledge to an advanced level of practice.
Teaching and Employability:
Advanced Practice in Health Care has been offered at Swansea University since 1992. It is continually refined to ensure it remains at the forefront of contemporary practice.
Modules for the Advanced Practice in Health Care course are designed to enable the clinician to develop knowledge and skills essential to the role of an advanced practitioner i.e. enhanced assessment, diagnostic and disease management skills. Students may also undertake studies for non-medical prescribing.
The Advanced Practice in Health Care course enables students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills in relation to clinical practice to an advanced level. additionally, they are able to develop their knowledge and skills in their roles as researchers, educators, managers and leaders.
Modules on the Advanced Practice in Health Care may include:
The Advanced Practice in Health Care course is taught at the St. David’s Park site in Carmarthen. There are two student intakes per year, one in October and another in March. Students also have access to the extensive facilities at the Singleton Park campus in Swansea.
The course consists of two parts.
For students beginning the course in October, Part One modules are taught for one day a week between October and May for the first two years.
For students beginning the course in March, Part One modules are taught for one day a week between March and January for the first two years, however teaching days are in line with normal University holidays.
Part Two consists of the dissertation which has to be submitted by 30th September in the third year.
The Advanced Practice in Health Care programme comprises several compulsory modules with some optional modules available.
Advanced Practice in Health Care students are assessed using a variety of methods including essays, presentations and objective structured clinical examinations. The assessment for each module must be successfully completed.
The Advanced Practice in Health Care is suitable for:
The Academic Lead for the Advanced Practice in Health Care team works on a national basis with the Welsh Government on advanced practice policy.
Several members of the teaching team have published books and papers on the subject of Advanced Practice.
Links with practice
Practitioner teachers are employed within the local NHS
Several members of the teaching team work on committees with Hywel Dda Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. Clinical mentors support students in practice.
The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.
Visit the Advanced Practice in Health Care MSc/PGDip page on the Swansea University website for more details!
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