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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Typically: 1 year PG Cert, 2 years PG Dip, 3 years MS. Max 6 years part-time.

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    25 April 2018

Course content

For managers and leaders employed in healthcare organisations in a practice role involving regular patient/client contact. Learn theories of leadership and develop an enhanced repertoire of leadership skills and styles.

Key benefits

  • No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 3rd in the world (2017 QS World University Rankings)
  • Central location allows access to world leading clinical and academic resources.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
  • A multi-faculty environment drawing on clinical and academic expertise from a number of world leading schools and hospitals providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience.
  •  Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London. 

Description

You will learn theories of leadership in a range of contexts and develop an enhanced personal repertoire of leadership styles and skills. A distinctive feature of the programme is the range of learning techniques used, including individual and group work, peer learning, organisational observation, reflective review and experiential learning. You will undertake core modules in leadership, the modernised NHS and evidence-based practice and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including: 

  • Clinical specialities
  • Professional development and organisational change

Other options from our BSc programme may also be available. Students who have already studied clinically-focused modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King's may be able incorporate this study into the programme, subject to certain limits and provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim). 

Course purpose

This master's in Advanced Practice aims to help those working in management or leadership roles in healthcare organisations to become familiar with the origins, mechanisms and implications of the current health and social care modernisation programme and assess future policy-making process in relation to the NHS and broader public services.

Course format and assessment

The majority of assessment is by coursework; some modules are also assessed by one examination.

Career destinations

Leadership and management roles in the NHS or private sector such as practice development, clinical leadership and nursing or midwifery management.

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