If you are a practitioner working in an extended role or at an advanced practice level in your clinical field, this course is designed to help you develop your practice. You can tailor course content to reflect your evolving scope of practice, individual development needs and service requirements.
You critically evaluate theoretical perspectives and relevant research to help inform and underpin your clinical decision-making and develop your ability to work collaboratively across professional boundaries.
The course improves your independent and active learning ability, so you can
advance your knowledge, understanding and skills
review and enhance your own and others practice
develop your management of complex issues and problems
lead practice developments
It also supports and enables you to work towards developing a profile that satisfies professional body requirements for advanced practice (for UK practitioners) and statutory requirements for continuing professional development (CPD). This may also meet the requirements of advanced practice in other countries, which increases your employability and career potential. It is a requirement for all students to have a tripartite agreement with employer support to undertake the course. You must be in a role where there is an opportunity to practice advanced skills under the guidance and mentorship of someone appropriately qualified.
demonstrate clinical competencies in your field of expertise
individually negotiated assignment
select modules that support your areas of clinical specialism
Prepare for or develop and enhance advanced level practice or begin working towards consultant practice. Strengthening your ability to evidence and articulate your clinical skills and expertise may enable you to further your career in clinical practice in a variety of settings. This may include positions in teaching and research, both in the UK or internationally. You can also continue further study to professional doctorate or a PhD level.