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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    3 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    17 October 2018

Course content

This course is designed around the four pillars of advanced clinical practice: research, leadership, education and clinical. It facilitates your professional development as an advanced practitioner by providing you with the robust education required to support your role.

Course details

The challenges faced by the NHS, including an ageing workforce, rise in chronic conditions and complex co-morbidities and recruitment difficulties, have encouraged the development of advanced roles and innovative attitudes toward the mix of skills in teams with advanced practitioners increasingly seen as key to delivering healthcare services.

The course is clinically focused and helps you develop an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competences – characteristics shaped by the context of your practice. In your third year, you complete a student-negotiated independent integrated portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of the four pillars of advanced practice, and culminates in you developing an article for publication.

What you study

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Advanced Physical Assessment Skills and Disease Management
  • Competencies for Advanced Practitioner

Year 2 core modules

  • Designing Research Projects

Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory-based learning, structured resource-based learning, electronic discussion, action learning sets, masterclasses, formative assessment, distance learning, tutorials, small-group work, research tutorials, practical skills-based sessions and work-based learning. In the Designing Research Project module you can opt for a traditional taught approach, a distance-learning route or a combination of both. You focus on an area of your practice that you can develop in subsequent study which culminates in an article prepared for publication on your specialist subject.

How you are assessed

You are assessed using various methods. These may include written assignments, work-based learning through advanced practitioner competencies, consultation clinics, reflective accounts, portfolio development, critical appraisal and evaluation of the evidence base, modified objective structured long examination review (MOSLER), viva (oral exam), patient case studies to develop and exhibit high levels of clinical reasoning, and practical examinations to demonstrate advanced decision-making skills.


Through this course, you develop your core transferable skills as an advanced practitioner with a high level of clinical autonomy in roles which require assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing people with undifferentiated and/or complex clinical presentations. It is suitable if you are already operating in an advanced clinical role and require advanced skills development.

Visit the Advanced Practitioner MSc page on the Teesside University website for more details!





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