If you are an experienced practitioner working in health and social care the MSc in Advanced Practice will enable you to broaden your role beyond its traditional boundaries, enhance your applied skills and knowledge, and support your personal and career development.
You will develop skills and knowledge to achieve the level of an ‘advanced practitioner’ through a personalised work-based programme of learning. This will allow you to tailor your practice to respond to challenges and changes within the health service. The course combines work-based activities and mentoring with a diverse range of experiences provided in both the workplace and the University, including expert-led lectures, seminars, learning sets, group and individual tutorials, case studies and individual reflective practice.
As the course is work-based it is very flexible and ensures a student-centred approach that is designed to fit your personal circumstances, employment and professional development needs.
The purpose of the programme is the development of your skills and knowledge to the level of an ‘advanced practitioner’ in health and social care, enabling you to advance your practice and assume a role that is more autonomous and clinically expert. The programme is based on three major aspects of the advanced practitioner’s role – personal, role and organisational assessment; clinical skills at an advanced level and clinical leadership through evidence based service evaluation and development.
The programme is based on three major aspects of the advanced practitioner’s role – personal, role and organisational assessment; clinical skills at an advanced level and clinical leadership through evidence based service evaluation and development.
You will establish an understanding and critical awareness of problems in professional practice, develop the capacity to combine practice and theory and use higher levels of discretion and judgement in decision making in your service delivery and leadership.
You will enhance your ability to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and to communicate your conclusions clearly to service users and other stakeholders.