This flexible course is designed to develop and enhance skills that are required to become an advanced practitioner. It is suitable for experienced health and social care practitioners who are currently functioning as advanced practitioners or who are developing towards this level of autonomous practice.
In developing this course, the Department has collaborated with members from a range of professions with varying roles in organisations including service managers, practitioners and educationalists.
This course is studied and applied for on a modular basis. You take the core module/s then simply pick and choose from the wide selection of optional modules we have available.
Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
• Contemporary Issues in Advancing practice - 15 credits • Option modules
Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
• Contemporary Issues in Advancing Practice - 15 credits • Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology - 15 credits • Option modules - 45 credits
MSc Advanced Practice - 180 credits
• Contemporary Issues in Advancing Practice - 15 credits • Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology - 15 credits • Dissertation - 45 credits • Option modules - as required
The course offers a wide range of teaching and learning strategies which are student centred, including action learning sets. The process of action learning allows you to engage fully in exploring challenges and issues relevant to practice in order to challenge existing perspectives and place theoretical knowledge in your own practice context. Other learning strategies include critical evaluation, directed reading, discussion groups, seminars, group work and your own practice.
A wide range of assessment methods are incorporated into this course, each one appropriate to the nature of the specific module. A module assessment normally comprises the application of theory to the your own practice.
- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –
The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.
Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.