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Health Studies (Advanced Clinical Practitioner) MSc

Course Description

We are proud that our course currently: Enables allied health practitioners to become qualified in assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of clinical presentations in primary and secondary care settings. This route aims to meet the standards of education for Advanced Practitioner training recommended by the Royal College of Nursing and the Health and Care Professionals Council. The qualification gained may enable practitioners to work autonomously and collaboratively with the aim of meeting the health needs of their patients at the highest standard possible. This route aims to combine the best of medicine, nursing and allied health skills to enhance service provision and patient care.

The development of the role of advanced nurse practitioner is one of the ways the Government plans to modernise the National Health Service and improve the quality of healthcare. They add a new dimension to healthcare. Capable of working autonomously with high levels of skills, healthcare practitioners work as part of inter-disciplinary healthcare teams, complementing existing provision and improving patient care.

This course is designed to help experienced nurses take on this challenging role in healthcare settings. It aims to provide additional theoretical and clinical practice education and training not addressed in initial healthcare education. This is at an appropriate level to support the expansion of practice and the development of new skills; specifically clinical history taking, clinical examination skills and consultation skills.

Visit the Health Studies (Advanced Clinical Practitioner) MSc page on the University of Huddersfield website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Hold current registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council. 3 years post-registration experience is required. Also be required to hold a first degree in their specialism or other relevant health related subject or provide other evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level. For examples of indicators of ability to study at master's level that may be accepted as evidence see the University website for full details. Applicants must be released by your current NHS employer for 2 days per week and have a named Clinical Educator who has been qualified for 5 years.

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