What this programme is about The MSc in Advanced Practice is a part time programme for qualified health or social care practitioners working in an area where they are able to undertake advanced practice skills. The educational philosophy underpinning this programme is that of work based learning.
Why Study? If you are already working as an advanced practitioner but do not have any formal postgraduate qualifications in this area, then this programme will allow you to develop your skills further and also provide you with the knowledge that underpins much of what you do. This will given you confidence to challenge accepted wisdom when you trying to develop practice. If you are not yet working in an advanced practice but you and your workplace are keen for you to develop into this kind of role, then this programme will help you to gain the practical and intellectual skills necessary for you new role .
If you have already obtained a post graduate certificate from the School of Healthcare you may be eligible for direct entry to this programme with advanced standing.
What you Study? The programme will provide students with:- an opportunity for students from a range of professional backgrounds and practice environments to work with each other and learn from each other;- access to a broad range of modules to develop the skills of health care professionals as flexible practitioners able to provide and develop high quality services across all sectors of the healthcare economy;- integration of the local Yorkshire and Humber demands for advanced practice with professional body requirements;- a work based learning focus;- flexibility within modules for students to maximise the opportunities provided by their personal case load within their work environment;- a partnership between the University, the student and their work-based manager and work-based tutor;- assessment methods linked to the students' practice and work requirements.
Applicants will be currently registered with the appropriate health care professional body, where applicable;AND- Applicants will normally possess a 2:1 Honours Degree from a recognised higher education institution in health related discipline;AND- Applicants will be working in an area where agreement has been obtained to develop advanced practice skills written support from their manager and the availability of an appropriate mentor;AND - Satisfactory application and interview.Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning are available.Students for whom English is not their first language must have an overall score of 7 in ILTS or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Leeds
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