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MSc Advanced Practice


Course Description

Introduction

MSc Advanced Practice is a flexible course 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 MSc Advanced course, the Department has collaborated with members from a range of professions with varying roles in organisations including service managers, practitioners and educationalists.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

Learning and Teaching

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.

Study time

This course will enable you to work in a collaborative way to meet strategic health and social care targets. These targets will be met through:
- Advancing the boundaries of health and social care through interprofessional leadership and workforce development
- Applying the principles of advanced practice to their working context
- Demonstrating innovation, enhanced decision-making, problem-solving and change management within advanced practice
- Operating within a multi-cultural context that is responsive to health and social care
- Engaging and encouraging research, evaluation and systematic reviews of practice
- Promotion of life-long learning activities in yours and others development plans.

Assessment

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.

Study facilities

The Department is superbly equipped with an extensive range of teaching and learning resources. The Library on the Glenside Campus is one of the best health care libraries in England with a huge selection of books, journals, and audio-visual materials including access to specialist health and social care software packages.

Information technology provision is in the form of multimedia laboratories, smart boards, innovative projects such as 'multicasting' to deliver teaching material and various health and social care databases enabling students to carry out searches of available literature relating to topics of interest.

At the main Frenchay campus there is 24-hour access to computing facilities. Find out more: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities

Open Events

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the MSc Advanced Practice page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

See our web site for further information

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