Postgraduate MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice

Advanced Clinical Practice

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    30 Months
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Healthcare professionals are developing new skills to meet the needs of growing numbers of people who live with complex and long-term conditions. Your learning will be based upon the NHS four-pillar framework for advanced clinical practitioners: clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research. To achieve this, you will develop advanced health assessment skills and professional expertise in order to work as an autonomous practitioner. With your expert knowledge, complex decision-making skills and clinical reasoning you will be able to apply this knowledge to your clinical setting.

Your learning will be client-centred and clinically focused, helping you develop the essential skills required by an advanced clinical practitioner working in acute, primary or secondary care settings, or for any organisation where advanced diagnostic skills are required. You will also undertake a dissertation, where you will explore a topic relevant to your area of practice, refining your expertise and underlining your leadership potential to employers.

We have a long history of providing postgraduate courses in health and social care and this is a well-established course. As well as the many senior nurses who study with us, there is growing interest from allied health professionals too, including paramedics, physiotherapists and pharmacists, allowing you to mix with those from different professions. The knowledge, expertise and attitude that you will gain will offer you the opportunity to consider advanced practice in significant depth, while also increasing your personal development and academic proficiency. You will learn skills that you will go on to use in your working environment, such as critique, analysis, clinical reasoning, communication, consultation, team working and time management.

This programme is accredited by the Centre of Advancing Practice

Health Education England’s Centre for Advancing Practice has been established to standardise post-registration education by accrediting advanced practice courses that achieve the standards outlined in the multi-professional Advanced Practice Framework. 

Practitioners who have completed accredited education programmes will be eligible to be listed on the Centre’s Advanced Practice Directory.

Why study Advanced Clinical Practice at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Specialist facilities
  3. Based on NHS four-pillar framework for advanced clinical practitioners
  4. Access to guest speakers and visiting professionals
Accredited by:

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Hear about the course from Senior Lecturer Fiona Needham.

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