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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Bournemouth University

Key information

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    3 (Occupational Therapy)
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    / 4.00
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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course embraces the International and National advanced clinical practice picture supporting the development of your knowledge and skills at an advanced level, to prepare you for your Advanced Clinical Practice or Advanced Nurse Practitioner role. You'll extend your analytical and reflective skills, as well as integrating new and existing clinical skills within your practice setting to provide high-quality healthcare within the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

There are two pathways available, if you are a nurse then the PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) qualification will be most suitable; for midwives, allied health professionals and other non-medical healthcare professionals, the PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice route is appropriate.

Whilst all the intakes are open for all NMC registrants and registered allied health professionals and other non-medical healthcare professionals, the February 2018 intake has the additional focus on mental health for mental health nurses advancing their mental health practice, as opposed to physical health. This intake is also more appropriate for midwives advancing their midwifery practice.

The course will facilitate the development of your critical appraisal, analytical and reflective skills, and enable you to integrate new advanced clinical skills and knowledge with your existing experience within your practice setting, in order to support the provision of high quality care and service delivery in an Advanced Clinical Practice or Advanced Nurse Practitioner role within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

After completing this course you will have met the nationally recognised advanced practice criteria and will be in a position to practice as an advanced nurse practitioner / advanced clinical practitioner. Career progression may lead to you becoming an: Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Clinical Academic.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£8,325 per year

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About this University

Bournemouth University courses are industry-informed and relevant: the university offers invaluable work placement opportunities to every student, as well as overseas exchanges. Combined with a beautiful coastal location and commitment to ensuring its learning and social spaces are modern and attractive, BU has something to offer everyone.


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