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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

If you’re a hands-on health professional with a passion for patient care, our progressive MSc course in Clinical Practice could give you the opportunity to build on your skills with an entirely clinically-focused curriculum.

Course Details

At the University of Bolton, we take a distinctively different approach to clinical practice, focusing wholly on patient care and dispensing with traditional modules in less relevant areas such as professional development and leadership. Our MSc Clinical Practice programme is built around solution-focused problem solving and patient journeys, challenging students to become exceptional thinkers, safe decision-makers and skilled clinicians. You’ll have the opportunity to build your theoretical knowledge and then put your skills into practice safely within our supervised on-site setting.

We’ll cover modules within the areas of human anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, as well as exploring the biological basis and mechanisms of disease. Working with advanced resources such as the Anatomage anatomy table, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of clinical practice and learn to work in ways that aim to improve quality and productivity. Within the Clinical Simulation Suite, meanwhile, you can experience the dynamics of a clinical setting and test your abilities on high-tech, computerised manikins - as well as your classmates!

Career Opportunities

This course is aimed at professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will support those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in specific clinical areas. The course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of transferable employability skills, including critical appraisal, decision making, problem solving, diagnostics and clinical management abilities.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

Successful completion of the Clinical Practice MSc will prepare you to seek an Advanced Clinical Practitioner post and will also provide you with the necessary skillset to take on a more strategic leadership role within a secondary or primary healthcare setting. Our graduates have progressed to a varied range of clinical positions, including nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners - both in hospital and community settings, ward managers, advanced paramedics, community matrons, critical care outreach teams and nurse specialists.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    57th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    70th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    6th

    4

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