M.Sc. Advancing Practice

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  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • Not specified
  • English
University of West London | London, United Kingdom
This course has been designed to enable heath and social care practitioners to gain an academic and possibly a professional accreditation as an Advanced Practitioner.

Description of Advancing Practice

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This course has been designed to enable heath and social care practitioners to gain an academic and possibly a professional accreditation as an Advanced Practitioner. The work on professional accreditation is being led by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, who define Advanced Nurse Practitioners as highly experienced and educated members of the care team who are able to diagnose and treat healthcare needs or refer them to an appropriate specialist if needed (AANPE, 2006).

Legislation is currently being reviewed to enable the NMC to set up a specialist subsection of the Nursing Register to record the Advanced Practice award, and the Council for Health Professionals is likely to follow suit. The AANPE have listed the key skills they see Advanced Practitioners having and this course is designed to facilitate the development and the application of these skills in practice.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date February  2016
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

The masters course consists of a combination of core
modules and option modules, totalling 180 credits at Level 7.

Year 1

- Role Development (core module)
- Becoming an Advanced Practitioner (core module).

Year 2

Year 2 enables participants to choose from a list of 18 optional modules, including innovative new modules such as Independent and Supplementary Prescribing and Skills for Advanced Assessment (60 credits required to complete Year 2).

Year 3

- Research Methods (core module)
- Dissertation (core module).

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Advancing Practice

You will need:

- a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) in a health or social care related subject (for example a nursing, physiotherapy, or social work degree)
- to be working as a health and social care professional (usually at least 2 years full-time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advancing practice.
If you do not have a first degree, but possess substantial work experience, you are still invited to apply. (In these cases, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which maps practice experience to the learning outcomes for a Level 6 degree, and also to present an essay/report to demonstrate your potential for studying at Master´s level).

International entry criteria

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, TOEFL paper based test score at 575 or above, TOEFL computer based test score at 232 or above, TOEFL internet base test score at 90 or above.

Work experience required

If you do not have a first degree, but possess substantial work experience, you are still invited to apply. (In these cases, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which maps practice experience to the learning outcomes for a Level 6 degree, and also to present an essay/report to demonstrate your potential for studying at Master´s level).

Work Experience for Advancing Practice

No work experience is required.

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