• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2019 and February 2020

Course Overview

This programme has been developed in response to an emerging healthcare role, namely the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP).  It is designed to equip and enhance the healthcare practitioner with knowledge and skills in the expanding field of advanced practice, especially within secondary care.

The curriculum, designed by our own Senior Lecturers, is in conjunction with the competency framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioner training developed by The Royal College of Emergency Medicine. This has informed the curriculum content and structure of the programme.

Central to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner educational process is the  five year credentialing portfolio, of which a prerequisite is a master's level Advanced Practice award (Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 2015); this programme aims to fulfil this requirement.  The evidence-based credentialing portfolio is not part of the programme and should be completed in partnership with your employing organisation.

What will this course cover?

This programme will provide you with the core skills and knowledge required in advanced practice, as well as exploring both the professional and practice elements essential to work at an advanced level.  Furthermore, it aims to map to the skills and knowledge framework to assist career development.

Course Details

The course team has a variety of research interests and expertise, including advanced practice, nurse prescribing, emergency care and research design.

What are the course entry requirements?

You must be a registered Healthcare Practitioner, i.e. Nurse, Paramedic or Allied Health Practitioner i.e. Physio or Pharmacist, and have a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience and a band 6.

All students applying to the programme will have normally achieved a first degree, or at least 60 credits at Level 6 from a United Kingdom (UK) based University, an affiliated college or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.  In addition you must be currently employed in a relevant clinical practice area and have organisational support to undertake this programme.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Physical Assessment of the Adult
  • Clinical reasoning Skills for Advanced practice

Year 2 Modules

  • Leadership, Management and Professional Issues (optional)
  • Applied Pharmacology for Non-medical prescribing. (optional)
  • Clinical decision making for Non-medical prescribing (optional)
  • Emergency and Unscheduled Care (optional)
  • Minor Illness Management (optional)
  • Minor Injury Management (optional)

Year 3 Modules

  • Generating Knowledge for Practice
  • Dissertation

Fees

How much does it cost

Part Time Home and EU, September 2019: £4,500 per year

Part Time Home and EU, February 2020: £4,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

The enhanced skills of analysis that students will gain through this programme of study may lead to promotional opportunities either in the clinical area, or in the fields of education, management or research. Students may progress to doctoral studies in their specific subject context, and the generic, transferable skills acquired throughout the programme may also open up employment opportunities outside these areas.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.


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