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.
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.
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
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.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks