The Open University in Northern Ireland

Advanced Clinical Practice

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Rank: 200 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Distance Learning


Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/04/01

Duration: 48 months

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This qualification prepares you for an advanced clinical practice role; you’ll learn the advanced health assessment skills and clinical knowledge to work as a highly autonomous practitioner, in a variety of clinical settings, across primary and secondary care. You’ll also gain a sound and critical understanding of the clinical and professional attributes required. This course is aimed at experienced, registered allied health professionals, nurses and pharmacists who are employed in trainee advanced clinical practice roles. Key features of the course

  • Encompasses the four pillars that underpin advanced clinical practice - clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research.
  • Develops your core capabilities and area-specific clinical competence.
  • Provides a grounding in fundamental leadership, mentoring and management skills.
  • Learn to appraise, evaluate and implement research findings in your clinical practice.


Entry requirements

You will need to: - hold a minimum of a second-class honours degree in the cognitive field of health or be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability through experiential learning. - be registered with a statutory health care and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration. - have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience. - be employed and have the support of your employer to undertake this qualification. If you’re a self-employed practitioner, assurances of support, appropriate learning opportunities, governance and safety measures will be discussed with the qualification lead. - have evidence of identification of a designated GMC registered medical practitioner or ANP/ACP with evidence of a qualification at Level 7, to support learning in clinical practice. You’ll require a designated registered medical practitioner or practice assessor to undertake Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) There are additional entry requirements for Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) and you should look at the module description entry checks to decide if the module is suitable for you. You will also need to complete an application form. If you are a Pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or an Allied Health Professional registered with the HCPC, the application form and further guidance can obtained by contacting the faculty at [email protected]

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IELTS: 6.5 (minimum score of 5.5 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Open University in Northern Ireland.

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