The University of the West of Scotland

Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Neonatal/Child/Adult/Mental Health)

Lanarkshire Campus
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Rank: 109 (TCUG)

Location: Lanarkshire Campus


Study mode distance learning (with some attendance)

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/28

Duration: 24 months

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The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Neonatal/Child/Adult/Mental Health) provides an opportunity for you as a health or social care professional (nurses and allied health professionals) to explore this developing role.You will explore dimensions of advanced practice through the four pillars of:Advanced Practice: Clinical PracticeLeadershipFacilitation of Learning & EvidenceResearch and DevelopmentThrough innovative assessments strategies, students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning and to share their experience further, providing an opportunity for inter-professional learning within the academic setting.The course aims to create graduates who have the ability to adapt and respond to the evolving practice role within a variety of clinical settings. It will develop the student's knowledge and ability to create robust and credible advanced practice skills which impact on health outcomes across the clinical setting. Graduates from this course will become advanced practitioners who can practice safely, and will be aware of developments as they occur on a global basis.


Entry requirements

You should normally have a relevant health or social care-related degree or equivalent. Relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning may be considered. If you possess other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent then you may also be considered. Normally minimum of 2-3 years clinical experience is required for entry. You must have your employer's approval and support in writing to undertake our course (subject to approval: currently under review). Skills and experience in information communication technology is also desirable.

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IELTS: 6.0 (no sub-test less than 5.5)

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International students

There are an average of over 1100 international students at the university each year from some 70 different countries. Country specific information can be found on the website. As well as all the information on the website to help them apply and settle in, these students can also make use of the International Student Support service, available to help with a range of academic and non-academic issues such as visas, immigration and financial matters as well as accessing health care. There are also English language programs to help those wanting to learn or improve their English skills. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom for the students and offers them support, advice and representation. It also operates a number of bars across the campuses screening major sports events as well as holding regular themed nights such as comedy and poker. There is a student run radio station also broadcasting 24 hours a day available online. There are a wide range of sports available through the union across the different sites. These make use of the Trust Sports Centre in Paisley and the Hamilton Leisure Centre in Hamilton as well as other facilities. They range from traditional sports such as football and rugby to newer sports such as basketball and snow sports into fitness and self-defence activities such as tae kwon do classes and volleyball.

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