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Advanced Practice (clinical named speciality)

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

As a practitioner in the public domain of health and social care services, you are expected to be innovative, provide leadership and make an advanced contribution in your professional clinical role. This course caters for a wide range of fields with pathways that include: Neonates, Children and Young People; Adult Acute; Critical Care; Primary Care.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and competence in practical skills associated with advanced clinical practice such as history taking, clinical examination, clinical management and prescribing (where appropriate).

In addition, you will critically appraise relevant health and social policy as well as address ethical and professional issues.

Modules include:
Advanced Patient History Taking and Clinical Examination (40 credits); Professional Clinical Work Based Learning (40 credits); Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied-Health Professionals (40 credits); Research Approaches; Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

You must be a qualified health or social care practitioner, with a degree, equivalent qualifications or equivalent experience.

You must also:

Have employer approval to study for a clinical qualification in Advanced Practice, recognising that this programme requires the development of clinical assessment skills, case management and prescribing (where appropriate).

Have an experienced supervisor who has agreed to oversee the development of practice based competence and learning. This supervisor must have extensive knowledge and skills aligned to the field of speciality the practitioner will be working in.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 - 5 years

Department

Health and Social Care

SCQF Level

11

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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