All modules on the programme are core. The only exception is if your profession is unable to prescribe at this time. If this is the case you will be required to take 40 credits from the MSc Heath and Wellbeing provision this will include 20 credit negotiated module plus 20 credit module that will support your role as an advanced clinical practitioner (this will be discussed with the programme director and your clinical facilitators to ensure pertinence of the module).
Advanced Practice Skills and Clinical Reasoning 1 (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to facilitate the development of advanced practice assessment and to begin to consider clinical reasoning skills within a consultation framework. Enabling students to undertake and begin to manage complex service user presentations in their area of clinical practice.
Pathophysiology, diagnostics and decision making for advanced practice (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to develop an in-depth understanding of pathophysiological changes within the body and demonstrate knowledge of the evidence base for the use of related diagnostic tools.
Advanced Practice Skills and Clinical Reasoning 2 (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to facilitate the continued development of advanced practice skills. Decision making theories and clinical reasoning skills will enable students to manage complex service user cases and be responsible for an episode of person centred care.
Non-medical prescribing programme (40 credits)
Please see the programme details.
Leadership: Advancing innovation, transforming healthcare (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to enable students to understand the complexities of leadership processes within institutions that promote innovation and collaboration across complex organisations to transform Healthcare services and outcomes.
Research Approaches and Methods (RAM) (20 credits)
The aims of this module are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of research approaches and methods in relation to research questions and enable students to develop a plan/proposal for a dissertation/project which has professional relevance and appropriate academic rigour.
Dissertation (40 credits)
The aim of this module is to enable students to plan and manage a piece of work which demonstrates a critical understanding of the processes undertaken in order to produce a dissertation/project of professional relevance with appropriate academic rigour. The dissertation/project may be an empirical research study, a critical evaluation of practice/literature review or a systematic review.
Please note that if your profession does not support non-medical prescribing at this time then you will do the following:
Negotiated Module (20 credits) (from the MSc Health and Wellbeing) plus 20 credits from the MSc Health Well being provision.
Your choice will be negotiated with the programme director and your clinical facilitator to ensure that your choice is pertinent to your role .