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Advanced Clinical Practice

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This course is designed to increase your employability across a range of healthcare settings.

Providing the theoretical underpinning and practice base to enable health care professionals to deliver safe and effective autonomous care, this course will prepare you to work at a senior clinical decision making level.

Consistent with national guidance, this structured professional development will enable non-medical clinicians to undertake a full systems examination (child and adult) and to develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.

A flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a three year period starting with the PG Certificate, then progressing to the PG Diploma and then going on to the full MSc.

Taught by senior practising clinicians and health care professionals, this is an interactive programme where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.



Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people from a range of professional backgrounds including nursing, physiotherapy, paramedic practitioners and other health professionals working in primary care, community care, emergency and urgent care settings and in large assessment areas including Urgent Care Centres.

Applicants who have successfully completed a non-medical prescribing course at another UK HEI and have registered this qualification with their professional body will automatically be granted Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) of 20 CATS points against one optional module on the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. The normal 5 year period for APCL will apply. Applicants will be required to provide original evidence of their qualification and professional registration of this qualification.

Course content:

The course is modular and organised in blocks of study lasting between four and six days at a time, which can be consecutive days within the same week or spread out over several weeks.

PG Certificate (60 CATS points): MD982 Clinical Examination Skills for Health Care Professionals (40 CATS) and MD981 Clinical Investigations and Diagnostics for Health Care Professionals (20 CATS)

PG Diploma (120 CATS points): The PG Certifcate modules above plus three further modules: MH923/MD915 Understanding Research Critical Appraisal in Health Care (20 CATS), MH928 Introduction to Management in Health Care Organisations (20 CATS points) and one optional core module chosen from the module list below.

MSc (180 CATS points): The PG Diploma modules above plus a Professional Project (40 CATS) and one optional core module chosen from the module list below).

Most modules can also be taken as a stand-alone Postgraduate Awards.

Modules:

PG Certificate - Year 1

Core modules:

PG Diploma - Year 2

Core modules:

Optional core modules:

Choice of one optional core module to the value of 20 CATS points from the list below:

MSc - Year 3

Core module:

Optional core modules:

Choice of one optional core module to the value of 20 CATS points from the list below:

Entry requirements:

First degree (2:2) or equivalent and current registration as a healthcare professional alongside four years post-registration experience. Applicants will need to be currently employed or have access to clinical placements that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the modules. Applicants will need to have access to clinical and educational mentorship support.
Applicants without a degree may be admitted to a Postgraduate Award, and could potentially progress to an MSc upon successful completion of the Award.

Teaching methods:

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt during the sessions.

Assessment:

Assessment for each module can be seen by looking at the relevant module page but typically consists of written essays of 3000-4000 words, a portfolio and/or a case based examination. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.


Key Facts

Contact:

Cheryl Grantham/Eva Mussio /Claire Runaghan

Tel: 024 765 73958/74263

Course Director

Sam Brace-McDonnell

Duration
MSc: 3 years part time
PG Dip: 2 years part time
PG Cert: 1 year part time

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Funding
Applications for the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme are currently open to support eligible postgraduate students. Awards are set at £5,000 per student and are available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2018/19. Find out more.


Upcoming date(s) for MD982:

Cohort A
Day 1 – 24th September '18
Day 2 – 25th September '18
Day 3 – 10th October '18
Day 4 – 11th October '18
Day 5 – 17th October '18
Day 6 – 18th October '18
Day 7 – 23rd October '18
Day 8 – 24th October '18
Day 9 – 13th November '18
Day 10 – 14th November '18
Day 11 – 20th November '18
Day 12 – 21st November '18
CBE – 17th December '18

Cohort A01
Day 1 – 20th March '19
Day 2 – 21st March '19
Day 3 – 10th April '19
Day 4 – 11th April '19
Day 5 – 8th May '19
Day 6 – 9th May '19
Day 7 – 15th May '19
Day 8 – 16th May '19
Day 9 – 22nd May '19
Day 10 – 23rd May '19
Day 11 – 5th June '19
Day 12 – 6th June '19
CBE – 4th July '19

Upcoming date(s) for MD981:

Cohort A

5th - 7th November '18

3rd - 4th December '18

10th January 2019 (CBE)

Cohort A01

8th - 9th April '19,

29th April - 1st May '19

7th June 2019 (CBE)

How to apply

Fees