Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) (2023 Entry)
Explore our Advanced Clinical Practice taught course.
Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) at the University of Warwick is designed to increase your employability across various healthcare settings. Warwick Medical School offers immersive teaching and expert guidance as you develop the skills needed to deliver safe and effective care.
Consistent with national guidance, this course will enable non-medical clinicians to undertake full systems examinations, develop the skills and knowledge to clinically and critically interpret results to diagnose patients and prescribe medications.
Taught by senior practising clinicians, this course will give you the knowledge you need to further develop your confidence and skill set and prepare to work autonomously at a senior clinical decision-making level. Our flexible course structure allows you to study over a three-year period, starting with the PG Certificate, then progressing to the PG Diploma and finally completing the full MSc.
Skills from this degree
This structured professional development course will enable non-medical clinicians to:
- Undertake a full systems examination (child and adult)
- Develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.
- Manage an episode of care autonomously
General entry requirements
- Be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar
- Have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professionals Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study
- Be 4 years post-qualification/ registration
Those without the academic qualifications will have a telephone interview with the course director for a special case request to be made.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- With specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications although students will need to be practicing in the UK.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
For the MSc:
- Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development
- Clinical Examination and Diagnostic Skills for Healthcare Professionals
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (Distance Learning)
- Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
- Professional Project
Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
- Advanced Emergency Practice
- Special Incident Management
- Essentials of Clinical Education
- Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health Care Contexts
- Work-based Learning
Read more about the core and optional modules on the Medical School's website.
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 practise the skills you have learnt during the sessions.
Class sizes will vary, however on average they comprise of 20-25 students.
Assessment for each module can be seen by looking at the relevant module page but typically consists of written essays of 3,000-4,000 words, a portfolio and/or an Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER). The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report and a poster presentation.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web pageLink opens in a new window.
Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, listing your allocated lectures, seminars, and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you when you join us.
Our department has a dedicated careers consultant to help boost your employability and prepare for a career. There are workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples include:
- Career Society at Medical School Event
- AFP Interview Preparation
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening
Warwick Medical School
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.
Find out more about us on our websiteLink opens in a new window
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Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
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The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
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