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
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.
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.
Our Graduate Entry Undergraduate course
Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Diabetes (PGDip/PGCert)
- Health Research (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc)
- Medical Education (MMedEd/PG Dip/PGCert)
- Pre-Hospital Critical Care (PGCert)
- Public Health (MPH/PGDip/PGCert)
Our Postgraduate Online courses
- Clinical Research - iheed (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Diabetes Care - iheed (PGDip/MSc)
- Healthcare Leadership - iheed (/PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Medical Education for Health Professionals - iheed (/PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Public Health - iheed (MPH)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
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. This course is part of Warwick Medical School which follows a non-standard fee structure. Full fee details are listed via the 'find your course fees' button. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.
Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?
If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad.
For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on this web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module CatalogueLink opens in a new window (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).
Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2022/23 year of study). Information about module department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.
How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
Applications will close on 2 August 2024 for students who require a visa to study in the UK, to allow time to receive a CAS and complete the visa application process.
Throughout the year we attend exhibitions and fairs online and in-person around the UK. These events give you the chance to explore our range of postgraduate courses, and find out what it’s like studying at Warwick. You’ll also be able to speak directly with our student recruitment team, who will be able to help answer your questions.
Join a live chat with our staff and students, who are here to answer your questions and help you learn more about postgraduate life at Warwick. You can join our general drop-in sessions or talk to your prospective department and student services.
A Warwick talk and tour lasts around two hours and consists of an overview presentation from one of our Recruitment Officers covering the key features, facilities and activities that make Warwick a leading institution. The talk is followed by a campus tour which is the perfect way to view campus, with a current student guiding you around the key areas on campus.