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Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) (2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-B90L
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc/PGCert/PGDip
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 1 year (PGCert)/3 years (MSc)/2 years (PGDip)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert/MSc/PGDip) 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 for minor ailments. 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.


Core Modules

  • Clinical Examination and Diagnostic Skills for Healthcare Professionals
  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
  • Professional Project

Optional Modules

  • Advanced Emergency Practice
  • Special Incident Management
  • Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health Care Contexts
  • Community-Based Care
  • 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.

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 a case based examination. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.

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.

Minimum requirements Applicants should:

  • 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

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 Band A
With specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.

Scholarships

The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.