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Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc, PG Cert

University of Hull, the United Kingdom

University of Hull

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About Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc, PG Cert - at University of Hull

Designed to meet demand for advanced clinical practice studies within health and social care, this programme provides the next step in career progression and academic development.

This inter-professional programme allows you to focus on specialist pathways, whilst maintaining a focus on the core principles of advanced clinical practice including leadership, professionalism, inter-professional communication, and service development and evaluation.

The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is a part-time programme with start dates available in January and September.

The single framework structure enables greater continuity and equity in pursuit of the masters level award, and ensures that all students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills at the forefront of their discipline related to research, literature review methods, and the support of specialist developments.

Modules studied will vary, based on your pathway through the course.

Year 1

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Advanced Clinical Assessment & Examination

Clinical Reasoning & Leadership

Year 2

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Non-Medical Prescribing: Pharmacist independent prescribing

Nurse Independent & Supplementary Prescribing

Physiotherapist, Chiropodist, Podiatrist and Paramedic Independent Supplementary Prescribing

Driving Specialist Developments

Self as Leader

Research & Literature Review Methods

Ethical Decision Making

The complexities and challenges of clinical practice continue to develop in respect to social, cultural and political factors. Relative to this, practitioners are now faced with complex ethical dilemmas to navigate, and an increase in advanced roles has seen a need emerge with respect to more autonomous decision. This 10 credit module provides an opportunity for post-graduate students to evaluate clinical ethical dilemmas through an application of extensive moral theory and decision making models, fostering the development and refinement of moral reasoning.

The Deteriorating Child

This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge that is required to recognise the deteriorating child. The module is taught by academic staff and current practicing clinicians who are experts in their field. You will learn how to use a systematic approach of assessment to identify and treat the deteriorating child presenting with a variety of chronic and acute conditions.

Triage and Rapid Assessment in Pre-hospital, Primary and Secondary Care

Most healthcare environments have elements of triage. There are often formal triage structures in place prioritising treatment or patient care. But, we also triage subconsciously in everyday clinical practice.

This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to explore your own experiences of triage. You will understand when and why triage is necessary as well as the current evidence base behind decision making. The module is taught by academic staff and current practising clinicians who are experts in their field.

Clinical Reasoning (theory)

Clinical reasoning is seen as a key skill that healthcare practitioners working at an advanced level need to possess. Without these skills there is clear evidence to suggest patients come to harm and learning about clinical reasoning is seen as important to meet the demands of today. This module enables practitioners to understand the key theoretical underpinnings of clinical reasoning.

Electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation

This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to interpret ECGs in clinical practice. The module is taught by academic staff and current practicing clinicians who are experts in their field. You will learn how systematically interpret and relate a variety of ECGs to acute disease pathologies and a variety of long term cardiac conditions.

Trauma Assessment & Management in Prehospital Care (Theory)

This module will provide you with grounded and functional cognition surrounding the theory of trauma assessment and management. Prehospital primary assessment will be examined and discussed, evolving and assuring your understanding of effective, holistic and systematic patient assessment.

Chest Radiograph (X-Ray) Interpretation

This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to interpret chest radiographs in clinical practice. The module is taught by academic staff and current practicing clinicians who are experts in their field. You will learn how to identify anatomical landmarks, systematically interpret and relate a variety chronic and acute disease pathologies to a variety of high definition chest radiographs.

Haematological and Biochemistry Interpretation

This module will provide you with the underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to interpret Haematological (the full blood count) and Biochemistry (electrolytes, urea and creatinine and liver function) tests in clinical practice. The module is taught by academic staff and current practising clinicians who are experts in their field. You will learn how to interpret these tests in relation to specific disease pathologies and how these tests can be used to form a differential diagnosis or confirm a diagnosis.

Health Promotion

An opportunity for you to study alongside colleagues from various professions and agencies within a virtual learning platform. The Module indicative content will facilitate valuable learning encompassing local resources relevant to their area of care with a particular focus on epidemiology and social determinants of health. Successful completion of the Module will enable those practitioners with a particular interest in Health Promotion to develop and enhance pre-existing knowledge, skills and experience. Learning will support those who face daily challenges supporting individuals; groups; and communities to adopt positive health behaviours and healthy lifestyles.

Infection, Immunity and Anti-Microbial Therapies

Develop your knowledge, confidence and competence in providing care for patients with infections. Building upon your clinical experience and case studies from practice, you will be challenged to interrogate the evidence that underpins clinical decisions.

Year 3

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Quality/Service Improvement Project

Consolidating Advanced Practice

A degree at 2:2 or a diploma with evidence of successful completion of level 7 study within the past 5 years, current registration with a UK health regulatory body and a minimum of three years clinical experience.

In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed 'Fast Track' route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Hull to find course entry requirements.

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