Advanced Clinical Practice MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

HLST130 (various - see overview section)

Study options:

1 year full-time
Up to 5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST130 (various - see overview section)

Study options:

1 year full-time
Up to 5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST130 (various - see overview section)

Study options:

1 year full-time
Up to 5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Rooted in Health Education England’s National Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice this course aims to provide continuing professional development for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It is designed to enhance your ability to work across clinical teams and take on leadership responsibilities in multi-disiplinary roles, and ultimately enhance the care provided for patients.

This degree is aimed at healthcare practitioners who want the opportunity to make a real difference and improve standards of practice throughout all aspects of healthcare provision. It is also available as a level 7 apprenticeship, which some trusts fund through the apprenticeship levy.

You can now study this degree via the following pathways: 

September 2020 and January 2021

HLST213 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (General Pathway)

HLST221 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Integrated Care Pathway)

HLST223 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Urgent and Emergency Care Pathway)

HLST226 MSc Advanced Clicincal Practice (Generic Pathway)

January 2021 entry only:

HLST215 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Pathway)

HLST217 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Neonatal Pathway)

HLST219 MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Children and Young People Pathway)

HLST249 MSc Advanced Clincal Practice (Mental Health Pathway)

This exciting programme has been developed to meet the needs of health care practitioners who wish to expand their practice, to be recognised as 'Advanced Practitioners'.

The course will support development of the ability to:

  • Enhance the quality and standard of patient care;
  • Influence the strategic direction of patient care within your own field of practice;
  • Develop into an enquiring and reflective clinician.


The Advanced Clinical Practice MSc is approved and supported through Health Education England, working across the West Midlands, and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group.

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell Building

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

Graduates will be eligible for entry to Health Education England's forthcoming ACP Academy Directory.

Health Education England

Health Education England

MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group.

Our Facilities

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Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

 

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Life Sciences Research

Our facilities include a real ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, and a purpose-built Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. This allows for much improved training quality in patient care and patient safety.

 

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Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Course information

This course is aimed at experienced healthcare practitioners registered with a relevant (NMC/HCPC/GPC) who wish to be prepared to fulfil specific Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles, upon successfully completing the course. Successful completion of the course will prepare you to become expert clinicians and clinical leaders, educating, developing and building teams.

You will have the chance to utilise evidence and research to shape your practice and current and future healthcare delivery through innovation and change.

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Year 1 will focus on the the key pillars in the ACP framework and will cover advanced health assessment, diagnostics, leadership and research.

The modules studied will vary according to the pathway you have selected and will take note of relevant accreditation of prior achievement (APL). Where APL is agreed this will shorten the overall length of the course.

In addition to the full MSc courses above we also offer a series of study days aimed at Healthcare Professionals.

Modules

  • General Pathway

    • Advanced health assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practical law and ethics in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Clinical management of minor Injuries and Illness
    • Facilitating individuals in the management of their LTCs
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Musculoskeletal Pathway

    • Advanced health assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in advanced clinical practice
    • Practice certificate independent supplementary prescribing 1
    • Practice certificate independent supplementary prescribing 2
    • Clinical management of Musculoskeletal Problems
    • Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Generic Pathway

    • Advanced health assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Management
    • Advanced Practice Project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Neonatal Pathway

    • Assessment of the Newborn
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Clinical Management of neonatal conditions
    • Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Children and Young People Pathway

    • Assessment of the child and young person
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Managing minor injury illness in children and young people
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Integrated Care Pathway

    • Advanced health assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Facilitating individuals in the management of their LTCs
    • Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Urgent & Emergency Care Pathway

    • Advanced health assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Clinical Management of Minor Injuries and Illness
    • Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)

  • Mental Health Pathway

    • Advanced Mental Health Assessment
    • Diagnostics and clinical management
    • Advancing practice
    • Reseach in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 1
    • Practice Certificate Independent Supplementary Prescribing 2
    • Advanced Clinical Management of Mental Health Conditions
    • Advancing Practice Service Improvement project
    • Integration of Advanced Clinical Practice (Non-apprentice route only) OR
    • Advanced Clinical Practice End point Assessment (Apprentice route only)Study Days 

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • This course is designed to meet the specific requirements for Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles. It will provide opportunities to develop autonomous clinical practice and clinical leadership roles across the multi-disciplinary team, within complex health care settings including the NHS. Existing knowledge and skills will be continuously built upon, enhancing your experience.
  • The course covers the established four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice. Clinical Practice Clinical Leadership Education Research

The course covers the established four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice.

  • Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Education
  • Research

A wide range of educationally transformative learning opportunities are designed to develop clinical practice and other skills. These include: simulation in our state-of-the-art facilities, role-specific work-based learning utilising expertise from the breadth of clinical practice and up to date approaches including problem based scenarios from the real world of practice. Inter-professional and collaborative experiences are at the heart of the course. The development in the final year of a proposal for a service improvement project will give you the opportunity to develop project leadership skills. The importance of effective mentorship in practice is afforded high priority and emphasis since it is crucial in helping you to apply theory to practice.

Assessment methods are varied and are designed to give you the opportunity to measure effective safe clinical practice, while also delivering practical skills in presentation and engagement with colleagues. Together they can feed forward into your ongoing growth and development.

The creation of an individual practice portfolio, feeds throughout the course demonstrating advanced clinical practice competence, capability and expertise within your specific field of practice.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Successful completion will enable recognition as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and inclusion in the forthcoming Health Education England’s ACP Academy Directory.

One day taught/attended session per week for three, thirteen week terms per year

Established international partnership opportunities are in place and support understanding of the diverse world of advanced practice.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a registered health care practitioner
  • Normally qualified for a minimum of five years, with a minimum of two years’ experience in your current speciality.
  • Must be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week, employed as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Must have full support and engagement of your line manager
  • Must have an identified senior clinical mentor.
  • Normally hold an honours degree In a health-related discipline and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent.
  • Applicants must provide, on application, two references, one should be an academic one and the other a clinical/employer one.

Academic advice

Normally, once the application papers are complete and have been processed, applicants will be invited for informal interview to confirm suitability, and discuss and confirm the choice of pathway.

Additional Requirements: Integrated Apprenticeship

Evidence for selection is gained from applicant’s personal statement, academic qualifications and employer’s recommendation.

Applicants must be registered with a statutory health and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration.

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of English and Mathematics qualifications at a minimum of Level 2, as per general apprenticeship requirements.

Students must remain in continuous appropriate employment throughout the life of the course.

Additional Requirements: Neonatal Pathway

Students on the Neonatal Pathway must be able to work in an area of practice where examination of the newborn can be undertaken. Employer support and appropriate clinical supervision must be evident before commencement of the course.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,200


January 2021

£9,200


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Graduates typically progress into ACP roles in a range of settings in Primary/Secondary/Tertiary care, in the NHS and some private services

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

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University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
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