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Advancing Practice in Action

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    1 semester part time

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The purpose of this module is to enable practitioners to develop professionally, enhancing skills and capabilities within their own clinical role.

Identification and exploration of the challenges relating to advancing practice is encouraged to support empowerment, continuing professional development (CPD) and reflection within and surrounding advancing practice in relation to self and others.

Updated 18/05/2021


  • Take as part of full MSc or as a standalone module.
  • Reflective journal created can be used as evidence for revalidation with professional body.
  • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.

Course Content

  • During the module healthcare practitioners will be supported to address their own professional development needs in relation to advancing practice. Current role definitions and professional variations will be explored in relation to advanced level practice, with a focus on advancing capacity and capability within healthcare settings. Relevant legal and ethical issues will be explored alongside demonstrating advancing competence for CPD. Advancing clinical reasoning skills for positive patient outcomes will be studied whilst utilising evidence to support governance. The educating of others in unpredictable and busy practice environments will be addressed with consideration to clinical supervision and coaching in practice.

    Teaching approaches are varied, using an active-blended learning approach and include lectures, interactive group work, online learning activities, enquiry-based learning and blogging, and are delivered over 6 taught days.

    Students will be taught and have access to tutor support over one semester.

    There is one item of summative assessment which must be successfully completed to pass the module:

    • 4,000-word Reflective journal demonstrating personal and professional development in relation to advancing your own practice.
  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £830 per 20 credit module

    Please contact Karen Edwards for further information about fees for this module.

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