Advancing Practice MSc

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 - 5 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
February and September

Overview Updated 07/11/2019

Also offered as:

  • Post graduate Certificate in Advancing Practice
  • Post graduate Diploma in Advancing Practice
  • MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up)
  • MSc Advancing Practice

Our MSc Advancing Practice awards support the advancement of healthcare professionals practice by developing, knowledge, skills and understanding to challenge and innovate future practice. This award also offers and alternative route to individuals with an interest in Advanced Clinical Practice.

By challenging legal, professional and ethical dilemmas you will develop advanced knowledge and skills to underpin safe and effective practice, supported by the application of complex decision making. You will benefit from a flexible route which builds and develops opportunity for advancing healthcare provision.

Course

Highlights

  • Inter-professional learning.
  • Professional Body registration of Prescribing qualification.
  • Varied modules linked to specific practice areas.

Additional

Information

Additional Information

A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required to access the Programme.

For further information on the award or its associated modules please contact Tracey Ali, Programme Lead on advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

The MSc Advancing Practice programme has been developed driven by rapidly developing health and social care developments at both regional and national level.

In recent years there has been a significant shift in professional boundaries between groups of health and social care professionals, and the need for educational programmes to support the growth of advanced level practice. The opportunity to learn inter-professionally; to undertake modules which embed advanced practice within both academic and practice learning; will facilitate the development and enhancement of proficiency for students who wish to develop advanced clinical practice.

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Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be employed within a health or social care related environment and be a UK registered healthcare professional.

To study NURM012 or NURM045 applicants must be registered with either the NMC or HCPC and been registered for a minimum of 3 years at the point of commencing these modules.
A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required to access NURM012 or NURM045.

For further information regarding the award and it associated modules please contact Tracey Ali, Programme Lead, on advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Content

In order to achieve MSc Advancing Practice award, students must meet all requirements of this award map:

  • Advancing Assessment and Reasoning Skills (40 Credits)
    Module code: NURMO88*
    Core Module Y
  • NMC V300 Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (NISP) Nursing and Midwifery Council (40 Credits)
    Module code: NURM012
    Core Module N
  • Enhancing Advanced Practice (including Mental Health Fist Aid) (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM082*
    Core Module N
  • Advancing Practice in Action (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM077*
    Core Module N
  • Assessment and Management of Minor Injury (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM078*
    Core Module N
  • Assessment and Management of Minor Illness (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM089*
    Core Module N
  • Advanced Dementia Care (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM037
    Core Module N
  • Supplementary and Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (40 Credits)
    Module code: NURM045
    Core Module N
  • Educating and Influencing Others in Health Care (20 Credits)
    Module code: NURM079
    Core Module N
  • Injection Therapy of the Lower Limb (20 Credits)
    Module code: PODM010
    Core Module N
  • The Lower Limb at Risk (20 Credits)
    Module code: PODM011
    Core Module N
  • Professional Project (60 Credits)
    Module code: OTHM010
    Core Module Y

MSc Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award, the student must successfully gain 180 credits from the above list including NURM088 and OTHM010.

Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma, the student must successfully gain 120 credits from the above list including NURM088 but not including OTHM010.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate, the student must successfully gain 60 credits from the above list which must include NURM088 but not OTHM010

Students may take either NURM012 or NURM045 depending on their Professional Registration.

Facilities &

Special Features

There is opportunity for those who wish to continue educational study and work at academic level 8 on completion of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award, to register for the Doctor of Professional Practice or a PhD which are also offered at the University of Northampton.

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: (60 Credits) £2,475 (1 Year)

Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice:(120 Credits) £4,950 (2 Years)

MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up): (60 Credits) £2,475(1 Year)

MSc Advancing Practice (Full Award – 180 Credits): Year 1 (60 Credits) £2,475, Year 2 (60 Credits) £2,475* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 21/22), Year 3 (60 Credits) £2,475* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 22/23)

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a Master’s course in 2020/21 and wish to apply for a Post Graduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits) and complete your study within 3 academic years.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: (60 Credits) £2,430 (1 Year)

Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice:(120 Credits) £4,860 (2 Years)

MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up): (60 Credits) £2,430 (1 Year)

MSc Advancing Practice (Full Award – 180 Credits): Year 1 (60 Credits) £2,430, Year 2 (60 Credits) £2,430* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/21), Year 3 (60 Credits) £2,430* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/22)

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a Master’s course in 2019/20 and wish to apply for a Post Graduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits) and complete your study within 3 academic years.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

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Updated 07/11/2019

  • Also offered as:

    • Post graduate Certificate in Advancing Practice
    • Post graduate Diploma in Advancing Practice
    • MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up)
    • MSc Advancing Practice

    Our MSc Advancing Practice awards support the advancement of healthcare professionals practice by developing, knowledge, skills and understanding to challenge and innovate future practice. This award also offers and alternative route to individuals with an interest in Advanced Clinical Practice.

    By challenging legal, professional and ethical dilemmas you will develop advanced knowledge and skills to underpin safe and effective practice, supported by the application of complex decision making. You will benefit from a flexible route which builds and develops opportunity for advancing healthcare provision.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Inter-professional learning.
    • Professional Body registration of Prescribing qualification.
    • Varied modules linked to specific practice areas.
  • The MSc Advancing Practice programme has been developed driven by rapidly developing health and social care developments at both regional and national level.

    In recent years there has been a significant shift in professional boundaries between groups of health and social care professionals, and the need for educational programmes to support the growth of advanced level practice. The opportunity to learn inter-professionally; to undertake modules which embed advanced practice within both academic and practice learning; will facilitate the development and enhancement of proficiency for students who wish to develop advanced clinical practice.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Additional Information

    A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required to access the Programme.

    For further information on the award or its associated modules please contact Tracey Ali, Programme Lead on advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • All applicants must be employed within a health or social care related environment and be a UK registered healthcare professional.

    To study NURM012 or NURM045 applicants must be registered with either the NMC or HCPC and been registered for a minimum of 3 years at the point of commencing these modules.
    A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required to access NURM012 or NURM045.

    For further information regarding the award and it associated modules please contact Tracey Ali, Programme Lead, on advancedpractice@northampton.ac.uk.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • In order to achieve MSc Advancing Practice award, students must meet all requirements of this award map:

    • Advancing Assessment and Reasoning Skills (40 Credits)
      Module code: NURMO88*
      Core Module Y
    • NMC V300 Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (NISP) Nursing and Midwifery Council (40 Credits)
      Module code: NURM012
      Core Module N
    • Enhancing Advanced Practice (including Mental Health Fist Aid) (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM082*
      Core Module N
    • Advancing Practice in Action (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM077*
      Core Module N
    • Assessment and Management of Minor Injury (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM078*
      Core Module N
    • Assessment and Management of Minor Illness (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM089*
      Core Module N
    • Advanced Dementia Care (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM037
      Core Module N
    • Supplementary and Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (40 Credits)
      Module code: NURM045
      Core Module N
    • Educating and Influencing Others in Health Care (20 Credits)
      Module code: NURM079
      Core Module N
    • Injection Therapy of the Lower Limb (20 Credits)
      Module code: PODM010
      Core Module N
    • The Lower Limb at Risk (20 Credits)
      Module code: PODM011
      Core Module N
    • Professional Project (60 Credits)
      Module code: OTHM010
      Core Module Y

    MSc Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award, the student must successfully gain 180 credits from the above list including NURM088 and OTHM010.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma, the student must successfully gain 120 credits from the above list including NURM088 but not including OTHM010.

    Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate, the student must successfully gain 60 credits from the above list which must include NURM088 but not OTHM010

    Students may take either NURM012 or NURM045 depending on their Professional Registration.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    There is opportunity for those who wish to continue educational study and work at academic level 8 on completion of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award, to register for the Doctor of Professional Practice or a PhD which are also offered at the University of Northampton.

    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: (60 Credits) £2,475 (1 Year)

    Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice:(120 Credits) £4,950 (2 Years)

    MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up): (60 Credits) £2,475(1 Year)

    MSc Advancing Practice (Full Award – 180 Credits): Year 1 (60 Credits) £2,475, Year 2 (60 Credits) £2,475* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 21/22), Year 3 (60 Credits) £2,475* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 22/23)

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a Master’s course in 2020/21 and wish to apply for a Post Graduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits) and complete your study within 3 academic years.

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice: (60 Credits) £2,430 (1 Year)

    Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice:(120 Credits) £4,860 (2 Years)

    MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up): (60 Credits) £2,430 (1 Year)

    MSc Advancing Practice (Full Award – 180 Credits): Year 1 (60 Credits) £2,430, Year 2 (60 Credits) £2,430* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/21), Year 3 (60 Credits) £2,430* (*may be subject to inflationary increase in 20/22)

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a Master’s course in 2019/20 and wish to apply for a Post Graduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits) and complete your study within 3 academic years.

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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