This qualification will prepare you for an advanced clinical practice role by developing your knowledge and critical understanding of advanced clinical practice, leadership and management, research and education - the four pillars that underpin advanced practice - and developing skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You’ll enhance your skills in the holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and the provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families. You should be supported by your healthcare employer, and, by studying while you work, your learning will be strengthened by applying theory to your scope of practice.
This programme incorporates a Non-Medical Prescribing module which, upon successful completion, enables you to gain regulatory recognition as a non-medical prescriber within your scope of practice.
Key features of the course
- Encompasses the four pillars that underpin advanced clinical practice - clinical practice, leadership and management, research, and education.
- Develops your core capabilities for Advanced Clinical Practice and area-specific clinical practice.
- Provides learning and development of your leadership skills at a clinical and strategic level to inform people management and service development.
- Learn to critically appraise, evaluate, implement and disseminate research to support professional practice in your clinical environment.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
- Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803)
- Developing advanced clinical practice (K804)
- Advancing professional practice (K805)
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.