About the course
The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) is approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group.
This programme has been designed to meet the needs of the health professional who wants to develop their clinical career to a higher level as an advanced practitioner.
Acknowledging your prior experience and skills as a health professional will enable you to fulfil your potential as a postgraduate through the development of new understanding, critical insight and advanced level academic and clinical skills.
This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
There are generally two intakes per annum; January or March and September. Duration 3 years part-time.
- Has a multi-professional approach to develop the health professional’s knowledge and skills to work at an advanced level of clinical practice
- Designed around the current Health Education England West Midlands (HEEWM) competency framework (2015) for a range of health professionals. The Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for the West Midlands is multidisciplinary and applies to all non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals and so encourages the development of new ways of working within the multi-professional workforce to meet the changing needs of the population
- On completion of the course you will be a recognised Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEWM, 2015) with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded autonomous scope of practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which the individual practices.
You will normally have an honours degree and have been working in clinical practice for a minimum of 3 years and have evidence of studying at level 6 prior to commencing the course.