This pathway of study is the first step to
facilitate your career in Advanced Practice. As you proceed through the
course, you will be in a role that supports your development and training,
using the ‘title’ of trainee ACP. You’ll be able to apply for Band 7 and
Band 8a roles; and work as an advanced clinical practitioner with an expert
knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for
expanded autonomous scope of practice in your field of work.
completion of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner), you’ll be able to
assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients who present with undifferentiated
and undiagnosed conditions, across all sectors of healthcare (i.e. hospital,
pre-hospital, primary care and secondary care settings). A majority of
registered (NMC and HCPC) clinicians can also become non-medical independent
prescribers (i.e. nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, physio’s, optometrists and
many more) as directed by the disciplines own Codes of Conduct.
prospects after taking this programme include advanced practice roles such as
consultant roles, advanced specialist practice roles, education (i.e. clinical
academic practitioner), research and audit.
You can work in a wide range of settings including: general practices, secondary care (all specialities), walk-in centres, minor injury units, out of hours services, urgent care centres and rapid response services, Emergency Departments, intermediate care teams, generalist and specialist acute services, critical care and intensive treatment units, elderly care facilities, prison services, refugee / asylum seekers and homeless projects, and outreach initiatives and innovative community-based services and many more.