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MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner) careers

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.

On 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). Certain clinicians can also become non-medical prescribers (i.e. nurses, pharmacists and optometrists can become independent and/or supplementary prescribers, whilst radiographers, physiotherapists and podiatrists can become supplementary prescribers).

Career prospects after taking this programme include advanced practice roles such as non-medical consultant, specialist practice roles, education (i.e. clinical academic practitioner), research and audit. You can work in a wide range of settings including: general practices, walk-in centres, minor injury units, out of hours developments, urgent care centres and rapid response services, accident and 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.

Further study and research

If you enjoy researching and writing your substantive professional project, you may also wish to progress onto a PhD. You can consult our Doctoral College regarding MPhil or PhD studies, or discuss your plans with your programme manager.

University of Plymouth careers and employability service

As a student with the University, you’ll also have access to facilities and resources offered by the careers and employability service, including:

  • careers information
  • advice and guidance, which is impartial and confidential
  • help with applying for jobs, including application and interview preparation
  • job vacancies
  • psychometric testing

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