MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules for the School of Nursing and Midwifery

This page will tell you everything you need to know about the module and award choices associated with the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Modules associated with MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes

The modules listed here are the core programme specific modules associated with other MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 
These modules can also be taken as optional modules towards some or all of the other programmes - please check with the Professional Development Unit for further information.
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)
APP701 – Advancing practice in context
APP710 – Advanced assessment for clinical practice
APP711 – Managing clinical complexity*
SPP702 – Substantive professional project
*Please note that module APP710 should be completed before undertaking this module.
 
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)
APP701 – Advancing practice in context
APP705 – Advanced psychosocial assessment and formulation
You will also choose at least one of the following modules as a pathway specific option:
APP707 – CBT interventions for mental health professionals (psychosis)
APP709 – Working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder
SPP702 – Substantive professional project 
Optional modules
The following modules can count as optional modules for some or all of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme. Further information can be found on the module page:
APP717 – The fundamentals of health assessment
APP718 – Ethical and legal issues in healthcare practice - module lead: Dr Andy Nichols
APP720 – Advanced newborn and infant examination (APL)
APP721 – Perinatal mental health
APP727 – The child and young person with mental health needs
APP728 – Preceptorship (APEL)
APP729 – Enhancing end of life care and palliative care practice - module lead: Dr Susie Pearce
APP730 – Developing expertise in clinical practice
APP731 – Mental health assessment in urgent, emergency and acute care - module lead: Dr Sue Linsley
APP732 – Advancing the care and support of the person with dementia and their carer
APP736 – Leadership and innovation - module lead: Dr Jenny Child
APP737 – Assessment, management and escalation of the acutely ill adult
APP738 – Management of children/young people requiring urgent or emergency care
APP739 – Enhancing practice in paediatric palliative care 
APP740 – Advocacy and education for quality improvement in practice (A-EQUIP) bridging APEL module
APP741 – Advocacy and education for quality improvement in practice (A-EQUIP) full module
APP754 – Diabetes mellitus
APP743 – Minor illness and injuries - the principles and practice of management for unscheduled care
APP744 – Substance misuse and dual diagnosis - module lead: Dr Sue Linsley
APP748 – Surgical first assistant
APP761 – Enhanced maternal care
NMP702 – Non-medical prescribing: Independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses and midwives
APP752 – Work based learning
APP759 – Advancing knowledge of learning and teaching for practice
APP760 – Public health and health promotion 
APP762 – Emergency Nursing Care 

Modules for full time and international students

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If you are studying the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme full-time or are an international student you will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments, such as:
APP718- Ethical and legal issues in healthcare practice
APP721- Perinatal mental health
APP727- The child and young person with mental health needs
APP736- Leadership and innovation
APP752- Work based learning
APP759- Advancing knowledge of learning and teaching in practice
APP760- Public health and health promotion

MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules with the School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions also offers a number of optional modules which you may be able to use towards your chosen award with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Find out more about the modules
Advanced professional practice
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries

+44 1752 586951

Current student enquiries

Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.

8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)

All pathways of the programme offer three exit awards:

Postgraduate certificate

You can choose the award of postgraduate certificate at the end of stage one of any of the programmes as long as you have earned 60 credits, including the core modules.

Postgraduate diploma

You can choose the award of postgraduate diploma at the end of stage two of any of the programmes as long as you have earned 120 credits including any core modules.

Master of science (MSc) award

To earn a full masters degree, you must earn 180 credits over three stages of the programme. Upon achieving 120 credits you will have the option to complete your MSc by undertaking a further core module in Year 3 - either a dissertation (60 credits) or a substantive professional project (40 credits) with one additional core module (20 credits), depending on the programme taken.