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Advanced Clinical Practice

Train to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,780 for the course †
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Develop your skills in decision-making, diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management.
  • Study in a vibrant and challenging learning environment.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours required to function as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

This course is aimed at applicants who are training to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals and for those wishing to formalise and develop their role as an advanced clinical practitioner.

How you learn

Learning in multi-professional groups and being taught by a multi-professional teaching team creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment to enhance and extend your knowledge of working in transformational roles such as Advanced Clinical Practice.

You learn through

  • practical sessions
  • workshops
  • seminars

Course leaders and tutors

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Angie Banks
Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as an advanced clinical practitioner in

  • emergency departments
  • specialist paramedics (emergency and urgent care)
  • trainee pharmacist
  • complex mental health needs in prison
  • chartered physiotherapist

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to seek an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) post or if already employed as a trainee ACP, to formalise this post with a nationally recognised academic qualification.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, 2.2 or above in a related health care subject.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Typically 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in an appropriate field of practice.

You must be currently employed in a suitable practice setting and have an available supervisor who is able to undertake supervised clinical assessments.

A pre-agreement form is to be completed by the clinical manager, which confirms that the student will have an identified clinical supervisor. Applicants must provide written evidence in the form of a pre-course learning agreement that all parties,sponsoring managers, clinical mentors and students, are actively committed to supporting an advanced practice role.

EU and International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Physical Assessment And Consultation Skills Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Non-Medical Prescribing Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Pathophysiology And Pharmacology For Advanced Management Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice: Policy, Decision Making And Managing Risk Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advancing Paediatric Management: Improving Care In The Primary And Acute Sector Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Appendicular Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Core Principles Of Paediatrics In Primary Care And The Acute Sector Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Evidencing Your Cpd Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Healthcare Education Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Leadership In Adult Safeguarding Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing Long Term Conditions Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing The Acutely Unwell Patient Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Minor Injury Management Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Personalised Study Module Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work Based Learning For Service Development Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work Based Learning For Service Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £8,780 for the course. For part time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£735† for 15 credits or £1,465† for 30 credits).

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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