Advancing Specialist Practice

Advancing Specialist Practice

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This module aims to facilitate critical reflection on your learning and development within (or towards) an advanced practice role. The module will encourage you to apply a problem based approach to develop informed evidence based knowledge and understanding of a specific area of practice within your scope of practice. In turn, you will then consider how you would 'hypothetically' apply this into practice considering your development across the four pillars of practice.

Who the module is aimed at

The module is aimed at trainee/ experienced advanced practitioners wishing to develop their clinical knowledge and development against the four pillars of practice.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The module is designed to allow you to develop your clinical expertise, tailored to your own specialism and scope of practice, and will enable you to appraise, develop and evidence your advanced level practice. This design of the module will also equip you with the knowledge and skills required to engage in and evidence lifelong learning and facilitate preparation for achieving accreditation as an advanced practitioner.

What you learn

Using a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge that will engage you in developing the role of a safe autonomous expert practitioner you will learn about the advanced practitioner role which includes the following content:

  • The concept of expert clinical practice
  • Problem based learning
  • Professional leadership
  • Education, training and development
  • Practice development, research and evaluation
  • Working across professional boundaries
  • Personal and professional development planning
  • Evidencing continued professional development
  • Legal, ethical and professional issues/requirements
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Professional recognition

This module is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a planning suite and a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Fees and Funding for 2024/25

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,720

EU / International students: £1,720 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must hold a degree (or equivalent professional qualification) which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject, for example BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology or Therapeutic Radiography or a Diploma of the College of Radiographers (T).
    • Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.
    • Reliable internet connection.
    • If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.

    The above must be evidenced in your application form

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module will be delivered in Semester 3 over a 12 week period, starting in May and running until August.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Coursework

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Melanie Clarkson -

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