Context of Advanced Practice HEA4265


This is a core module within the MSc in Advanced Practice. It is a 15 week module in which teaching and learning is supported by the blended use of blackboard and classroom based experiential teaching methods. The module is designed to provide a strong foundation to prepare practitioners to operate safely and purposely at an advanced and increasingly autonomous level within their area of practice.

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Module Code: HEA4265
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

Experienced healthcare practitioners working, or aspiring to work, in 'advanced' clinical roles.

What are the key aims of the programme?

• To equip practitioners understanding of the various professional, legal and ethical demands of working at an advanced level making autonomous clinical decisions
• To support practitioners to work creatively and innovatively, utilising critical thinking and reflective abilities to promote their own practice development, and improved patient care
• To support students’ ability to self direct their own learning.

How Will I Study?

This module is normally studied over 14 sessions, one half day session per week for 14 weeks. The module overall takes 15 weeks.
Trainee ACP Apprenticeship student funded by Health Education England will be required to attend for a full day on the day the module commences.

What will I study?

• Preparation for Master level study
• Characteristics and definitions of an 'advanced practitioner'
• Ethical and legal issues
• Professional accountabilities
• Governance
• Leadership and management of change
• Therapeutic communication
• Developing effective interventions with individuals, families, and carers.

How will I be assessed?

The academic assessment for the module consists of two elements:
• A summative assessment requires the development of portfolio of evidence based on five specific elements that will inform the requirements for each individual’s developmental journey as a trainee ACP, accompanied by a 4,000 word written assignment.

On successful completion you will:

Have a greater understanding of the systems and frameworks that can be used to support your development as an advanced practitioner, within the context of improving the quality of service provision.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2021

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Mon 6th Sep 2021

Session Times:
  • Monday 6th September 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 13th September 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 20th September 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 27th September 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 4th October 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 11th October 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 18th October 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 25th October 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 1st November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 8th November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 15th November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 22nd November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 29th November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    This module cannot be studied as a standalone module, please see the MSc Advance Clinical Practice programme webpage for details about the full programme.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator Jaclyn Proctor via email: [email protected].


    This module is a core module on:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice