University of Bolton Advanced Practice

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University of Bolton Advanced Practice

Why choose this course?

  • Delivers a high level of integrated clinical knowledge and skill development that is designed to prepare you for the complexities of real world practice. Challenging but rewarding.
  • Inspiring learning environment: the course is taught in Bolton One’s brand new and well equipped Clinical Simulation Suite. This ensures that you will have a comfortable, highly interactive, practical learning experience that assist you to make sense of theory and apply it to complex patient care.
  • Taught by an innovative and supportive team who are dedicated to ensuring your success in the advanced practice role.
  • Advanced Practitioners who have graduated from Bolton are highly sought after each obtaining employment immediately on graduation.

Course overview

If you are an experienced practitioner working in health and social care the MSc in Advanced Practice will enable you to broaden your role beyond its traditional boundaries, enhance your applied skills and knowledge, and support your personal and career development.

You will develop skills and knowledge to achieve the level of an ‘advanced practitioner’ through a personalised work-based programme of learning. This will allow you to tailor your practice to respond to challenges and changes within the health service.

The course combines work-based activities and mentoring with a diverse range of experiences provided in both the workplace and the University, including expert-led lectures, seminars, learning sets, group and individual tutorials, case studies and individual reflective practice.

As the course is work-based it is very flexible and ensures a student-centred approach that is designed to fit your personal circumstances, employment and professional development needs.

About the course

The course will develop both your clinical and leadership abilities enabling you to achieve the level of an ‘advanced practitioner’. You will experience a highly structured academic programme in the University that is augmented by a personalised work-based programme of learning. The combination of academic and practice based learning ensures that you have the requisite clinical grounding yet remains flexible enough to allow you to personalise your practice, to respond to challenges and changes within your role and your developing service. Specifically you will gain an in depth knowledge of the principal diseases that affect humans and the medicines that are used in their management. You will also learn how to thoroughly clinically examine patients and interpret the findings of diagnostic studies.

Alongside the clinical content of the course you will also develop the necessary leadership skills that will allow you to challenge and change practice with a view to delivering innovative changes in your service that derive real benefits for patients. NHS values and behaviours are embedded within all the programme’s modules, together with the skills and competencies required to deliver the quality standards for end of life care where appropriate.

The course is supported by Health Education NW and employing NHS Trusts.

The Health and Community Studies academic team is focused on supporting the development of individuals from health and social care professions who can manage and achieve success in both their personal and professional aspirations.

Students are recruited from a range of health and social care professions, including nurses, midwives, paramedics, public health and allied health professionals, and healthcare scientists.

Special features

  • You will be allocated an Advanced Practice Learning Facilitator who will act as an advocate for you as well as supporting you and your mentors and assessors in negotiating personalised workplace learning activities

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU Fees

Home/EU students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £8,432 for the academic year 2016/17

Home/EU students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £8,432 for the academic year 2017/18

International Fees

No fee information is currently available for international students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or for more information.

More International Fee information

Additional learning opportunities and associated costs

In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

If there are any additional costs within the agreed learning agreement these will require funding by the student or the employing organisation.

Contact Us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Michelle Powell (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903779

For general information about the University of Bolton please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903