Advanced Clinical Practice

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$9,256

Course Overview

Advanced Clinical Practice is for experienced healthcare practitioners in hospital and community settings. The course builds on your existing skills and experience to enable you to lead and support the development and delivery of advanced clinical practice. Module outcomes are mapped against the Knowledge and Skills Framework and the NHS England Advanced Clinical Practice framework so NHS employees can identify learning to support career progression.

Key benefits:

  • You will be studying at the No.2 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 5th in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings).
  • Central location allows access to world leading clinical and academic resources.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
  • A multi-faculty environment drawing on clinical and academic expertise from a number of world leading schools and hospitals providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience.
  • Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in South London.

Who should take this course

This course is suitable for nurses and allied healthcare professionals currently employed in clinical practice, in any healthcare discipline. Applicants are expected to be working in an advanced clinical practice role before commencing this postgraduate course.

The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Accreditation

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Course content

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling MSc: 180 credits, PG Dip: 120 credits and PG Cert: 60 credits.

Required Modules:

There is one core module

  • Advanced Assessment Skills for Non-Medical Practitioners (30 credits)

MSc students are also required to take:

  • Quality Improvement Dissertation (60 credits)

Please note that the dissertation can only be undertaken when students have completed 120 credits and achieved an average of 50% or above in their modules.

Optional Modules:

In addition, students take 90 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Prescribing (60 credits)
  • Advanced Practice Clinical Portfolio (15 credits)
  • Developing Professional Leadership (15 credits)
  • Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice (30 credits)

Students will be permitted to take additional credits up to the maximum allowed by regulations. The inclusion of a particular optional module in a named pathway is subject to the approval of the pathway leader. These modules can be taken from another faculty at King's College London. These modules can be taken in any order. These modules can be taken in any order. King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Fees:

  • Part time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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