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Advancing Professional Practice

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

NURS7076

Start dates

January 2022 / September 2022

Application deadline

1 December (for a January start)

1 August (for a September start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

In this practice-related module students will have the opportunity to study the development of advanced clinical practice through an understanding of its history and influences on contemporary care contexts. We will explore definitions of advanced clinical practice, the four pillars, philosophy and ethics in relation to advanced practice and the concepts that surround the role.

The nature of knowledge in advanced clinical practice and decision making in relationship to patient experience and outcomes will be explored. We will examine the political and legal aspects of advanced clinical practice and reflect on issues such as gender, power and control.

Advanced practice as art/science, professional identity, collaborative practice and major theories will be explored and critical thinking will be applied to how these develop.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must:

  • be a registered health care professional
  • have at least 3 years post qualification experience
  • be working at, or towards, an advanced level of practice.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

Through teaching and learning activities you will have the opportunity to study the development of advanced clinical practice through an understanding of its history and influences on contemporary care contexts.

You will be assessed 100% through coursework.

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Learning and teaching

In weekly seminars, ​taught live online every Wednesday morning from 9.30 - 12.30 for 12 weeks from week 1. students will study through class and self-directed work the following topic areas:

  • The global history of advanced clinical practice in relation to the four pillars and care contexts; definitions of Advanced Practice and international perspectives
  • Worldviews in advanced practice; espoused and theories-in-use; concept analysis 
  • Types of knowledge: inductive/propositional and deductive, reflective knowledge and decision making, evidence based practice
  • Health policy, ethical thinking and critical thinking
  • Practice theories, human caring, critical appraisal and theory development
  • Role development, collaborative practice

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

100% coursework. Reflective essay on Advanced Clinical Practice focussing on a practice case.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.