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This programme is designed to prepare nurses and a range of health and social care professionals for new and challenging roles in advancing and shifting the professional boundaries in critical care.

The Advanced Practice programme at the University of Bradford offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge to a range of clinical and professional situations through reflection and practice experience, supported by an experienced mentor.

It develops skills designed to meet the challenges of delivering and advancing quality healthcare within a global context.

Learning and teaching is designed to equip students with skills in using a range of information, data, tools and techniques to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes as well as demonstrate impact and value. There is a focus on patient safety, risk assessment and risk management within a clinical governance context.

The programme is intended to:

  • Provide a flexible educational framework that is vocationally relevant, which meets your professional development needs, as well as the organisational needs of employers
  • Provide opportunities for inter-professional teaching and learning to share the knowledge, skills and experience common to a range of different health and social care disciplines
  • Provide a framework within which the curriculum, where required, meets the regulatory needs of professional bodies such as the NMC, GPhC and HCPC and recognised National benchmarks
  • Stimulate you to become a self-directed learner who is motivated to sustain and advance your own continuous professional learning
  • Develop your clinical skills, knowledge and critical understanding to an advanced level, applicable to your own field of practice
  • Further develop your cognitive and practical skills to undertake data synthesis, complex problem solving and risk assessment
  • Prepare you to become an autonomous practitioner, to work in advanced and specialist roles with high levels of accountability
  • Develop you as a practitioner who will innovate, promote evidence informed practice and improve service user outcomes
  • Develop you as a leader with skills and confidence, to act as a role model, supporting the professional development of colleagues and the work of your organisation
  • Develop you as a critically reflective, competent leader who will manage service development towards effective, sustainable, inclusive, fair and ethically sensitive service provision

This programme is designed to prepare nurses and a range of health and social care professionals for new and challenging roles in advancing and shifting the professional boundaries in critical care. The Advanced Practice programme at the University of Bradford offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge to a range of clinical and professional situations through reflection and...

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Course Content

Modules

Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Practice (Midwifery)

Core

Clinical Examination and Case Management (MID7013-C)

Clinical Examination and Care Management (Enhancing Contemporary Midwifery Practice) (MID7009-C)

Preparing for a Systematic review (RES7006-C)*

Preparing for primary research (RES7009-C)*

Leadership for Advanced Practitioners (LEM7011-C)*

*only one of these modules must be completed

Option

Clinical Competence in Advanced Practice (NUR7023-C)

Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals (Level 7) (PRE7004-C)

An alternative nursing or midwifery module defined by service need

Degree of Master in Advanced Practice (Midwifery)

One of:

Pursuing a Work based Dissertation (RES7010-E)

Pursuing primary research (RES7008-E)

Pursuing a Systematic review (RES7007-E)

Management Project (LEM7006-E)

Modules Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Practice (Midwifery) Core Clinical Examination and Case Management (MID7013-C) Clinical Examination and Care Management (Enhancing Contemporary Midwifery Practice) (MID7009-C) Preparing for a Systematic review (RES7006-C)* Preparing for primary...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold an internationally recognised professional qualification and/or either an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above or equivalent) from an Approved Higher Education Institution, or evidence of equivalent learning.

Applicants will normally be required to have a minimum of one year post qualification experience and to be practising as a nurse in their home country.

In addition to the application form students should provide copies of the following:

  • Evidence of commitment to study leave and appropriate funding to pursue the programme
  • A CV including a full career history

Students from outside the UK must also meet the following English Language Requirements:

  • An overall band score of at least 6.5 in IELTS, with a score of at least 5.5 in each of the four sub-tests

Applicants will normally hold an internationally recognised professional qualification and/or either an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above or equivalent) from an Approved Higher Education Institution, or evidence of equivalent learning. Applicants will normally be required to have a minimum of one year post qualification experience and to be practising as a nurse in their home...

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Assessment Methods

Whilst following this programme of study, you will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods. These methods will be dependent on modules studied, however student-centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning as you develop your academic skills.

There are a number of approaches to the manner in which modules are delivered and these include block attendance, study day attendance, distance learning and blended learning. When devising your study plan with your academic advisor, you will be informed regarding which delivery methods are utilised for which module.

The aims of the teaching and learning strategies have been designed so that you will be given the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding, research informed knowledge and critical thinking to develop a range of skills appropriate to your professional field, your organisation and workplace setting. You will also develop your skills and knowledge of research and application to your practice area.

Your course of study will expose you to a range of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies required to achieve the learning outcomes.

Whilst following this programme of study, you will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods. These methods will be dependent on modules studied, however student-centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning as you develop your academic skills. There are a number of approaches to the manner...

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