MSc Advanced Practice

Edge Hill University
In Ormskirk

£ 3001-4000
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Important information

Typology Master
Location Ormskirk
Duration 3 Years
Start February 2018
  • Master
  • Ormskirk
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    February 2018

This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. It is suitable both for individuals who wish to become advanced practitioners, or for those individuals who wish to promote the advance of practice within their field of work.

The course consists of a wide range of highly flexible taught and work-based learning modules that will enable busy practitioners to access patient-care enhancing education.

You can choose to study the generic pathway or MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health).


Where and when

Starts Location
St Helens Road, L39 4QP, Lancashire, England
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Starts Feb-2018
St Helens Road, L39 4QP, Lancashire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. Successful completion of this MSc enables you to meet Health Education North West’s requirements to practice at an advanced level across the health professions spectrum, including roles such as paramedics, operating department practitioners, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

· Requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a lower second-class honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Applicants without an honours degree must demonstrate the following knowledge and skills at a level equivalent to that of degree study, prior to commencing the programme: a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and an in-depth awareness of current issues relating to either a health or social care setting; critical analysis skills and an ability to evaluate evidence drawn from the area of work or from previous academic study; ability to learn in a flexible manner, utilising a

What you'll learn on the course

Health and Social Care
Mental Health Law
Clinical assessment
Mental Health

Course programme

HEA4025 Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics (20 credits)

HEA4045 Research: The Development of a Research Proposal (20 credits)

HEA4196 Advancing Practice Project - Clinical Practice (60 credits)

HEA9055 Context of Advanced Practice (20 credits)

You will select 60 credits of additional modules, negotiated with the programme leader, chosen from the Faculty of Health and Social Care CPD portfolio.

If you are studying the Mental Health pathway of the programme, the additional 60 credits will include the following module:

HEA9085 Mental Health Law and Defensible Practice (20 credits)

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Additional information

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are: £31 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2016/17, i.e. £620 per 20 credit module; £32 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18, i.e. £640 per 20 credit module.

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