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University of Aberdeen: Advanced Clinical Practice

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


If you're a nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or other health care practitioner working in an advanced or advancing role looking to enhance your professional development and are based within travel distance of Aberdeen then our course provides a flexible programme in which to develop your knowledge and clinical skills. The programme is framed on the four pillars of advanced practice - clinical practice, facilitating learning, leadership and evidence, research and development.

The provision of healthcare today requires a team that works collaboratively and utilises the strengths of the team to provide optimal patient centred care depending on their specific needs at the time. All clinical roles within healthcare are evolving and expanding. Taking on an Advanced Clinical Practice role will require you as the healthcare professional to develop new skills and knowledge harmonious with the four pillars of advanced practice (clinical practice, facilitating learning, leadership and evidence and research development), and to develop high-level critical reasoning, judgement and decision making skills.

We have designed a programme that delivers the range of expertise and skills that are now expected of an advanced practitioner whether they are working in the acute sector or health and social care integration services. The delivery of the programme has a blended learning approach including interprofessional sessions within the fundamentals of clinical method and decision-making courses. Please note that you will be required to attend face to face sessions at the University of Aberdeen Foresterhill Campus for these courses. In these sessions we invite patient partners to help support your learning in a safe, simulated clinical environment.

The programme offers choice and there are options for a research or more applied approach if that was desired. This programme is delivered in partnership with our NHS colleagues by senior clinicians and clinical academics from medicine and staff from PA, nursing and the allied health professions.


University of Aberdeen
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition provides a dynamic, world-class teaching, learning and research environment creating opportunities for greater knowledge and scientific discovery that will underpin maintaining good health and the treatment of disease.

Top UK University 
University of AberdeenWe are proud to be ranked 2nd in the UK for Medicine in the Guardian University League Table 2022 and 3rd in the UK for Sports Science and 3rd in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. …

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