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University of Gloucestershire: Advanced Professional Practice

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Health and Social Care
Telephone 03330 141414
Study type Taught


Designed to meet the development needs of a range of health and allied health professions, develop in-depth knowledge and expertise required to become an advanced professional health and social care practitioner.

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). It has been developed in close collaboration with commissioning providers of health and social care, and other key stakeholders including students, service users and partners in practice to ensure that it meets contemporary workforce needs and practice standards.

This programme also recognises you may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other higher education institutions), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full Master's level award. You’ll have the potential to transfer credit into the programme, providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

You’ll challenge received wisdom and be encouraged to look beyond your professional field, to theory from a range of other disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, psychology and law. The MSc will provide you with the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon your advanced professional practice.


Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:

AP7004: Research, audit and service evaluation methods AP7006: Advanced professional practice Independent project AP7201: Personal impact and professional development for advanced practice AP7205: Building your authority: leading and driving service delivery and development

Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:

AP7002: Assessment, diagnosis and decision making for advanced clinical practice AP7008: Specialist mental health practice AP7009: Specialist end of life care in adults AP7010: Individual learning contract AP7011: Specialist clinical practice: Primary care AP7012: Specialist clinical practice: COPD AP7013: Teaching, coaching and supervision for advanced clinical practice AP7014: Promoting public health and well-being AP7015: Certificate in Professional Studies: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing AP7017: Specialist clinical practice: Women’s Health AP7018: Specialist clinical practice: STROKE AP7019: Professional Practice for International Social Workers AP7203: Specialist professional practice

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