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University of Manchester: Advanced Clinical Practice (Ophthalmic) (HEE Funded)

Institution University of Manchester
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Telephone +44 (0)161 306 7604
Study type Taught


The course aims to instil an advanced level of integrated clinical knowledge and cutting edge skill development to help you excel as an advanced practitioner and clinical leader in the field of ophthalmology. To this end, the highly structured academic programme will run in parallel with a work-based programme of learning.

The aims of the course are to:

  • Provide a multi-professional programme of clinically relevant postgraduate study to promote the development of practitioners recognised as expert, advanced clinical practitioners in ophthalmic settings.

  • Advance clinical practice and service delivery through enhancement of critical thinking and synthesis of a range of sources of evidence relevant to clinical practice to inform decision making at an individual, team and/or organisational level.

  • Further develop your individual and collaborative skills to meet the learning and development needs of practitioners across a range of professions.

  • Meet the changing needs of individuals and the people who care for them by critically evaluating current ophthalmic nursing practice.

  • Facilitate the development of an in-depth, critical understanding of relevant research and strategies to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical contexts.

  • Further develop advanced clinical and leadership skills to lead the implementation of new accessible approaches to direct clinical care and models of service design.

  • Facilitate and develop your skills in sharing ideas, experiences and strategies for innovation in advanced clinical practice with key stakeholders including other health care professionals and those who use the services they provide.

  • Equip you with a range of transferable skills in critical reasoning and reflection, collaborative team working, communication, use of IT/health informatics, innovation in the application of knowledge to practice and logical/systematic approaches to solving problems and making decisions.


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