This 20-credit Level 7 module offers you the opportunity to develop your advanced communication, clinical assessment, examination, and clinical decision-making and management skills in your field of practice. This will be assessed via an Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Working at an advanced level of clinical practice, you'll develop the ability to critically analyse, synthesise and review care decisions by discussing, debating, and reviewing alternative approaches to care delivery that meet the medico-legal requirements for advanced practice and have ethical and moral principles embedded throughout.
This module is delivered fully face-to-face at the University of Sunderland’s city campus via interactive lectures, simulations, and problem-based learning. There is a total of 88 hours contact time with additional self-directed study available via the virtual learning environment.
A typical day on campus, usually a Wednesday, comprises of:
Theoretically, you'll deconstruct a complex case from practice and critically appraise the care decisions made, the interventions undertaken and identify, debate, and analyse the key components of your decision-making. You will then review the outcome of the case to critically appraise and justify the clinical actions you've taken in a written report.
You'll undertake an OSCE assessment which assesses your ability to take a structured history, perform focused examinations, and determine a provisional and differential diagnosis and management plan for a complex scenario. You'll then provide your clinical rationale by answering a viva question.
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To be eligible for this role, you must be a registered health care professional who is looking to earn a credential as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner via the NHS England portfolio route.
The fee for this course is £840.
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This module can be studied as a standalone CPD option for healthcare professionals wishing to credential as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner with NHS England (formerly Health Education England).
Alternatively, this module can be studied on MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
For further information on either the advanced clinical management skills module or the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship, contact ACP@sunderland.ac.uk.