This module is designed for healthcare practitioners working towards advanced roles in primary care and community settings. It offers the opportunity for the practitioner to evaluate the key challenges underpinning NHS targets within the field of hospital avoidance and ambulatory care.
The course is also offered as an undergraduate award (level 6).
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
Normally have a minimum of two years' post-qualifying practice experience.
Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements: a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment be employed in a senior role demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist compulsory module outcomes relating to the Advanced Practice competencies (Great Britain, Department of Health, 2010).
Essay and competence assessment document
Who is the module for:
- Students should be registered health practitioners with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in a healthcare setting who have identified a suitably qualified mentor and appropriate work setting for completion of the portfolio.
- Practitioners would benefit from undertaking the postgraduate module Clinical reasoning in physical assessment: lifespan perspectives (or the equivalent) before undertaking this module.
Course length: 5 Teaching Days