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Advanced Clinical Practitioner


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Entry requirements

Professional admission requirements

  • Current registration with the appropriate UK professional body as a member of the following professions eligible (HEE 2021) to undertake independent prescribing:
    • pharmacists
    • physiotherapists
    • podiatrists
    • paramedics
    • nurses
    • midwives
  • At least two years experience working in your professional role (three years for paramedics)
  • An identified workplace supervisor who must have a recognised qualification and at least three years post-qualification experience as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in any of the above professions, or, a medical practitioner/doctor
  • Evidence of contracted working arrangements (paid or voluntary) with the named clinical supervisor for the duration of the MSc programme, for a minimum of two days per week, including University of Bradford attendance for the first two years of the programme

English language requirements

An overall band score of at least 6.5 in IELTS, with a score of at least 5.5 in each of the four sub-tests

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Whilst following this programme of study, you will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods. These methods will be dependent on modules studied, however student-centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning as you develop your academic skills.

There are a number of approaches to the manner in which modules are delivered and these include block attendance, study day attendance, distance learning and blended learning. When devising your study plan with your academic advisor, you will be informed regarding which delivery methods are utilised for which module.

The aims of the teaching and learning strategies have been designed so that you will be given the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding, research informed knowledge and critical thinking to develop a range of skills appropriate to your professional field, your organisation and workplace setting. You will also develop your skills and knowledge of research and application to your practice area.

Your course of study will expose you to a range of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies required to achieve the learning outcomes.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.