For module start dates, view the 2023-24 Module Calendar (.docx)
In this module you will work with an academic supervisor to develop your dissertation project for submission. This will require that you draw upon learning and development activity you have undertaken during your Masters programme.
The Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (Health Education England, 2017) has ‘research’ as one of the 4 pillars that define the standard of skills and knowledge expected for people working as Advanced Clinical Practitioners. This module has been designed to reflect the ‘research’ capabilities as set out in this framework. This builds upon work already undertaken as part of the Masters programme in relation to the research and other pillars in the framework, and provides an opportunity for students to bring this together in one piece of work to evidence their achievement in this area.
Group tutorial sessions will be offered alongside 1-1 supervision to provide peer support, orientate you to the assignment expectations for this module, and to revisit topics previously covered in other modules where needed.
On successful completion of this 40 credit module, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the area of study.
- Be able to conduct a literature search and audit/ service needs assessment.
- Be able to present an appropriate critical analysis of material accessed following the literature search, audit, and service needs assessment.
- Show awareness of ethical considerations.
- Utilise analysis of data to identify a gap in knowledge, evidence, or service need.
- Present a proposal to address the identified gap in knowledge, evidence, or service need.
- Produce an appropriate methodology for the study to be undertaken.
- Draw conclusions and make recommendations for practice, including presentation of a dissemination strategy for the study proposed.
Accreditation and professional recognition
This module’s learning outcomes, teaching content, and assessment activity have been mapped to the Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Practice (AP) in England, and the Apprenticeship Standards for Advanced Clinical Practitioners, as well as the relevant Programme outcomes.
The mapping can be found of the ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ moodle course, which all students that are registered on either the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice/ MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship programmes will be given access to via the link below:
Individuals that are seeking to be recognised and work as an Advanced Practitioner are expected to meet the outcomes and standards as described in the mapping document on Moodle. They will be required to keep, update, and maintain the Advanced Clinical Practice portfolio document which they will be issued with at the start of their programme.