MSc Advanced Clinical Practice/ PGDip Advancing Clinical Practice*

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

Approved and supported through Health Education West Midlands as agreed by HEIs Advanced Practice Group Offers specialist streams for Optometry, Audiology and Pharmacy practitioners to "top-up" their PG Cert in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision making to an MSc
Incorporates independent prescribing qualifications for Optometry and Pharmacy practitioners Allows Optometry, Audiology and Pharmacy practitioners to undertake a research project supervised by experts in their field Many modules available by distance learning

Important information

Requirements: Candidates require ALL of the following: Postgraduate Certificate: Students should already possess a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (or equivalent) from a programme supported and approved by Health Education West Midlands . This qualification will be used as Recognition of Prior Learning and allow entry to stage 2 of the programme. Stage 1 of the programme ( the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making) is not currently taught at Aston University and should be completed at a different...


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice is a multi-disciplinary qualification for Allied Health Professionals. The programme provides existing practitioners with the skills and knowledge to become more autonomous in their roles and have the ability to improve and evaluate services for patients – to become an Advanced Practitioner.

We offer specialist streams in Optometry, Audiology and Pharmacy for candidates who have already completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education in Advanced Health Assessment elsewhere. Our programme therefore allows you to “top up” your existing PGCert qualification to either a postgraduate diploma or an MSc.  Optometrists and Pharmacists study to become an independent prescriber as part of the qualification. Audiologists can choose from a range of modules to enhance their clinical practice. Many of the modules are available by distance or blended learning, allowing you flexibility in the way that you study. 

This programme is expected to be sponsored by Health Education West Midlands for eligible NHS employees. If you wish to take the entire programme as an individual the cost is £337.50 per 10 credits. Individual modules can be taken as CPD/ EPD at the cost of £500 per 10 credits.