Professional Clinical Practice MSc

De Montfort University
1-6 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Professional Clinical Practice MSc

About this program

Professional Clinical Practice MSc

This program continues your professional education and helps you to develop high-level decision making and leadership skills in complex situations which will help you to develop clinical practice and positively impact patient care.

This course shares teaching with other students from nursing and health care modules so that students can network, share ideas and debate.

One of the specialist elements of the program is that students can ‘step on’ and ‘step off’ the program at a variety of exit points. Students must complete 60 credits for the PG Cert, 120 credits for the PG Dip and 180 credits for the MSc and will study relevant clinical and core modules. If required students can achieve an exit award relevant to their clinical speciality.

Where appropriate, recognition of prior learning and experience can be accredited and students may have up to six years studying part time to complete their MSc.

We offer more than 50 different modules, which gives students the opportunity to explore their clinical speciality in depth. Examples of our modules include: Care of the Critically Ill Child/Adult, Responding to Physical Deterioration in Adults, Emergency Care and Trau

Admission requirements

2:2 or above of a UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject. Students may be eligible to apply if they hold a 60 credit (level 6) BSc top-up degree

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.5 overall is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Contraception and sexual health
  • Contraception sexual health, theory and clinical practice
  • Women’s Health 30Minor Illness Management
  • Consultation and physical examination Skills
  • Minor Injuries management
  • Surgical First Assistant (LBR)
  • Surgical First Assistant (Nuffield)
  • Surgical First assistant (Spire)
  • Perioperative and Surgical Practice
  • Diabetes care and related disorders
  • Patient Safety and Human factors in Health Care.
  • Patient Safety and Human factors in Health Care (spire)
  • Patient Safety and Human factors in Health Care (Nuffield)
  • Supporting Neurodiversity in Professional Clinical Practice
  • Principles of Care of the Acutely Ill Adult in the critical care environment
  • Principles of Care of the Acutely Ill Adult in the critical care environment (Spire)
  • Principles of Care of the Acutely Ill Adult in the critical care environment (Nuffield)
  • Recognising and responding to acute physical deterioration in adults
  • Applied care of the critically ill adult
  • Applied Care of the Critically Ill Adult (Spire)
  • Applied Care of the Critically Ill Adult (Nuffield)
  • Care of the critically ill child / young person (L1&2)
  • Advanced Care of the critically Ill child/young person (L2&3)
  • Fundamentals of Anaesthesia
  • Enhanced Anaesthetic Care
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Stoma Care (SALT)
  • Understanding Chronic Disease management and care
  • Managing Pain
  • Applied Trauma and Resuscitative Care
  • Applied Emergency Care
  • Neonatal Special and High Dependency Care
  • Neonatal Intensive care
  • Neonatal and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)
  • Independent Study
  • Independent Study
  • Therapeutic approaches to acute and common mental health conditions
  • Therapeutic approaches to complex and long term mental health conditions
  • Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and control (Nuffield)
  • Enhancing Infection Prevention and control (Nuffield)
  • Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and control (Spire)
  • Enhancing Infection Prevention and control (Spire)
  • Professionalism and Accountability in Clinical Practice
  • The Principles of Practical Assessment in Health Care Practice
  • Foundations in Cancer Care
  • Understanding cancer care from prevention to early diagnosis
  • Palliative and Supportive Care
  • Palliative symptom management in long term conditions
  • Self- Management in Cancer Care (Macmillan students only )
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Research Methods for Health Professionals (Level 7)
  • Safeguarding vulnerable Adults, Children and Young People.
  • Service Improvement Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On completion of this course, students will fulfil the academic requirements in order to practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. This anticipates possible future NMC regulation, and complies with standards across all the different nations of the UK.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44(0)116 2 50 60 70

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