22/07/22 – Places are still available on this module on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis. Contact CPD Admin to book a place.

*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline. 
This 20 credit module will afford you the opportunity to look at, critically analyse and evaluate the principles of advancing clinical practice and prepare you for your learning journey on your masters. You will study alongside health professionals from different disciplines and from different healthcare settings adding a unique richness to this learning opportunity.
You will develop a critical understanding of the current issues that impact on service delivery and how advancing practice influences the provision of high-quality, patient centred care whilst also ensuring that the right care is delivered by the right clinician at the right time. You will also have the opportunity to consider the legal and ethical boundaries, working environment and complexities of your own practice.
Within the taught component of the module there will be input from visiting lecturers, clinicians, and managers from health sectors to offer practical and pragmatic input and promote active discussion.
You will also have the opportunity to consider the legal and ethical boundaries, working environment and complexities of your own practice.
Within the taught component of the module there will be input from visiting lecturers, clinicians, and managers from health sectors to offer practical and pragmatic input and promote active discussion.

You will:

  • Critically review the 4 pillars of Advanced Practice – Leadership, Clinical, Education, Research, which characterise the work of the advanced practitioner within a diversity of clinical settings.
  • Critically analyse the challenges to and opportunities for leadership that stimulate and facilitate effective service change, supporting inter-professional working and service user involvement to facilitate high quality care.
  • Critically evaluate contemporary policy drivers and framework within the health and social care sector in relation to an advanced level of practice.
  • Identify and critically analyse the professional issues relation to their own practice role within the context of integrated care delivery.
  • Critically debate the professional, political, legal and ethical demands of working within the context of advanced practice as an autonomous practitioner.

Masters Level: APP701

Contact dates: *All dates are provisional at this stage*

Delivery 1: 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 26th October 2022
Delivery 2: 11th, 18th & 25th January and 1st, 8th & 22nd February 2023
Delivery 3: 19th & 26th April and 3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st May 2023 (Delivery 3 dates are still to be confirmed and may change)

Delivery mode: Blended delivery with some face to face sessions in Plymouth. *You need to be available for all dates*

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19th July 2022 at 9am.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process, followed by further instructions regarding the application process.

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For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact the university admissions Office by email on pduadmissions@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 586951.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the university website, as your funding application will be rejected.