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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

Advanced Practice PGCert

Developed in collaboration with expert clinical practitioners, this course is suitable for registered nurses, health and social care professionals working in or towards an advanced practice role. The course has been designed to comply with the Scottish Government requirements for advanced practitioners.  

You will be supported to develop the skills to practice autonomously.  You'll be able to assess, diagnose, and manage undiagnosed, undifferentiated, and complex clinical presentations, in an evidence based, safe, effective and person-centred way. You will develop the knowledge and skills required for advanced practice by undertaking a range of modules based on the four areas of Advanced Practice:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • Leadership and Evidence
  • Research and Development

You should be employed as an advanced practitioner or have a trainee advanced practitioner role in a relevant clinical environment with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision in order to gain the requisite knowledge and skills required for an advanced practitioner. We will ask you to demonstrate this support when you apply by providing a signed mentor and manager form.

Campus Information

Dundee Campus

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.

Kirkcaldy Campus

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

On completion of this course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to enable you to develop as a leader in a changing healthcare landscape.

This course facilitates the development of lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance your professional and academic skills.

This will maximise the opportunities for your career development and progression as an Advanced Practitioner.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines will be eligible to undertake the program. Some of the modules in the program require students to be working in a clinical area where they can develop their skills and knowledge to complete the required competencies.
You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care-related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. We recognize that students applying for this course may have acquired significant learning from previous educational and life/work experiences. We can offer potential students the opportunity of having such learning assessed for credit. This credit would go towards your application for this course.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) 6.5
  • Reading 6.0
  • Listening 6.0
  • Speaking 6.0
  • Writing 6.0

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  • Course Type: Distance Learning
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 6350 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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