MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules for the School of Nursing and Midwifery

This page will tell you everything you need to know about the module and award choices associated with the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme and it's various pathways within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.  

Modules associated with MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways

The modules listed here are the core pathway specific modules associated with the specialist pathways of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

These modules can also be taken as optional modules towards some or all of the other pathways - please check with the Professional Development Unit for further information.

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)

APP710 – Advanced assessment for clinical practice

APP711 – Managing clinical complexity*

*Please note that module APP710 should be completed before undertaking this module.

This pathway also includes 0 credit core modules APP712 - Professional Portfolio 1 and APP713 - Professional Portfolio 2.

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Community and Primary Care Practitioner) 

APP714 – Integrated community and primary care in context

APP715 – Integrated community and primary care practice

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)

APP705 – Advanced psychosocial assessment and formulation

You will also choose at least one of the following modules as a pathway specific option:

APP707 – CBT interventions for mental health professionals (psychosis)

APP709 – Working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder

Optional modules

The following modules can count as optional modules for some or all pathways of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme. Further information can be found on the module page:

APP716 – Clinical skills in community and primary care

APP717 – The fundamentals of health assessment

APP718 – Ethical and legal issues in healthcare practice

APP720 – Advanced newborn and infant examination (APL)

APP721 – Perinatal mental health

APP722 – Maternal critical care

APP727 – The child and young person with mental health needs

APP728 – Preceptorship (APEL)

APP729 – Enhancing end of life care and palliative care practice

APP730 – Developing expertise in clinical practice

APP731 – Mental health assessment in urgent, emergency and acute care

APP732 – Advancing the care and support of the person with dementia and their carer

APP733 – Global health in context

APP734 – Sociology of health and illness

APP735 – Contemporary approaches to public health

APP736 – Leadership and innovation

APP737 – Assessment, management and escalation of the acutely ill adult

APP738 – Management of children/young people requiring urgent or emergency care

APP739 – Enhancing practice in paediatric palliative care 

APP740 – Advocacy and education for quality improvement in practice (A-EQUIP) bridging APEL module

APP741 – Advocacy and education for quality improvement in practice (A-EQUIP) full module

APP742 - Diabetes mellitus

APP743 - Minor illness and injuries - the principles and practice of management for unscheduled care

APP744 - Substance misuse and dual diagnosis

NMP702 – Non-medical prescribing: Independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses and midwives

MENT703 – AP(E)L Mentorship via distance learning route

MENT704 – Sign-off (nursing/midwifery) mentor APL

Modules for full time and international students

If you are studying the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme full-time or are an international student you will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments, such as:

APP718 – Ethical and legal issues in healthcare practice

APP721 – Perinatal mental health

APP733 – Global health in context

APP734 – Sociology of health and illness

APP735 – Contemporary approaches to public health

APP736 – Leadership and innovation

MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules with the School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions also offers a number of optional modules which you may be able to use towards your chosen award with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Find out more about the modules

All pathways of the programme offer three exit awards:

Postgraduate certificate

You can choose the award of postgraduate certificate at the end of stage one of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 60 credits, made up of two core modules - Advancing Practice in Context and Advancing Research Knowledge in Practice 1 - and one pathway specific or optional module (depending on the pathway chosen).

Postgraduate diploma

You can choose the award of postgraduate diploma at the end of stage two of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 120 credits. 40 of these credits will be from the two  core modules undertaken in Year 1 with the remaining 80 made up of pathway specific or optional module choices (depending on the pathway chosen).

Master of science (MSc) award

To earn a full masters degree, you must earn 180 credits over three stages of the programme. Upon achieving 120 credits (including the two core modules in Year 1) you will have the option to complete your MSc by undertaking a further two core modules in Year 3 - Advancing Research Knowledge in Practice 2 and Substantive Professional Project.

Pathway specific and optional modules

The modules that you choose to take at each stage will depend on whether you would like to achieve the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) award or one of the specialised pathways within the School of Nursing and Midwifery - please see the information below to find out which modules are linked to which pathway.