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Advancing professional practice

Module code PCH4103 (level 7)
Start date January 2024
Fees See Fees and funding below
Module leader

Module leader:  Stephen Whyte

Clinical Expert:  Matko Marlais


This module aims to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of advanced level practitioners in management and leadership in the healthcare context, adult learning, educational theory, and personal professional development.

This module can be taken standalone or as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics & Child Health) course. More information about these programmes is coming soon.


Active learning will allow students to learn via collaboration, cooperation, and peer-based learning. Activities may include interactive lectures, clinical skills demonstration and supervised practice, small group activities, case-based discussions, workshops and tutorials.

Synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching activities are delivered via a combination of study days and digital strategies at local sites or online using the Virtual Learning Environment.


Formative assessment will be:

  1. Small group work
  2. Reflective activities.

For the summative assessment, learners will:

  1. Present a 10 minute educational session
  2. Podcast or written assignment regarding applied leadership theory.

Teaching dates

This module will involve a mixture of online and face to face days.

Dates: 24/01/24, 31/01/24, 07/02/24, 14/02/24, 21/02/24, 28/02/24, 06/03/24.

Assessment date: TBC (week commencing 22/04/24)
Provisional feedback: TBC
Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree achieving 2:2 classification or above in a healthcare related subject
  • Current registration as a healthcare professional with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • A minimum of 3-years full time experience (or equivalent) in the relevant area of practice

Fees and funding

The fees below refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated.

Part-time students: £64 per credit*

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide.

How to apply

Please apply using our application form. If you have any questions about the module, please contact ap.programmes@gosh.nhs.uk.

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