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Extend your decision-making and skills, supported by current evidence. This flexible programme can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis. The Enhanced Professional Practice programme provides opportunities to focus your development on broadening and deepening your specialisation and enhancing the delivery of your service. For further information see the course brochure.

• Offers a flexible approach to study – you will benefit from innovative new teaching methods including interprofessional learning – studying alongside other health and care students
• Improves employability – You will graduate with excellent career prospects, ready to advance your practice and that of others
• Is career-enhancing – You will gain the expertise you need to take your career to the next level and meet the ever-changing challenges of modern practice
• Offers your own personal adviser – Throughout your studies you will have the support of a named Personal Advisor to help you ensure you reach your potential on the course
• Recognises prior learning and enables you to 'top up' to a degree

You’ll be an experienced health professional who is keen to progress your career and become more confident to take on new and emerging roles. You’ll need to be a compassionate, motivated professional who is passionate about delivering the highest level of care. You will value a multi-professional and multi-agency approach, and be keen and capable of taking on the responsibilities and competencies required to function at this level.


What qualifications do I need ?

You would typically meet all the following criteria. However, applications are welcomed from students who may not meet the criteria as you will be reviewed on an individual basis;
• A health or social care registration with a professional/regulatory body or Assistant Practitioner with a Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification
• Recent experience of working in a professional role in a health, education or care setting. For questions about Accreditation of prior Learning- APL please contact Rosie Doy  HSC.APL@uea.ac.uk

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• A desire to develop your knowledge to enhance quality health and care provision
• The motivation and ability to study at Undergraduate Level (Level 6)

Please note some of the Clinical pathway modules will have restricted entry requirements and therefore may not be available to all students.

Students for whom English is a foreign language:
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from post-basic study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.5 in all components) All scores must be less than two years old.

Please see our website for details about our admissions policy.

Who will I be taught by?
You will be taught by a group of supportive, dedicated lecturers who are all experts in their chosen area and are at the forefront of innovative new teaching methods which have been recognised nationally. Our researchers are widely renowned for producing world-class research which underpins all our courses, 92% of our research is world leading (REF 2014).

There will be opportunities to be taught by health and care colleagues working in a range of contemporary care settings.

What qualification will I get ?
Successful completion of the programme on a part-time or full-time basis leads to the award of the BSc (Hons) Enhanced Professional Practice.

What career opportunities will this qualification open up for me ?
Your development across the programme should help you to provide a portfolio of evidence for promotion to more senior leadership posts within your service provider. There will be opportunities to network and engage with other professionals.

Clinical practice development across the programme will help practitioners to provide a portfolio of evidence for promotion within your service provider organisation.

What options will I have within the clinical pathway?
There are module options presented, which will align to service requirements. Some, for example non-medical prescribing and First Contact focus, require employer support for practice/placement and supervision requirements.

The programme will equip practitioners working in a clinical setting to achieve an enhanced level of practice, supporting practitioners to manage care in partnership with patients/ service users and working within multiprofessional/multi-agency provision, modelling values and behaviours that emphasise care for staff and commitment to improving the quality of care and the reputation of their employing organisation.

How is the course taught ?
The School of Health Sciences' students receive a high level of education drawn from the latest research, theories, practice and clinical skills. In addition, our state of the art, purpose built facilities will provide you with an excellent learning environment.

A range of blended teaching methodologies will be incorporated including the use of digital learning activity and simulated and taught sessions delivered by academic and health and care colleagues.

Interdisciplinary student groups will provide enriched learning experiences and perspectives.

You will be exposed to research-led teaching and will be allocated individual academic support by a named Personal Adviser.

What does this course entail ?
The programme comprises core learning, addressing themes of self-management and leadership alongside a new module aimed at supporting you to use evidence to inform and advance your practice. The final project will directly impact on service delivery and influence practice. The award additionally offers a range of module options.

Does this course include practice experience ?
Whilst this course does not facilitate an allocated practice experience, you will be exposed to simulated practice activities as appropriate to the module learning outcomes.

Please note, students that wish to undertake restricted modules that require practice experience will need to arrange their own practice exposure and supervision as this is not facilitated as part of the course provision.

Are there any other options to study ?
You will be supported in your choice to study either full or part-time.

How much does the course cost?
For more information about fees and funding visit: www.uea.ac.uk/fmh/cpd

A range of scholarships are also available. Details of these can be found at: www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/scholarships

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If you have any questions about your application please email: fmh.cpd@uea.ac.uk / Telephone: +44 (0)1603 597199