Advanced Practice in Health Care

This module is designed to contextualise multidisciplinary advanced practice.

Module Code NM7017
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Enable you to develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues that impact upon service provision and your role as an advanced practitioner.
  • Enable you to communicate effectively within the therapeutic relationship and with other healthcare professionals.

By the end of the module, you will be informed regarding:

  • Audit, quality assurance, clinical governance, compliance and concordance, evidence-based practice, practice development and research.  
  • Approaches to leadership relating to your own practice in the wider health and social care environment.
  • Influences on current health and social care policy and organisational culture.
  • Supporting and empowering individuals.
  • Models and theories to underpin communication strategies within an anti-discriminatory framework.
  • Context of advanced practice to include scope, role development, and national and local policies and protocols.
  • Professional judgement and decision-making. The enhancement of ethical reasoning.
  • Legal and professional frameworks.
  • Analysis of power and autonomy.
  • Relevant theoretical frameworks.
  • Competency frameworks and continuing professional development issues.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication
2 Personal and People Development
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement
5 Quality
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:

Glenda Hardy
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Leighton Site (Crewe)
Leighton General Hospital
Crewe CW1 4QJ

T: 01270 612331 

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000