Cert/Dip/MMedSci General Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.

Being on placement is one of my favourite parts of the course. Whilst on placement I feel really well supported both by the academic staff at the University and my mentor.

Samantha Treloar, Postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This programme has been developed to meet the changing skill-mix required in the primary care workforce. The programme is informed by recent work to clarify professional career pathway stages and competencies for advanced practice in primary care. 

The programme covers core competencies relating to advanced practice including: direct clinical competence as a generalist, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.

The programme aims to develop expert generalists who are able to provide accessible, first contact preventive care, and diagnosis and management of acute and long term conditions.

It produces practitioners who are able to work well within a skill-mix team to develop a responsive and effective person-centred primary care. The programme facilitates the development of a portfolio of competencies across clinical areas.

Samantha Treloar, postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and MidwiferyCore Modules

  • Consultation and person-centered primary care
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Nurse Independent Prescribing
  • Complex Needs and Primary Care Development
  • Critical Development of Clinical Practice

Examples of optional modules

  • Facilitating Learning in Primary Care
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Family Planning and Sexual Health
  • Managing Long-Term Conditions

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, small group work and practical clinical skills teaching. You’ll be assessed on an observed structured clinical exam, case-study presentations, short answer exam paper and MCQs (multiple choice questioning), essay writing.

Course duration

2-5 years part-time


Entry requirements

You will need a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level. You must have a clinical role in general practice or primary care to support your learning towards advanced practice.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

Contact the department for the latest fee information for this course.

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mac Macintosh
E: m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 2054

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.