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Online postgraduate course: MSc Advanced Clinical Skills

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A unique and flexible postgraduate opportunity at the University of Edinburgh, that will help you to be at the forefront of shaping innovative healthcare for the future

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The provision of healthcare across the globe is changing, to reflect both the needs and demands of those who require professional services and those who pay for it. Demographic changes, new disease patterns and advances in technology all impact on the way care is planned and delivered. The focus on wellness, ill health prevention and care also affect the skills and competencies needed by staff who operate in a 21st century health care system.

The MSc in Advanced Clinical Skills at the University of Edinburgh addresses the needs of a modern healthcare service and will equip you with the skills that you require to continue and offer excellent care.

Expert teaching

A unique collaboration between Nursing Studies and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top 20 universities, the MSc Advanced Clinical Skills takes account of the latest developments and new thinking in advanced healthcare practice.


Advanced healthcare technologies

Considering the use of advanced healthcare technologies such as Telecare and Telehealth will give you a unique insight to the potential and challenges to practice in a technology enabled healthcare settings. You will learn new ways to maximise the potential of healthcare technology and how to support effective and efficient service delivery. You will learn to adopt innovative solutions to address shifting clinical demands in complex environments. On completion of this programme, you will be primed for leadership roles and be able to shape your own practice and that of others

Flexible online learning

Online learning at the University of Edinburgh enables you to obtain a high quality degree, identical to our on-campus qualifications, delivered flexibly and fully online. This means wherever you are in the world, you can achieve a University of Edinburgh degree without ever needing to come on campus. The virtual learning environment gives you an opportunity to interact with peers and learn alongside students from across the globe.

Programme details

You can either study Advanced Clinical Skills for a Postgraduate Certificate (one year), Postgraduate Diploma (two years) or the full MSc (three years). You can also study individual modules as CPD.

Find out more, apply online and contact us with any further queries by visiting our website


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