This postgraduate certificate consists of two compulsory modules, one single (20 credits at Level 7) and one double (40 credits at Level 7). Both modules are delivered face to face.
P44004 Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult (20 credits)
This single Level 7 practice related module provides you with the opportunity to develop a critical problem solving approach to the assessment and management of the deteriorating and acutely unwell adult.
P44009 Care of the Older Person with Frailty (40 credits)
This double level 7 practice module will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the complexity of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relevant to the older person with frailty.
Please note: as our courses are reviewed regularly, the modules may vary from those shown here.
Teaching and learning Teaching, learning and assessment strategy is student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused in its approach. Each module strikes a good balance between structured learning activities and private study. You will have plenty of opportunity to share and develop your existing skills, knowledge and experience. To make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within the group, a variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed.
Approach to assessment
You will be assessed in each of the modules. There is a mixture of assessment strategies chosen because of their appropriateness for an individual module and programme learning outcomes and content, the academic standard expected and the different styles of learning in the group. Assessments give you an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.
The assessments will also provide you with an opportunity to experience a range of postgraduate attributes that will prove valuable for your future career.
Attendance pattern Students are expected to attend the university one day per week.
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Home/EU - part time fee: 2017/18: £1,000 per single module 2018/19: £1,000 per single module
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.
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Funding and scholarships
For general sources of financial support, see funding for Postgraduate students from the UK and EU
- You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
- You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.
- You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a relevant clinical area
- You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required
- You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area
- You should have the support of your line manager
- You will need to have a British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language.
Please also see the university's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.
Please also see the university's standard English language requirements
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
Preparation courses for International and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
- Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
- If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
How to apply
You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.
Applications received electronically through UCAS Postgraduate will be forwarded to the University admissions team. Supporting documentation (for example a manager's references and confirmation of funding) should be sent using the email addresses provided on the UCAS Postgraduate application form.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
Note: If you only wish to take one module as a standalone module (rather than as part of the PGCert), then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student. You do not apply via UCAS Postgraduate for this, but instead contact the Programme Administrator on email@example.com / +44 (0)1865 483017 for further details and an application form.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
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