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.
Students are expected to attend the university one day per week.
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