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Advanced Clinical Skills, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
The Advanced Clinical Skills course from the University of Nottingham has been specially created for practitioners, developing the in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to manage complex cases within specific areas of practice.
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Overview

The challenges faced by the NHS include an ageing workforce, rise in chronic conditions and complex comorbidities, recruitment difficulties, financial pressures, all combined with a rise in patient expectations. These challenges require new models of healthcare provision and a flexible workforce. As well as building capacity in the workforce, this includes the development of new and advanced roles and innovative attitudes toward the mix of skills in teams.  Increasingly nurses and other registered practitioners take on roles that have traditionally been the domain of doctors. 

The PG Cert Advanced Clinical Skills course from the University of Nottingham has been specially created for such practitioners and provides the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to take a comprehensive history and through clinical reasoning, make clinical decisions.

Focusing on high-quality teaching with plenty of opportunity to develop clinical skills in a practical setting, the Advanced Clinical Skills course from University of Nottingham provides an educational structure that links to relevant competency frameworks and supports the NHS Career Framework. 

One of the key benefits of the course is that you will work alongside students from a variety of backgrounds and specialist fields, giving you the chance to share experiences and best practice. 

Careers and professional development

Typically applicants are experienced clinical staff – you may already have the title 'practitioner' or be in a developmental position. Either way this course is a real investment in your career, giving you the opportunity to advance your practice in and widening your career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History Taking Clinical Examination and Decision Making 

PGCert Advanced Clinical Skills has been designed to meet the needs of individual students and their employers. The course has been developed in response to the evolution of practitioner roles and the perceived need for a robust theoretical and clinical education to support them.

Modules 1 and 2 are taken by all students. These two modules equate to 60 credits with an exit award of postgraduate certificate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      1-2 years 

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants for PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice will usually hold a bachelor's degree (2.2 or above)
  •  All applicants must be qualified health care professionals, typically with two years' experience in professional practice or longer

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7236 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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