Clinical Practice Graduate Certificate
- Mode of study
- Part time
- Duration of Study
- 1-5 years
- Medicine and Health Sciences
- Subject Area
The programme offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to study for an undergraduate conversion degree in an area relevant to their professional practice and interests.
About the course
You can choose to specialise your degree in one of a range of optional pathway modules, or select from a range of modules to make up a generic route.
The clinical pathway options are as follows and focus specifically on meeting the needs of practitioners working within clinical practice, please click on each individual pathway for further information:
- Contemporary Rheumatology
- Critical Care Pathway
- Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing
- Generic Pathway
- Neonatal Intensive Care
Each pathway is designed to develop and enhance your application of specialist theory to your practice area.
Please be aware that individual pathways run subject to minimum numbers.
For information on how to apply please contact our administration team at email@example.com
Aims of the course
The aims of the programme are to support the development and enhancement of your essential knowledge and skills to equip you to develop your career in health and social care. This is achieved through building upon the theoretical and clinical basis of your specialised area of practice, through delivering a coherent programme of study.
- Current registration with a relevant regulatory body
- Working in practice where pathway specific care is delivered
- Hold a Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject or equivalent
- Accreditation of Prior Learning considered
- International candidates should have an English Language qualification in written and spoken English. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum 600 score or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7 score.
- International candidates who meet residency/academic requirements of UK students but whose first language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of 7.
- Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.
Please note this programme is available for Home students only.
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the development of enhancement of skills in intellectual debate, knowledge and skills in clinical reasoning, structured evaluation and problem solving.
- Demonstrate the development of enhanced analytical skills to support individual professional practice development.
- Contribute effectively to the development of innovative care delivery, within your practice area, through the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes.
- Contribute to the advancement of evidence-based practice and research within the context of contemporary professional and public policies.
- Demonstrate critical awareness and understanding of the ways in which personal and professional values and organisational structures affect clinical decision making and integrated care delivery.
- Demonstrate the skills and practical knowledge surrounding communication through an individual and personalised approach to patients, family and colleagues.
- Undertake critical analysis of your role and responsibilities within your practice setting and acquire the skills and knowledge to respond to changing practice and expansion of roles.
- Demonstrate understanding and enrichment of knowledge for practice, and demonstrate competency within practice area (would exclude generic route).
Successful completion of the course requires: 60 credits for a Graduate Certificate.
Modules: This is dependent on the pathway and electives chosen.
Teaching and assessment
The programme is delivered through a range of blended learning approaches (which includes lead lectures, tutor and student-led tutorials, case study presentations, simulation, experiential learning, web resources, course workbooks).
Travel for placements - as part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport.
Fees for 2021/2022
UK/EU students - £3,000
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