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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PGCert Allergy courses have been designed to suit all levels of healthcare professionals who deal with patients with allergic conditions, including doctors (GPs, Paediatricians, Specialists in Allergy, Dermatology, Respiratory medicine or ENT) as well as specialist nurses, dietitians, nutritionists and biomedical scientists. Allergy is an increasing global health problem. There is an urgent need both in the UK and worldwide for training in clinical allergy. The course enables students to develop advanced knowledge and practical skills to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases at all ages. Teaching is delivered by world-renowned experts in the field and covers all aspects from the basic immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases to cutting-edge research that may influence clinical practice. Our courses are structured around a modular teaching week each term at St. Mary's Medical School Campus in Paddington, London, supported by extensive interactive online learning resources. This flexible schedule enables students from around the world to take part. It allows you to fit the course in with your professional commitments and to study in your own time as your personal situation permits. These qualifications will be of great value to those healthcare professionals holding or wishing to apply for specialist posts in secondary and tertiary care in areas of medicine such as allergy, paediatrics, respiratory medicine, dermatology and gastroenterology. It will also be very valuable for GPs, specialist nurses, nutritionists and dietitians wishing to further develop their expertise and careers in allergy.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module will enable students to develop advanced evidence-based knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage allergic diseases in children and adults. Clinical manifestations, differential diagnoses, impact on quality of life, diagnostic tests and management strategies will be covered through lectures, interactive sessions and case-based discussions. Practical skills such as history taking, clinical decision making and treatment administration will be developed through ?messy play?, group work and ?rol play? sessions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£5,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£17,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in a healthcare related subject such as nursing, dietetics, immunology, physiology or biomedical science.