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Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making PgCert

Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Care Quality Control

Course type


Course Summary

The Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Decision Making is a taught part time programme over one year. It is aimed at nurses, midwives, paramedics, emergency care practitioners, pharmacists, community matrons and other allied health care practitioners who are advanced practitioners or will be expected to fulfil an advanced practice role. The course aims to prepare you to work as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. You will develop skills in health assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision making and application of evidence based practice. This award enables the development of higher levels of knowledge and skills in Advanced Clinical Practice at the depth and breadth appropriate to Master’s level work. By using a blended learning approach, the award creates a practice-focused, student-centred, flexible programme that develops student capabilities to fulfil advanced practice clinical roles.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Current nursing registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). A minimum of 3 years post-registration experience Employed in a relevant clinical environment, with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision for the development of knowledge and skills to an advanced level. An honours degree (minimum 2:2) from a UK University, or any other qualification deemed to be equivalent to a UK honours degree at this level Applicants without a first degree: If an applicant does not have an honours degree she/he may still be admitted if he/she has significant appropriate experience and can provide evidence of ability to undertake the course successfully and benefit from it. A professional portfolio indicating achievements is an essential tool for this purpose. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate employer support for all of the following (even where individuals are self-funding).

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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