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Biomedical Professional Practice PGCert

Biomedical Professional Practice PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides advanced education and a critical awareness of the principles of professional practice required to gain advancement and progress to management positions in both the health and other bioscience sectors. This part-time distance learning course is suitable for those in full-time employment. The University regularly ‘refreshes’ courses to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible. The University calls this process 'academic revalidation’. This course is currently being ‘refreshed’, with changes being put in place for students entering from September 2019 onwards. Module selection may vary. The PgCert in Biomedical Professional Practice (part-time) has been designed for those in full time employment looking to increase their expertise. This flexible short course provides students with the opportunity to develop key skills for employability and professional development.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

A work-based module where students review, after consultation with their line manager, an aspect of their professional practice identifying evidence to support their recommendations, initiate the keeping of a professional reflective diary and submit a portfolio of evidence to support their action research plan. Students currently not in employment will be given advice on suitable topics from the module co-ordinator.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£1,967

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must: (a) have gained (i) a degree in Biomedical Science or in another science subject which contains a significant element of biological sciences from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and (b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS students whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with no contributing band at less than 5.5) or equivalent or as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and /or (b) (c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject- specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. (d) Students should normally be employed as a biomedical scientist, trainee biomedical scientist, or equivalent in a hospital or research laboratory and should have at least two years of appropriate work experience.