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Acute Medicine (HE6) AdvDip (CPD)

Acute Medicine (HE6) AdvDip (CPD)

Key information
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Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Acute medical care has evolved considerably in recent years and is the fastest-growing medical speciality in the UK. Building on your existing clinical knowledge and experience, this course is designed to develop your understanding of the acutely unwell patient, especially those who present with diverse and undifferentiated medical conditions.

Course Details

This stand-alone professional development course is for practitioners who are currently working with vulnerable adult groups, including older people, frail people, teenagers and young adults. Such environments include specialist multidisciplinary hospital teams, admission avoidance, falls prevention, end of life care and the specific needs of younger patients.

Focusing on the most common acute medical emergencies, including chest pain, breathlessness and sepsis, our experienced and knowledgeable staff will support you to deepen your understanding of the interface between acute medicine and complex care. We’ll guide you to explore and evaluate the signs and symptoms of the deteriorating patient to help you identify when to initiate appropriate and timely interventions, and encourage you to consider appropriate theoretical principles as part of your decision making process.

To support your development as a practitioner in acute medicine, we’ll concentrate on the knowledge and clinical skills required for the systematic assessment of patients who present as acute medical emergencies. As these patients are often physiologically unstable, we’ll emphasise the importance of your understanding of the pathophysiology of the acutely ill patient.

Course Highlights:

  • Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.

Key Features:

  • The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector.
  • Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression aspect of Agenda for Change.
  • We review the course curriculum regularly to ensure we include and apply contemporary theories.
  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in Acute Medicine worth 20 credits at Level HE6.

Career Opportunities

This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of acute medicine in vulnerable adult groups.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

14 weeks

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Acute Medicine

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses are set per module and usually charged per module. Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses are set per module and usually charged per module. Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification; for example, registered nurse, assistant practitioner, allied health professional, or paramedic. You should be working in a health and social care setting in a role where you’re involved in the care of acutely unwell vulnerable adults. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more