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Biological Basis of Diseases (HE6) AdvDip (CPD)

Biological Basis of Diseases (HE6) AdvDip (CPD)

Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This course is specifically designed to develop your understanding of the mechanisms of disease and how these processes damage cells, tissues and organs, resulting in clinically overt disease. Aimed at healthcare professionals working in both generalist and specialist roles, this advanced professional development course is designed to develop your understanding of pathophysiology and its importance in the clinical context. Our expert team will focus on integrating basic science with clinical practice, helping you develop a broad base of knowledge that will support your clinical decision making.

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; The course is part of a professional development framework, and you can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care).

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. This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of pathophysiology.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


14 weeks

Start date



Biological Basis of Diseases - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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

Students must have an appropriate healthcare related qualification; for example, registered nurse, allied health professional or paramedic. It’s expected that they will have a very good understanding of human anatomy and physiology from your previous studies or professional experience. They 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 quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more