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Postgraduate Diploma Health Care Practice

Postgraduate Diploma Health Care Practice

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for health care professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary settings who wish to advance their knowledge-base and clinical skills. Irrespective of your clinical speciality, you will become actively involved in the advancement of practice which will be recognised within the degree award.

Health care practice is an evolving process in which new skills are continuously being developed and refined in response to the needs of clients. The NHS Plan seeks to challenge traditional role boundaries and recognises that professionals of all clinical disciplines have the potential to develop advanced clinical skills to support the client from referral to discharge.

By the end of your time with us you will be able to:

  • Assess physical and psychosocial states and make independent diagnoses in relation to specific episodes of care
  • Pioneer new roles which are responsive to changing health needs
  • Act in a consultancy and leadership role for other team members and other professionals in the development of their practice
  • Demonstrate expert judgement in the assessment and management of specific client groups
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of factors that influence service provision and use innovative problem solving skills to effect best use of resources

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date



This module enables you to develop knowledge and skills to care for a person undergoing chemotherapy. It has been developed in collaboration with the Essex Cancer Network. The aim is to provide students with the requisite skills and knowledge to make informed care management decisions for patients undergoing chemotherapy. By drawing from national guidance from the UK Oncology Nurses Forum this module aims to enable staff working in cancer care to provide evidence-based best practice in the management and delivery of chemotherapy.
Accredited Prior Learning 3

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 need to have a good first degree or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven; A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body; A Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.