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Health Care Practice PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies

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 places control over the learning process in your hands - you negotiate your own learning contract with your academic and practice supervisors. This will set out and structure what you want to learn, what action you will take to achieve it, and what evidence will demonstrate that achievement. You will directly apply the knowledge and skills gained to your professional work through development of a service improvement project and specific, individualised activities to enhance your professional practice. There are a number of options for this module, which ranges in the level and volume of work that will need to be produced for assessment. Work-based learning offers both a means of linking theory to practice and of valuing practice, as an integral part of professional education. The principle behind work-based learning is that you are given an opportunity to explore aspects of your work for your own personal development and that of the organisation/service in which you work.
Accredited Prior Learning 3 (30 Credits)

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.