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Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) PGCert

Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Environmental Health (General) Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital) Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

Mirroring aspects of our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course, if you're a practitioner with an existing MSc qualification this course can help you develop advanced practice skills with additional learning.

What you will study

If you are an experienced or senior Community Practitioner, this course provides a forward-thinking approach, and the opportunity to raise your skills to an advanced level.

While you learn in-depth knowledge which supports advanced healthcare, such as conceptual models, theories and frameworks, we will also encourage and develop your decision making and critical thinking skills. Benefiting from an environment that’s supported by excellent research and strong links to practice, we stay in touch with the latest trends and changes within the healthcare sector and feed this into our teaching.

This course was created so you can develop the skills needed to lead the way in the advancement of your own practice and make an impact on the wider healthcare sector.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

If you’re a senior and experienced community practitioner, then this course is ideal if you wish to take your skills to a more advanced level and fulfil any one of the growing numbers of advanced practice roles within modern healthcare.


This module is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in health and social care. This would be an ideal first module for students commencing study at level 7, and would integrate well as part of a staff development programme. The module will explore the current healthcare agenda, examining the need for change to meet the contemporaneous needs of the population. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon how innovative practice could transform service delivery to drive up the quality of the patient experience, relative to their own area of practice. Innovation, change management and the quality care agenda will be significant themes throughout the module.

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

You should have an MSc in Specialist Practice (PHP/PCC SCPHN), or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more