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Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) PGCert

Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) PGCert

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

This course provides a forward-thinking approach, giving you the opportunity to raise your skills to a more advanced level. While you learn the 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 our strong links to practice, we stay in touch with the latest trends and changes within the healthcare sector and feed this back into our teaching. We’ve created this course so that you develop the skills you need to lead the way in the advancement of your own practice and make an impact on the wider healthcare sector. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


60 months

Start date



This is semester 2 module. This module is designed for students with current leadership roles in order to facilitate their development as future strategic leaders. The module invites students to critically review their assumptions about leadership within healthcare and to reflect on their own role in strategic leadership. This will be achieved through exploring and analysing key leadership issues in health and social care practice, with the emphasis on challenging and debating contemporary theory and practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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 should have an MSc in Specialist Practice (PHP/PCC SCPHN), or a recognised equivalent international qualification. They 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