The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Clinical Practice allows nurses and allied health practitioners who need to advance their practice within their area of clinical practice and have the appropriate support to do so. This course will enable experienced healthcare practitioners to acquire advanced skills in relation to patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and management.
Pharmacists or other allied health professionals may consider this course as a supplement to their non-medical prescribing programme and paramedics may be interested to enhance their skills, much in the same way as nurses.
Enhanced Clinical Practice aims to maximise your clinical practice experiences to help the learning process. In a clinical environment you will benefit from the expertise of an experienced Practice Supporter.
Have a first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant health related subject from an approved institution of higher education
Have a current professional registration with a relevant professional / statutory body, such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council,Health and Care Professions Council, General Pharmaceutical Council
Significant post-registration clinical experience in clinical practice
Be currently working a minimum of 18.5 hours a week, in a healthcare environment where there is opportunity for clinical exposure and a wide range of clinical consultations to enable the meeting and achievement of the course learning outcomes supported by an employer statement
Have an identified Practice Supporter, with suitable experience and skills, who will support and guide the student
Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you are competent to pursue the programme.
You will commence in September (University semester 1) studying Deconstructing the Consultation and in January you will begin the 12 month double module, Advanced Patient Assessment & Diagnostic Skills, completing in December of that year.
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