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CPD pathways

We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so we have created a system of flexible CPD learning pathways suitable for a wide range of fields within health and social care. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support you receive on our CPD pathways ensures that you acquire attributes and skills which enhance your professional practice.

Undergraduate pathway

  • BSc Health Care
  • BSc Health Care Practice*

*To apply for this course, please complete the following application documents:

Postgraduate pathways

You can take the following pathways at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level:

  • Advanced musculoskeletal assessment and practice

    Course codes

    • CER B161MO – PG Cert Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice
    • DIP B161MO – PG Dip Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice
    • MSC B161MO – MSc Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice

    Module contact: Sue Innes / Mel Wiltshire

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    We offer two musculoskeletal pathways which enable you as a clinician to assess and manage patients with a range of musculoskeletal conditions beyond your normal scope of practice. Optional modules allow you to expand your musculoskeletal practice with a focus on imaging, including ultrasonography, or a focus on patient management including injection therapy.

    Learning objectives

    • Provide you with critical understanding of the key concepts underlying advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
    • Provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
    • Provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
    • Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment related skills.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS optional modules, either:

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of four years post-registration experience.
    • A relevant first degree or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • Demonstration of existing specialist competencies in musculoskeletal practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 450/200.

    Other courses you may find of interest

    Available as a standalone module or as part of MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate programmes offered, modules are at level seven:


  • Advanced musculoskeletal assessment (imaging)

    Course codes

    • CER B162MO – PG Cert Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment (Imaging)
    • DIP B162MO – PG Dip Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment (Imaging)
    • MSC B162MO – MSc Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment (Imaging)

    Module contact: Sue Innes / Mel Wiltshire

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    We offer two musculoskeletal pathways which enable you as a clinician to assess and manage patients with a range of musculoskeletal conditions beyond your normal scope of practice. Optional modules allow you to expand your musculoskeletal practice with a focus on imaging, including ultrasonography, or a focus on patient management including injection therapy.

    Learning objectives

    • Provide you with critical understanding of the key concepts underlying advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
    • Provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
    • Provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up
    • Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment related skills.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PLUS:

    OR

    OR

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • 30 credits of optional modules

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    As above plus:

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of four years post-registration experience.
    • A relevant first degree or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • Demonstration of existing specialist competencies in musculoskeletal practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 450/200.

    Other courses you may find of interest:

    Available as a standalone module or as part of MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate programmes offered, modules are at level seven:


  • Health care management

    Course codes

    • CER B162MO – PG Cert Health Care Management
    • DIP B900MO – PG Dip Health Care Management
    • MSC B900MO – MSc Health Care Management

    Module contact: Penny Hodgkinson / Mel Wiltshire

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    Health care managers and clinicians work in a continuously changing and challenging environment in which they interact with a wide range of health and social care professionals, public and private sector agencies, voluntary services, and the general public. The Health Care Management pathway is designed to enable managers and professionals working across a wide range of health and social care sectors to enhance their management skills and build their knowledge base through practice based interprofessional learning and research.

    Learning objectives

    This programme aims to provide you with:

    • a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying strategic and operational health service management and policy development
    • skills to access and critically appraise competing theoretical perspectives as a basis to develop your own evidence-based practice
    • the opportunity to reflect upon the processes of policy making, planning and delivering of services
    • an understanding of the essential principles of research design
    • the opportunity to conduct an independent research project leading to the completion of a research dissertation
    • a range of transferable employment related skills

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    AND

    •  3 optional modules (total of 45 credits)

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    AND

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    All of the above PG Diploma modules and:

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of two years post-registration experience.
    • A relevant first degree or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 450/200.

  • Health care practice

    Course codes

    • CER B906MO – PG Cert Healthcare Practice
    • DIP B906MO – PG Dip Healthcare Practice
    • MSC B906MO – MSc Healthcare Practice

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    Our MSc Health Care Practice 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 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.

    Learning objectives

    • 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.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    PLUS

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of one year post-registration experience.
    • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580/240.

  • Health care practice (end of life care)

    Course codes

    • CER B701MO – PG Cert Healthcare Practice End of Life Care
    • DIP B701MO – PG Dip Healthcare Practice End of Life Care
    • MSC B701MO – MSc Healthcare Practice End of Life Care

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    The programme is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

    Learning objectives

    • To provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying primary health care related to end of life care.
    • To ensure that you apply your understanding of the health sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health care policy to critique and enhance your own professional practice.
    • To provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • To encourage you to contribute to policy-making, planning and evaluation.
    • To train you to understand the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
    • To ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment related skills.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PLUS

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of one year post-registration experience.
    • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580/240.

  • Health care practice (long-term conditions)

    Course codes

    • CER B793MO – PG Cert Healthcare Practice (Long-Term Conditions)
    • DIP B793MO - PG Dip Healthcare Practice (Long-Term Conditions)
    • MSC B793MO - MSc Healthcare Practice (Long-Term Conditions)

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    The MSc Health Care Practice (Long-Term Conditions) provides multiple pathways for experienced nurses and therapists to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become case managers for people with long-term and complex conditions. The core components ensure that you acquire the essential attributes and are equipped with the skills commensurate with the level of studies and award. The optional modules offer choices of studies that reflect your individual learning needs and the client group you serve.

    Learning objectives

    • To provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying advanced clinical practice associated with the management of long-term conditions.
    • To ensure that you apply your understanding of the health sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health care policy to critique and enhance your own professional practice.
    • To provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • To encourage you to contribute to policy-making, planning and evaluation.
    • To enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
    • To ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills.
    • Assess physical and psychosocial states and make independent diagnoses in relation to specific episodes of care.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PLUS

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of one year post-registration experience.
    • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 450/200.

  • Health care practice (mental health)

    Course codes

    • CER B791MO – PG Cert Healthcare Practice Mental Health
    • DIP B791MO – PG Dip Healthcare Practice Mental Health
    • MSC B791MO – MSc Healthcare Practice Mental Health

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    The programme is a modularised pathway and students can choose to study part time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

    Learning objectives

    • To provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying primary health care related to mental health care.
    • To ensure that you apply your understanding of the health sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health care policy to critique and enhance your own professional practice.
    • To provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • To encourage you to contribute to policy-making, planning and evaluation.
    • To train you to understand the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
    • To ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of one year post-registration experience.
    • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580/240.

  • Health care practice (respiratory care)

    Course codes

    • CER B790MO – PG Cert Healthcare Practice Respiratory
    • DIP B790MO – PG Dip Healthcare Practice Respiratory
    • MSC B790MO – MSc Healthcare Practice Respiratory

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    The programme is a modularised pathway and students can choose to study part time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle. our online learning environment.

    Learning objectives

    • To provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying primary health care related to respiratory care.
    • To ensure you apply their understanding of the health sciences, legal and ethical frameworks and health care policy to critique and enhance your own professional practice.
    • To provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
    • To encourage you to contribute to policy-making, planning and evaluation.
    • To train you to understand the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
    • To ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    OR

    OR

    PLUS

    • Optional module (15 credits) and optional module (15 credits); or
    • Optional module (30 credits)

    Please refer to module directory for a catalogue of modules available as options and discuss these with the relevant programme lead.

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
    • A minimum of one year post-registration experience.
    • A good first degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
    • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
    • For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580/240.

  • Infection control (PG Certificate/PG Diploma/MSc)

    Our infection control courses are delivered via distance learning through University of Essex Online:

    For further information, please contact:

    University of Essex Online

    114 Wellington Street

    Leeds LS1 1BA

    Telephone 0800 0527 526

    Email enquiries@online.essex.ac.uk

    Web www.online.essex.ac.uk


  • Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE)

    Course codes

    • CER B904MO – PG Cert Medical and Clinical Education
    • DIP B904MO – PG Dip Medical and Clinical Education
    • MSC B904MO – MSc Medical and Clinical Education

    Module contact: Carly Mitchell / Professor Joanna Jackson

    Downloads and related links

    Aim

    Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

    The programme provides you with systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying learning, teaching and assessing in the medical and clinical practice environment. It enables health care professionals to acquire advanced skills in teaching and assessing students in a medical and clinical practice context.

    This is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

    Learning objectives

    • To enable you to apply your understanding of educational, legal and ethical frameworks and healthcare policy to enable others to learn and enhance their own professional practice, thereby being a positive role model for your students.
    • To help you engage in quality enhancement and improve students’ learning experiences.
    • To ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills, most importantly, independent learning skills for continuing professional development.
    • To create flexible, inter-professional learning pathways to develop educators for the clinical professions.

    Modules

    PG Certificate (60 credits)

    Core modules:

    PG Diploma (120 credits)

    All of the above PG Certificate modules, plus the following core modules:

    MSc (180 credits)

    Core module:

    Entry criteria

    • Current registration with a relevant professional regulatory body.
    • A relevant first degree, or equivalent e.g. professional experience and responsibility.
    • Current involvement in teaching and assessing in practice, plus 3 years healthcare experience.
    • For non-native speakers of English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580/240.
    • Applicants wishing to achieve NMC Practice Teacher or Teacher qualifications must supply on application:
      • a statement of support from their service manager;
      • the name of the practice teacher or teacher that will be supporting their practice learning; and
      • evidence of successful completion of a mentor preparation programme or equivalent.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for all of our postgraduate CPD pathways, including supporting documents to assist your application.