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Practice Development: Long Term Conditions PgC

Course Description

If you're involved with caring for patients with long term conditions, then you must realise how important it is to have the right level of knowledge and skills. That's why our PgC degree is perfect for you! We'll help build on your existing skills to lead you to a new level of expertise, providing a flexible approach to learning that works around your lifestyle. Whether you've been working for years or just re-entered the field, we'll ensure that your knowledge is relevant to the changing and dynamic health economy. You'll learn everything you need to provide a better service for your patients, as well as improve on your employment prospects.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

This 60 credit award is intended for practitioners involved in the care and case management of people with long-term conditions who wish to enhance their practice through the provision of expert, evidence based care, support and interventions to individuals and families with the most complex needs.

You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived. The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date, or if this is your first module 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Other admission details

Admissions criteria are per the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an Honours degree classification 2ii or above in a cognate subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed using a proforma. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.

Visit the Practice Development: Long Term Conditions PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students must be qualified health care professionals. See course description for further admission details.

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