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Community Health Care - PCert

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health Care has been developed to apply theories, concepts and techniques of learning as they relate to the workplace, in addition to responding to gaps in clinical education and assurance related to competent practice which correlated directly to patient outcomes.

Students explore the nature of capability in a professional context including analysing problems and situations, the relative merits of alternative approaches and conceptualising and evaluating personal work in order to learn from experience.

Visit the website https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/760/community-health-care

The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP)

The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation.

We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond.

The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice.

Kent Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Kent Community Health NHS Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units and is one of the largest NHS community health providers in England.

Course structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health Care programme is designed to be studied on a part-time basis for one year, through blended learning, with face-to-face teaching.

Core Modules:

- End of Life Care
- Safe Adminstration of Injectable Medicines
- Wound Care Medicine


The modules listed above are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.


Assessment may be undertaken through the use of:

- Portfolios
- Oral presentations
- Case studies
- Seminar contributions
- Reflective learning logs
- Written assignments

Programme aims

- Foster the intellectual and professional development of experienced practitioners to extend and deepen their analytical and critical reasoning capabilities underpinning practice-based learning.

- Develop experienced practitioners’ competence in applying theoretical and practice skills to advance leadership and change in health care organisations.

- Equip experienced practitioners for their role in challenging, questioning and realigning strategies relating to community health care practice.

- Develop the critical and analytical capabilities of experienced practitioners in relation to interpretation of data and practice.

- Contribute to the development and dissemination of evidence-based practice within professional contexts.

- Enhance the experienced practitioner’s programme of personal development, reflective practice and impact.

Research areas

Current research areas include:

- experiential learning
- reflective practice
- communities of practice
- dental education
- professionalisation
- primary dental care.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health Care has been developed to apply theories, concepts and techniques of learning as they relate to the workplace. The programme has been designed in response to gaps in clinical education and assurance related to competent practice which correlated directly to patient outcomes.

Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Visit the Community Health Care - PCert page on the University of Kent website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Kent Community Health Trust will administer the initial application process in terms of the potential applicants suitability for the programme in terms of the following criteria: Applicants must have relevant experience within the Health Care profession; Applicants should be currently employed within the Health Care professions within a senior grade.

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