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Acute Medicine (HE7) AdvDip (CPD)

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    Advanced Diploma

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    14 weeks

Course summary

Acute medical care has evolved considerably in recent years and is the fastest-growing medical speciality in the UK. Building on your existing clinical knowledge and experience, this course is designed to develop your understanding of the acutely unwell patient, especially those who present with diverse and undifferentiated medical conditions.

Course details

This stand-alone professional development course is for practitioners who are currently working with vulnerable adult groups, including older people, frail people, teenagers and young adults. Such environments include specialist multidisciplinary hospital teams, admission avoidance, falls prevention, end of life care and the specific needs of younger patients.

Focusing on the most common acute medical emergencies, including chest pain, breathlessness and sepsis, our experienced and knowledgeable staff will support you to deepen your understanding of the interface between acute medicine and complex care. We’ll guide you to explore and evaluate the signs and symptoms of the deteriorating patient to help you identify when to initiate appropriate and timely interventions, and encourage you to consider appropriate theoretical principles as part of your decision making process.

To support your development as a practitioner in acute medicine, we’ll concentrate on the knowledge and clinical skills required for the systematic assessment of patients who present as acute medical emergencies. As these patients are often physiologically unstable, we’ll emphasise the importance of your understanding of the pathophysiology of the acutely ill patient.

Course Highlights:

  • Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning.
  • The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect, and commitment to quality.
  • The course is part of a professional development framework, and you can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the MSc Health and Social Care.

Career Opportunities

This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of acute medicine in vulnerable adult groups.

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

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