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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

If you’re a hands-on health professional with a passion for patient care, our progressive Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice could give you the opportunity to build on your skills with an entirely clinically-focused curriculum.

Course Details

At the University of Bolton, we take a distinctively different approach to clinical practice, focusing wholly on patient care and dispensing with traditional modules in less relevant areas such as professional development and leadership. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice is built around solution-focused problem solving and patient journeys, challenging students to become exceptional thinkers, safe decision-makers and skilled clinicians. You’ll have the opportunity to build your theoretical knowledge and then put your skills into practice safely within our supervised on-site setting.

We’ll cover modules within the areas of human anatomy and physiology, as well as exploring the biological basis and mechanisms of disease. Working with advanced resources such as the Anatomage anatomy table, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of clinical practice and learn to work in ways that aim to improve quality and productivity. Within the Clinical Simulation Suite, meanwhile, you can experience the dynamics of a clinical setting and test your abilities on high-tech, computerised manikins - as well as your classmates!


  • Our Clinical Practice courses are taught in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built Clinical Simulation Suite.
  • You’ll have access to advanced resources, including the Anatomage anatomy table and high fidelity patient simulators.
  • The course is entirely clinically focused, with the aim of enhancing both students’ knowledge and skills.
  • Choose from flexible pathways to achieving your award.
  • On successful completion of the course you will be receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice.

Key Features

  • This course has been developed to offer evidence-based training and is designed especially for problem-solving clinicians, rather than for academics.
  • Modules are built around clinical problems and patient journeys rather than traditional theory.
  • Our Clinical Practice courses have an excellent reputation among many local trusts.

Career opportunities

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to directly care for patients and prepare you to take on more senior clinical roles. It’s designed to develop your knowledge and therapeutic skills, enabling you to manage patient/client health needs within specified clinical frameworks.

Experienced healthcare practitioners can acquire skills in relation to patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and management, as well as transferable employability skills such as critical appraisal, communication, team work, decision making and problem solving.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 77 6

    17th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    101 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%


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