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Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    APR-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.

The diploma also incorporates a Non-Medical Prescribing module which, upon successful completion, will enable you to gain regulatory recognition as a non-medical prescriber within your scope of practice.

Key features of the course

  • Encompasses the four pillars that underpin advanced clinical practice - clinical practice, leadership and management, research, and education.
  • Develops your core capabilities for enhanced Practice and your area-specific clinical practice.
  • Provides learning and development of your leadership skills at a clinical level to inform people management and service development.
  • Learn to critically appraise, evaluate, implement and disseminate research to support professional practice in your clinical environment.

Career relevance

You’ll be employed as a registered health professional when you start the course and have approval from your designated employer to undertake the qualification.

Once qualified, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to work at an enhanced level of practice in a wide variety of clinical settings across primary and secondary care and other health and social care provider environments.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 8,820overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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