Open University

Open University

Advancing Healthcare Practice (E46)

This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, personal, professional and inter-professional insights and qualities needed to function as a successful change agent in the advancement of healthcare, whether that be through leadership, policy and practice innovation work, or through research, evidence utilisation and practice skill development.

Entry requirements

Registered healthcare professionals with: a bachelors degree in a relevant subject; plus a minimum of one year�s post-qualifying experience; plus access to a practice environment that can be clinical or based in education, management or research; access may be on the basis of part-time work, we do not assume that students are a full time professional; this qualification is not suitable though for those currently taking a career break or on extended period of leave; those who do not hold a bachelors degree but have a track record of professional achievement (e.g. innovative practice, healthcare leadership, research or publications), may still be considered for non-standard entry but are required to provide documentary evidence of professional achievements together with an exploratory assignment that is reviewed by the Health and Social Care Programme Committee.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

Key information

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0845 300 6090