University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Contemporary Approaches to Integrated Care and Service Delivery

This course is for staff working in health and social care and offers an opportunity to access postgraduate level studies through module credit accumulation. The course has a very flexible framework that can be adapted to fit your personal circumstances, employment and professional development, enabling you to develop a programme that is directly relevant to your professional role. This study route also provides the greatest flexibility for accreditation of prior learning from 'smaller' units of learning.

Entry requirements

Current registration with a professional body, for example the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Professions Council or the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; a degree in nursing or equivalent; where applicable, evidence of sufficient experience in an occupational role; a nomination or reference from your current or most recent employer / manager or equivalent. For all applicants an essential part of the entry criteria is to attend an interview with the admissions tutor in order to explore with you where you may start on the programme. As a modular degree based on continuing professional development, it is essential that your prior experience and learning is considered when deciding on any advanced standing to which you may be entitled. This may be based on qualifications already gained through Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or it may be based on making a claim for significant work experience, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). This process of granting an applicant appropriate advanced standing will be overseen by the Health Pathway Admissions team and APL Panel. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

You will study the core compulsory modules of: Clinical examination skills; biological basis of disease and therapeutics; leading and managing people, principles of community practice; postgraduate preparation for research design. You will also study a further elective module. There is a wide range of modules available from which you can choose such as: Multidisciplinary end of life care; safeguarding children; safeguarding vulnerable adults; risk and root cause analysis; clinical diagnostics and decision making; contemporary approaches to dementia care; developing a culture of compassionate care.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years

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