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. The course offers a broad range of specialist modules covering the practical skills and knowledge for professional practice. It also covers the theoretical framework through the study of research methods, clinical examination skills, leadership skills, and legal, ethical and professional issues that are key transferable knowledge and skills to enable work both in Acute and Community Care. For all our professional development courses we are happy to accept self-funded or employer-funded applicants. All modules are included in the continuing professional development service level agreement with the NHS Health Education North West. Applicants should contact their manager to explore funding arrangements.

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;Degree in Nursing or equivalent;Where applicable, evidence of sufficient experience in an occupational role; A nomination or reference from the 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

Core modules of: clinical examination skills; biological basis of disease and therapeutics; leading and managing people; principles of community practice; postgraduate preparation for research design. Elective modules: 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 Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 calendar years

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01204 903903