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Gastrointestinal Disorders

PgCert

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Dates(s): September; January; June

Duration:

One year

Fees:

Distance Learning - £1,230 per 30 credits

In Brief:

  • An e-learning programme providing a different avenue to meet professional development needs, which will ultimately enhance patient care in gastroenterology
  • Develop the specialist knowledge and skills to work collaboratively in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary disorders
  • Gain transferable training in the management of gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary diseases
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This e learning programme provides a different avenue to meet professional development needs, which will ultimately enhance patient care in gastroenterology. All the materials are delivered via our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, with flexible online support, organised through a variety of carefully prepared resources. 

Choices of two out of three online modules need to be completed to gain the PG Cert. In this programme a student will develop the specialist knowledge and skills to work collaboratively in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary disorders and deal with clinical situations systematically. They will gain transferable training in the management of gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary disease and engage in life-long learning through the enhancement of key skills and reflective practice.

Students will need to be computer literate with access to an up-to-date computer with camera facilities.

You will cover topics such as:

Professional learning and critical evaluation in regard to caring for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease utilising up to date relevant supporting evidence.                  
Critical evaluation of the knowledge gained in caring for a patient with gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence.          
A critical analysis of the interventions and management of a patient with liver disorders.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed a relevant healthcare undergraduate programme and be an appropriately qualified healthcare professionals actively connected to clinical practice eg.

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

Applications are also considered for students wishing to undertake one module only, or if a nurse, as part of our MSc Nursing Master’s programme.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Appropriately qualified healthcare professionals actively connected to clinical practice wishing to enhance their clinical skills e.g.

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Distance Learning£1,230 per 30 credits
International Distance Learning£2,250 per 30 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

For more information please see our funding section.

Teaching

This is an online e-learning programme supported by face to face, online, Screen cast-o-matic, Skype, Collaborate telephone, email, academic support. The assessment process reflects the learning outcomes of the curriculum and will emphasise not only recall of knowledge but understanding, application, problem-solving, evaluation and critique. The programme is professionally-orientated, and as such, there is a strong focus on current authentic assessment by field specific practitioners.

Assessment

Two methods of assessment will be utilised and enable assessment against the level 7 grade descriptors as students will be provided with formative assessment and feedback within each module in preparation for summative assessment.The summative assessment methods are congruent with the teaching and learning strategies employed in each module.

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders: Oral Presentation to demonstrate professional learning and critical evaluation in regard to caring for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease with supporting evidence to meet module outcomes.

Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders: A retrospective account of a patient journey which demonstrates a critical evaluation of the knowledge gained during the module in caring for a patient with gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence.

Management of Liver Disorders: A disease based study relevant to the students’ practise, critically analysing evidence-based literature in relation to interventions and management.

Employability

Career Prospects

Many of our students have successfully applied for promotion as a result of undertaking our current level 6 modules; we expect the same of our level 7 modules.

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