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Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Subject area - Health and Wellbeing

Start Dates(s): September


Part-time semester 1 (September)


Part-time - £820 per 20 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in Inflammatory Bowel Disease  patho physiology and management
  • Develop your assessment skills including diagnosis and treatment options in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Examine the role of the multidisciplinary team in relation to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Part-time study option

Course Summary

This module will offer you the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to professionally care for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease.  You will be able to take advantage of blended learning with online study and tutorial support in addition to the added benefit of using up to date media facilities.

The online material, blogs and discussion is facilitated by clinical specialists working in local NHS Trusts.

Entry Requirements

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

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

Members of the disciplinary team (working with patients who have inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Registered nurses with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, either at ward level or working as a specialist nurse.

You must be able to demonstrate that they have had experience caring for Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients and continue to have regular contact throughout the module.

Ability to study at degree level demonstrated through previous CPD.

Work in a clinical environment where you have the opportunity to care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information: you should include details of your current post and role and you must have evidence of previous study at level 5

Personal statement: please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£820 per 20 credit module

Applying for post qualifying Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying health and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system:

Self funded or workplace funded applications

If you are self funding or your workplace is funding your programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University. If workplace funded, you will also need to supply  a letter from your Trust stating that they will be funding your study.

The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.


This module  is delivered online on a part time basis. The content of each unit, is supported with interactive lectures, web based tutorials and blogs. It is anticipated that you will attend university for one day at the beginning and end of the module


  • 100% Presentation


It is anticipated that this module will prepare healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge in order to engage as members of the inflammatory bowel multidisciplinary team and nurses for practice at specialist nurse level whether the nurse is looking for a specialist nurse post or is seeking a specialist nurse role in the near future.

Links with Industry

This module is delivered in partnership with Senior specialist Inflammatory Bowel Nurses from 2 Greater Manchester NHS Foundation Trusts. The development of module has been supported by Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited.

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