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Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): September


September intake

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • To enable students to apply the relevant concepts, knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to professionally care for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence
  • Build upon practitioners’ knowledge and skills to enable a critical evaluation of issues related to inflammatory bowel disease
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the full PgCert Gastrointestinal Disorders programme. 

On successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Assimilate, synthesize, and systematically apply the relevant physiological mechanisms that underpin inflammatory bowel disease and the related anatomical and physiological processes.
  • Critically appraise the assessment tools used in clinical practice for inflammatory bowel disease to enable a critical evaluation and reflection.
  • Critically appraise developments in the practice and treatment available for inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Identify, critically appraise, and synthesize the legal and professional issues ensuring accountable practice in respect of the approaches to the education and counselling of patients.

Entry Requirements

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

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

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

All health and social care professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge of research methods.

Applicant profile

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

  • Qualified nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

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

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.


This is an online e-learning programme supported by face to face, 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.


Assignment: 30 minute presentation with 10 minutes questioning.


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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