Postgraduate PgCert

Gastrointestinal Disorders

School of Health and Society

Attendance

Full-time

Distance Learning

Course

One year

Next enrolment

January 2021

Introduction

In a nutshell

This e-learning programme provides transferable training in the management of gastrointestinal and/or hepatobiliary diseases.

On this programme, you 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. You 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.

 

You will:
  • 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
  • Enhance patient care in gastroenterology
International

students accepted

This is for you if...

1.

You are a qualified healthcare professional wishing to enhance your clinical skills

2.

You want to learn skills to enable you to deal with clinical situations systematically

3.

You want to engage in life-long learning through the enhancement of key skills and reflective practice

Course details

All about the course

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.

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

Two 30 credit modules need to be completed to gain the PgCert and can differ depending on your start date: 

September start options

Semester 1: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders

Semester 2: Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

January start options

Semester 1: Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Semester 2: Evidencing Personal and Professional Development OR Management of Liver Disorders

June start options

Semester 1: Evidencing Personal and Professional Development OR Management of Liver Disorders

Semester 2: Evidencing Personal and Professional Development OR Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders

 

Year one

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disorders

Professional learning and critical evaluation in regard to caring for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease utilising up to date relevant supporting evidence.

Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Critical evaluation of the knowledge gained in caring for a patient with gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence.

Management of Liver Disorders

A critical analysis of the interventions and management of a patient with liver disorders.

Evidencing Personal and Professional Development

The purpose of the module is to help you reflect on your prior personal and professional experiences, utilising frameworks and tools to capture and record these experiences and develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your development.

 

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

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 you will be provided with formative assessment and feedback within each module in preparation for assessment:

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 the gastrointestinal disease, utilising relevant up-to-date evidence.

Management of Liver Disorders: A disease-based study relevant to your practice, critically analysing evidence-based literature in relation to interventions and management.

Evidencing Personal and Professional Development: Assessment of your development portfolio. 

School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real-world impact.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and we’re keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Requirements

What you need to know

If applying for the PgCert, please specify on your application which two modules you want to complete. 

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

English language requirements 

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

Standard entry requirements

Undergraduate degree

You must have completed a relevant healthcare undergraduate programme and be an appropriately qualified healthcare professional actively connected to clinical practice. For example;

  • A Qualified nurse
  • A Dietitian
  • A Pharmacist
  • A Physiotherapist

 

Alternative entry requirements

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).

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Part-time 2019/20 Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Part-time 2020/21 Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Distance learning 2020/21 £2,640 (Home); £4,890 (International)
Distance learning 2021/22 £2,700 (Home); £5,010 (International)
Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Start dates: September, January, June 

Duration: One year

Enrolment dates

January 2021

June 2021

September 2021