At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
24hrs of direct classroom contact over 12 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn
No Partner College
Next cohort: September 2016 - Thursdays - Thursdays - Sept 29; Oct 06, 13, 20, 27; Nov 03, 10, 17, 24; Dec 01, 08. From 11am-1pm.
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content
The aim of this module is to enable students to critically debate the personal, policy and practice dimensions of contemporary nursing and healthcare practice; and to develop a critical perspective on the professional roles of nurses and other healthcare staff in delivering appropriate and relevant care to patients, their families and local communities.
On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
- Analyse the nature of nursing in your own culture, country and healthcare system
- Review the role of policy on nursing practice, healthcare delivery and the patient and carer experience
- Evaluate the implications of person centred care for professional nursing practice and roles
- Reflect on the value of patients, service users and community in shaping the development of nursing and healthcare.
Learning Environment & Assessment:
One reflective critique (3,000 words)
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1-8
Information and knowledge 1-3
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.