Specialist On-Going Care Approaches (Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Renal, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic), NU3112 Short Course

Specialist On-Going Care Approaches (Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Renal, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic), NU3112 Short Course

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

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

2 Semesters

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

September 2016 - Induction Day - 13th September. Study days Study Days, Tuesdays: Sep 27; Oct 11; Nov 01, 15, 29; Jan 17, 31; Feb 14; March 07. From 10am-4pm.

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse 

DBS Checks:

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

Course Content

Course Outline:

The primary aim of this module is to enable practitioners to critically explore and analyse the specialist on-going care provided for patients being cared for in either Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Renal, Neuroscience, or Orthopaedic care environments.

The module will review generic themes through exploration and analysis of the patient journey and experience of care.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The module is delivered at the Preston campus during semesters 1 & 2. There are 9 study days in total and these are scheduled to take place on Tuesday's of non-consecutive weeks. Each study day is delivered as follows: a 2 hour session core session which sets to explore key generic concepts relevant to all specialist pathways. These key concepts are then subject to specialist exploration in a 3 hour teaching session which is linked to the students area of practice.

This module will provide shared learning opportunities for a range of health care practitioners via generic core theme teaching. Students will also be provided with bespoke subject specialty teaching and learning opportunities in the subject specialty areas of Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic or Renal care. Students will examine important aspects of care delivery via the analysis of the patient’s journey through the health care system.

Blended learning techniques will be utilised and a range of teaching methods will be employed to enhance student engagement.

Patchwork text assessment methods will be employed utilising both formative and summative assessment methods in order to provide students every opportunity to create, develop and produce a meaningful and insightful portfolio which critically examines all aspects of a patient’s journey through and with specific on-going health conditions.


4000 word portfolio 100%

Academic Expertise

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

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse the aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology aspects related to your own specialist practice.
  • Critically review the quality of integrated care provision from a holistic perspective.
  • Evaluate the patient/carers journey through relevant health care settings.
  • Appraise current research and other evidence that underpin interventions and formulate suggestions for changes in practice.
  • Reflect on your own learning and development in relation to specialist on-going care in order to enhance future health care practice.

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.

Graduate Careers

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.


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Progression Routes

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

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
NHS Contracts Unit
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
01772 893836/893839

For Further Information:

Module information: Jill Hanslip, Lecturer, 01772 895116

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,


About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839