This course is designed to increase your employability across a range of healthcare settings, with a focus on critical care. As an apprenticeship it gives you the chance to gain credits for conducting your own projects during your current job.
Providing the theoretical underpinning and practice base to enable health care professionals to deliver safe and effective autonomous care, this course will prepare you to work at a senior clinical decision making level.
Consistent with national guidance, this structured professional development will enable non-medical clinicians to undertake a full systems examination (child and adult) and to develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.
Taught by senior practising clinicians and health care professionals, this is an interactive programme where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.
This course is designed for people from a range of professional backgrounds including nursing, paramedic practitioners and other health professionals working in all primary, secondary and tertiary areas either as generalists or specialists.
Applicants who have successfully completed a non-medical prescribing course at another UK HEI and have registered this qualification with their professional body will automatically be granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of 40 CATS points towards the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module in year 2. Applicants will be required to provide original evidence of their qualification and professional registration of this qualification.
PG Certificate (60 CATS points):
- Clinical Examination and Diagnostic Skills for Health Care Professionals (40 CATS)
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (20 CATs)
PG Diploma (120 CATS points): The PG Certificate modules above plus:
- Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (40 CATs) - module available from Term 2 of 20/21
- Critical Care Transfer
MSc (180 CATS points): The PG Certificate and Diploma modules above plus:
- be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar
- have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study.
Those without the academic qualifications will have a telephone interview with the course director for a special case request to be made.
English language requirements: Band A with specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.
3 years part time
Location of study: University of Warwick and in the workplace.