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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGCert Clinical Assessment

Programme code:PGC-CLINA-10UCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Ian Goulden Contact address:i.goulden@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 60

Entry requirements:

Applicants will normally possess a good honours degree (2.1 and above) in health science from a recognised higher education institution or certified evidence of an ability to study at level 5 (Master’s).
Current registration with a United Kingdom healthcare professional governing body (e.g. NMC).
Applicants should have written endorsement from their employing organisation that they are supported to undertake the programme of study.

It will not be possible for students who had previously undertaken DONE 5004 Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning and DONE 5003 Advancing Nursing Practice in Direct Care to transfer these credits to this programme. They may however be exempt from some taught aspects of the course.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Healthcare

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Healthcare- School Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Assessment will provide a programme that:
- is flexible in module access;
- offers a clear clinical focus;
- is open to healthcare practitioners involved in clinical assessment;
- foster interdisciplinary working;
- is patient-centred.

Programme Aims

The aim of the programme is to enable practitioners to develop knowledge and skills in clinical assessment in order to practice in a way commensurate with their role and personal development. Additional to this is the intention to provide high quality teaching and learning in order to deliver exceptional student experience.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HECS5235MClinical Examination30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HECS5236MManagement of Patient's Clinical Conditions15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

ARCS5261MPrinciples for Medical Imaging Interpretation15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
HECS5003MPathophysiology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HECS5167MInterpreting Biochemistry and Haematology for Healthcare Practice15 credits1 May to 30 Sep

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:13:47

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