The normal minimum entry requirement is a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a nursing or a health-related subject. Applicants with a lower degree classification, or those who don’t have an undergraduate degree, may still be considered for the course, subject to having relevant experience within urology and being able to demonstrate readiness to study. You should have active registration with a UK regulatory body, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or General Medical Council. You must be currently employed as an adult nurse or physician associate and have direct experience of caring for patients with urological conditions. Written confirmation will need to be provided by your line manager or training lead confirming their support for your application. Registered nurses joining the course should have a minimum of 12 months post-registration clinical experience, inclusive of a minimum of six months caring for patients with urological conditions, within the past five years. Physician associates would be considered on completion of their initial training, subject to practicing within a urological setting. An interview forms part of the selection process.
Months of entry
This Postgraduate Certificate, which is delivered as part of a partnership between St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Edge Hill University, provides a comprehensive overview of caring for patients with urological conditions in a range of different working environments. The programme is ideal for both registered adult nurses and qualified physician associates who are caring for urology patients in any area of practice in primary or secondary care. You will gain expertise in all major areas of urological care including prostate assessment, haematuria, uro-oncology, functional urology, andrology, urological emergencies and renal stone disease. Developing the ability to plan and implement basic interventions for a range of urological conditions, you will also gain first-hand experience of interpreting a variety of clinical data, pathology results and diagnostic investigations. You will graduate with enhanced employability in your current role and be well placed to apply for specialist urological positions with the skills, knowledge and understanding to improve patient care and become an autonomous urological practitioner.
Fees and funding
Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/urology-practice/
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
The first two trimesters of the programme are assessed through an essay and case study presentation which also includes a question and answer session. The assessment of the negotiated learning module in the third trimester will vary by area of study but may include a reflective essay, case study, portfolio of evidence, presentation or objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).
Course contact details
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