Taught course

Clinical and Health Sciences with Allergy

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer, webcam, headset and reliable internet connection. Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This online course enables you to match your educational needs with your professional practice. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed for optimal clinical evaluation of the allergic patient. You will also learn how to manage common allergic conditions, such as eczema, food allergy, asthma and drug allergy.

This course has been developed for clinicians, nurses and other allied health professionals who have a particular interest in clinical allergy. The focus is clinical, drawing on the latest research. The course is suitable for those working in primary or secondary care settings with adults or children. If you commonly see patients with allergic conditions and want to develop your clinical skills in this area, then this course is for you.
You will study our compulsory allergy module alongside a range of optional modules. The allergy module is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and covers:
  • basic immunology for clinical allergy practice
  • clinical evaluation of the allergic patient, including diagnostic options and management approaches
  • anaphylaxis
  • asthma and allergic rhinitis
  • allergic skin disease, including eczema, urticaria and angioedema
  • drug allergy
  • food allergy (both lgE mediated disease and non IgE mediated disease)
  • 'hot topics' in allergy

This innovative course is aimed at those who already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in health or life sciences field. It has been developed to provide a flexible approach, making it sustainable and compatible with modern career pathways whilst addressing the needs of a modern health service.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jenny Yeo, Degree Programme Director
Email
pgclinhealth@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7032