Taught course

Integrated Approaches to Urgent Care Across Community Settings

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

You will need to be a healthcare or social care qualified professional. Applicants will need to possess either a relevant Level 6 qualification or apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APEL applications will be supported by our own APEL tutor.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Course overview

There has been ongoing and sustained increase in the pressure on emergency and urgent care, community interventions, primary healthcare and public health to effectively respond to the needs of the population. This course supports community practitioners in developing expertise in assessing, treating and managing people in the community who present with complex needs.

Why Study Integrated Approaches to Urgent Care across Community Settings with us?

Our course is designed to foster the development of your intellectual/cognitive skills. The close alignment of our teaching, learning and assessment methods foster engagement with others in practice and education settings, in order to share ideas and develop critical, analytical and reflective skills.

You will be encouraged to challenge current thinking and practice. Seminars and group work will provide forums for you to articulate thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and develop skills in constructing intellectual concepts for debate.

Our course will draw on the expertise of a range of NHS and academic professionals, and is supported by the Faculty of Health and Social Care. The course will also draw upon research conducted at the University of Chester that analyses the numbers and needs of people who arrive at accident and emergency departments.

How will I be taught?

The course will appeal to diverse health and social care professionals.

Each 20-credit module requires 200 hours’ learning, including time spent in contact with tutors. Learning is delivered through face-to-face teaching with technology-supported learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a range of assignments, presentations and portfolio work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Admissions