Taught course

Clinical Practice

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You should be:

  • a health or social care practitioner with a current registration with a UK professional body
  • hold a degree in a health-related subject or social care related subject
  • be working in a relevant health or social care environment so that you can meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Use this highly flexible course to continue your professional development and prepare for your next promotion.

Career options

Our course improves your prospects in healthcare by providing you with the opportunity to further enhance your clinical knowledge, skills and confidence in your clinical practice.

Course overview

This clinically focused course has been developed for UK healthcare professionals who:

Are recently qualified and wish to develop their specialist knowledge and skills

Wish to extend their skill set in a new area of clinical practice.

The flexible structure of the course means it can be tailored to meet your individual needs. You can opt for one of three awards; PgCert, PgDip or the MSc. For the PgCert award you can choose 60 option credits. For the PgDip and MSc awards you can choose 100 option credits (the remaining credits are core and you can opt for an improvement method or systematic review route).

In addition, you can opt to undertake a generic or badged award in one of the following clinical specialisms:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (this named award is only available as a PGCert)
  • Acute Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Critical Care
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Out of Hospital Care
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Urgent Care
  • Ophthalmic Care
  • Addiction Studies.


We have a wide range of modules to choose from including*:

  • Tissue Viability L7
  • Diabetes: Improving Health Outcomes L7
  • Detection of and Response to Clinical Deterioration in the Adult L7
  • History Taking and Physical Assessment L7
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
  • Range of Infection Prevention and Control modules
  • Leadership Strategies to Improve the Patient Experience
  • Care of the Older Person L7
  • Managing Clients with Long Term Conditions L7
  • Range of Addiction modules
  • Range of Mental Health modules
  • Range of Midwifery modules.

* You will select from a specific list of modules if you chose to work towards a badged award.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit UWL website.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Information
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