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PgC/PgD Enhanced Clinical Practice

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Institution code: 

Three to five years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.


These programmes have been designed to facilitate you in the development and evidencing of the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work at an advanced level within your own professional setting.

You will be supported to develop a critical awareness of current problems and new insights at the forefront of your professional practice. You will examine care development and delivery from your own professional standpoint and take account of how other disciplines challenge and contribute to the quality of care delivery.

The PgC Enhanced Clinical Practice provides you with the opportunity to engage in a critical exploration of the Advanced Practice agenda in healthcare practice. There will be a particular emphasis on leadership skills coupled with modules designed to facilitate knowledge and skills in relation to assessment/examination skills, clinical reasoning and decision-making.

The PgD Enhanced Clinical Practice provides you with the above, plus year two commences with the Non-Medical Prescribing module, which should be considered core unless you have already completed the Prescribing qualification or work in a profession where Non-Medical Prescribing is not supported. In this case, you will be supported by the course team to choose two optional modules of study.

Course modules

PgC modules

Effective Leadership for Advanced Practice (20 credits) (Mandatory)

Holistic Assessment 20 M Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making (20 credits) (Mandatory)

Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making (20 credits) (Mandatory)


PgD modules

Effective Leadership for Advanced Practice (20 credits) (Mandatory)

Holistic Assessment 20 M Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making (20 credits) (Mandatory)

Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (40 credits) (Optional)
NB: This module is advised for those in ACP roles, where the student’s profession or employer requires it. For students that have already completed the prescribing qualification at Level 6 or for whom prescribing is not available to their registered profession, optional modules will be available for study. Academic advice and guidance will be offered to these students to facilitate the choice of relevant and appropriate modules from the options listed below 

Research Methods (20 credits) (Mandatory)

Optional Modules: Reflexivity in Contemporary Healthcare Practice (20 credits) (Optional)

Coaching within Healthcare (20 credits) (Optional)

Dementia Care (20 credits) (Optional)

Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (20 credits) (Optional)

Critical Care 40 credits

Living Well with Cancer 20 credits

Public Health and Epidemiology 20 credits

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Fees and finance


  • UK part-time tuition fee: £972 per 20 credits. (Contact Student Centre for further information)

For students who are employed by a trust or organisation with HEEoE funding they should contact their Education Lead directly to request permission to study and funding.

Further Information



At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements


Associate Professor

Lecturer in Nursing

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing