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Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

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Advance in your professional practice by engaging in a wide range of relevant academic material and interact with professionals in other fields of practice to enrich and further develop your ability to work in interprofessional teams and in leadership. Credits may be gained towards Master’s study.

Programme outline

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice provides health and social practice professionals a new model of higher-level study to advance their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing their practice and career progression. The curriculum design and programme structure supports students to engage in inter-professional learning at postgraduate level to advance and broaden their professional practice.

With a focus on collaboration, you’ll extend your ability to work in inter-professional teams and develop your leadership ability. Complete the programme over 6 months (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

More detail about this qualification

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice is a 60 credit programme where students choose their electives. ​

Elective courses

  • Advancing Professional Practice
  • Clinical Topic
  • Diversity in Professional Practice
  • Professional Education Practice
  • Professional Leadership Practice
  • Research Methods for Health and Social Practice
  • Simulation Practice
  • Special Topic I
  • Special Topic II

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 Academic with no band below 6.5 or equivalent.

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