Medical Practice in Adult Learning Disability at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Medical Practice in Adult Learning Disability (Taught)

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Course summary

Aimed at doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, this PGCert Medical Practice in Adult Learning Disability has been designed to enhance your skillset and ensure you’re well-equipped to provide high quality, person-centred care for adults with a learning disability. Delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, you’ll develop specialist knowledge that will enhance your employability and ensure you are well placed to apply for specialist learning disability positions. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will graduate as a reflective practitioner, ready to influence and shape local services and improve the delivery of care for adults with learning disabilities. With a blended learning approach, this Postgraduate Certificate will help you balance work commitments and study via a combination of in-person and online delivery methods.


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Assessment method

There will be a range of academic and workplace-based assessments to ensure that you achieve your full potential. These include a portfolio of evidence, critical reflections, and the production of a written service improvement plan or audit.

How to apply

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information:

Entry requirements

To apply for this programme you must be a registered practitioner with a healthcare Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) working within a relevant area of health/social care practice; You will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work at Masters level (Level 7), evidenced by prior studies. Minimum requirement is typically a lower second-class honours degree. A third-class honours degree classification and/or a relevant Diploma in Healthcare will be considered on an individual basis. At the point of application, you will also need to demonstrate evidence of working at a senior level and providing medical care for those with a learning disability within your role. You will also need to provide written approval identifying line manager support and an appropriate named clinical tutor who agrees to support an appropriate workplace environment providing relevant clinical experience throughout the programme. Only international applicants currently resident and working in the UK are eligible to apply. Applicants must be registered with a UK PSRB and currently in suitable employment. These may include healthcare professionals working in the UK via NHS international recruitments.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Medical Practice in Adult Learning Disability at Edge Hill University - UCAS