University of Bradford

Advanced Care of the Older Person (Taught) University of Bradford Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

The programme aims to develop nurse leaders who are recognised experts in the care of older people who have national influence and are able to drive change so that the care of older people is compassionate, safe, person centred and of the highest possible quality.

It is suitable for healthcare professionals working in the area of older person care in senior clinical roles, leadership/management roles or with aspirations to move into roles of this nature. The programme offers you the opportunity to apply knowledge to your own area of older person clinical practice.

Students undertaking the Advanced Care of the Older Person programme will develop the skills in complex reasoning, critical thinking and analysis required to undertake these roles in relation to the care of the older person. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in the critical application of research, and undertake their own research in the care of the older person.

Course details


Advanced Care of the Older Person
Quality and Service Improvement

Option -Choice of module from the SSPRD framework to meet professional needs:
Preparing for a Systematic review
Preparing for primary research
Leadership for Advanced Practitioners

Pursuing a Work based Dissertation
Pursuing primary research
Pursuing a Systematic review

Assessment method

For all students undertaking this programme the core modules provide specialist knowledge in relation to the care of older person, leadership and quality improvement.

You will enhance your knowledge and skills related to many aspects of caring for the older person including advanced communication skills, assessment skills for health and social care needs, mental health, ageing with long term conditions, medicines optimisation, end of life care and pain management.

You will also consider complex case management across health and social care to include person centred care, safe-guarding, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and working with families.

Entry requirements

Current professional registration.

First degree in an appropriate subject or able to demonstrate ability to study at level 7.

Applicants with significant experience will also be considered.

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required. 10 credits £528 20 credits £1,055 30 credits £1,584

Provider information

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Course contact details

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Health Studies Team