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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

UK/EU fee

£800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits* (2020/21)

Course level



PG Cert

Start dates

January, September


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Long Term Conditions at the University of Derby will:

This course will prepare you for case management of long term conditions. On successful completion, you should be capable of moving into a case management role.

Develop case management skills

This course is ideal for you if you are working in a professional role where you need case management skills, such as that of community matron, nurse practitioner or district nurse. You will gain knowledge in long term condition management and clinical decision making, including advanced assessment of the systems. There is the opportunity to study option modules that allow you to focus on an area of particular interest to you. You might choose to focus on a disease-specific condition, carry out a case study analysis, or write up a small project, audit, or service evaluation.

You can study the option modules at either Level 6 or Level 7, so if you have not studied for a while you might want to start at Level 6 to develop your skills in academic writing before moving up to Level 7.

Advance your career

When you have completed this course, you will be capable of working in roles involving case management. You could also continue your professional development further by completing a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in a course such as Advanced Practice.

We’re proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. Please check the website for the latest information.

What you will study

You will be able to study a combination of the modules below, to equate to 60 credits:

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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How you will learn

You will be assessed via OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and assignments.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need a degree or equivalent qualification, and you must already be working in a healthcare environment.

As this course is an interim award of MSc Advanced Practice, you'll need to apply for the MSc. However, you don't have to go on to complete the full masters if you don't want to, you can stop after you've completed your PG Cert.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)


£800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits*

£800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits*




*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Additional Fee Information

Module fees on this programme are either £800, £900 or £1000 per 20 credits depending on the module selected.

How to apply


You'll gain an award which reflects the current health agenda in relation to long term condition management, and enables you to demonstrate competency in assessment at advanced practitioner level.

You'll be encouraged to lead and develop the service; to demonstrate innovative practice and challenge traditional working practices.

Contact us

Course: Louise Boole (Programme leader)  +44 (0)1332 592351

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.