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Further Study

Further Study

Would you like to acquire new skills, progress in your career, and continue to learn?

Whether you study on-campus, virtually, or via a blended learning programme, you'll be supported by the University of Exeter's world-class faculty with wide-ranging opportunities to develop interdisciplinary and vocational skills. Options for further study include:

Our CPD courses are designed to develop your skills and abilities and expand your knowledge in key areas of professional learning and practice. They are usually between 10 and 24 hours of study, with several of our courses delivered virtually, and may bear CPD points (see individual course details). They are typically aimed at those already working in or considering moving into the course area, or those that wish to pursue further study and personal development.

We also have postgraduate modules, which are part of our postgraduate programmes, that may be taken individually with or without credits (i.e.with or without assessment) for the purposes of CPD.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

A PGCert may be gained by completing 60 credits of postgraduate modules at level 7 (i.e. Master's level modules).

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

A PGDip may be gained by completing 120 credits of postgraduate modules.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

To gain a Master's qualification, you will need to complete 180 credits of postgraduate modules.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Courses

Below are some opportunities for further study you may be interested in exploring following this course.

We have a full programme in Genomic Medicine taught by world-leading academics in genomics research, including multifactorial traits, rare disorders, pharmacogenomics and epigenetics. You will study the genomics and informatics of rare and common diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, which can be applied to clinical practice and medical research.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc. The MSc can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Genomics HPDM082a 15
Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine HPDM036 15
Bioinformatics, Interpretation and Data Quality Assurance in Genome Analysis HPDM041 15
Research Project - Data/Literature HPDM042/43 60/30
Genomics of Common and Rare Inherited Diseases HPDM037 15
Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment HPDM038 15
Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Healthcare HPDM039 15 
Application of Genomics in Infectious Disease BIOM567 15
Counselling Skills for Genomics HPDM045 15 
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Applied Genomics HPDM044 15
Work-based Learning HPDM047 15
Professional and Research Skills in Biomedical and Clinical Science HPDM143 15
Epigenetics in Human Health and Diseases HPDM049 15
Health Economic Evaluation in Genomics HPDM088 15
Advanced Bioinformatics HPDM046 15

For a public health focus, we offer a programme called Master of Public Health (MPH) that is taught fully online. This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management in our outstanding Business School.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MPH. The MPH can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content' and 'Modules'.

Module Course Code Credits
Structuring and Solving Public Health Problems HPDM118 15
Analytics and Evidence-Based Public Health HPDM119 30
Leadership Strategy and Change HPDM120 30
Epidemiology HPDM121 15
Behaviour Change HPDM123 15
Integrative Policy and Practice Exercise HPDM125 15
Capstone Project HPDM126 30
Planetary Health HPDM122 15
Pandemics: drivers, preparedness and response HPDM141 15
Health Protection HPDM124 15
Principles of Primary Care HPDM127 15
Evidence to Decision: Health Technology Assessment, Health Policy and Resource Allocation HPDM136 15

The global burden of disease and challenges of safe and accessible health services means that more than ever we need to be developing, testing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based healthcare in highly complex situations. The Health Research Methods programme has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful change and gain a comprehensive grounding in health services research methods as a platform for developing a career as a health researcher.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc. The MSc can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Fundamentals of Research Design HPDM092 15
Systematic Reviews for Policy and Practice HPDM093 15
Statistics as Applied to Health HPDM054 15
Independent Research / Extended Independent Research  HPDM148/091 60/90
Qualitative Methods and Process Evaluations HPDM055 15
Clinical Trials HPDM056 15
Health Economics HPDM057 15
Implementation Science HPDM058 15
Leading Change in Health Services HPDM059 15

The Advanced Clinical Practice Programme is designed for practitioners from a range of backgrounds including (but not limited to) radiography, nursing, pharmacy, paramedics, occupational therapy and midwifery. You’ll develop the skills and expertise required to respond to challenges facing our modern-day health service.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc. The MSc can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Principles of Advanced Clinical Practice HPDM128 30
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Decision-Making Skills HPDM133 30
Research for Advanced Clinical Practice (Literature) HPDM131 30
Acute Presentations in Practice a HPDM064 15
Long-term Condition Care 1 a HPDM062 15
Long-term Condition Care 2 a HPDM066 15
Skills for Patient-centred Care a HPDM063 15
Axial Skeletal Reporting a HPDM129 30
Care of the Older Adult a HPDM065 15
Human Factors - Situational Awareness a HPDM102 15
Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing a HPDM147 45
Health Challenges in Sport and Exercise Medicine a HPDM111 15
Orthopaedic Challenges in Sport and Exercise Medicine a HPDM112 15
Education Essentials b HPDM105 15
Teaching Practitioner b HPDM103 15
Population and Public Health b HPDM103 15
Principles of Supervision, Mentoring and Coaching b HPDM142 15
Leading Change in Health Services c HPDM059 15
Management in Healthcare c HPDM081 15
Leadership in Healthcare c HPDM080 15
Fundamentals of Research Design d HPDM092 15
From Theory to Practice to Quality d HPDM079 15
Qualitative Methods and Process Evaluations d HPDM055 15
Statistics as Applied to Health d HPDM054 15
Project Design d HPDM083 15
MRI: Integrated Theory and Practice a HPDM138 30

a - These modules align to the clinical elements of advanced clinical practice. They may require evidence of concurrent clinical practice as a condition of enrolment
b - The modules relate to the education domain of advanced clinical practice
c - The modules relate to the leadership domain of advanced clinical practice
d - The modules relate to the research domain of advanced clinical practice

Healthcare Leadership and Management will provide you with the time, space, and support you need to become a compassionate, inclusive and effective leader of the future. You will join a safe ‘practitioner researcher’ led environment of learning where you can share your ideas, perspectives and current experiences in response to realistic scenarios. We’ll challenge you to consider offering solutions alone and in collaboration with others, supporting your development as a leader. You will learn how to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on the translation of research-based evidence into healthcare practice.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc. The MSc can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years, or you could learn alongside working with the Senior Leader (Healthcare) Apprenticeship. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Implementation Science HPDM058 15
Leading Change in Health Services HPDM059 15
Leadership in Healthcare HPDM080 15
Management in Healthcare HPDM081 15
Fundamentals of Research Design HPDM092 15
Health Economics HPDM057 15
Education Essentials HPDM105 15
Teaching Practitioner HPDM103 15
Human Factors - Situational Awareness HPDM102 15
Principles of Supervision and Mentoring HPDM106 15
From Theory to Practice to Quality HPDM079 15

The programme in Health Data Science is a platform to many exciting career opportunities in health data in the UK and abroad. The first cohort of students have moved into new careers in the National Health Service, industry and research, including positions in data science & AI, with the Office of National Statistics, and PhDs in the USA, University College London and Cancer Research UK.

The programme provides a chance to learn and apply your quantitative skills (e.g. computing, maths, statistics) in a health and medical setting, even if you have had no experience in health, medicine or biology. Current students include those from Maths, Engineering, Computer Science backgrounds as well as those from Medicine and Bioscience and some are Professionals in the NHS. But they all share and start the course with data skills – the programme is about improving those existing skills and applying them in a health care and biomedical setting

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc. The MSc can be taken part-time over 2 or 3 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full list and description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Coding for Machine Learning and Data Science a HPDM139 15
Fundamentals of Research Design a HPDM092 15
Health Statistics for Data Scientists b HPDM096 15
Learning from Data b ECMM445 15
Making a Difference with Health Data HPDM097 30
Stratified Medicine HPDM098 30
Research Project HPDM099 60