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Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management

PG Diploma
Duration: Up to 5 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: PG Diploma
Not suitable for international students
Start date: September intake
Faculty of Health Studies
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Overview

The programme is designed to take a nurse and medical hysteroscopists who have completed the core module for the Postgraduate Certificate, to a point where they build on their experience of working with women applying additional advance practice skills

You will be able to build up your profile using independent studies that are based on operative training experience you may gain elsewhere through the RCOG and or industry study days. Full details will be provided on application. You may also take one of the suite of research modules.

Therefore each practitioner, with their manager, will identify a certificated RCOG/BSGE skills day.  you will need to sign up for an Independent Study Module (up to three times or 30 credits) before you commence the study day.

You can also bring in modules from elsewhere using Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Why Bradford?

The University of Bradford is the sole provider of this programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants should:

  • Be a registered practitioner on either the NMC (level one) or GMC register, and in current practice
  • Hold a degree or have evidence of recent study at a minimum of level 6
  • Be working in a gynaecology service, with agreed access to Outpatient Hysteroscopy clinics, and a BSGE trainer
  • Have approval from your line manager, and will need to complete a placement self-audit prior to an offer being made
  • Become a member of the BSGE upon entry to the module / programme

The following documents should be submitted with an application:

  • A copy of your highest qualification
  • A copy of either your passport or birth certificate
  • If you are applying for funding through Health Education Yorkshire and Humber you will also need to submit a SSPRD Funding Form

Modules

Applicants should already have achieved 60 credits equivalent to PG Cert Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management. To achieve the PG Dip students select two further modules from the SSPRD Framework. Independent Studies can be studied at between 10-30 credits, so you may take up to 30 credits worth through this module.

Those planning to continue to MSc level must complete a module from our research portfolio. If you wish to transfer to the MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical Practitioner) programme, you must complete an RPL application, and discuss with the programme leader.

Module name Type
Year 1
Outpatient Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Diagnostic Service Developmentcore
Year 2
Independent Studiesoption
Leadership for Advanced Practitionersoption
Preparing for a Systematic Reviewoption
Pursuing a Clinical Dissertationoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

The assessments will depend of the module choices - they will include competencies, an audit report and writing for publication

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

On completion of this programme you will have the skills to provide operative treatments in a "see and treat" outpatient hysteroscopy service as the lead nurse.

Past nurses have progressed to work as nurse consultants. They present at national conferences and have an active support next work.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

See the Fees and Financial Support website for 2017/18 module fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the HEYH website, or download their funding guide (external links).

Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.

Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.