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Acute Medical Care PGCert


Course facts

  • Name: Acute Medical Care
  • Qualification: PGCert
  • Duration: 1 year, part-time

During this course students will develop high levels of clinical judgement and understanding of practice that will enable them to further develop as knowledgeable and skilled healthcare professionals, capable of delivering high quality, evidence based health care. In particular graduates will be able to demonstrate enhanced problem solving skills (using critical analysis through knowledge of appropriate theory and reflection on clinical experience) which will support the delivery of evidence based care that builds upon existing knowledge of research relating to medical care and management.

Course Structure


  • Acute Medical Unscheduled Care
  • Leadership in Context
  • Work based learning

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module will use a variety of assessments such as written examination, OSCEs, competencies and an applied assignment.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Registration with the NMC/HCPC and proof of employment in an acute or surgical setting.

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.


Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.

International Students

Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC/HCPC registration and access to a minor injury or pre-hospital environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.

Need help applying?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Gill Roberts 01248 383544 or by emailing  We look forward to hearing from you.

Careers and Employability

This course is especially designed for healthcare professionals employed or able to work in an acute healthcare environment and will enhance employment and promotion opportunities.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this PG Cert have extensive links with external bodies, companies and the 3rd sector, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter. They are also all experienced Nurse practioners who still have active links to the local NHS trust ensuring that modern clinical practice is embedded within the programme.


The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students on HCS course will be charged, please visit our course fees page for the latest fee levels.


Further information

Contact us

If you have additional questions about academic aspects of the course, please e-mail Gill Roberts: /

Phone: 01248 383544

Why study with the School of Healthcare Sciences

If you haven't already do have a look at this page for a list of reasons that we think mean that if you are interested in a PG Cert Acute Medical Care you should consider studying with us.

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