BSc Hons/PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc Applied Health Studies

The course is aimed at all registered healthcare professionals and is designed to help you progress your knowledge, improve your practice and enhance your career in health and social care. Depending upon the qualification you already possess, the courses are offered at undergraduate or postgraduate - to suit your needs.


  • Continence Care
  • Developing Practice
  • Neuroscience Care
  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Stoma Care
  • Urology Care

Find out more about the courses.

How to Apply:

BSc Hons:

PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc:


Post Graduate Certificate Urology Practice

This is a new, one year collaborative Programme between Edge Hill University and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust covering all key areas of urology practice and is delivered by clinicians who are experts in their fields. There is the opportunity to attend the course either in person or virtually.

Course content:

First Trimester is lecture based with specialist from each field leading the study days:

•             Prostate assessment

•             Haematuria

•             Uro-oncology

•             Functional urology

•             Andrology

•             Urological emergencies 

•             Renal stone disease.

Second Trimester is increasingly student led and covers areas of a broader nature e.g. exploring urological investigations, service development, , developing specialist skills, palliative care, professional practice including working autonomously, ethics and resilience.

Third Trimester is a bespoke module where you can study an area of interest and examples may include developing a practical skill e.g. flexible cystoscopy, prostate biopsy, literature review of contemporary urology guidelines, or development of a business case for a new service.

Application Criteria:

BSc (Hons) in Nursing or health related subject (normally 2:1 minimum classification) or equivalent

Registered Nurses: minimum of 12 months post registration experience, inclusive of 6 months caring for patients with urological conditions within the last 5 years

Physician Associates: will be considered on completion of their initial training, providing they were practicing within a urological setting

Course dates: September 2021 – closing date for applications 23rd July 2021.  September 2022.

Venue: Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside L35 5DR 

For further information visit

or contact:

Eleri Phillips, Urology Specialist Nurse

Veronica Vernon, Senior Lecturer


PG Cert Urology Practice

This Postgraduate Certificate, which is delivered as part of a partnership between St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Edge Hill University, provides a comprehensive overview of caring for patients with urological conditions in a range of different working environments. The programme is ideal for both registered adult nurses and qualified physician associates who are caring for urology patients in any area of practice in primary or secondary care. You will gain expertise in all major areas of urological care including prostate assessment, haematuria, uro-oncology, functional urology, andrology, urological emergencies and renal stone disease. Developing the ability to plan and implement basic interventions for a range of urological conditions, you will also gain first-hand experience of interpreting a variety of clinical data, pathology results and diagnostic investigations. You will graduate with enhanced employability in your current role and be well placed to apply for specialist urological positions with the skills, knowledge and understanding to improve patient care and become an autonomous urological practitioner.

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London South Bank University

The Urology  modules at London South Bank University are designed to form part of the professional and academic development of registered nurses working with urological patients. They are structured to provide students with the framework to acquire specialist knowledge and skills. These will enable them to assess patients' needs and plan and deliver appropriate evidence based nursing care to patients with disorders/dysfunction of the urinary system, encompassing physical, psychological and social aspects of care. Modules are offered at both degree and master’s level which give students a degree of flexibility when undertaking their continuing professional development.

BSc(Hons) Professional Nursing Practice (Urological Care)

Students can opt to take the degree pathway (see below) or if they already have a degree then they can opt to complete the three core urology modules for a Graduate Certificate.


120 credits at Level 5 or equivalent. Registration on a professional register as appropriate. A minimum of 6 months post-registration experience in a related area of practice.

MSc Nursing (Urological Care)

This master’s course in urological care is aimed at qualified Healthcare professionals who have post qualifying experience recognises that a growing number of health care professionals have already completed their first degree as undergraduates and are looking at deepening their knowledge and skills of urological care. The course will enable students to work at a more advance level in relation to their field of practice and to foster the student’s strategic leadership /management and communication skills and potential.

There is also the option to take individual modules at Master’s level as standalone modules, or students can take all three and opt for a post-graduate certificate, or make these modules part of their generic master’s pathway if they do not want to opt for the urological care master’s pathway.


Current registration on a professional register (NMC) with a minimum of 6 months post qualification experience in urology.

Normally applicants will need a first degree in a health – related field or international equivalent with a classification of 2:2 or above

Senior colleagues with extensive experience with a minimum of 90 credits will be considered

Modules are delivered by blended learning:5 or 6 days (depending on module) face to face teaching plus eLearning component per module. Two of the core modules are competency based. Competencies are achieved and signed off in practice. Students need to identify a mentor who will take them through this process at the start of the course.

Link to prospectus for degree:

Link to prospectus for Masters

Venue: Southwark
Course Director: Rachel Leaver
Telephone: 020 7815 8195
Administrator: Pauline Blakemore or Colin Monks
Telephone: 020 7815 4789

For more information, to apply or for any queries, follow the links and/or contact Rachel Leaver (  


Ulster University

The eLearning programme   can be found under Applied Health Sciences on the University of Ulster website. 

This programme leads to the academic awards of PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Applied Health Studies. The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded after completing 60 credits.

For the Postgraduate Certificate students have the option to study a suite of 3 twenty-credit ‘generic’ modules (Advanced Communication and Education Approaches in Health and Social Care Practice, Decision Making and Accountability in Health and Social Care, Enhancing Patient Safety in Healthcare). Or, 2, thirty-credit clinical modules in neuroscience or 3 twenty credit modules in urology, continence care, or stoma care. The Postgraduate Certificate can be completed over a minimum of one year part-time (dependant on module availability).

The programme is modular and very flexible so nurses do not have to complete an MSc but can stop at a Post Grad Cert or Diploma. 

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