2020 start
PG Certificate

Managing Long-Term Health Conditions

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

On this clinically focused and disease-specific course you’ll develop a critical understanding of research, policies and practice relating to long-term conditions.
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Course description

This unique course is clinically-focused and disease specific. It’s designed for healthcare professionals who support people with long-term chronic conditions.

You’ll develop a critical understanding of the research, policies and practice relating to long-term conditions in various organisational contexts. Studying and discussing the difficulties faced by people living with long-term health conditions will enhance your intellectual and practical skills.

Taught by experts in this field, the course helps you develop the knowledge base and skills you need to manage and support those with long-term health conditions. You’ll also explore related organisational and managerial issues.

Approximately 15.4 million adults (almost one in every three people) in Great Britain are living with chronic illness. Many have more than one condition. As well as looking at the generic issues associated with caring and managing those with long-term conditions, this course focuses on the diseases considered to be the most significant in terms of mortality and morbidity and include diabetes, respiratory disease, renal disease, dementia and heart failure.

It’s important that you’re engaged in clinical practice and have clinical experience in caring for and managing those with long-term conditions. You’ll use reflections from your clinical area to support your learning.

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Core modules

There are no core modules.

Optional modules

Choose four from a range including:

  • Managing Diabetes as a Long-Term Health Condition
  • Managing Heart Failure as a Long-Term Health Condition
  • Managing Renal Disease as a Long-Term Health Condition
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Identifying the Deteriorating Patient in Primary Care
  • Relationship-Centred Dementia Care


Lectures, seminar presentations and small-group work. Sessions are run by either clinical experts or our experienced lecturers.


Each module is assessed by a 3,000-word assignment. The focus of each assignment should reflect the learning outcomes of the unit and relate to your own area of clinical practice.


1-2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need 120 credits at level 6 (or the equivalent shown through APEL), or a proven ability to study at postgraduate level.

If you’re a health care practitioner, you should be professionally registered and have the relevant clinical experience.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding


If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 2030

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.