Pathophysiology Advanced Practice

Pathophysiology Advanced Practice

Pathophysiology Advanced Practice

Level 7, 10 Credits

Course aim

This module is intended to advance the knowledge of the experienced clinical professional working in an environment where a knowledge of pathophysiology is essential to practice.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit through the CPD apply route or £35.00 per credit through the self-funded route.

Course length

This module is delivered over a period of 15 weeks. It adopts a blended approach with two hours direct teaching every other week. The week in between is an e-learning activity that must be completed.


Attendance is required every other week for a two-hour session onsite at LJMU. You must commit to the week in between to complete e-Learning activity.

Course content

The syllabus will include;

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and pathophysiology of major systems

After completing the module you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a higher level of knowledge in relation to the anatomical, physiological and pathological mechanisms
  • Critically examine the current evidence base of major disease process, etiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology

You will be assessed via a two-hour unseen examination.

  • weighted 100%
  • 50% pass rate
Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this pathophysiology course, you must:

  • current registered health care professional, working within an area in which acute nursing skills can develop. This is essential criteria, as a clinical assessment form needs to be completed as part of the assessment
  • able to demonstrate ability to study at Level 7
CPD award

Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) at Level 7 - 10 credits.

This module can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

September 2018 - see timetable

January 2019  - see timetable

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for health professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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