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Standalone modules

A number of our postgraduate courses are available to study as standalone modules.

This gives you the opportunity to study flexibly and choose modules to suit your own development needs.

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Healthcare Sciences postgraduate modules

Explore the postgraduate taught modules in Healthcare Sciences.

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Optometry postgraduate modules

A range of modules designed especially to support eye care professionals in their work.

Pain management

These modules are aimed at GPs and Pharmacists with a special interest in pain and primary and community health care professionals.

Continuing Professional Development in Law

A selection of Continuing Professional Development programme for professionals interested in studying Masters level modules as single units.


The School of Medicine offer a range modules to cover all aspects of diabetes from Paediatrics to the Elderly and Diabetic Foot to Cardiovascular Disease.

Executive Education

A number of short courses for professionals across a range of business disciplines.

Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

This programme has been developed to prepare pharmacists to practise as Independent Prescribers and to meet the relevant standards set by the General Pharamceutical Council (GPhC).

Quality and Safety

This module currently runs as part of the Critical Care MSc and is appropriate for all healthcare professionals, working in any related clinical area.

Research Statistics & Evidence Based Practice

Aimed at healthcare professionals working in any clinical area this is a 12 week stand alone masters level e-learning module.

Wound Healing Foundation Modules (HE Level 6 - Tissue Viability)

The aim of these stand-alone modules is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to meet the challenges of caring for patients with a variety of commonly encountered wound types.

Genomics and Genetics

Our range of Genetics modules will enhance your skills, knowledge and insight in the growing sector of genetic healthcare.

Modern Foreign Languages

The School of Modern Languages is pleased to offer a range of specialist translation short courses to those working as professional translators in the public and private sectors.

Geography and Planning

The School of Geography and Planning is pleased to offer a range of standalone postgraduate modules.


These modules are suitable for engineering graduates or experienced practitioners who would like to develop their workplace skills in a variety of engineering disciplines.


These modules are aimed at graduates or experienced practitioners who are interested in continuing their professional development (CPD) in the areas of biocatalysis and computational chemistry.

Physics and Astronomy

We are pleased to offer a selection of postgraduate taught modules that can be taken on an individual basis.

Advanced Surgical Practice

These online modules provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

Ageing Health and Disease

These blended-learning modules offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education to professionals, from a range of health and social care settings the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society.

Public Health

These blending-learning modules offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education to professionals, from a range of health and social care settings, the opportunity to explore high quality, integrated, multi-disciplinary learning for leadership and problem-solving across the broad field of public health.

Neonatal Medicine

These online modules provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education for hospital practitioners, trainees, nursing and paramedical staff and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.


E-Modules for Trainers

Our e-learning Educational Media and Technologies and Assessing Learning modules from the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education can be studied individually as standalone courses.