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CPD Pathophysiology Advanced Practice

Level 7 (postgraduate), 10 Credits

Start dates
September, January
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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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 content

Course under review

The syllabus will include;

  • Physiology and pathophysiology of major systems
  • utilising five case scenarios

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

Teaching and learning

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Alternative qualifications considered

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

    • be a current registered health care professional
    • be able to demonstrate ability to study at Level 7 or have relevant clinical experience

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


You will be assessed based on case scenarios.

  • weighted 100%
  • 50% pass rate

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.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.