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University of Nottingham, CPD Programme

School of Health Sciences

Continuing Professional Development

The University of Nottingham is delighted to be able to offer international/EU students the opportunity to undertake a bespoke four or six week clinical practicum in a specialist clinical area relevant to their area of specialism within a local National Health Service Trust Hospital.

Students will complete a portfolio of evidence accredited by The University of Nottingham to support achievement of personal and professional goals.


The University of Nottingham has an impressive worldwide reputation for academic excellence and is part of the Russell Group of 20 leading Universities in the UK. The School of Health Sciences is ranked fifth in the UK in terms of its research power for Nursing and Midwifery.

The local NHS Trust Hospital is a major trauma centre and offers a range of clinical specialties, including:

  • Midwifery

  • Neonates

  • Paediatrics

  • Cardiac

  • Renal

  • Orthopaedics

  • acute and critical care

  • burns

  • cancer care

  • medical and surgical specialities

  • health care of older people

  • end of life care

Duration, Dates and Cost

  • Five weeks: 21 August 2017 to 24 September 2017 – £6000

(one week of academic study and four weeks of clinical practice)

  • Seven weeks: 21 August to 9 October 2017 – £8000

(one week of academic study and six weeks of clinical practice)

Module Structure

Students provide a rationale for selecting the clinical placement area. The aims and objectives for the Clinical Practicum will be negotiated on an individual basis with students and in association with sponsors or employers (where appropriate).

Students will spend one week in the classroom completing governance training and discussion of clinical issues, followed by four or six weeks in a specialist clinical area.

Work under the supervision of an experienced clinical supervisor within the local hospital and receive individual support from an academic supervisor within the School of Health Sciences.

Students are required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate achievement of the aims/objectives during the Clinical Practicum. Ten credits at level 3 are awarded for a pass.

Entry Requirements

Students must be a registered nurse in their own country and hold an undergraduate diploma level (non-degree) qualification.

  • For international students: IELTS: 7 (with no less than 6.5 in any element)

  • Occupational Health: Occupational Health clearance is required to include up-to-date vaccinations:

– 3 x Hepatitis B

– 2 x Measles, Mumps, Rubella

– 2 x Varicella

– Tuberculosis

Students wishing to attend high risk exposure areas, such as midwifery will also need:


– Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

– Hepatitis C

  • Students will also be required to supply a declaration of good character and health form, certified by their current employer.

How to Apply

For expressions of interest, or to find out more information, please contact either:

Chrissie Bousfield – Acting Director of Postgraduate Education and Clinical Practicum Leader)

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 30927

Lesley Dingley – Student Services Manager (Postgraduate and Continual Professional Development Programmes)

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes, School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham

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