Graphic Design for Health Care

Study options

Award

PgCert

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, distance learning
Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
24 January 2022
23 January 2023

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This course provides continuing professional development, including specialist knowledge and skills, for people who are already in work as medical illustrators.

It forms part of the Medical Illustration Programme of work-based, distance-learning awards.

Important: This course is only open to those who work in a UK-based, Medical Illustration department and are supported by their employers.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgCert Graphic Design for Health Care

Course content

This award is based on learning through work-based assignments, so it is really only suitable for those who are employed in a healthcare environment that gives them access to the clinical situations, specialist equipment and workplace supervisors necessary for the successful completion of those assignments.

You will study:

  • the legal and ethical issues encountered in medical illustration

  • anatomy and physiology

  • computer skills for medical illustration

you will also carry out practical assignments in:

  • black and white and colour illustration

  • web design

  • teaching poster production

  • brochure design

Entry requirements

This course is only open to those who work in a UK-based, Medical Illustration department and are supported by their employers.

Facilities

Blackboard (VLE)

Blackboard is a virtual learning environment which houses your learning content.  It enables online teaching/learning, provides spaces to build online communities and knowledge sharing.

Careers

For Graphic Designers for Health Care, the Graduate Certificate award constitutes evidence that you have undertaken this professional development course and that you have achieved all of its learning outcomes. It bears witness to the fact that you have learned, and can practise, key professional skills and that you have acquired and critically reflected on a professionally relevant body of knowledge.

The Postgraduate Certificates will provide evidence that you have acquired all of the learning outcomes associated with the Graduate Certificate awards and that you have given additional attention to the more academic, theoretical issues in medical illustration, taking a more questioning, critical and analytical approach to theories, practice-based issues and case studies. This award could also qualify you to progress to a Postgraduate Diploma and, eventually, a Masters qualification if the demand justifies the development of these further awards by the university.

Teaching and assessment

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Fees

For the course starting on 24 January 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for PgCert-Part-time, distance learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 23 January 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for PgCert-Part-time, distance learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time To be confirmed

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

Apply

Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus PgCert Part-time, distance learning 24 January 2022 Apply now
Stoke-on-Trent campus PgCert Part-time, distance learning 23 January 2023 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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