Graphic Design for Health Care

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Award

University Graduate Certificate

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, distance learning
Duration:
12 Months
Start date:

Gain a recognised, professional qualification which can lead to Registered Medical Illustrator status. The Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates in Graphic Design in Health Care are accepted as accredited qualifications by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) for application onto their Accredited Register, and by the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) for application as a Professional Member.

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 offered by the School of Creative Arts and Engineering.

Important:

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

Applications can only be considered for applicants already employed as a Graphic Designer in a healthcare setting.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: University Graduate Certificate 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.

Applications can only be considered for applicants already employed as a Graphic Designer in a healthcare setting.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Fees

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

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Apply

Applications are currently unavailable.

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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