Graduate Certificate Care of People with Epilepsy

Undergraduate, Distance Learning

Develop your knowledge and skills in the care of people with epilepsy on this flexible course delivered fully online.

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  • Course type:

    Distance Learning

  • Duration:

    3 Trimesters

  • Award:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location:

    Distance learning

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Course introduction

The course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to promote best practice in the management and support of people with epilepsy and their family/carers.

It acknowledges the diversity of learning needs required by professionals working in health, social care and third sector settings and modules are delivered wholly online, giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place which suits you.

Students at Sighthill campus

You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person-centred enabling role and work in partnership with clients/carers and other professionals.

One of the benefits of studying this course is the range of learning and teaching opportunities available. Person-centred evidence based care underpins the teaching and learning activities. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing you with engaging and contemporary materials which link theory to practice and encourage you to critically reflect on practice.

Some modules (such as work-based learning) offer you flexibility in the aspects of epilepsy you study.

This is a part-time distance learning course offered over three trimesters throughout the academic year. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including guided reading, online lectures and online discussions.

The final work-based module allows you to explore an area of your practice building on learning gained in previous modules.

Subjects include

You’ll complete three compulsory modules:

  • Diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  • Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions
  • Work-based learning

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

On completion of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills linking to the competency framework for epilepsy specialist nurses.

To be admitted to this programme candidates should be in possession of a Scottish bachelor’s degree or equivalent. If you do not have a Scottish bachelor’s degree or equivalent you may be able to undertake these modules as part of the BSc Nursing Studies– Option Rich Programme. To check the equivalence of your qualification or experience email

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
All Students £915 £915

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