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Accredited Scientific Practice – Intro and Upper GI Physiology programme specification

This document contains the aim, structure and assessment details for an ASP programme.

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Programme details

Programme title ASP in Intro and Upper GI Physiology
Programme code APS3-1-1
Outcome awards NSHCS accredited ASP in Intro and Upper GI Physiology incorporating:

  1. Completion of work-based training (NSHCS)
  2. Completion of academic content (HEI)
Total credits 40
Programme level 7
Programme length 1 year
Mode(s) of study Work-based with integrated part time academic study
Date of approval 1st January 2018
NSHCS programme fee £870
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Programme aim

On completion of this ASP practitioners will have completed an introduction to the GI system with specialist focus on the upper GI anatomy. Practitioners will be proficient in breath tests, glucose monitoring, oesophageal manometry, pH and impedance monitoring enabling them to practice within a Gastrointestinal Physiology department. This course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who are working in the GI field but have not received formalised training in GI as a specialist area. AGIP support this ASP as a route to accreditation as an independent practitioner to ensure patient safety standards are upheld.

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Programme structure

Module code Module title Credits
SPS302 Introduction to Gastrointestinal Physiology 10
SPS322 Upper GI Physiology 30
Total credits 40
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Learning, training and assessment methods

Learning and training Assessment
Clinical experiential learning
  • Work-based assessments
  • Continuous assessment/feedback on progress and achievement in work-based learning
  • Final assessment
Academic study
  • Academic assessments
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Entry requirements

Employer sponsors are responsible for approving the trainee’s enrolment on the programme based on their existing qualifications and experience.

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