Accredited Scientific Practice – Lower GI Physiology programme specification

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Programme details

Programme title ASP in Lower GI Physiology
Programme code APS3-1-4
Outcome awards NSHCS accredited ASP in Lower GI Physiology incorporating:

  1. Completion of work-based training (NSHCS)
  2. Completion of academic content (HEI)
Total credits 10
Programme level 7
Programme length 1 year
Mode(s) of study Work-based with integrated part time academic study
Date of approval 21st September 2018
NSHCS programme fee £870

Programme aim

On completion of this ASP practitioners will have specialist knowledge of the lower GI physiology. Practitioners will be able to perform a range of clinical diagnostic investigations undertaken to investigate disorders of the lower GI system, interact with patients and demonstrate safe, patient-centered practice. 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.


Programme structure

Module code Module title Credits
SPS320 Lower GI Physiology and Endoanal Ultrasound 10
Total credits 10

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

Entry requirements

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

Last updated on 9th March 2022