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Professional course

Current issues in Community Practice

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTS7M203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Dr Alison Hughes

Page last updated 18 September 2018

Introduction

On completion of the level 3 module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse literature, research and policy relating to contemporary community nursing practice (Component A).
  • Identify areas for service improvement and innovation within their practice, and formulate effective strategies in response (Component A).
  • Analyse the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within community settings (Component A).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public health and its application to their practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

On completion of the Masters level module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding of literature, research and policy at the forefront of contemporary community nursing practice (component A).
  • Synthesise a wide range of evidence in order to initiate and lead service improvement, reaching judgements which extend beyond taught concepts (component A).
  • Critically evaluate the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within the community setting (component A).
  • Evidence comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public health and critically evaluate its application to practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

Entry requirements

  • Active registration on Part One of the NMC register.
  • Must be working in an area of practice that allows the student to meet the module learning outcomes.
  • Students undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.

Structure

Content

For level 3 and Masters level modules:

Health and Social Care Policy

  • Health and social care policy: how services and individuals respond to, initiate and deliver policy
  • Public Health / Health Promotion and making every contact count

Strategic working practices

  • Commissioning and contracting mechanisms
  • Networking, influencing and political leadership in the context of community nursing
  • Articulating the value (of professional contribution)
  • Service evaluation
  • Responding to the quality agenda.

Managing and coordinating care

  • Caseload management and coordinating complex care
  • Managing risk
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Service user and carer involvement.

Integrated working (inter-professional & inter-agency)

  • Concepts of partnership and co-production
  • Teamwork and integration.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Action Learning
  • ICT based platforms
  • Formative assessment opportunity.

Study time

A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, lectures and online activities.

Assessment

Summative assessment:
Students are asked to critically analyse the impact of a policy on current practice.

This will allow students the opportunity to evaluate the implementation of a policy in detail, and critically analyse the impact on day to day care and services. Students will use this analysis to make recommendations regarding improvements in care and services.

Students studying at Masters level will need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of policy issues and demonstrate originality in recommendations for future care and services, with a particular focus on opportunities and change at a strategic level.

Formative assessment will take place through supervision of group work and discussion, as well as tutorial support and review of draft work.

Features

Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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