Professional/Short course Current issues in Community Practice

Entry year
2023/24
Course code
UZTS7M203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Campus
Glenside
Duration
One semester
Delivery
Primarily face-to-face
Course Director
Dr Alison Hughes

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 11 October 2022

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

The 20 credit Current issues in Community Practice module is available at level 6 module (UZTS7M-20-3) and level 7 (UZTS7N-20-M).

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

At level 6 (undergraduate level)

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

At level 7 (Masters level)

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

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.

Careers / Further study

The level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Structure

Content

The module content typically includes:

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


You will be asked to critically analyse the impact of a policy on current practice.

Students studying at level 7 (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

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

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

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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