Introduction to the Principles of Community Practice Short Course

Introduction to the Principles of Community Practice Short Course

This module is designed to meet the educational needs of practitioners who wish to further their knowledge appropriate to their own work place practice.

This module will provide the student with 20 credits at Level 2. These academic credits can be used towards further qualifications. The content will fulfil NMC PREP requirements.

The module utilises the concept of e-learning incorporating electronic conferencing and email. If you are new to this concept of e-learning we offer two face-to-face workshops which allow you to develop your skills in this new and innovative way of learning. Additional support is also available via telephone and face-to-face discussion should these be required.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

ANCILLARY AWARD:Post-Registration

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time

DELIVERY METHOD: Online (no attendance)

COURSE LENGTH: Nine chat sessions and two study days.

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: April 2019

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must hold a professional qualification in health/social care and have experience of working within a community setting or with career plans involving a move into a community setting.

Course Content

The overall aim of the module is to enable students to increase their knowledge in relation to current and future developments in community practice. The module covers the following subject areas:

Key Determinants in Primary Care

  • Social, political, economic and environmental policies/factors impacting on health care delivery.
  • Clinical governance - quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Public health concepts and issues.

Working in Partnership

  • Working with individuals, groups and communities.
  • Multidisciplinary and collaborative working.
  • Communication responsibilities.
  • Empowerment, user/carer involvement, advocacy.
  • Provision of primary, intermediate and rehabilitative care.

Professional Practice Issues

  • Accountability and professional issues e.g. child protection.
  • Professional boundaries and relationships.
  • Problem solving and clinical decision-making.
  • Assessment and care planning.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Enrolling on the module will give you access to the University Library Learning Resource Services. This will allow you to use the University information technology facilities. If using a personal computer from home or work, you will require internet access. The student will be required to spend approximately two to three hours preparing for each session and a further three hours of independent study reflecting on practice and preparation for the assignment.

The student will be required to submit a 3,000 word reflective portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the attainment of the learning outcomes. Assignment weighting - 100 per cent.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839