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Nursing in General Practice MSc

Nursing in General Practice MSc

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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  • Duration:

    Part-time 2-3 years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Post-registration

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    January and September

  • Award Type:

    MSc

Why study this programme?

This course is aimed at those nurses who wish to further their knowledge within the context of General Practice. Students will have opportunity to undertake a variety of modules according to need and/or interest. This is a unique and flexible approach to learning, as the student can chose from catalogue of modules focusing on practice nursing skills such as  long term conditions, acute management of patients, treatment room skills, leadership skills and non-medical prescribing.

The rationale for this course is based around the national agenda identified in The Five Year Forward (NHS England, 2014) and the implementation of the General Practice Nursing Standards (Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) & the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2015). Furthermore,  a key benefit of the  programme is that they will align to District Nursing and General Practice Nursing: Education and Career Framework (Health Education England, 2015).

This programme utilises the RCGP & RCN (2015) ‘General Practice Nursing Competencies’ framework which allow the nurse to address the wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a fully proficient general practice nurse.

Entry Requirements

  • Have a first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (i.e. health related, pure science or social science) from an approved institution of higher education. If you do not meet these criteria you are advised to contact the course leader for advice. Transfer of credits in accordance with University regulations may be possible.
  • Be working in a general practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.
  • Be able to provide two references (one practice/work and one academic).
  • Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you are suitable to engage with the programme.
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed. Your application will be considered on its merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme. You may be invited for an informal discussion before being offered a place. The purpose of this discussion is first to ensure that you understand the nature of the programme and its demands and to pathway plan your modular route leading to the identified award and exit point.
  • If you do not meet the above criteria you may still be considered for admission to the programme; you will be required to provide evidence of suitable experience and supportive qualifications.
  • Have the ability to be self-funding or have the commitment of their employer to support course fees.
  • Have their manager’s support for the course (where appropriate).

Programme at a Glance

NU4025
Introduction to Post Graduate Research
(20 credits)
Compulsory

NU 4053
Triple Dissertation
(60 credits)
Compulsory

NU4000
Fundamentals in General Practice 2
(20 credits)
Compulsory

Plus

A selection of option modules from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Portfolio to complete 180 credits in total.

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 8 November 2018

Further Information

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,345 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

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

DBS Checks

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course team/module leaders are all qualified in the field in which they teach and hold relevant NMC registration (where applicable). Each member of the team has their own specialty and are involved with publishing their work.

A major strength of the MSC Nursing in General Practice course is the expertise of staff to facilitate shared learning across a range of community disciplines. This facilitates the discussion of common issues and concerns, enabling examples of good practice to be shared.

The emphasis of the teaching and learning strategy will be student-centred and aimed at utilising and maximising your own experiences to assist the learning process. This diversity of experience enables the use of a variety of approaches to teaching and learning particularly the use of problem-based learning, experiential learning, web-based learning, seminars, debate and other informal, interactive methods. Modules are assessed using a variety.

Each module will identify appropriate assessment strategies.

A range of assessment strategies include:

Written assignments e.g. essays, case studies, reflective accounts, dissertation

Presentations – oral and poster presentations

Portfolio development