Part-time 2-3 years
Mixed Mode, Part-time
January and September
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.
Introduction to Post Graduate Research
Fundamentals in General Practice 2
A selection of option modules from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Portfolio to complete 180 credits in total.
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
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