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Short Course

Introduction to the Concepts of Community Practice

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview


This module aims to enable you to critically analyse your knowledge in relation to current and future developments in community practice.

Learning Outcomes

Appraise the social, political, economic and environmental factors that impact upon health and their subsequent influence upon patient/client care within a community setting. Analyse the various ideological dimensions and social theory.

Critically review the strategies, theories and ideologies to promote health and prevent disease/relapse in individuals, groups and communities.

Appraise strategies for working collaboratively to enable patients, clients, to participate and influence multi-agency provision.

Analyse the professional, ethical and legal issues which have implications for community practice.

Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Online with half day attendance
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Ten units incorporating chat rooms and discussion boards. 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

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.

Academic Expertise


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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