Community and Primary Care Practice (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

As an experienced nurse or allied health professional with 2-3 years of post-qualification experience, you will be looking to advance your practice by delivering high quality person-centred primary care in community settings and to take the lead on driving nurse-led clinical services, improving cost-effective patient care.

The MSc Community and Primary Care Practice provides experienced band 5/6 practitioners in community and primary care settings with the skills to work towards band 7 clinical lead or senior manager positions. As an experienced nurse or allied health professional with 2-3 years of post-qualification experience, you will be looking to advance your practice by delivering high quality person-centred primary care in community settings and to take the lead on driving nurse-led clinical services, improving cost-effective patient care.

Our teachers are experienced in community care practice and will personally mentor you throughout the course. Tailor your learning to your own personal and professional aspirations through specialist modules including:

  • Advancing Practice (Community and Primary Care Practice)
  • Service Improvement and Evaluation
  • Research Methods Informing Practice
  • Clinical Assessment and Decision-Making Skills
  • Person-Centred Care in Practice
  • Leadership and Management in Community and Primary Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Leading Dementia Care in Practice
  • Practice Teacher (NMC approved)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC approved)

Study the MSc Community and Primary Care Practice part-time with the flexibility to choose tailored modules or achieve standalone qualifications at postgraduate certificate or diploma level. Record your study as contribution towards NMC re-validation or other professional regulatory body requirements for continuous professional development.

Study style

Our teaching supports a range of practice-focused, problem-based learning delivered through lectures, work-based study, active learning sets, online support and discussion groups. This contributes to improving your understanding and resolution of complex issues faced within community and primary care settings.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject

  • or a relevant level 6 qualification
  • a recent publication/s in peer reviewed journals
  • or NHS reports that reflect QAA level 6 academic ability
  • international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

If you are being sponsored by your employer, download a sponsorship form and return it with your application

Fees

Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Postgraduate Diploma £4000
Postgraduate Certificate £2000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000
Postgraduate Certificate £4500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.

Careers

Work towards clinical lead or senior manager band 7 positions in community and primary care.

Industry links

Learn through a series of guest lecturers, including senior clinical managers and service leads from local community and primary healthcare providers.
Benefit from our strong links with local community care services including Gloucestershire Care Services, 2gether Mental Health Trust Gloucestershire and Leckhampton Hospice.
Build professional relationships through the Advanced Nursing Network and specialist clinical networking groups.

Progress your career towards band 7 level positions in community and primary care by advancing your practice and driving nurse-led clinical services.
Our teachers are experienced community and primary care practitioners, who will personally mentor you through the course and help tailor your learning to your professional ambitions.
Develop skills to provide the best possible person-centred community and primary care in a constantly changing and financially limited healthcare service

Contact us

Find out more about our courses.

+44 (0)3330 141414