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Professional Development
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Current issues in Community Practice


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTS7M-20-3

Level

3

Fees

19-20 Accredited 20 credits

£950.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.


Applications

University

Assessment

Summative assessment:
Students are asked to critically analyse the impact of a policy on current practice.

This will allow students the opportunity to evaluate the implementation of a policy in detail, and critically analyse the impact on day to day care and services. Students will use this analysis to make recommendations regarding improvements in care and services.

Students studying at Masters level will need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of policy issues and demonstrate originality in recommendations for future care and services, with a particular focus on opportunities and change at a strategic level.

Formative assessment will take place through supervision of group work and discussion, as well as tutorial support and review of draft work.

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

For level 3 and Masters level modules:

Health and Social Care Policy

  • Health and social care policy: how services and individuals respond to, initiate and deliver policy
  • Public Health / Health Promotion and making every contact count

Strategic working practices

  • Commissioning and contracting mechanisms
  • Networking, influencing and political leadership in the context of community nursing
  • Articulating the value (of professional contribution)
  • Service evaluation
  • Responding to the quality agenda.

Managing and coordinating care

  • Caseload management and coordinating complex care
  • Managing risk
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Service user and carer involvement.

Integrated working (inter-professional & inter-agency)

  • Concepts of partnership and co-production
  • Teamwork and integration.

Entry Requirements

  • Active registration on Part One of the NMC register.
  • Must be working in an area of practice that allows the student to meet the module learning outcomes.
  • Students undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.

Introduction

On completion of the level 3 module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse literature, research and policy relating to contemporary community nursing practice (Component A).
  • Identify areas for service improvement and innovation within their practice, and formulate effective strategies in response (Component A).
  • Analyse the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within community settings (Component A).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public health and its application to their practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

On completion of the Masters level module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding of literature, research and policy at the forefront of contemporary community nursing practice (component A).
  • Synthesise a wide range of evidence in order to initiate and lead service improvement, reaching judgements which extend beyond taught concepts (component A).
  • Critically evaluate the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within the community setting (component A).
  • Evidence comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public health and critically evaluate its application to practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Action Learning
  • ICT based platforms
  • Formative assessment opportunity.

Study facilities

Explore the fantastic facilities at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus on this short YouTube clip.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTS7N-20-M

Level

M

Fees

19-20 Accredited 20 credits

£950.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.


Applications

University

Assessment

Summative assessment:
Students are asked to critically analyse the impact of a policy on current practice.

This will allow students the opportunity to evaluate the implementation of a policy in detail, and critically analyse the impact on day to day care and services. Students will use this analysis to make recommendations regarding improvements in care and services.

Students studying at Masters level will need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of policy issues and demonstrate originality in recommendations for future care and services, with a particular focus on opportunities and change at a strategic level.

Formative assessment will take place through supervision of group work and discussion, as well as tutorial support and review of draft work.

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

For level 3 and Masters level modules:

Health and Social Care Policy

  • Health and social care policy: how services and individuals respond to, initiate and deliver policy
  • Public Health / Health Promotion and making every contact count

Strategic working practices

  • Commissioning and contracting mechanisms
  • Networking, influencing and political leadership in the context of community nursing
  • Articulating the value (of professional contribution)
  • Service evaluation
  • Responding to the quality agenda.

Managing and coordinating care

  • Caseload management and coordinating complex care
  • Managing risk
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Service user and carer involvement.

Integrated working (inter-professional & inter-agency)

  • Concepts of partnership and co-production
  • Teamwork and integration.

Entry Requirements

  • Active registration on Part One of the NMC register.
  • Must be working in an area of practice that allows the student to meet the module learning outcomes.
  • Students undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.

Introduction

On completion of the level 3 module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse literature, research and policy relating to contemporary community nursing practice (Component A).
  • Identify areas for service improvement and innovation within their practice, and formulate effective strategies in response (Component A).
  • Analyse the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within community settings (Component A).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public health and its application to their practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

On completion of the Masters level module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding of literature, research and policy at the forefront of contemporary community nursing practice (component A).
  • Synthesise a wide range of evidence in order to initiate and lead service improvement, reaching judgements which extend beyond taught concepts (component A).
  • Critically evaluate the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice within the community setting (component A).
  • Evidence comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public health and critically evaluate its application to practice (Component A).
  • Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice (Component A).

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Action Learning
  • ICT based platforms
  • Formative assessment opportunity.

Study facilities

Explore the fantastic facilities at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus on this short YouTube clip.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses