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  • Academic Title
    Advancing Practice in Primary Care MSc / PgD / PgC
  • Course description
    The pathway focuses on the broad range of skills required in the primary care setting including strategic planning and development, commissioning of services, epidemiology and evaluation of service delivery. In addition, the pathway affords the opportunity for practitioners to explore the theory and specialism in order to develop skills and knowledge for the delivery of public health strategy and the delivery of public health practice to their populations. The pathway is well supported by local health and social care teams and includes sessions from specialists so as to maintain links with practice and an ability to reflect current trends in primary care.

    The pathway provides students with a unique opportunity to inform their work by drawing on specific relevant knowledge from a variety of related disciplines. The diversity of student’s professional experience further enhances the learning experience of participants and provides excellent networking opportunities. The pathway also affords students the opportunity to explore the legal and ethical dilemmas associated with multi-agency and inter-professional working, often across the complex primary/secondary care interface. The diversity of student’s professional experience further enhances the learning experience of participants and provides excellent networking opportunities. This programme supports the KSF agenda.

    Work placement

    Not applicable Careers

    This programme will enhance your career development by developing your range of skills, knowledge and understanding required in a primary care setting including assessment of health needs, strategic planning, commissioning services and evaluation of service delivery. Inter-professional approaches to teaching and learning will facilitate networking and collaboration with colleagues.

    Teaching methods

    You will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and insights required to meet these challenges by learning from specialist teaching staff, interaction with fellow students and from the panel of external lecturers all of whom have professional experience of their specialist area. The programme comprises 2 compulsory, 7 specialist and 13 optional modules delivered at the University using various part-time programmes of study negotiated in advance (also available as individual short courses).

    Credits in these modules may be accumulated for the award of a MSc or MSc Honours degree.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Advancing Child Welfare and Protection
    -Advancing Practice Dissertation:Innovation and Primary Research
    -Psychological Impact of Wounds
    -Psychological Impact of Wounds
    -Strategic Development for Health Improvement

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