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Primary Care (District Nursing) BSc (Hons)

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  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should have first level registration in nursing and a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent (120 CATS points at level 2). Students will be required to have access to a mentor for their practice element; the mentor should be a qualified district nurse who has undertaken a mentorship programme recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Academic Title
    Primary Care (District Nursing) BSc (Hons)
  • Course description
    Course overview

    This course prepares practitioners to respond to the current Government focus on primary care and public health. It meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for the preparation of specialist community practitioners. The overall aim of the course is to provide an education of professional and academic excellence. This will prepare informed professionals able to critically evaluate theories and practice and develop innovative and imaginative approaches to community nursing care, promotion of health and the prevention of ill health.

    This course is suitable for registered nurses who wish to practise as district nurses in a primary care setting.

    Course content

    50 per cent of the course is practice-based. Full-time students spend two days in the University, two days in practice and one day in self-directed learning. Part-time students spend one day in the University, one day in practice and one day in self-directed learning.

    The course consists of eight modules: philosophy and politics of primary healthcare; research methods; clinical excellence and leadership; clinical assessment in primary care; integrated public health; clinical effectiveness; and a practice-based module.

    Students also study one optional module. Options include: long term conditions; communicable diseases; foundations of palliative care; and pain and symptom management in palliative care.

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