Community Specialist Practice PGDip

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
Information not available

Entry Requirements

Registration as nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council under:

  • General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA
  • Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA.

And

  • normally hold a health-related degree at 2:1 or above
  • have successfully completed study within the last five years
  • normally have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience, preferably in the community
  • demonstrate the potential to benefit from masters-level study.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Curriculum

Research Methods
This module, shared with other students in the graduate programme, facilitates the development of knowledge and skills required to inform evidence-based practice, and prepares students for completion of a dissertation.

Research Evidence in Practice
This is a practice-based module focusing on the evidence underpinning clinical practice and theory – practice relationships.

Transforming Practice: the challenges of change
The aim of this module is to develop practitioners who will take a lead role in the management and development of effective strategies for health and social care interventions. This module is shared across the community nursing programmes with level 6 students.

Nurse Prescribing from the Community Nurse Prescribers Formulary
This module is mandatory for those undertaking the Nursing in the Home / District Nursing pathway.

In addition to the core modules mentioned above, you can choose from a wide choice of optional modules which allow you to study topics of personal and professional interest, including:

  • Leadership and Management 
  • Practising Public Health
  • Assessing Individuals and Families
  • Practice Development through Work-based Learning
  • Investigating Health and Social Care.

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