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Course summary

Are you are community nurse? Do you want to progress into work as a Specialist Practitioner? If so, why not take the next step with our specialist course which will provide you with the learning and resources you need to become a clinical leader in your community. What's covered in the course? We’ll expand your knowledge, as well as the way you think, helping you to reflect, solve problems and think independently, all of which are essential attributes in this challenging but highly rewarding career. We take a half theory/half practice approach on this course to ensure you gain important knowledge as well as first-hand experience. There will also be an extended period of practice to allow you to develop your skills by participating in vital management of real-life situations and challenges. You’ll learn to apply the skills and qualities of a specialist practitioner to meet the needs of clients, communities and purchasers, as well as work in a team, creating strong working partnerships. You’ll discover how to assess the professional, ethical and legal context of the specialist practitioner role, as well as evaluate sources of information to support the assessment and management of long term conditions, the provision of inter-professional palliative care, and effective and efficient case management.

Modules

Community and Policy Studies (Core Module) The Professional Practice of Community District Nursing Assessment for First Contact Care in the Community Management of Long Term Conditions in the Community Prescribing for Community Health Nurses Evidence Based Practice (Core Module) Leadership and Innovation in Public Health (Core Module)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, which include invigilated examinations, assignments, seminars, use of a journal of reflection and professional practice competencies that will allow you the opportunity to creatively demonstrate your role and development as a specialist practitioner

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

You must have at least one of the following: For BSc (Hons) you will need the equivalent of 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5 (diploma level); For PGDip you will need to provide evidence of successful completion of accredited Level 6 study within the last 5 years; Have a minimum of 1-2 years' professional experience where appropriate; Securing secondment/sponsorship from a Primary Care Trust; You will require DBS and Occupational Health Clearance prior to course entry.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner at Birmingham City University - UCAS