General Practice (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

General Practice (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) (Taught)

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Course summary

Designed in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE) and Solent NHS Trust, this course aims to introduce the students to an evidence-based curriculum and innovative teaching methodologies, which employ the latest technology and simulation-based sessions which includes a fully equipped GP Surgery consultation room. This course is designed to support healthcare professionals with a flexible way of studying that includes on-line learning, as well as face-to-face lectures, clinical skills training in physical assessment and advanced decision-making, inter-agency and inter-professional working, education and development, and research. Featuring a case-based approach to teaching, this programme will allow students to gain an understanding of the relationships between health-disease transitions with an overview of the needs in the community. This includes areas such as disease prevention, alcohol and substance abuse, coordination of care for patients with comorbidities/long-term conditions, considerations when caring for children and the elderly as well as those with learning disabilities and mental health problems. You can engage in your personal journey of self-directed learning and on completion of the programme, gain a range of enhanced competencies in clinical skills, leadership and management, and research. You will also acquire Independent and Supplementary Prescribing qualification once you complete the respective module on the programme and your registration can be updated on your professional register (NMC). This course is for a health care professional who holds a professional registration with the NMC and wants to develop their professional skills further to become an Advanced/Enhanced Primary Care Practitioner.


  • History Taking and Physical Assessment
Students will develop clinical competencies in the scope of advanced clinical consultation with special emphasis on the importance of the clinical history, evidence-based physical examination interpretation of clinical findings and the formulation of differential diagnoses. On completion of this module, students will have collected a portfolio of evidence are expected to complete a systematic and structured history taking assessment alongside a physical examination which will allow the formulation of a diagnostic hypothesis in the context of a clinical consultation.
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
This module was designed to respond to a demand from NHS and Health Education England to educate more prescribers to attend the demands of the population. Students are expected to have developed competencies in the scope of Advanced Practice to ingress on the module and will be taught how to critique scientific evidence related to drug trials to support rational drug prescribing. Students will also study pharmacology and evidence-based prescribing and are expected to apply what they have learnt into their clinical practice along the duration of the course considering local and national guidelines around prescribing. This course incorporates the main domains of the Competency Framework for All Prescribers (2021) and attends to dilemmas around professional accountability, ethical and psycho-social influences that may influence prescribing practice. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to update their registration to Independent and Supplementary Prescribers on their professional register (NMC).
  • Leadership, Management and Facilitation of Learning
This module will empower you to develop a degree of management skills to envision the implementation of your strategic vision. Students will develop competencies to manage human and physical resources. Topics like performance evaluation, resolving disputes, recruiting the right people for the job, and communicating effectively with the multiple key stakeholders will be frequent topic of discussion on the module. Upon completion of this module, you will be capable of effective negotiation skills, able to perform financial forecasting, budgeting, and contribute to wider strategic aims of your organisation.
  • Public Health for General Practice
This module will introduce you to the concepts of public health and health promotion. Through contemporary research appraisal, you will build on knowledge of epidemiology, models of Public Health and Health Promotion and the importance of lifestyle factors for population health. You will explore contemporary issues alongside challenges of reaching marginalised populations and the ethical issues around enabling people to make complex informed choices about their health management. Public health across the lifespan and the use of genomics in the future of public health will be addressed.
  • Advanced Research Project - Dissertation
This module aims to empower you to experience high quality research applied to Health Sciences. You will be supported by academics that have research experience. You will be expected to produce high standard research that can be published in a scientific journal or presented in a poster format in scientific conferences. You will also be given enough knowledge to empower you to continue on your personal research journey.

How to apply

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: - IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with no component score below 5.5 - TOEFL IBT 92 with a minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking - Duolingo English Language Test - 115 overall with minimum of 100 in each component or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. Pre-Sessional English programme The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. International and EU part-time fees: Students from outside the UK are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration page for more information.

Entry requirements

Subjects required: nursing or paramedic science. Registered Nurse (level 1) or HCPC registrant and have minimum of 1 year experience post registration (or part time equivalent) prior to course entry with no restrictions to practice. Appropriate enhanced DBS Disclosure in place with nothing to declare. Acknowledgment of the programme rules whilst undertaking training (stated in the application form).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1
Channel Islands £4500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

General Practice (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS