Community Specialist Practice at University of Derby - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are an NMC Registered Nurse, this will enable you to:

  • Expand your knowledge, skills and proficiency in the role of the Community Specialist Practitioner
  • Work within a community/ primary care placement supported by a qualified mentor/ Practice Teacher
  • Study modules that directly enhance your clinical practice, management abilities and patient outcomes.
  • Graduate with a greater understanding of a professional role so you can bring about integrated and high quality health and social care
  • Develop specialist assessment, leadership and management skills.


Core modules: specialist professional issues in continued professional development leadership and management in a commissioning based healthcare; public health; research methodology (application to advanced practice). Students choose 1 optional module from the following: child and adolescent mental health; introduction to health promotion and health improvement; principles of long term condition management; strategic and clinical management of long term conditions; independent scholarship.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through assignments, exams, presentations, and the production of a practice portfolio. You will also be assessed on your placement by your practice teacher.

Entry requirements

You should: Be registered on part one of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register; Have gained a student District Nurse or General Practice Nursing position from a seconding/sponsoring organisation; Have a first degree at 1:1 or 2:1 having 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); Have at least one year of post-registration experience due to the requirements for the V100 prescribing and two years if taking the V300 Non-medical prescribing qualification (NMC 2006). The student will have successfully applied for a clinical secondment/sponsorship with a local Care Provider/employer prior to applying for this Programme. It is the Employers responsibility to ensure that any necessary Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and health checks are carried out, proof of this and indemnity will be required prior to commencement of the Programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Community Specialist Practice at University of Derby - UCAS