Integrated community and primary care in context (degree and masters level)

This 20 credit module is one of two modules that combine to make up the Integrated Working in Community and Primary Care short course, which can be taken at degree and masters level. It can be accessed as a standalone module but it is recommended that the greatest benefit from this module is gained when completed as part of the full course. 

The module is delivered by expert multi professionals, including a variety of visiting lecturers currently working in health and social care, drawing upon their different perspectives and wide knowledge and experience of community/ primary care to include:

  • partnership and integrated working
  • managing complexity
  • public health and social care perspectives
  • risk assessment and safeguarding.

You will have the opportunity to learn with and from other health and social care professionals and enjoy a mixture of learning styles, such as face-to-face teaching, online and distance learning and self-directed learning.

Module code

HEAD373 / APP714*  

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

*This module was previously known as HEAD336 / MCH518: Integrated community care in context

HEAD373 course details (degree level)

This module will enable you to develop your knowledge of the community and primary care context for integrated care. You will also learn about and develop skills in analysing the context of care.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the theory and practice of partnership working in the community and primary care context.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of care management and care co-ordination.
  • examine the challenges of managing complex conditions and co-morbidities, and the impact of early intervention and prevention.
  • demonstrate an understanding of risk assessment, risk management and safeguarding in maximising service user safety and harm free care in the community setting.
  • evaluate the role and impact of epidemiology, social determinants and health inequalities on the experiences and well-being of service users, families and communities.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a journal article suitable for publication.

You will also participate in group work and discussion as part of your formative assessment, as well as taking part in a review of draft work and tutorial support.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

APP714 course details (masters level)

This module will provide education to encourage integrated working in primary and community care. You will learn about the context of care and will develop skills in analysis and improvement strategies.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the theory and practice of partnership working in the community and primary care context and identify strategies for change and innovation. 
  • demonstrate understanding and critical application of the principles of care management and care co-ordination.
  • examine the challenges of managing complex conditions and co-morbidities, and the impact of early intervention and prevention.
  • critically analyse and evaluate risk assessment, risk management and safeguarding in maximising service user safety and harm free care in the community setting.
  • evaluate the role and impact of epidemiology, social determinants and health inequalities on the experiences and wellbeing of service users, families and communities.
Assessment

The assessment for this module is a journal article in the form of a literature review, suitable for publication.

You will also participate in group work and discussion as part of your formative assessment, as well as taking part in review of draft work and tutorial support.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The module dates are 26 October, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November, 7 and 14 December 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module, as a core module towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Community and Primary Care or as an optional module towards some other BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module, as a core module towards the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Community and Primary Care Practitioner) or as an optional module towards some other MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

It is also the first of two modules which make up the  Integrated Working in Community and Primary Care short course and one of the three modules which make up the Foundations in Community and Primary Care short course.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules you must be:

  • a registered practitioner working in a community or primary care setting in order to meet the module outcomes.
  • a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level or
  • a health and social care worker ideally in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Funding and fees

Funding

These modules are commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees  page.