Integrated community and primary care practice (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. 

It is aimed at registered practitioners working or wishing to work in a community or primary care setting who wish to equip themselves with the necessary generic practice skills to function within this environment whilst encouraging a critical view of practice.

A multi professional educational team and experts from practice, including a variety of visiting lecturers currently working in health and social care, will draw upon different perspectives of community/ primary care to give you a unique experience to include:

  • assessment skills and problem solving
  • personalised care
  • managing self
  • learning in practice.

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

HEAD374 / APP715*

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 HEAD337 / MCH519: Integrated community practice

HEAD374 course details and learning outcomes (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate learning and development in the following key areas of practice - assessment, personalised care and managing self.
  • critically reflect on your personal, professional and academic learning and development.
  • demonstrate how your learning and development will enhance service delivery and the quality of life for service users and carers.
  • examine and critique the challenges of integrated practice.
Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a practice learning log

2. creation of a poster

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).

APP715 course details and learning outcomes (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate learning and development in the following key areas of practice - assessment, personalised care and managing self.
  • have the ability to critically reflect on your personal, professional and academic learning and development.
  • critically analyse how your learning and development will enhance service innovation and change, and improve the quality of life for service users and carers.
  • examine and critique the challenges of integrated practice suggesting possible strategies for improvement and innovation.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a practice learning log

2. creation of a poster

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 18, 25 and 30 January, 8, 13, 22 and 27 February and 8 March 2019.

(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 second 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 one of the following: 

  • 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.
  • 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.