Practice Development (Community) BSc (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
Up to 5 years part-timeHealth and Life Sciences
Coach Lane Campus
The role and function of the community nurse has continually adapted to meet changes in health and social care policy. The development of this pathway is a timely response to the increasing focus on primary care organisations as outlined in policy directives which identify the knowledge, and skills required of the community nurses, and the emerging new roles in primary care. Therefore the intention of this programme is to assist community nurses form a wide range of disciplines to respond proactively and reactively to rapidly changing agendas and policies, maintaining and developing their practice, through the development of lifelong learning skills.
The programme aims to:
- Critically analyse the public health needs of specific client groups and their families within the context of a changing health care provision and area of practice.
- Assess, plan, monitor and evaluate evidence based holistic health care within your practice area.
- Develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practice within the context of national and local policies.
- Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary or inter-professional team, taking a leadership role where appropriate.
- Provide diverse, flexible and relevant learning that addresses individual personal development needs, that compliments, wherever possible, service development needs.
- Facilitate, initiate and manage change within practice to improve access to the service and quality of care.
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