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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Community and Primary Health Care Practice course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    03 June 2019

Enhance your leadership, research, and educational expertise with our new Master’s degree in Community and Primary Health Care Practice.

Designed for practising healthcare professionals, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to progress in your career and explore innovative cross-disciplinary research and practice to improve public health.

Throughout your studies in Community and Primary Health Care Practice, you will refine critical research and analytical skills in relation to healthcare policy and practice and develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Why Community and Primary Health Care Practice at Swansea?

Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Community and Primary Health Care Practice experience

Our extensive range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and area of practice.

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, including public health, psychology, sociology, midwifery, and child nursing, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Community and Primary Health Care Practice careers

Your postgraduate qualification in Community and Primary Health Care Practice opens up a range of career development opportunities in your chosen discipline, including research, education, and management roles.

Community and Primary Health Care Practice modules

Modules on the Community and Primary Health Care Practice course may include:

  • Continuing Your Professional Development in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
  • Working in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
  • Working in Community and Primary Mental Health Care Practice
  • Working with Individuals, Families & Communities in Primary Health Care Practice
  • Foundations in Research
  • Clinical Assessment for Healthcare Scientists
  • Introduction to Research in Professional Practice
  • Planning Research in Professional Practice
  • Advanced Practice for Upper and/or Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopist
  • Developing Autonomous Practice
  • The Management of Parkinson's Disease-Related Conditions
  • Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice
  • Developing Your Neonatal Clinical Skills
  • Enhancing Your Neonatal Clinical Skills
  • Professional Practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Public Health Evidence and Epidemiology
  • Contemporary Issues in Forensic Mental Health
  • Foundations in Public Health and Primary Health Care
  • Management and Leadership for Public Health Practice
  • Foundations in Health Promotion
  • Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health Practice
  • Developing Programmes and Evaluation
  • Public Health Practice
  • Chronic Condition Management: Diabetes
  • Health Protection
  • Starting Your Professional Development
  • Policy Influences on Your Practice
  • Assessing Your Current Practice
  • How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
  • How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
  • Advancing Your Own Practice
  • Public Health Ethics
  • The Social Aspects of Long Term and Chronic Illness
  • Advancing Practice in End of Life Care
  • Developing Practice in Minor Injury and Minor Illnesses
  • Causes and management of critical illness
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Clinical Transfusion Management
  • Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 1
  • Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 2
  • Professional Issues in Advanced Critical Care Practice
  • Managing Primary Care Practice
  • Leadership & Partnership Working in Primary Health Care
  • Clinical Governance and its Impact on Managing Adverse Events in Blood Transfusion
  • Psychology of Healthcare Management
  • Politics and Policies
  • Quality Improvement
  • Comparing Health Care Systems
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Organising Health Care
  • Evidence and Research for Health Care Management
  • Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health
  • Theory and Practice of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers
  • Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology for Long Term Chronic Conditions Management
  • Health Psychology of Long Term and Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Theory and Practice of Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management
  • Dissertation

How you're taught on the Community and Primary Health Care Practice course

This is a modular postgraduate course consisting of 180 credits at level M.

The Community and Primary Health Care Practice course is offered on a part-time basis with completion typically within three years.


During the course you will be assessed through coursework including written assignments such as research projects and essays and seminar presentations. You will also produce a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words. 

Work Placements

You will have the option to engage in a work-based learning module. This will need to be arranged between you, your personal tutor and practice facilitator. The arrangement will require collaboration with the NHS Health Boards and/or independent healthcare sector to ensure adequate support and supervision in the workplace.

Existing partnerships are well established and this programme will suit current arrangements.

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Visit the Community and Primary Health Care Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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