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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2-5 years PT

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    30 November 2018

Course content

Course description

This programme has been developed to meet the changing skill-mix required in the primary care workforce. It's informed by recent work to clarify professional career pathway stages and competencies for advanced practice in primary care.

You'll cover core competencies relating to advanced practice including:

  • Direct clinical competence as a generalist
  • Leadership and collaborative practice
  • Improving quality and developing practice
  • Developing self and others

The course aims to develop expert generalists who are able to provide accessible, first contact preventive care, and diagnosis and management of acute and long-term conditions. It produces practitioners who are able to work well within a skill-mix team to develop a responsive and effective person-centred primary care. It also facilitates the development of a portfolio of competencies across clinical areas.


You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small group work
  • Practical clinical skills teaching


You’ll be assessed on:

  • An observed structured clinical exam
  • Case study presentations
  • Short answer exam paper and MCQs (multiple choice questioning)
  • Essay writing

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information:

Visit the MMedSci General Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!




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