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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    Please contact Faculty

  • Last Updated

    24 November 2016

Course content

Study for this recordable Specialist Community Practitioner/District Nursing qualification at Liverpool John Moores University. Combining theory and primary care practice, the course prepares practitioners to lead service development.

•Study for a District Nursing qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
•Follow a curriculum developed by a team of nationwide policy influencers
•Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists
•Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice
•Benefit from 20 weeks of practice placements with an NMC approved practice teacher
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

This District Nursing programme combines theoretical study and supervised practice within a primary care setting. It involves a great deal of critical analysis, synthesis, evaluation, discussion, dialogue and debate.

The course’s student-centred approach values prior learning and experience and builds on existing clinical and theoretical knowledge.
You will be encouraged to share your past experiences as you network within your peer group and beyond.

Many sessions are co-taught with other community nursing programmes enabling you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the roles played by, and the challenges faced by, other healthcare specialists.
You can study full time (40 weeks) or part time (80 weeks). Modules are delivered one or two days a week and clinical placements intersperse the classroom learning blocks. Theory days can be used for activities such as complementary module-related sessions, masterclasses, personal study and assignment preparation.

You will be appointed a personal tutor to support and oversee your progress throughout the course and you will work with an experienced practitioner on work placements.
Formal teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street in the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7

-Public Health
-Leadership and Management
-Research in Health and Social Care
-Vulnerability and Integrated Practice
-Contemporary Issues in District Nursing
-Long Term Conditions: Context, Assessment and Management

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

Visit the Specialist Community Practitioner/ District Nursing page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

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