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Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing (MSc/PGDip)


Course Description

You will develop a co-ordinated and holistic approach to meet the healthcare needs of the wider community so you can help improve and maximise their life chances. As a specialist practitioner, this course will meet your additional needs preparing you to use your discretion and judgement to make high-level clinical decisions in the management and provision of quality care.

By analysing clinical practice and development, care and programme management and leadership, you will gain a thorough knowledge of the complexity of delivering health and social care services. An equal balance of practical experience and theory, the course will develop your expertise as a specialist practitioner. By undertaking a number of work placements in the area of district nursing, you will build up a network of contacts that can lead to future employment opportunities.

Once you've successfully completed our Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their Level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/districtnursing_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

On successful completion of our course you will be able to request changes to your registration details with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, allowing you to apply for district nursing roles. You’ll be prepared for senior posts in management, clinical practice and education. You can also gain employment in roles such as a community matron or in community palliative care.

- District Nurse
- Community Nurse

Careers advice:
The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Course Benefits

We have a long history of providing postgraduate courses in health and social care. The knowledge, skills and attitude that you will gain will offer you the opportunity to consider district nursing practice in significant depth, whilst also increasing your personal development and academic proficiency. You'll learn skills that you will go on to use in your working environment, such as critique, analysis, reasoning, communication, team working, time management and prioritisation.

Once you've successfully completed the Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you'll also have the opportunity apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.

Modules

Getting it Right for Adults with Complex Care Needs

Professional Development in Practice
Increase your skills and knowledge required for both the personal and professional development in the current modernisation agenda.

Leadership, Management & Enterprise
You will be prepared to meet the NMC standards for specialist practice, specifically standards that relate to your role in leading and managing specialist practice.

Building Community Capacity & Public Health
You will develop the skills to build sustainable capacity and resources for health improvement and aid the reduction of health inequalities by identifying priority community health needs and writing a business plan.

Therapeutic Relationships for Health Care Practitioners
You will develop your interpersonal capacities and skills, gaining theoretical knowledge of people's emotional/mental health and wellbeing in relation to being service users/patients.

Understanding Social Research & Evaluation
You will gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.

Research in Practice (Dissertation)
You will produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.

Facilities

- Clinical Skills Suite
The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Clinical Skills Suite
The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing (MSc/PGDip) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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