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Community and Primary Healthcare Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Community and Primary Healthcare Practice at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Master's in Community and Primary Health Care Practice provides a flexible opportunity for practitioners wishing to enhance their leadership, research and educational expertise within community and primary health care.

This degree in Community and Primary Health Care Practice will be particularly relevant to practitioners wishing to update and expand their knowledge in relation to community and primary health care.

The content will be closely linked to current Welsh Government and Department of Health policy, practice and services.

Students participating in the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice programme will be encouraged to explore and reflect on their own community and primary health care practice with the potential for contribution to the development of innovative, cross-disciplinary research outputs.

Modules on the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice programme typically include:

• Working in community practice
• Working with individuals, families and communities
• Working in community mental health practice
• 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
• Teaching and learning in practice

Students will meet with the programme director who will advise which of these modules is most appropriate for the student’s personal and career development. Selection of the above will normally depend on the individual student’s working environment e.g. general community nursing, public health or community mental health.

Employability and Career Prospects

Students undertaking this programme in Community and Primary Healthcare Practice will normally be experienced professionals currently employed by a partner Health Board. The programme will enhance career development and promotion opportunities for successful students.

Staff Expertise

The degree sits within the Department of Public Health and Policy Studies at the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.

The community and public health team is well-qualified and experienced. It is comprised of one professor and four lecturers. Members of the team are registered with the:

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitor Association (CPHVA)
Queen's Nursing Institute
All academic members of the team hold a Master degree and/or a Doctorate.

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

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100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

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You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice programme is a minimum of a second class honours (2.2) degree or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification. Relevant experience may also be considered where appropriate for non-standard entry. Applicants must be registered practitioners working in a community related role.

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