A digitally-led, blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff caring for patients in primary community and continuing care settings. All theoretical content is delivered online either asynchronously or synchronously with weekly live online expert or tutorial sessions.
The programme is run over one academic semester from January each year.
At the end of the programme you should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of a comprehensive range of knowledge in the field of primary community and continuing care.
- Articulate a critical awareness of the latest evidence-based knowledge in the field of primary community and continuing care.
- Take significant responsibility for the work of individuals and groups and initiate and lead activity in the field of primary community and continuing care.
Students choose three modules from the following:
Primary Community and Continuing Care Practice, Advanced Practice in Chronic Illness Management – Long-term Conditions, Principles of Infection Prevention and Control, Health Promotion and Behavioural Science, Interdisciplinary Management of Patients Suffering from Aural Disorders, Interdisciplinary Management of Patients Suffering from Nasal/Paranasal Disorders, Interdisciplinary Management of Patients Suffering from Throat, Neck and Oral Cavity Disorders, Advanced Concepts in Wound Management and Tissue Viability, Advanced Systematic Assessment and Case Management, Biopsychosocial Perspectives of Older Persons: A Person-Centred Model of Care, Dementia and Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults, Contemporary Issues, Legislation and Quality Improvement in Older Persons Services, Biological Science and Patient Assessment in Respiratory Care, Enhanced Care of the Respiratory Patient, Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema, Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers, The Microbiological Basis for Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting, Managerial Issues in Infection Control, Cervical Screening – Smear-taker Training Module for Health Professionals.
Note: The availability of these modules will be timetable dependent.