Primary and Community Care (District Nursing) MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)
PGCert Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PTA61076 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PTA61078 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

B710

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Nursing

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

COLLIETY P Dr (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to enhance the student’s understanding, knowledge and expertise to lead and develop primary and community care practice.

The programme will develop a critical and discerning practitioner who will be able to innovate and evaluate change in health and social care practice based on a sound knowledge and evidence base.

It will provide the opportunity to develop clinical leadership necessary to achieve effective provision of care through and inter-professional approach to education across disciplines and organisations.

It aims to enhance students’ competence in complex decision making to enable them to make a significant contribution to service development through innovation, leadership and research.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a comprehensive level of understanding and knowledge around their chosen pathway K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct regarding ethical dilemmas in professional practice K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Make sound professional judgements in the assessment, planning and delivery of care/ services K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Undertake research that contributes to the development and enhancement of primary and community care. K MSc
Assess, implement and evaluate changes in health and social care practice and critically analyse a wide range of issues governing specialist practice C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practice in a variety of settings C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Identify and define complex problems and apply relevant knowledge and skills to their solution, including risk assessment and management C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Communicate complex knowledge relating to primary and community care effectively C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critically analyse and evaluate issues relating to primary and community care C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate research and other sources of evidence and synthase information in order to inform current and future practice. C PGDip, MSc
Develop the capacity to initiate flexible and creative professional interventions with a sound theoretical basis P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Become pro-active in identifying and meeting changing health and social needs within a complex multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate fitness for practice by achieving competence to meet standards set by the NMC P PGDip, MSc
Work effectively with an inter-professional group as a member and where appropriate, a leader. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Reflect on own and other’s performance in order to improve practice T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop a critical and analytic approach to engaging with relevant literature in delivering evidence based practice T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Communicate effectively and confidently in an academic or professional arena giving clear evidence based and duly considered information. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over five academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.