Primary and Community Care BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Primary and Community Care
BSc (Hons) Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing with SPA)

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA25058 120 credits and 60 ECTS credits

JACs code

B710, B730, , B71

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

22/11/2017

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.
Engender relevant knowledge and skills for contemporary practice in primary and community care K BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate and critique leadership approaches to secure effective improvements in primary and community care practice K BSc (Hons)
Evaluate and apply relevant contemporary legal and ethical issues to primary and community care practice K BSc (Hons)
Understand the importance of evidence based practice in primary and community care and identify the areas for further research K BSc (Hons)
Engender relevant knowledge and skills for contemporary practice in primary and community care K
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of leadership approaches to secure effective improvements in primary and community care practice K
Apply relevant contemporary legal and ethical issues to primary and community care K
Understand the importance of evidence based practice in primary and community care K
Analyse and evaluate contemporary issues in primary and community care practice using evidence to develop a sound knowledge base and valid proposals for practice development C BSc (Hons)
Critically evaluate the management of risk to inform the promotion of improved patient safety in primary and community care C BSc (Hons)
Critically review and develop professional knowledge and skills through ongoing reflection both on and in practice C BSc (Hons)
Analyse contemporary issues in primary and community care practice using evidence to develop a sound knowledge base and valid proposals for practice development C
Evaluate the management of risk to inform the promotion of improved patient safety in primary and community care C
Evaluate and develop professional knowledge and skills through ongoing reflection both on and in practice C
Use appropriate and relevant evidence in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care P BSc (Hons)
Integrate user perspectives to inform the provision of holistic care P BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate fitness for practice in achieving competence to meet standards set by the appropriate professional body P BSc (Hons)
Use appropriate and relevant evidence in the assessment, planning , implementation and evaluation of care P
Integrate the user perspectives to inform the provision of holistic care P
Plan future personal and professional development through guided support T BSc (Hons)
Take responsibility for self-managed learning T BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional communication and collaborative skills to enhance inter professional and interagency working T BSc (Hons)
Utilise information technology to facilitate the use of information and research based evidence to inform and develop primary and community care T BSc (Hons)
Plan future personal and professional development through guided support T
Take responsibility for self-managed learning T
Demonstrate professional communication and collaborative skills to enhance inter professional and interagency working T
Utilise information technology to facilitate the use of information and research based evidence to inform and develop primary and community care T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over one year, consisting of 120 credits at FHEQ level 6. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 6

CCNs and GPNs, 2 option modules
DNs 1 option module - v100 Community Nurse Prescribing is core for district nurse pathway ONLY
Option modules - for CCNs and GPNs, 2 x 15 credit option modules will be taken from the suite offered within the school
Option modules - for DNs , 1 x 15 credit option module will be taken from the suite offered within the school.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
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) Y Yes
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

Other information

Students may apply for the recording of their qualification as a Community Children's Nurse, District Nurse or General Practice Nurse to be recorded with the NMC, those exiting with a subsidiary award are not eligible for Registration with the NMC. In order to register for the programme students must evidence that they have previously achieved the equivalent of 120 credits at FHEQ Level 4 and 120 credits at FHEQ Level 5.

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.