Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing) (SPQ) BSc (Hons) - 2017/8
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 6
Final award and programme/pathway title
BSc (Hons) Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing) (SPQ)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an approved programme for the recordable qualification of General Practice Nurse.
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Full-time||UTA25058||120 credits and 60 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Other internal and / or external reference points
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences
CROSS CE Mrs (Health Sci.)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
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.
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.
The programme aims to enhance the student's understanding, knowledge and expertise to lead and develop primary and community care practice.
he 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.
Programme learning outcomes
|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|
|uate 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 er professional and interagency working||T|
|ise information technology to facilitate the use of information and research based evidence to inform and develop primary and community care||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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)
Year 1 - FHEQ Level 6
|Module code||Module title||Status||Credits||Semester|
|NUR3186||APPLICATION OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT||Core||15||2|
|NUR3191||COMMUNITY PRACTITIONER NURSE PRESCRIBING (V100)||Core||15||Year-long|
|NUR3218||PRIMARY AND COMMUNITY CARE POLICY||Core||15||1|
|NUR3225||RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||Core||30||Year-long|
|NUR3234||SPECIALIST PRACTICE PORTFOLIO||Core||15||Year-long|
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guest 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 exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme)||N|
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.
The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:
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.