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Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing
Postgraduate course
MSc

Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Overview

You will develop a co-ordinated and holistic approach to your practice as a district nurse, helping you to meet the healthcare needs of the wider community and maximise life chances. As a specialist practitioner, you will have the confidence to make high-level clinical decisions in the provision and management of quality care.

By analysing clinical practice and development, care and programme management and leadership, you will gain a thorough grounding in the effective delivery of complex health and social care services. Providing an equal balance of theory and practical experience, you will undertake a number of relevant work placements. These placements will help you to apply your knowledge and skills effectively and build your career networks.

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Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
We have a long history of providing postgraduate courses in health and social care. The knowledge, skills and attitude that you will gain will offer you the opportunity to consider district nursing practice in significant depth, whilst also increasing your personal development and academic proficiency. You'll learn skills that you will go on to use in your working environment, such as critique, analysis, reasoning, communication, team working, time management and prioritisation.

Once you've successfully completed the Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you'll also have the opportunity apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Community Specialist Practice: District Nursing before applying for the top up award. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

Carla Moore

Careers

Carla Moore
Community Matron and Integrated Care Coordinator Bradford District Care Trust

MSc Advanced Practice

“I've been in nursing for 17 years and decided I wanted to progress into a more senior and patient centred role. Studying at the University gave me the confidence to advance my career in a clinical environment and develop in the job I love.

Modules & learning

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Getting it Right for Adults with Complex Care Needs

Increase your skills and knowledge required for both the personal and professional development in the current modernisation agenda.

You will be prepared to meet the NMC standards for specialist practice, specifically standards that relate to your role in leading and managing specialist practice.

You will develop the skills to build sustainable capacity and resources for health improvement and aid the reduction of health inequalities by identifying priority community health needs and writing a business plan.

You will develop your interpersonal capacities and skills, gaining theoretical knowledge of people's emotional/mental health and wellbeing in relation to being service users/patients.

You will gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.

You will produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.

Leeds Beckett University
Paul Mackreth
Course Director
Completing this course will give you the skills to work as a specialist in your field and allow you to reach your career aspiration. You can expect high-quality teaching from a committed and enthusiastic lecturing team, who all have a passion for Community Specialist Nursing.
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Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.

Facilities

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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