Pre-requisites: First degree ina relevant subject or evidence of ability to study at PG level and currently working in a clinical role in primary care. (Those without standard entry qualifications will be considered against the criteria established within the Faculty ..

Aims/Description: General practice advanced nurse practitioners require comprehensive understanding of the consultation to be effective in supporting patients with change and self-management. This includes critical awareness of the theory and research evidence underpinning effective consultation interventions and creativity in their application according to the needs and wishes of the patient. It includes systematic understanding of how person centred care and information and communication technologies may facilitate self-management in primary care. Advanced practitioners also require self-direction and critical awareness in their reflection on an effective and caring response to those with complex needs.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures - provided by experts on consultation and communication and their application in primary care; and designed to prepare and support students in independent learning, seminar discussions, portfolio development and assessment (LO 1-4) Seminars group discussions and active sharing of experiences for learning and reflection (LO 1-5) Tutorials individual support in the development of student knowledge and skills (LO 3 and 5) Problem Solving Independent learning - to enable students to develop their learning and its application to practice; and to prepare for assessments (LO 1-5)
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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