Pre-requisites: First degree in a relevant subject or evidence of ability to study at post graduate level and currently working in a clinical role in primary care. (Those without standard entry quals will be sonsidered against criteria for non standard entry)

Aims/Description: General practice advanced nurse practitioners require critical understanding of effective collaboration in primary care. This involves systematic understanding of the theory and research evidence underpinning effective leadership, team working, system development, change and quality assurance for collaboration in primary care. It includes evaluation and creative application in relation to interagency communication and referral systems and how they may be more effective in supporting people with complex needs. Advanced practitioners also require self-direction and critical awareness in their reflection on an effective collaborative response to those with complex needs.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Case study presentation (15 minutes plus 10-15 minutes for oral exam) demonstrating a reflective and critical approach within a comparison of collaboration effectiveness in relation to patients with different types of need.

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