Aims/Description: Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) preparing to work in primary care must be able to recognise and autonomously manage first contact conditions commonly encountered in primary care. These are typically appropriate to manage as distinct episodes of care. Preparation requires revision of epidemiology, pathophysiology and evidence underpinning effective management. In parallel, preparation requires mastery of skills for effective advanced practice. This unit enables the practitioner to build on and integrate previous learning for effective advanced practice and to develop a portfolio of evidence of advanced practice competence in relation to common clinical management episodes. 

Restrictions on availability: The student be a registered working health professional, must have completed advanced assessment and be in a clinical practice role in primary care in the UK with access to a clinical supervisor and supported by their employer

Staff Contact: MORRIS SARA H
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK