This 20 credit module is aimed at registered practitioners working within general practice who wish to equip themselves with the necessary practice skills to function within this environment whilst encouraging a critical view of practice.
This is one of three standalone modules that make up the Fundamentals of General Practice programme also including Transition into General Practice and Advancing within General Practice.
The experienced General Practice Nurse (GPN), Beth Hawkes, leads this
module, with input from a multi-professional educational team and experts from
practice to give you a unique experience.
- Consultation within General Practice (GP).
- Assessment skills and problem-solving.
- Personalised care.
- Managing self.
- Learning in practice.
You will have the opportunity to learn with peers from GP working and enjoy a mixture of learning styles, such as face-to-face teaching*, online and distance learning and self-directed learning.
*This will be dependent on restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic. However, please keep all dates free that would have been face to face, to engage with ‘live’ teaching and each other on these days, which maybe via zoom or in the classroom.
APP756 / HEAD395
Level 6 (degree) and Level 7 (masters)
Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth
Degree - level 6
By the end of the module, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the application of evidence-based practice to managing consultations and assessment of patients within general practice.
- Demonstrate understanding of the principles of personalized care and supporting self-management.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their personal, professional and academic learning and development.
- Explore the challenges and differences of providing life course healthcare incorporating a range of specialist areas such as paediatrics, mental health and frailty.
- Demonstrate how their learning and development will enhance service delivery and the quality of life for service users and carers.
Masters - level 7
By the end of the module, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the application of evidence-based practice to managing consultations and assessment of patients within general practice and identify strategies for change and innovation.
- Demonstrate understanding and critical application of the principles of personalised care and supported self- management.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their personal, professional and academic learning and development and take on leadership within their context of care.
- Critically evaluate the challenges and differences of providing life course healthcare incorporating a range of specialist areas such as paediatrics, mental health and frailty.
- Justify proposed approaches to enhancing service delivery and the quality of life for service users and carers.
Florence Nightingale believed that the existence of hospitals represented societies failure to provide good public health for all. She famously aspired to the hope that hospitals might one day become obsolete (at least by the year 2000!).
Although hospitals continue to fulfill an important role, the majority of patient contacts do now occur within in our local communities, and especially within general practice.
Working within general practice made be fall back in love with nursing. Nevertheless, it is tough at first. We understand the immense learning curve and challenges when new in post and have provided this module to support you whilst ‘Embedding in General Practice’.
This module is suitable for health care professionals interested in developing their practice within primary care
Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions - I look forward to hearing from you.
The Fundamentals of General Practice programme is made up of three modules:
20, 27, January, 3, 10, 17, 24 February and 3,10 March 2022.
Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change - always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date.
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
To be considered for a place on these modules you must be one of the following:
- a registered practitioner working within a primary care setting in order to meet the module outcomes
- a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level
- a health and social care worker ideally in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.
Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.
Please see our Professional Development module fees page.
COVID-secure module delivery
The University is adhering to
government guidance relating to COVID-secure operation. For this
reason, modules are being delivered in a variety of formats, with much content
delivered online, either in an interactive manner (i.e. requiring participation
at the allotted times), or sometimes in a passive manner (i.e. you may be able
to conduct some of the study outside of the typical taught hours of 09:00–17:00).
Some sessions, particularly clinical assessments, will continue to be delivered face-to-face with appropriate risk-mitigating measures in place. Others may allow you the option of attending face-to-face or synchronously engaging online with peers who attend face-to-face.
When you receive confirmation of your enrolment on a module, you will be granted access to our Digital Learning Environment (DLE or Moodle). You should access this prior to the start of your module to determine the teaching format of the module’s sessions.
Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
Visit our admissions homepage for full details.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday–Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.