This aim of this placement module will be to develop the skills required to demonstrate capability in practice for the role of (musculoskeletal) First Contact Practitioner (FCP) in Primary Care in order to deliver high quality care, aligned with the relevant national frameworks.
This module is delivered via a blended learning pathway consisting of taught sessions and 75 hours of supervised practice and forms part of the FCP taught route as outlined by HEE in the FCP roadmap.
This placement module will enable on-going professional development within the context of the (musculoskeletal) First Contact Practitioner (FCP) in Primary Care role including: theoretical, analytical and clinical principles, developing an evidenced based rationale, critical thinking, complex clinical reasoning and critical reflection on the scope of practice of the First Contact Practitioner as well service delivery.
Level 7 - masters degree
Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth
ADV777 module details
The module content will reflect the knowledge, skills and attributes required to demonstrate capability in practice related to the role of First Contact Practitioners within primary care. This will include: mastery of complex clinical reasoning and practice skills, reflection and reflexivity in practice and the ability to identifying own learning and development needs to deliver optimal FCP service.
A stimulating learning environment will be created, which will develop a higher level of critical thinking. Key components include interdisciplinary working and critical reflection and debate. Case based discussions amongst lecturing staff, clinicians and peers underpin all aspects of teaching and learning.
Stakeholders have been closely involved in the module design and key national guidelines will be mapped to the module content.
During the period of supervised practice, clear guidance and support will be provided by the programme team to ensure both supervisors and students understand their roles and responsibilities with expectations outlined in the form of an agreed learning contract.
Establish a mastery of clinical reasoning skills, required to undertake advanced assessment, within the context of the First Contact Practitioner (FCP) in primary care role.
Critically rationalise, justify, implement and review appropriate interventions and management pathways, taking into account the context of wider health determinants with practice.
Develop a critical understanding of the importance of a person-centred approach within First Contact Practice.
Critically reflect upon the role of First Contact Practitioners (FCP) within primary care.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
5 June, 3 July, 21 August and 18 September 2023.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.