Fundamentals of community practice


Fundamentals of Community Practice

The aim of this 30-credit module is to enable nurses to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills of Community Practice. The course will prepare community practitioners, who do not have a specialist practitioner qualification in community health studies, to work safely, effectively and efficiently in a community setting with individual patients, clients, families, colleagues and members of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. All students will be supported and mentored clinically.

As a stand-alone module, it can be used to inform practise regarding the management of patients in the community, this can also be used to continue onto study for the full Community Health Studies Programme.

Upon completion of this course, the student will receive 30 credits at either level 6 or 7.  This module forms part of the achievement of the community health studies programme.

CA3U001 (Level 6) Glyntaff 16 weeks September
CA4U002 (Level 7) Glyntaff 16 weeks September

 The programme will be 50% theory and 50% practice. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used and themes include:

  • Community as a Context of Care
  • Practice in the Community
  • Family Centred Care
  • Career prospects
  • Professional Role and Accountability

  • Lecturers and seminars
  • We invite specialist practitioners and University lecturers to deliver sessions.
  • Via face to face classroom or virtually via our online black board system. There will be a mixture of live and recorded sessions. 
  • You will be expected to take part in class discussion and to share your experiences.

This module requires you to study for 150 academic hours including self-directed study up to hours. You are required to be able to evidence 150 hours of clinical practice

Applicants must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and either be:

  • currently working entirely in the community
  • or have an outreach role in the community
  • or currently working within secondary care but have a post available within a community team

There is no interview to join this course but please ensure you fit the criteria listed

Formative Assessment - you will complete a case study on which to base your assignment by week 5 of the module.

Summative Assessment - you will complete a 4000 word assignment at BSc level and a 4500 word assignment at MSc level in the form of a case study examining in-depth, the theoretical outcomes associated with the four themes. The precise remit of the case study will be negotiated with the personal tutor.

Practice Assessment - will require developing and completing a portfolio demonstrating achievement of the four clinical learning outcomes.

You will be assigned an academic supervisor who will assist you with your academic work.

You will require the support of a practice assessor in order for you to meet the clinical element of the assessment.

  • Library services
  • IT services
  • Academic supervision
  • Student support services including study skills if required

Interested in Applying?

If you have any further questions, or you'd like to apply for this course, please contact module leader, Michelle Panniers.

Contact email: [email protected]