Donna Pace - community nursing lecturer

Fundamentals of Community Practice

Aims of the module

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.

Run at both Level 6 and Level 7, this module is designed for all nurses working either fully, or partially in primary community settings, including specialist nurses without a degree. This programme is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.

What you will study

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

The pathways available are:

Successful completion of this module can be used to APEL one of the BSc Community Health Studies degrees.


The course starts in September and runs for 15 weeks. You will be required to attend university once a week, on a Thursday. Eight of the sessions are delivered on campus; the remainder will be personal learning days which can be completed at home/work.

Entry requirements

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

Additional information

  • Module code: CA3U001 for Level 6; CA4U002 for Level 7
  • Module leader: Angela Hiscocks

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