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Fundamental Skills and Knowledge for General Practice Nurses

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 60, Independent Hours - 90

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 29/09/2023
  • 25/01/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

You must be working as a General Practice Nurse


Course Overview

If you are undertaking the GPN Foundation course - please Apply Here

Induction Days for new starters are 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2024 - attendance is required.


Course Aims

Build on existing skills and knowledge to facilitate a critical approach to the delivery of nursing care in the primary care setting and enable the achievement of key competencies outlined by the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Course Content


This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of the nature and organisation of primary care services including key policies influencing practice in this setting. The role of the general practice nurse is examined including the professional responsibilities and accountability involved. The module also incorporates a number of skills-based study days; childhood immunisation, cervical sampling, wound care and travel health which will  enable students’ competence in the core skills required for general practice nursing and a critical appreciation of the evidence-base underpinning their practice.



The assessment for this course will be:

  • Coursework 100%.
  • Portfolio (Pass/Fail).

For further assessment details please contact the course lead.