Policy for Practice in Primary Care

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 22, Independent Hours - 128

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 28/09/2023
  • 23/09/2024

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 Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

The module is aimed at registered health care professionals currently working in an appropriate area of practice.    Normally students may enter Level 6 study if they have completed a qualification at Level 5, equivalent to a Diploma (120 credits at Level 5).


Course Overview

Induction Days for new starters is 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th September 2023 - attendance is required.


The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of contemporary health and social care policies and guidance which influence the delivery of services within primary and community care.

This module involves an examination of contemporary health policies and guidance and their implications for the role and practice of nurses working within primary care and community settings. 

Strategies for the identification and assessment of community health needs will be critically examined together with approaches to promoting health and well-being. Throughout students will be developing their skills of critical appraisal and synthesis as they seek to utilise existing data, both epidemiological and qualitative.



The assessment for this course will be:

  • Practical 100% - Presentation.

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.