Single Module Level 7

General Practice Nursing - Specialist Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society


Distance Learning


One semester

Next enrolment

April 2024


In a nutshell

This module will develop and advance the fundamental clinical skills and knowledge required within the Practice Nursing role. With a strong focus on clinical decision-making, consultation and assessment skills, successful completion of the module will equip you with specialist knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.

Through use of care planning, evidence-based practice, patient-centred care, patient education/self-management and teamwork, you will contribute to clinical effectiveness and safe innovative care delivery.

This module is offered within the Advancing Integrated Care MSc - General Practice Nursing - but can also be taken as a stand-alone module.

Attendance is part-time, delivered one day per week online. You will also have the opportunity to spend one day on campus for a clinical skills session. 

You will:

  • enhance your career opportunities
  • have the opportunity to explore practical applications of the theory in the consultation room
  • have opportunities to discuss complex cases and scenarios
Course details

All about the course

Topics covered:

- Chronic disease management- asthma (including paediatric asthma), COPD, diabetes, CVD and hypertension. This will include history taking, clinical diagnosis and management of these conditions.

- Family planning and sexual health.

- Mental health.

-Travel health.

- Multiple morbidity.

- Health promotion (including health screening), lifestyle change, including patient education and self-management.

- Respiratory workshop- introduction to spirometry, inhaler technique and choosing the right device, chest auscultation (this will be a face-to-face session).

- Leadership and service improvement

- Consultation skills

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

You will be taught online one day a week via a wide range of learning and teaching activities facilitated by academic and clinical colleague with substantial experience in primary care and General Practice Nursing. You will have the opportunity to attend university for one day of clinical skills training to enhance your clinical skills and put the theory you have learnt into practice.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

On successful completion of this module, you will have advanced your skills in clinical decision making and management of patients commonly encountered within the Practice Nurse role, including those with long term conditions. You will enhance your professional role, developing your skills in leadership and service improvement leading to the opportunity to apply for Senior Practice Nurse and leadership roles.

A taste of what you could become

General Practice Nurse

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

Applying for post qualifying Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying health and social care modules are made directly to the University.

Self-funded applications

If you are self-funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

For admissions enquiries, please contact Lorna Kong


    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You should have an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. 

    You will be a Registered Nurse, ideally working within a General Practice Nurse role. 

    Alternation entry requirements

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Pat Killeen for further information.

    Supporting information: you should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 5 / 6.

    Personal statement: please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Full-time home 2023/24 £1,600per year

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    April 2024