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Foundation Programme for Practice Nurses, who are new to General Practice CPD

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Course overview

Brief overview

The Foundation programme at City, University of London has been designed for practice nurses who are new to the general practice setting. The taught compoments of these two modules provide important skills for practice nurses to enable and facilitate their development in key specific areas. There is a strong emphaiss on having an evidence base to inform practice and clinical decisions.  Each module is available at level 6 (undergraduate) or level 7 (postgraduate level).

Level choice

Your choice of whether you undertake level 6 or level 7 needs to be considered. This is especially important if you wish to have these credits recognised, as part of our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Requirements. In this instance, students who have obtained relevant level HE 6  or HE 7 credits through CPPD study in the five years before registering on the programme can apply to use RPL to transfer a maximum of 30 credits towards the award of either BSc/Graduate Diploma Primary Care Practice Nurse programme or a Post Graduate Diploma Primary Care Practice Nurse programme.  For students wishing to register to the Post Graduate Primary Care Practice Nurse programme, you must have been awarded either a First or a 2.1 honours classification for your undergraduate nursing degree to be considered for this programme.

The taught compoment of each module, along with the dates of module delivery is as follows:

The taught content of Module 1 (NM 3146 – Introduction to General Practice Nursing/NMM939 – Key Concepts in Practice Nursing) includes:

  • Immunisation programmes in the United Kingdom; Recognition, management and treatment of anaphylaxis; Introduction to travel health; Ear care: otoscopy examination; Ear care guidelines and ear irrigation; Health promotion in primary care.
  • Please note: to undertake this module at level 7 (NMM939) you must have a degree qualification.

The taught content of Module 2 (NM 3320/NMM320 – Cervical Cytology) includes:

  • Rationale for screening: Physiology and pathophysiology; Human Papilloma Virus and future developments; Sexual Health Screening in general practice; Clinical management including the role of the laboratory, which includes a visit to the Royal London Hospital; NHS screening programme and local implementation; Colposcopy: an overview; Taking a cervical sample, including history taking and Infection control; Supporting women with special needs
  • Please note: to undertake this module at level 7 (NMM320) you must have a degree qualification.

Course credits: each module comprises 15 credits.

  • Module 2 – 11 – 14 March 2019 inclusive.”

Module 1 dates:

FEB: Wednesday 6 Feb (University Induction day), 11, 12, 18, 25 and 26 Febraury 2019.
Module Submission Date: 22 April 2019.

Module 2 dates:

March: Monday  11, 12, 13 and 14 March 2019.
Module Submission Date: TBC.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

- Work/Clinical Placement Requirements

- You should ideally be employed in a general practice in the United Kingdom to maximize the benefit of this programme.

- You will need to have identified an assessor for the NM3320/NMM320 module, who supervises your clinical practice.

- If you wish to study the level 7 equivalent (NMM939) you must have a degree qualifiication.