Practice nursing: an introduction


Practice nursing: an introduction

The module will enable students to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required for practice nursing. The module content reflects the diverse nature of this area of practice and includes the exploration of contemporary professional issues, screening and health promotion, skills based competencies and the management of long term conditions.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically discuss contemporary issues relating to the structure and delivery of primary care services.
  2. Demonstrate a critical approach to the assessment of patients in primary care, utilizing a range of strategies.
  3. Critically explore and deliver evidence based care for patients within the primary care setting.
  4. Appraise the professional/ ethical and legal issues relating to the role of the primary care nurse.
  5. Evaluate holistic strategies for the provision of health  promotion/ public health in the primary care setting.


Who is the module for? Nurses wishing to gain a foundation in the knowledge and skills required to provide evidence based care within a primary care setting.

Module code: HP6032Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6

Assessment: Written assignment and competency assessment document (CAD)

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*
(9.30am – 4.30pm)

  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun, 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul, 3 Aug 2017 Cancelled
  • 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May, 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leaderKirsty Armstrong

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.