General Practice Nursing
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mrs Gillian Roberts
Overall aims and purpose
With the increasing shift of care from hospitals to general practice, the general practice nurse is well-placed to support population health. The module provides the nurse with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to undertake their role and work effectively and safely within the environment of general practice. The General Practice Nursing module consists of a blended learning approach involving some face to face teaching and some distance learning. The module is aimed at new and experienced practice nurses seeking to advance their skills and knowledge. The knowledge and skills acquired during the course are in line with and are underpinned by the RCGP framework; RCGP (2012) General Practice Nursing Competencies (updated 2015).
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid 19 crisis, the module MAY be delivered on line for all students through Blackboard Ultra. Students will be required to have access to IT and up to date computer and software.
Topics may inculde:
- Health promotion
- Health screening
- Therapeutic monitoring
- Ear care
- Infection control
- Travel health
- Women’s health
- Men’s health
- Family planning and sexual health
- Triage in primary care
- Supporting long term conditions
- Wound management (treatment room)
- Emergency situations
- Mental health and well being
In order to achieve a ‘ very good pass’ for this module, students will be required to achieve an average of B- grade to demonstrate a critical analysis of the role of the practice nurse
In order to achieve a ‘excellent pass’ for this module, students will be required to achieve an average of an A- grade the work should demonstrate an excellent logical academic presentation of the role of the practice nurse and achievement of all the expected learning outcomes.
In order to achieve a ‘pass’ for this module, students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- to demonstrate the basic requirements of the role of the practice nurse in relation to the module outcomes
C- to C+
In order to achieve a ‘ good pass’ for this module, students will be required to achieve an average of C- grade to demonstrate a critical analysis of the role of the practice nurse
Displayed literature searching skills, shown ability to access and critically appraise both Qualitative and Quantitative research to apply results and findings.
Developed knowledge of a range of appropriate clinical skills such as, wound care, ear care, health screening, travel health, immunisation & therapeutic monitoring.
Explored a variety of acute and long term presentations within general practice
Developed skills in person-centred outcomes approaches e.g. motivational Interviewing, personal outcomes approach.
Applied and critically analysed appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies within the primary care setting
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Competency development with mentor 100hours
On line distance learning and assessments which includes participation in group blog.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
The knowledge and skills acquired during the course are in line with and are underpinned by the RCGP framework; RCGP (2012) General Practice Nursing Competencies (updated 2015).
Resource implications for students
Students will need to have access to IT and a computer with updated software.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-3180.html
Core texts: Bach, S. (2015). Communication and interpersonal skills in nursing (Transforming Nursing Practice Series) Briggs, J. (2015).Telephone triage protocols for nurses. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Chapman, S., Robinson, G., Stradling, J., West, S., Wrightson, J. (2015) Oxford handbook of respiratory medicine. Oxford Douglas, G. Nicol, F. Robertson, C. (2013) Macleods Clinical examination 13TH ed. Churchill and Livingstone. Elsevier. Drennan, V, Goodman, C. (2014) Oxford handbook of primary care and community nursing. Oxford.
Esherick, E. Slater, E. David,J. (2020) Current practice guidelines in primary care. McGraw-Hill Medical.