Primary and Community Care Policy
Attendance dates:September 2022: 27
October 2022: 06, 13, 19, 20
Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH
Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
- Module code
The aim of this module is to enable you to analyse the structure of primary and community care services to understand the complexities of policy and the political processes in relation to the development and provision of health and social care. It is intended that you will develop greater understanding of partnership working in relation to policy implementation and be able to evaluate the impact on health and social care delivery.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Critically analyse and evaluate national and local primary care policy and service provision in relation to client need and policy requirements.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the complexity arising from legal and ethical dilemmas and their impact on decision making in the primary and community setting.
- Critically assess the resources needed for the implementation and evaluation of service developments at local and national levels and identify innovative solutions.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the economics of health and social care service delivery.
- Critical analysis of the factors which influence collaborative partnerships for effective health and social care.
Learning and teaching methods
For the 2020/21 curriculum our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules may be delivered solely online or via a combination of face to face and online delivery, however for all programmes face to face contact time will be reduced, as per Government guidelines and to ensure the reduction of risk for all. Further information can be sought from the course leader (see below).
Usual learning and teaching methods include:
- Interactive lectures
- Seminar presentations
A critical analysis of a health or social care policy relevant to the primary or community care setting. Identify key factors of the policy and critically analyse how effective the policy has been in the primary and community environment.
Consideration should be given to partnership working, resource allocation, legal factors and any other relevant factors identified during the analysis.
Based on your analysis make recommendations with a rationale for future developments at local level.
Word count: 3,000
Take a look at the module reading list.
- Ability to study at level 7
- Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Working in health and social care.
Fees and funding
How to apply
Please download and fill in an application form.
- Applications typically close four weeks before the start of the module or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
- It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
- If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.
Send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions
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