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MScGeneral Practice (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals)

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Why study a general practice (nursing and allied health professional) master's degree at Solent University

Consolidate your skills as a health care professionals to become an enhanced primary care practitioner and gain NMC accreditation as an independent and supplementary prescriber.

  • £0m
    invested in our campus estate and facilities over the last five years
  • The course takes a case-based approach to learning and teaching by combining three strands of learning: applied theory, nursing simulation and action learning, and nursing practice.
  • Students on this course have access to our specialist nursing facilities. These include a nursing simulation suite with a six-bed ward, GP consulting room, nurse's treatment room, care home bedroom, and a range of clinical equipment including simulation mannequins.
  • The Independent and Supplementary Prescribing qualification is accredited by the NMC - this means you will be entitled to update your registration status to Independent and Supplementary Prescriber upon completion.
  • Benefit from free nursing career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. The loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

Designed in collaboration with Health Education England (HEE) and Solent NHS Trust, this course aims to introduce the students to an evidence-based curriculum and innovative teaching methodologies, which employ the latest technology and simulation-based sessions which includes a fully equipped GP Surgery consultation room.

This course is designed to support healthcare professionals with a flexible way of studying that includes on-line learning, as well as face-to-face lectures, clinical skills training in physical assessment and advanced decision-making, inter-agency and inter-professional working, education and development, and research.

Featuring a case-based approach to teaching, this programme will allow students to gain an understanding of the relationships between health-disease transitions with an overview of the needs in the community. This includes areas such as disease prevention, alcohol and substance abuse, coordination of care for patients with comorbidities/long-term conditions, considerations when caring for children and the elderly as well as those with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

You can engage in your personal journey of self-directed learning and on completion of the programme, gain a range of enhanced competencies in clinical skills, leadership and management, and research. You will also acquire Independent and Supplementary Prescribing qualification once you complete the respective module on the programme and your registration can be updated on your professional register (NMC).

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Course features

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

This course is for

This course is for a health care professional who holds a professional registration with the NMC and wants to develop their professional skills further to become an Advanced/Enhanced Primary Care Practitioner.

What this course leads to

Students will become non-medical prescribers and meet all aspects of the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI/QNIS) Standards for senior general practice nurses.

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Meet the team

Learn from qualified staff with a wealth of experience working in a range of clinical settings.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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