Nursing - Principles of Primary & Community Care - Module

University of Limerick

Nursing - Principles of Primary & Community Care - Module

The purpose of this module is to explore the principles of primary and community care in a dynamic healthcare environment. The evolving and changing identity of hospital roles to more acute functions and shorter lengths of stay to constrain costs are driving reforms to the primary and community care sectors. Expansion of primary care and community-based care aims to meet emerging and predicted needs. This includes reducing costs of ambulatory care provided by hospitals, reducing avoidable hospital admissions and improve access to service by vulnerable groups in the community by the provision of primary and community care. With reforms focused on integration and improved coordination of services, opportunities are required to improve the interface between hospital and community by strengthening the role of primary care to facilitate individual and community flourishing. The aim of this module is to support nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of providing person centred community based primary care services.

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Principles of Primary and Community Care NS6034

Principles of primary and community healthcare across national and international environments; theories and conceptual models of primary care practice; factors and influences that contribute to the development of community and primary care; approaches of primary healthcare in supporting the needs of individuals, families and the community; factors influencing health and well-being in communities, primary health care teams in meeting community healthcare needs; equity of access to public health; challenges for the future in community and primary care; global perspectives across communities.

Entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing - MSc
Nursing Studies - MSc
Advanced Healthcare Practice - MSc

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