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Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice

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It is apparent that nurses from all fields and different sectors would like to work in Primary Care and/or General Practice but face challenges when applying for vacancies in General Practice. This module aims to provide support to students looking for their first role in Primary Care/General Practice, helping them to develop skills and gain knowledge.   Additionally, it will provide an overview of what it means to deliver local care for a given population so that those considering a role in primary care can be fully informed. 


Who the course is aimed at

This module is also aimed at supporting Primary Care/General Practice, in attracting the workforce they need by enabling Pre-Registration Nurses, Registered Nurses (from other areas of practice), Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing Associates to make the transition into a great career in Primary Care/General Practice.


This module is available at academic levels 6 and 7 with both accredited (20 credits) and non-accredited options available. This module is available across all four fields of nursing: Mental Health; Learning Disability; Adult and Children’s Nursing.


What you learn

Upon completion of this module, it is anticipated you will have a good understanding of working in a Primary Care organisation and will feel more confident about applying for a role in a General Practice.


This will also provide you with a foundation to go on to develop the additional knowledge and skills required to become a fully competent nurse working in Primary Care/General Practice. 


This module will develop a basic and introductory knowledge and understanding of working in Primary Care/General Practice. This will be a blended delivery with learning across a range of spaces.


General areas covered

  • Introduction to Primary Care including how it fits into the wider health care system


  • Working in the Primary Care environment in terms of different roles, professions, and activities


  • Communication skills in terms of 1:1 patient contact, patient record systems e.g., EMIS, SystmOne etc., overview of video/telephone consultations. 


  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in terms of population health management, exploring demographic data, working with diverse communities. 


  • Developing your career in Primary Care/General Practice


How you learn

The module will use a blended approach to learning, this may include face to face teaching, virtual reality, simulation, and artificial intelligence for example. A range of learning approaches will provide an introduction to, and the opportunity to practice, the skills required to work in General Practice.


Through the Hallam Model, this module is designed to engage and challenge the students and encourage a collaborative experience. Learning will be delivered in partnership with practice partners, and digitally enabled and using a blend of online, AI, and VR experiences in addition to in-person learning where possible.


The blended and digitally enabled approach, will provide the opportunity for greater understanding, interaction, and engagement, therefore enhancing the learning environment and providing opportunity for students to thrive.


There will numerous opportunities for students to meet the learning outcomes through a series of problem-based real-world formative activities. Although not formally assessed, the nature of the module enables a flexible approach to learning. To Study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:


  • A reliable internet connection with wi-fi
  • Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • The current version of Google Chrome 


Fees and Funding for 2022/23

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £950 each for accredited modules; £750 for non-credit bearing module


This module attracts HEE as well as CPD funding: To apply for a funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    The Non-Credit bearing module is open to existing Level 5 and 6 students.

    Please contact the Module Leader for further information on the Level 6 and 7 modules.

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    Information on when the modules run and timetable information will be published in due course. For any general enquiries, please contact the Module Leader.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    • The non-credit bearing module will not be assessed.
    • The Level 6 module will be assessed by coursework (100%).
    • The Level 7 module will be assessed by coursework (100%).

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Robin Lewis - or contact the student experience team:

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