Swansea University

Swansea University

Primary Care Development

This course will support those in management roles to: develop strategies to deliver a more integrated health care service within the ABMU Health Board locality; deliver the changing for the better agenda in response to Together for Health a policy document directed by the Welsh Government in 2011; develop models of multi-disciplinary practice, where the patient is at the centre of care, focusing on prevention, quality and transparency; develop practice within the context of increasing staffing pressures and inequalities in health and develop reflective and critical thinking skills. The main themes explored across the programme include: General Medical Service contract changes; employment law changes including annual leave legal entitlements, employers versus employee rights, sick leave, bereavement leave, disciplinary action, managing poor performance, and capability assessments; financial and pensions updates of NHS and Government; team based working and team building; population health needs assessments and public health; practice and cluster/network development planning; developing leadership within practice; enhanced communication and influencing others; work-based learning approaches; developing a learning contract; reflective practice and action learning; approaches to critical thinking; leadership and management theories; theories of team and partnership working; integrated health and social care settings and primary care.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be those with management roles in a General Practice (GP) normally with a 2.2 Honours degree or its equivalent and evidence of recent academic study. Candidates without a degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualification with requisite approval. Two years relevant employment experience in local authorities, health, private and voluntary organisations and industry will be considered relevant.

Course modules

Modules include: managing primary care practice; leadership and partnership working in primary health care.

Assessment methods

Assessment through presentations, critical essay and the production of a portfolio comprising of evidence and a summative narrative.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 518531