University of Derby

University of Derby

Community Specialist Practice

Students on this programme study professional roles and functions in a community practice context.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an entry on an appropriate part of the NMC register; be employed by the primary care trusts providing sponsorship; have 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits; or accreditation of prior learning (APL); be working in an area which enables achievement of the individual pathway aims and module learning outcomes. Candidates, who are undertaking a recordable pathway, should have completed a period of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. This will normally be 1 year.

Course modules

Core module: specialist professional issues in continued professional development leadership and management in a commissioning based healthcare; public health; research methodology (application to advanced practice). Students choose 1 optional module from the following: child and adolescent mental health; introduction to health promotion and health improvement; principles of long term condition management; strategic and clinical management of long term conditions; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio development, profiles.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 815 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 815 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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