University of Derby

Community Specialist Practice

This course is for qualified nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in district nursing. If you hold either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies, it will enable you to top up your qualification to degree level. By completing this course you'll be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership, and clinical practice development.

Course modules

Core modules: 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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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