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Contemporary Issues In Nursing Essays Uk

Practice nurses are in a position, both opportunistically and through planned intervention, to influence the health status of the estimated 98% of the population who are registered with a GP and are taking a leading role in achieving the reforms required for the modernisation of the NHS (NHS Working in Partnership Programme 2008).

Both the significance and variety of roles within practice nursing has increased as primary care services expand and chronic disease management shifts from secondary care into the community (Welsh Assembly Government 2009). Practice nurses therefore require specialist knowledge and skills to be effective practitioners within the primary health care team and this module has been developed to equip you with a clear understanding of the evolving practice nurse role.

This module will focus on the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care given to individuals, families and groups within the context of practice nursing. It will explore working in partnership with patients, carers and service providers and examine the social and health care needs of a defined population. The evidence base supporting practice nursing will be examined along with the organisation and delivery of health and social care in the community and its interface with practice nursing.

This module is only available within the Post Graduate Diploma/MSc Community Health Studies (SPQ).

Module leader

Module dates

September 201720, 27
October 20174, 11, 18, 25
November 20171, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 20176, 13
January 201810, 17, 23

Further information

Module CodeHCT114
Notional Learning Time150 hours theory and 150 hours practice
Contact Hours90 hours

An essay is a short piece of writing on a particular subject. The main areas of confusion whilst writing essays are:

  • understanding the question
  • academic style and context of writing
  • presenting and supporting an argument
  • structure of the essay 

List of resources

For example extracts of essays https://udo.derby.ac.uk/sites/udohe/Library/Pages/DO-it-Write.aspx

Tips for academic writing http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jbednar/writingtips.html

Academic language: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

Learn higher: http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/writing-for-university/

Wrasse: http://wrasse.plymouth.ac.uk/

Critical thinking skills tutorial from Learn Higher

Further help

University of Derby students can access further information on academic writing on our Blackboard module - Improve your academic writing.

Ultimate Guide to Academic Writing: 100+ Useful Resources - This guide reveals all the aspects of academic writing and contains links to useful resources that will boost students' writing skills.  

Study Advisor Scheme

As part of our study skills services we provide help with essay structure, dissertation preparation and time management. To request a study advisor please visit us on the lower floor of Kedleston Rd library, or book an appointment online.

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