Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing

Short Course - SCQF Level 11
Advanced Contemporary District Nursing SCQF 11

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically explore the theories, principles and concepts which underpin improving health and wellbeing. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Practice (District Nursing) route, but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.



This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks
  • Theories, principles, and concepts which underpin improving health and wellbeing
  • The theoretical concepts of person-centred assessment and professional decision making
  • The theoretical basis of a range of strategies and approaches to addressing healthcare needs
  • Complexity and influences associated with providing care in the community setting
  • Principles and concepts of managing teams and caseloads


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module is delivered online via CampusMoodle and is supported by well sourced and relevant web-based sites and recommended reading.

You will be encouraged to become involved in several activities, including reflection, problem based scenarios, discussion forums, and online tutorials (synchronous and a-synchronous).


This course is assessed through written assignment.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


This module is part of the MSc Advancing Practice (District Nursing) programme. 



This module is suitable for registered nurses.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, it is encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: Fees to be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • All Students: £690

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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