MSc Person Centred Practice (Community Care)

To enable practitioners working in a variety of contexts to develop deep and critical understandings of different sources of knowledge and of research evidence that contribute to the health and well-being of persons, groups and populations, in a way that is consistent with the values of person-centredness.

To influence and enable the transformative processes of personal and professional
development through engagement, facilitation and evaluation of community care.

Programme Objective

On completion of the degree programme, the graduate will be able to:
Reflect critically, evaluate practice using sound evidence base approach.

Develop and implement clinical assessment skills and problem solving approaches to integrate patient centred care.

Select and analyse theories and concepts which underpin practice.

Develop leadership skills that will enable them to manage nursing practice in a changing healthcare environment.

Function effectively in partnership with others and respond constructively to changing patterns in healthcare.

Demonstrate critical self-awareness and identify their personal and professional development needs

Delivery Schedule
 Quarter 1
28 Jan 2019 - 05 May 2019 
 Quarter 2
06 May 2019 - 28 Jul 2019 
 Quarter 3
29 Jul 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 
 Quarter 4                                     21 Oct 2019 - 19 Jan 2020 
NM329 Leading Professional Practice (15) NM337 Developing Professional Practice - Community Care (30) NM332 Dissertation (60) NM332 Dissertation (60)
Progression Pathway
MSc Person Centred Practice (Community Care)
Mode & Duration
Part-time 18 months
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Comprises of examination, presentations and assignments.
  • 1. Theory and Practice of Person-centred Health and Social Care
    • To develop expertise in understanding the needs of a person, their family and their community throughout the lifespan, working collaboratively in ways that are consistent with the values of person-centredness. To facilitate critical understandings of different sources of knowledge contributing to health and well-being and to evidence generation and implementation, consistent with the values of person-centredness.
  • 2. Leading Professional Practice
    • To develop expertise in leading and transforming professional practice through a critical understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the research evidence for the facilitation of leadership. To develop an awareness of the individual contribution to and potential for leaders
  • 3. Making Judgments and Decisions in Practice
    • To enable students to engage in, examine and improve judgement and decision making processes practice from an informed, evidence based position.
  • 4. Developing Professional Practice
    • The overall aim of this module is to enable the student to plan, implement and critically evaluate professional practice in order to advance practice in the workplace.
  • 5. Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care: A Team Approach
    • To explore the experience of illness, death and bereavement for patients, families and team members and use an evidence base to develop creative and collaborative responses
  • 6. Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care
    • To enable the student to develop advanced communication skills with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team
  • 7. Dissertation Project
    • To enable students to develop critical inquiry skills and understanding of different approaches to research which contribute to advancing person-centred practice and knowledge generation. To engage students in systematic study of an aspect of professional practice with which the student engages with academic rigour, self-directed learning and reflexivity, leading to transformation of self, others and the practice context.

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