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Faculty of Health Sciences

The Policy Environment

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

Within primary, community and social care, the context of care delivery is shaped by the policies implemented at national and local levels. For Assistant Practitioners to operate effectively within care systems, an understanding of that policy context is crucial.

The aims of the module are to introduce students to social policy theory, to equip the students with skills to search and interpret contemporary policies, and to understand how policy impacts upon their day to day practice.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Thursday afternoons on campus.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Stage 1 Level 4, Associate Practitioner Development for Community programme.

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.