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Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing)

Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Nursing Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

The course has been designed to produce knowledgeable and skilled public health practitioners who are able to work with various client groups across different settings within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Code of Conduct (2008). This knowledge and skill development will be reflected in your ability to demonstrate achievement of the NMC Standards of proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (2004). Ten key areas of public health practice and domains require a practitioner to search for health needs; stimulate an awareness of health needs; influence policies affecting health and facilitate health enhancing activities in different public health settings. The course embraces a family/child/workplace centred public health role with individuals, families and populations, focusing on improving health and tackling health inequalities. The approach requires you to work within a dynamic socio-cultural and service provision context across traditional boundaries, networking and developing services in conjunction with service users, other professionals and voluntary workers. This involves the capacity to lead, assess, work collaboratively, evaluate public health provision, and accept responsibility and accountability for the safe, effective and efficient management of that provision.

The aim of the programme is to prepare specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) students with the knowledge, skills and critical abilities to provide leadership and innovation in community health. The wider goals are to improve population health, in particular the health of children and families, and to prevent illness. SCPHNs graduating from the programme will have the community capacity building skills to support the development of better, more accessible community based health and well-being services. On successful completion of the course you will be able to: Register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse; Register as a Nurse prescriber (if you have completed the V100 element of the course); Enhance and build on previous professional qualifications and practice; Develop public health knowledge and skills; Enter a career in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

Different course options

Full time | Glenside Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Leadership and Enterprise
Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Public Health and Health Promotion
V100 Prescribing Practice
Promoting the Health of School-aged Children in the Community
Workplace, Health and Wellbeing
Principles of Evidence Based Public Health
Building Community Capacity
Using Health Research

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have the following: For PG Dip applicants will require a 2:2 Honours Degreee either in nursing or a health related subject; In securing a sponsored or seconded place from a NHS Trust or Community Organisation, all students will need to have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) status and a satisfactory Occupational Health status.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more

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