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Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) PGDip

Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) PGDip

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 | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

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 a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more

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