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MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

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Full time | Glyntaff Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Visiting Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. You will gain the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice confidently, competently and effectively.

This Masters course has been developed to meet the demands of this rapidly changing field, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise.

Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs), such as health visitors, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health. We place emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.

We intend to deliver our courses in a blended format; with a proportion of the teaching and learning being delivered digitally, and where it is safe to do so, some teaching and learning being delivered in person and using social distancing and/or mitigating measures as deemed appropriate in line with government guidance.


You will be assessed by a range of methods including written assignments, an oral presentation, poster presentation, examinations, a recorded presentation and clinical practice assessments.


This course prepares SCPHNs to work in complex and varied settings and have the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practise effectively in today’s health service. Graduates are usually employed by NHS local health boards and wider employment opportunities are developing.


Promoting the Public Health of Populations (20 Credits)
Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice (20 Credits)
Dissemination of Project Development (20 Credits)
Governance and Leadership (20 Credits)
Policy Analysis on Practice Development (20 Credits)
Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (20 Credits)
Evidence Based Public Health (20 Credits)
Law, Ethics and Safeguarding (20 Credits)
Research Impact on Practice Development (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants need professional and academic qualifications. They must have NMC professional registration on Part One and/or Part Two of the NMC Register as a Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Midwife. Applicants should usually have an Honours degree, although consideration will be given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if they do not possess these qualifications. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more