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MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Different course options

Full time | Wrexham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Community Medicine

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview of the programme

The programme of study is made up of theory and practice based learning and is grounded in public health practice. This allows registered nurses and midwives to enhance their professional skills to a specialist level in one of the two routes offered.

Successful completion of the course enables you to register on Part III of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register ad practice as a specialist community public health nurse. The course also includes the Community Nurse Prescribing V100 programme (integrated in the Specialist Practice modules), which you will be able to record with the NMC.

This 52 week full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme comprises 22.5 weeks of theoretical study and 22.5 weeks of learning in the practice setting under the supervision of a Practice Teacher and specialist mentor. This full time route comprises 2 days attendance at Wrexham Glynd?r University, 2 days in practice and 1 study day per week during term time. The course is also available as a part-time modular route.

The course is funded by the Welsh Government and entry on to the programme is through joint application and interview by the sponsoring NHS Trust and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

  • Successful completion of the programme enables you to register on Part III of the NMC register and practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
  • The course includes the Community Nurse Prescribing V100 programme (integrated in the Specialist Practice modules) which you will be able to record with the NMC.
  • The degree prepares you for practice through learning and assessment in the practice context.
  • Students who follow the post graduate routes may have the opportunity to return to complete a Masters degree on a part-time basis if they exited with and postgraduate certificate or complete a dissertation on a part-time basis and gain the Masters degree. This will develop your skills of evaluation, originality in thinking and research, so if you decide to study through to Masters level you’d be able to go on to undertake Doctoral level study.
  • Modular route allows students to complete modules with full time students as and when they can join the programme.

ASSESSMENT & TEACHING

Assessment is via written assignments, reflections, short exams, presentations and a portfolio which assesses competence in practice.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Health Visiting is a diverse, satisfying and challenging role that involves bonding with families over time. It suits nurses and midwives with an interest in health promotion, public health and working in the community.

Health visitors are best placed to help families and young children. In fact, a growing body of evidence underlines the importance of the role in the first few years of a person's life and in recognition of these facts the Welsh Government have currently increased the recruitment numbers for Health Visitor training. The English Government have also increased recruitment of health visitors and therefore employment prospects with NHS Employers are good.

Modules

Individual approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses (including associated practice period)
Process of Enquiry at Level 6/Research Methods at Level 7
Population approaches to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Family approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses
V100 prescribing
Leadership in Health Care Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£5,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Those wishing to access this programme must hold current registration as a Nurse or Midwife, hold a diploma or degree in Nursing or Midwifery or a cognate discipline, there is a requirement to have access to a vehicle when in placement.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University may be one of the UK’s youngest universities, having only gained university status in 2008, but it has bold and ambitious plans for the future. The university’s mission is to inspire and transform people and, through them, drive social, economic, and cultural change and success. This mission is underpinned by their core values, to be: Accessible – the university is dedicated to inclusivity and removing the barriers...more