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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) with integrated V100, PGDip

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) with integrated V100, PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

School Nursing Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers) Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings. Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.

The course will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities. During assessment you will have to complete an All Wales clinical portfolio which assesses the clinical element of the programme. In addition most modules will contain an academic assessment. Varieties of assessments are used to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes and include unseen examinations, essays, presentation and patchwork text. On completion this course leads to MSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) with integrated V100.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise specialist community public school health nursing practice (SCPHN) when working with children, young people and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with children, young people and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different school aged populations so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

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 will need to be: first level nurse / midwife registered with NMC; successful completion of Honours degree in UK; enhanced current DBS disclosure; appropriate Health Board host organisation and the availability of a suitable practice placement that has a current educational audit and the support of a Practice Teacher that meets the NMC requirements; and negotiated secondment.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more